International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part C (2023)

Understanding the misinterpretations in Qur’anic hermeneutics through Fatima Mernissi’s the veil and the male elite

Author(s):

Dr. Vinu George and Almas Bano

Abstract:

Understanding the Misinterpretations in Qur'anic Hermeneutics through Fatima Mernissi's 'The Veil and the Male Elite' provides an insightful analysis of the misinterpretations of Quranic texts regarding women and highlights the importance of a contextual and critical approach to reclaiming gender equality within Islam.
By delving into the cultural and historical contexts of the Quranic revelations, Mernissi challenges the prevailing male interpretations and exposes their biases. She argues that early Islamic societies were more egalitarian than later periods, and the subjugation of women was a result of societal and cultural changes rather than the inherent teachings of Islam.
 

Pages: 178-180  |  98 Views  27 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Dr. Vinu George and Almas Bano. Understanding the misinterpretations in Qur’anic hermeneutics through Fatima Mernissi’s the veil and the male elite. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2023;5(1):178-180. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2023.v5.i1c.99
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