On and authority always subject choice but one xpects them to form a solid methodology to "ensure a reading is true and sincere The frameworks used by the feminists the "a reading that is true and sincere The frameworks used by the feminists the doctrine historical contextualization and the intratextual method do not prevent a neglect or abuse of the tradition in fact it is in service of these frameworks that the feminists have tended to force certain interpretations on the text Another interesting point of critiue was that the feminists often in presenting their readings as the only true or final reading are guilty of the same fault of which they accuse traditional scholars
Authoritarian Readings That Deny Their Own Fallibility readings that deny their own fallibility thereby are guilty of offending the DivineHidayatullah uestions the very demand for The Pocket Wife euality by the feminists which I think is necessary Not to undermine it but tostablish it as an authentic Islamic demand She asks in what way Muslim feminists conceptualization of gender sex The Color of Our Sky euality gender justice differs from that of other feminists and how it is grounded in the Islamicxperience and religion Regardless of your own thoughts on this subject you should read this book to see just how beautiful and complicated understanding God can be Its a compelling read researched well thought out incredibly and written comprehensively Crticially reviewing the feminist uran xegesis Hidayathullah points out the wrongs in the gender uestions raised and the mistakes in the ways they were attempted to answer She has undertaken a herculian task challenging as it is vulnerable in multiple ways one for sh This is a very interesting book and one that I hope provokes some much needed dis. S nascent field of ur'anic scholarship and ngages in a deep investigation as well as a radical critiue of its methods and approaches With a particular focus on feminist impasses in the ur'anic text she argues that many feminist interpretations rely on claims about fe.
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aboutThe first two thirds or so is Obsession essentially anxcellent summary offirst two thirds or so is Cabaret: A Roman Riddle essentially anxcellent summary of Islamic scholarship up to this point I ve read many though not all of the works the author cites in this part but I still found the comprehensive overview to be a good read specially as it is less technically challenging than some of the original worksThe last third is the author s critiue of this scholarship which is ven interesting She was able to put into words some of the concerns I have had but were unable to articulate about Islamic feminism and others besides The author comes at this critiue from the point of view of someone who is both a Muslim and a feminist much like the other writers she cites which made her assessments all the ngaging Aysha Hidayatullah s Feminist Edges of the ur an is a compelling read It ngages sincerely and deeply with the increasingly significant field of feminist ur an scholarship Heavily grounded in both the classical Islamic All Roads Lead Home exegetical tradition and modern feminist theory Dr Hidayatullah does anxcellent job in laying out her arguments The prose is ngaging and the book is generally well organized At its core the work is a radical critiue of not only of various aspects of modernistfeminist xegesis of the ur an but also a critiue of how modern Muslims have approached the ur an in general It is nothing less than a systematic deconstruction of Muslim feminist approaches to the ur an over the past three decades The book does not shy away from asking the tough uestions nor from uestioning many of the fundamental assumptions that have guided feminist ur an scho. Minist justice that are not fully supported by the text and she proposes a major revision to their xegetical foundations A provocative work of Muslim feminist theology Feminist Edges of the ur'an is a vital intervention in urgent conversations about women and the ur'. .
Feminist dges of the uran is an xcellent book that provides the reader with the history of uranic interpretation since it s revelation up to the present day After a recap of the history Hidayatullah covers the thought of contemporary Muslim feminists and then poses challenges and critiues to their lines of thought The author does a great job and not letting the book get stuck
In One Particular Area And Keeps A Steady Flow Withoutone particular area and keeps a steady flow without content 5 out of 5 I came across this book whilst taking a class on Islamic
Ethics At The Universityat the university briefly dealt with Islamic feminism I was hoping to learn and can definitely recommend this book as an introduction for anyone
new to this field Hidayatullah after discussing why the feminist label is usedto this field Hidayatullah after discussing why the feminist label is used avoided does a great job of presenting the shared methodologies and interpretative strategies of many well known feminist xegetes of the ur an Not merely describing she offers a critiue and her own thoughts on how to move forward Much of the readings offered by the feminists came across as apologetic and unconvincing I ve recently read Khaled Abou El Fadl s book Reasoning with God Reclaiming Shari ah in the Modern Age which I actually thought made a much better case for feminist readings ven though that wasn t the focus of the book I do have to admit that I see the interpretative gymnastics sometimes undertaken by the feminists as a sign of their dedication to their faith One of the failings of both modernists and feminists is that they are often opportunistic in their selection of hadith and use of the Sunnah Of course they both point out that citation is always subject to selecti. Aysha Hidayatullah presents the first comprehensive analysis of contemporary feminist interpretations of the ur'an Synthesizing prominent feminist readings of the ur'an in the United States since the late twentieth century she provides an ssential introduction to thi. .