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Quranic Ideas of Women and Benighted Men
A look at the status of women in the Qur'an.
# 133484 | 1,000 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Religion and Theology (Islam) , Women Studies (General)

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The paper reveals that women are actually accorded an agreable status in the Qur'an, in keeping with other scripture. However, the paper argues that males are in need of re-education if their approaches are shaped by Islamic fundamentalism that does not produce reflection on what the Prophet intended. The paper provides a few remarks to show alignment with similar errors made by Christians. The main point is that feminism does not threaten Islam but plainly threatens fundamentalism.

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"The tendency to view Islam as intrinsically constraining women owes a great deal to fundamentalist movements that rest on interpretations of the Qur'an that do not hold up to scrutiny. Afary emphasized how Islam is not challenged by the feminist movement, but fundamentalist Muslims definitely are. It is not difficult to discern what the Prophet meant for women in a then new society, and their status vis-a-vis men. The overlooked Islamic project of building the Ummah as a work in progress can be ignored by fundamentalists purporting one tradition as existing in a stasis that..."

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