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Qurʾān: Modern Interpretations: South Asian Languages
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One of the major developments in South Asian Qurʾān interpretation in the modern period is the shift from atomistic tafsīr, where material related to women and gender issues is treated only in the context of specific verses of the Qurʾān, to a proliferation of works that treat the subject more topically and comprehensively, invoking Qurʾānic verses as proof texts for the authors' interpretations.

A further dimension of modern Qurʾān interpretation in this region is the prominent role of South Asians as translators …

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Hermansen, Marcia, “Qurʾān: Modern Interpretations: South Asian Languages”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0608d>
First published online: 2009

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