Education of women in Islam: a critical Islamic interpretation of the Quran

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Abukari, A. 2014. Education of women in Islam: a critical Islamic interpretation of the Quran. Religious Education: The Official Journal of the Religious Education Association. 109 (1), pp. 4-23. https://doi.org/10.1080/00344087.2014.868203
TypeArticle
TitleEducation of women in Islam: a critical Islamic interpretation of the Quran
AuthorsAbukari, A.
Abstract

In Islam, knowledge, its acquisition and application is a fundamental requirement for all Muslims to enable them to believe, think, and act according to the principles of the religion. However, differences in style of interpretation of the Qur’an have led to text being interpreted against its own fundamental worldview; an example is the recent attempted assassination of a Pakistani girl for advocating female education. Based on analysis of selected verses, this article argues that the worldview of the Qur’an places importance on gaining knowledge of different kinds to fulfill divine requirements as well as all forms of human endeavor.

Research GroupWork and Learning Research Centre
PublisherTaylor & Francis, Religious Education Association
JournalReligious Education: The Official Journal of the Religious Education Association
ISSN0034-4087
Publication dates
Online12 Feb 2014
Print01 Jan 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited04 Apr 2014
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/00344087.2014.868203
LanguageEnglish
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