What does the holy book of Muslims say about women?
10:30-11:30am, Mayflower Hall at First-Plymouth
How can a book that openly says, “Strike them” have any feminist interpretation? Does the Quran really reflect a misogynist ideology? Or was the Quranic message merely misunderstood by scholars and jurists, who read the Quran via their patriarchal lenses? What can the analytic, linguistic as well as the critical approach to the Quranic text reveal when it comes to women issues? What does the Quran say about: women’s modesty, women’s public leadership, women’s prophethood, women’s work, marriage, and polygamy?