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Introduction

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

in Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Published in print February 1997 | ISBN: 9780195111484
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853397 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111484.003.0001
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The insights gathered on this exploration are a clearer understanding that the Qur'anic stories about the women of the sacred past are Islamic as to nature, setting, theological doctrine, moral teaching, and the like. These Qur'anic narratives belong strongly to their particular Qur'anic context; they “tell themselves and bear a larger cosmic message at the same time.” Research on the narratives' development offered a clearer picture of the historical significance in Bible-related traditions to Islamic commentary. The texts proved an important point of the debate on sociopolitical questions since religious philosophers past and present aim to apply Qur'an women narratives in these terms.

Keywords: Qur'anic stories; Qur'anic narratives; sociopolitical questions; historical significance; Bible-related traditions

Chapter.  3408 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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