Ayesha (wife of the Prophet)

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Women in the Quran

July 24th, 1997|

Dawn, The Review, July 24-30, 1997

The female characters mentioned in the Quran are often looked upon as narrative tools in stories essentially centered around men. They are seldom listed and studied for their own sake: to check what kind of female images God has chosen to present before us.

Such a study, if carried out, should […]

A woman’s Islam?

October 5th, 1993|

You; The News International. 1993

To rediscover the real image of Islam is the mission taken up by such modern women writers as Fatima Mernissi, Leila Ahmad and Rana Kabbani. It has been pointed out that Islam started as a revolution with special concern about the right of women and for the freedom of the human […]

Women as prophets in the Quran

June 1st, 1993|

You, Volume 3, No.22; The News International. 1993

A few months back an interesting opinion was published by the team of scholars who edit ‘Our dialogue’, the religious column in the Arab News . A reader had asked if any woman had been given prophethood by Allah. The editors replied without any qualms: “Many religious […]