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Qur'an and Woman by Amina Wadud
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Overall, Amina Wadud’s Quran and Women is an admirable attempt at breaking the mould to begin female readings of the Quran. Her methodology is sound and this cannot be argued against. But the limited scope and lack of thoroughness in her work leaves much to be improved. Her criticism of traditional readings of the Quran is well founded and true. But her decision to not engage with it was disappointing. Her approach of reading from a female’s experience is almost revolutionary and deserves respect as it lays a foundation for Muslim feminism. However, the book did not come off as convincing with its apologetic and uncritical nature. The arguments made could have been expanded further and with greater authority. We can look at Wadud’s book as the beginning of a new type of exegeses, and if it does inspire further work in this field and reading, we could consider it a significant work.

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February 28, 2016 – Finished Reading
March 15, 2016 – Shelved

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