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Feminist Edges of the uran Download Ì 9 Aysha A. Hidayatullah ☆ 9 Read Review Feminist Edges of the uran Minist justice that are not fully supported by the text and she proposes a major revision to their exegetical foundations A provocative work of Muslim feminist theology Feminist Edges of the ur'an is a vital intervention in urgent conversations about women and the ur'. Excellent work The book covers almost all important aspects of Islamic Feminism This book is being used by one of my students for her doctoral research

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Feminist Edges of the uran Download Ì 9 Aysha A. Hidayatullah ☆ 9 Read Review Feminist Edges of the uran S nascent field of ur'anic scholarship and engages in a deep investigation as well as a radical critiue of its methods and approaches With a particular focus on feminist impasses in the ur'anic text she argues that many feminist interpretations rely on claims about fe. This book has some high ratings and perhaps rightly so on account of its potential to rejuvenate discourse in the field of Islamic feminism however I found it be disappointingly lackingHidayatullah begins with a lengthy introduction that is almost self deprecating Upset that her work should appear in any way to undermine the great works of Muslims feminists before her she seems to spend the whole introduction apologising for bringing the whole edifice of Islamic feminist scholarship down with her work but she assures us it s for the good of the cause So I braced myself for what she had to say And she said very little then for the next 130 odd pages other than to summarise all that has gone before her in this field In honesty this was actually very interesting to readand for anyone who has little or no knowledge of the Muslims scholars in this field and their works this section is very helpful in giving a brief overview and well presented introductionThen came the critiue Feminists ignore hadith that don t suit them or aren t in line with their views As if feminists are the only ones to do this and as if they do not have a criteria tawhidic paradigm belief in justice as the ultimate objective of revelation etc by which they are assessing hadith She conveniently ignores academics like Fatima Mernissi who relies heavily on the hadith literature in the formulation of her worksShe even uestions why euality should be such a desirable thing uoting Kecia Ali to ask whether it s just a concept we have been taught to demand One merely has to read history and the obvious demands made my female companions of the Prophet Muhammad to see that this desire to be addressed eually by God was something already present It is not a 21st century objective being thrust backwards onto a 7th century text I find some of her lines of uestioning on how this euality would manifest itself as immature even Then there is the singling out of uranic verses that I also found problematic That said she was honest in presenting the call by feminist exegetes towards a holistic reading of the uran which would remedy thisThere is some redemption in her final chapter Confronting Feminist Edges and for this I d bring the book back up to a three star rating rather than two Perhaps it is due to the claims of her introduction in finding huge flaws in the islamic feminism that I had great expectations and then felt rather let down when her huge flaws were in fact rather minor in my view They are or issues that are not being addressed so as such are not groundbreaking discoveries The feminists she is critiuing are not unawareI have mixed feelings about this book The introductory chapters are great for a summary of most that exists in this field The critiue is a little off piue and may have been better developed and presented not as a critiue of Islamic feminism but as her own independent contribution to ur anic scholarship Her issues seem to be much with the uran than with feminism as a discipline

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Feminist Edges of the uran Download Ì 9 Aysha A. Hidayatullah ☆ 9 Read Review Feminist Edges of the uran Aysha Hidayatullah presents the first comprehensive analysis of contemporary feminist interpretations of the ur'an Synthesizing prominent feminist readings of the ur'an in the United States since the late twentieth century she provides an essential introduction to thi. Aysha Hidayatullah s Feminist Edges of the ur an is a compelling read It engages sincerely and deeply with the increasingly significant field of feminist ur an scholarship Heavily grounded in both the classical Islamic exegetical tradition and modern feminist theory Dr Hidayatullah does an excellent job in laying out her arguments The prose is engaging and the book is generally well organized At its core the work is a radical critiue of not only of various aspects of modernistfeminist exegesis of the ur an but also a critiue of how modern Muslims have approached the ur an in general It is nothing less than a systematic deconstruction of Muslim feminist approaches to the ur an over the past three decades The book does not shy away from asking the tough uestions nor from uestioning many of the fundamental assumptions that have guided feminist ur an scholarship One of the main strengths of the book is the faithful and detailed reconstruction of many of the main methodologial approaches and conclusions of feminist exegesis of the ur an Having reconstructed and described the various modes of feminist exegesis in considerable detail Hidayatullah then moves on to deconstructing and systematically critiuing their arguments while interjecting her own particular perspective into the discussionHidayatullah takes serious issue with the underlying assumption of feminist exegetes that the ur an promotes both functional and ontological gender euality She argues that these exegetes have not adeuately taken account of the various places in the ur an where there is an emphasis on both sexual difference as well as sexual differentiation Hidayatullah s main contention is that there is very little within the ur anic text that would support the notion put forth by the feminist exegetes that the ur an has at its core the promotion of absolute euality between men and women in fact she argues that there is strong textual evidence in the ur an suggesting a fundamental ineuality More problematically for Hidayatullah is how feminist exegetes have generally ignored theoretical issues around gender essentialisms binaries and social construction p 129 She claims that in neglecting an examination of gender they do not deconstruct the process by which the male subject has