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Abla Hasan is associate professor of Arabic language and culture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Chapter 1: Decoding the egalitarianism of the Qur’an: overcoming deficiencies
Chapter 2: Gender egalitarianism in the Qur’an
Chapter 3: Marriage in the Qur’an Chapter 4: Female body-ownership Chapter 5: Women’s agency in the Qur’an Conclusion
About the Author
Hasan, while respecting the sacred nature of the Qu'ran, uses her background in linguistic philosophy to provide a much-needed corrective to centuries of (mis)interpretation. The result is a Muslim feminist reading of the Qu'ran from inside the tradition.
— Sidnie White Crawford, Princeton Theological Seminary
This book helps us to better understand the Qur’an by illuminating the gender egalitarianism of the text. It is useful both for scholars who seek new ways to examine an ancient scripture, and for believers who need new theological resources for their faith.
— Amir Hussain, professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Abla Hasan’s Decoding the Egalitarianism of the Qur’an is the book many readers have been waiting for. Hasan, a Syrian feminist specializing in the linguistics of the Qur’an as well as Women's Studies, succeeds in the task of arguing in an engaging and passionate way for the Qur’an’s egalitarian message.
— Jawid Mojaddedi, Professor of Religion, Rutgers University