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date: 07 July 2020

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This chapter provides a broad overview of contested interpretations of key verses in the Qur’an that concern women and gendered roles in society. It surveys the views of key Qur’an (male) exegetes in the pre-modern period and contextualizes them in their historical milieu. The chapter then proceeds to discuss the critiques of these views that have been launched by modern Muslim feminist exegetes, mostly women, who approach the Qur’anic text through a gendered, egalitarian lens and thereby seek to retrieve what they consider to be a more faithful, non-patriarchal understanding of Qur’anic injunctions concerning women.

Keywords: Umm ʿUmāra, qawwāmūn, nushūz, ḍaraba, qanitāt, patriarchy

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