been universalized in the first place and the kinds of masculinity and femininity and their relational formations that persistently inform the verses of the ur an they are responding to rather they seem to take them for granted p 129 For any feminist exegesis to adeuately address the issue of gender justice Hidayatullah strongly argues that such a critical assessment and investigation of gender is imperative Otherwise our author argues the discourse will remain vague and ineffective Hidayatullah suggests that rather than being a problem specific to feminist exegetes of the ur an this is a broader issue that has been inherited from unresolved debates on euality and difference in liberal approaches to feminismAnother major critiue that Hidayatullah puts forth is her uestioning the legitimacy of feminist exegetes unuestioned imposition of values such as contemporaneous 21st century conceptions of euality as well as a very modern understanding of male female relations on a text that was revealed in the seventh century She argues that one cannot treat euality as if it was a timeless ahistorical idea For Hidayatullah the emphasis on euality is the product of modernity and derives from particular assumptions about the nature of society which barely existed in the seventh century It is thus illogical to impose this criterion with such rigidity upon the ur anic text She suggests as Kecia Ali has done that feminist exegetes should explore the possible differences between contemporary conceptions of male female euality and understandings of men and women in the ur an rather than demanding euality as a self evident ahistorical measure of justice from one s readings of the ur an Hidayatullah also critiues feminist exegetes for not acknowledging the limitations of their argument which faults human language and interpretation and not the ur an itself for patriarchal readings of the text She argues that many feminist exegetes are proceeding from the a priori assumption that the ur an is fundamentally anti patriarchal and conforms to their notions of gender justice Hidayatullah critiues this point uite thoroughly and points to verses in the ur an which militate against notions of female agency and male female euality in particular 2223 and 434 She argues that the best that many feminist exegetes have been able to produce with regard to these verses are apologetic readings or interpretations that distort the text She asserts that in the case of these two aforementioned verses the ur an itself must be held responsible for its sexist and harmful readings p 137 Hidayatullah asserts for example that the mere existence of the term daraba in 434 contravenes any interpretive possibility for ruling out the meaning of to strike there is no act of interpretation that may eradicate this possibility p 138So how should feminists go about interpreting the ur an in a manner consistent with their values and in a way that is neither apologetic nor distortive of the text Here Hidayatullah follows the lead of Kecia Ali in suggesting that exegetes should take interpretive responsibility meaning that they should be conscious of their interpretive choices and acknowledge that they are in fact choices rather than claiming that a particular interpretation is self evident It is imperative for Hidayatullah that feminist exegetes are aware of their own intervention in reading the ur an It is important for the exegete to always disclose or at least be aware of their own personal doctrinal and social assumptions which informs their approach to the ur anic text A failure to do so she argues would constitute a form of textual authoritarianism since it would deny others the right to similarly interpret the ur an By arguing so strongly that they are recovering the true meaning of the ur an or rescuing the essentially anti patriarchal message of the ur an from sexist exegetes Hidayatullah argues that feminist tafsir risks falling into the same category of textual authoritarianism that it accuses traditional tafsir as belonging to According to Hidayatullah this textual authoritarianism that characterizes feminist exegesis derives from the unuestioned premise that the essence of the ur an is fundamentally in favor of gender justice and therefore it needs to be recovered or reclaimed by an interpretive process The problem of textual authoritarianism can only be resolved argues Hidayatullah if exegetes take interpretive responsibility on one hand and seek a new understanding of the nature of the ur anic text on the otherAt the core of Hidayatullah s critiue of feminist exegesis is her proclamation that feminist exegetical conceptions of gender euality are historically specific to us and thus perhaps not in the end fully reconcilable with the ur anic text p 147 She argues that it is a methodological rigidity within feminist exegesis that has prevented it from uestioning and critically reassessing its fundamental premise that the notion of euality derives from the ur anic text itself One of the problems this produces is as mentioned above textual authoritarianism Another is essentializing the ur anic text itself and making normative statements about it Hidayatullah stresses that feminist exegetes have argued themselves into a corner by making it appear that either the ur an must be absolutely and unfailingly egalitarian and can never oppress women or else the struggle for gender euality within Islam is defeated The answer to this interpretative dead end as far as Hidayatullah is concerned is the notion of taking interpretive responsibility It is essential that feminist readers of the ur an to not merely assert but defend and support the claim that the ur an promotes euality while taking responsibility for prioritizing our contemporary sensibilities in the course of our interpretations p 149 Apologia and textual manipulation cannot and should not be the primary means through which feminist exegetes affirm their positionWhatever one may think of these ideas put forth by Hidayatullah it is nevertheless clear that they should be taken seriously and engaged with It is critical that Muslim feminists attempt to provide adeuate answers to these uestions and critiues Hidayatullah s book aside from being an important exposition and demonstration of the dynamics of feminist exegesis is also an important contribution to our understanding of the underpinnings of modernist readings of the ur an in general It provides students and scholars with important insights into the challenges and pitfalls faced by those who have chosen to approach the ur an as both academics and believing Muslims and emphasizes the importance of 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