Proceedings of the International Conference on Qur'an and Hadith Studies (ICQHS 2017)

MODERN THEOLOGICAL READING OF THE QUR'AN, AND GENDER ISSUES: THREE CASES OF FEMALE MUSLIM SCHOLARS

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Mr. Kusmana
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Available Online November 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icqhs-17.2018.22How to use a DOI?
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theological reading, hermeneutics, the Qur'an, tawhid, gender
Abstract

In the last three decades a number of female Muslim scholars have been contributing to making Islam on gender discourse in modern era. This paper discusses three of them -Amina Wadud, Asma Barlas, and Siti Musdah Mulia. They are considered of having one common ground in receiving modern ideas, in that they search for the true understanding of Islam by differentiating the understanding of Islam in the formative period from the similar understanding afterwards. In spite of having different use of modern ideas, they accept the basic assumption of democracy, human rights, feminism, and gender equity which put primary priority over the norm of right and freedom. They have the same way in framing their reading of the Qur'an (Islam) in relation to gender discourse, that is theological reading, putting tawhid as the basis of their approaches, yet each of them has her own procedures of readings. The paper finds that proposing productive readings over the discussed subject creates new ways of reading as well as new significations and meanings.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Qur'an and Hadith Studies (ICQHS 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-456-9
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icqhs-17.2018.22How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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