INAF-313-01 Gender and the Quran
Spring for 2016-2017
For many Muslims, understanding of gender is informed through their readings of the sacred text of the Qur’an and the Prophetic tradition. This course traces historical development of gender and women through the early Islamic communities that also shaped the construction of gender for many centuries. It also includes readings of selected Qur’anic texts on various issues that represent the status of women as moral agents. The course also surveys the contemporary debates on women and gender issues, particularly in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and the Muslim feminists’ re-reading of those texts as an attempt to deconstruct the meaning of gender and women in contemporary Muslims societies.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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