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amina wadud



amina wadud, PhD, is an American Muslim scholar and author with a focus on Islam, gender, and Qur’anic studies. She is known for her interpretation of the Qur’an from a feminist perspective and as a pioneer in female scholarship of Islam.

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God Is Too Big

In my current casual reading, a novel, the answer to the question “and where is God for you?” was expressed this way...

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Muslim Separatists and the Idea of an “Islamic” State

I have contended for at least two decades that people use the word “Islam” anyway they want to make any point they want.

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Reviving Islamic Female Scholarship After Centuries of Erasure

Like other holy scriptures, the Quran has been studied and read, commented on, and interpreted mostly by men. There was a tradition of female scholarship early in Islam, but later, it was men at the helm of breaking down the verses, and deciding how they’re applicable to everyday life.

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Why amina wadud Led a Mixed-Gender Muslim Prayer

amina wadud, a scholar of Islam and co-founder of the group Sisters in Islam, explains why she led a mixed-gender Muslim prayer, during Chautauqua Institution's 2011 panel discussion, "Jewish, Christian and Muslim Women Seeking Clergy Equality," moderated by Moment Magazine's editor and publisher,...

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Inside the Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam

In this engaging study, Dr. amina wadud, an Afro-American Muslim herself, introduces the feminist movement in Islam and delves into its challenges, its textual foundations in the Qur'an and its achievements.

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Hajar: Of the Desert

This story is coated with patriarchy, and so it is with some fascination that Hajar (biblical Hagar) configures so significantly in the Islamic telling of it.

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Dr. amina wadud: “Islam, Feminism, and Human Rights”

LUCIS-videoserie Islam en Samenleving.

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A Jihad for Justice: Honoring the Work and Life of amina wadud

amina wadud, scholar and activist, is a vital figure in Islamic studies, Qur’anic hermeneutics, and gender studies, fields to which she has made a lasting contribution.

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Shari’Ah Is Not the Law

Before I became Muslim I read this book titled, Islam the Misunderstood Religion. That was almost four decades ago and this matter seems only to have gotten worse.

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The Noble Struggle of amina wadud

On March 18, 2005, amina wadud shocked the Islamic world by leading a mixed-gender Friday prayer congregation in New York.

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