A Study of Various Woman-Centered Readings of the Qur’an in Contemporary Times

Marzieh Mohases


The Qur’an interpretation methods have always changed and modified throughout history. Textualism is the most accepted approach among traditional exegetes, and proponents of this approach mainly analyze the linguistics of the Qur’an to discover its meaning, which is often assumed to be fixed and unchanging. Unlike textualists, the contextualists in the interpretation of the Qur’an are mostly Muslim reformists who believe that the interpretation of the text of the Qur’an should be based on information about the social and cultural conditions at the time of the revelation of the Qur’an. In other words, contextual scholars have not only resorted to linguistic analysis to understand the meaning of the Qur’an, but have resorted to various approaches. In the present study, after examining the emergence of a woman-centered approach in the interpretation of the Qur’an, the culmination of a woman-centered approach in the interpretation of the Qur’an is focused and 3 types of feminine readings of Qur’anic verses were introduced as historical contextualization, extraction of general Qur’anic principles and feminist hermeneutics.


Qur’an Interpretation; Women; Hermeneutics; Patriarchy; Contextualism

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