Women in the Qur’an: Qur’anic Interpretation
by Women Meeting: Information Kit
Publication Author: Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML)
Number of pages: 90
Revealed narratives and legislation are then pursued through their medieval, modern, and contemporary interpretations. The theological exegetic sources here chosen, all Sunni, include the major classical works as well as, for the modern period, examples of modernist, traditionalist, and fundamentalist exegesis. For Hadith materials beyond the theological tafsir, Stowasser analyzes both popular narratives of the “tales of the prophets” genre and representative samples of the classical historical and legal hadith. A close reading of modern sources, including those by lay writers, shows the waning influence of these traditional materials in present-day Islamic thought.