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Qurʾān: Modern Interpretations: Arabic and Urdu
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This entry examines the interpretations of women in the Qurʾān drawn from Sunnī exegetical texts originally written in Arabic and Urdu since the late eighteenth century. It argues that, as a genre, these normative texts conceptualize woman as a relational being, with the ontological category of Mother serving as the single most defining referent. Woman in modern scriptural understandings of the Qurʾān has historically been interpreted as relational in the way that she uniquely mediates between, …

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Abugideiri, Hibba, “Qurʾān: Modern Interpretations: Arabic and Urdu”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0608a>
First published online: 2009

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