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Qur’an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam

Shadaab Rahemtulla


This book offers a comprehensive survey and analysis of the commentaries of four leading Muslim intellectuals who have turned to the Qur’an to confront the problem of social injustice, from poverty and patriarchy to racism and interreligious communal violence. Using a comparative transnational framework, the book explores the exegeses of the South African Farid Esack (b. 1956), the Indian Asghar Ali Engineer (1939–2013), the African American Amina Wadud (b. 1952), and the Pakistani American Asma Barlas (b. 1950), supplemented by in-depth interviews with each of them. The following question fra ... More

Keywords: Qur’an, commentaries, readings, Muslim intellectuals, social justice, liberationist, women’s readings, gender egalitarian, patriarchy, thematic exegesis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198796480
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796480.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shadaab Rahemtulla, author
Assistant Professor in the International Studies Department, University of Jordan