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PUBLIC LECTURE: Gender Equality in Islam- A public lecture by Nina Nurmila

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Muslim feminists argue that there are at least two factors that contribute to the women’s subordination in Muslim societies. First, patriarchal interpretations of the Qur’an which tend to subordinate women and blur the Qur’anic message of gender equality. Second, many Muslims cannot differentiate between cultural tradition and Islamic teaching, assuming that their cultural traditions are Islamic teaching. For example, some Pakistani Muslims (and Muslims in other countries such as Egypt, Iran, Jordan and Lebanon) have mistakenly regarded honor killing to be part of Islamic teaching; and some African Muslims (such as in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and Mali) have mistakenly assumed that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is part of Islamic tradition.

Nina Nurmila, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Islamic Education and Teaching,State Islamic University (UIN) Bandung, Indonesia,will explain how Muslim feminists challenge the male biased interpretation of the Qur’an and elaborate their re-interpretations of the Qur’an on gender issues such as the story of the creation of the first humankind, women’s leadership, inheritance and polygamy.
Speaker(s) Nina Nurmila
Location Webb Lecture Theatre, Geography, UWA (Crawley)
Contact Centre for Muslim States and Societies <[email protected]> : 64884554
Start Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:00
End Wed, 12 Oct 2011 18:00
Submitted by CMSS <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 12 Oct 2011 12:08
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