DISC Supplemental Lecture: “Dr. Abla Hasan, Qur’an’s Most Controversial 4:34: A New Interpretation”

March 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Pennsylvania State University
102 Weaver Building

Although it might seem as if the only interpretation of Q.4:34 is in reference to marital discipline, a holistic hermeneutical approach that starts by reconnecting Q.4:34 to its logical context reveals another meaning altogether. In this talk, Professor Abla Hasan introduces a new interpretation of Q.4:34 and provides twenty arguments for questioning the credibility of the traditional exegetical understanding of what is commonly known at the most controversial verse in the Qur`an.

Dr. Abla Hasan is an Associate Professor of Practice of Arabic Language and Culture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Hasan teaches Arabic language and culture and serves as the Arabic Program undergraduate advisor and coordinator. Her teaching and research focuses on Qur`anic Studies, Islamic feminism, women and gender studies, and Arabic studies.

This event is sponsored by Penn State University Department of History and the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Evan Murphy

DISC Program Coordinator