The lost gender egalitarian voice of the Qur’an

February 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Academic Building Room 5141
15 Seminary Pl
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

How can a book that-allegedly -openly advises husbands by saying, “Strike them” in cases of marital conflict have any possible gender- egalitarian interpretation? Does the Qur’an really reflect a misogynist ideology? What can the analytic, linguistic and the critical approach to the Qur’anic text reveal when it comes to women’s issues? Could the hermeneutical investigation of the Qur’an end by the reconquest of a lost humanitarian and gender egalitarian richness of a text that has gone poorly and loosely handled for centuries. What does the Qur’an relay say about gender equality, polygamy, minor marriage, women’s right to education and work, women’s right to public authority positions and women’s right to Prophethood.


***this event will be hosted live at Rutgers University and shared virtually with an audience at the University of Michigan in Weiser Hall 555***