Women's Rights In The Quran Analysis

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In the video, Women's Rights in the Quran? Out of Context, the first question asks for clarification on the Quran regarding women in Islam because it doesn't translate into the way the faith is lived out. Muslim Feminists, such as Amina Wadud, would respond to this question by saying that Quran utopia has not yet been attained. Although modern Muslim societies have become more progressive in terms of women, there are still concepts, terms, and verses that require deeper reinterpretation and analysis. Hermeneutics is still a common practice in Islamic societies because of this misunderstanding of what the Quran depicts in regard to Muslim women. Additionally, Wadud would argue that "there is no inherent value placed on man or woman and the Quran does not strictly …show more content…
A Muslim Feminists might respond to this by saying that the dynamics of a Muslim family depends on the family and what they feel works for them, especially for Muslim American families. Wadud says, "The family is seen as a unit of mutual support and social propriety, not an institution to enslave a woman to the man who buys her at the highest price and then sustains her material and physical needs only, with no concern for the higher aspects of human development" (14). This is significant because it illustrates how most modern Muslim communities are aware that a woman is made for much more than cooking and cleaning after the household. There is not a sense of the man as the household because in today's world there is an equal balance within the house when it comes to the man and woman. That being said, not all Muslim societies have achieved this equality and the small proportion of Muslim women who still live in repressive societies should be taken into consideration when attempting to modernize Muslim these communities

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