Gender Inclusive Interpretation Of The Quran Essay

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1- what does Wadud mean by “Tawhid Paradigm”? How does this contribute to a gender-inclusive interpretation of the Quran?

The “Tawhid Paradigm,” as Wadud describes is the model of which God (Allah) is above the “I” and “Thou,” that there is no God but God, and that all subjects are equal and on one line. Also, Wadud explains that men are equal to women and no one should be above the other. Everybody is equally anonymous to take action.
Since both men and women are in equal distance to God, putting hierarchy into subjects undermines all these three subjects, which are Allah, “I” and “Thou.”
Wadud argues that most interpretations of the Quran comes from men, as they leave certain parts that neglect equality between men and women, causing a double talk of the texts.

2- What is the “double critique” Juliette Williams engages in regarding Shia temporary marriage and American marriage practices?

Juliette Williams describes the practice of temporary marriage within the Shia Muslims as an agreement between male and a female, either in verbal or written format with the intention to marry. One, when referring to “double critique,” Williams argues that westerns’ use stereotypes of the East (Orient) to define its own culture, portraying the West as being superior to other cultures. Two, In terms of American marriage practices; William compares the similarities between the Shia temporary marriages and the marriages in the U.S, as she uses the example of popular TV show called the…

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