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International Workshop "Women's Knowledge Production in Qur'anic Exegesis"

  • Wann 10.10.2024 bis 11.10.2024
  • Wo Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10117 Berlin, Room 3059
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The contribution of women to theological knowledge production in the field of Qur’anic exegesis has historically been marginalized, with few exceptions acknowledged. Previous research on women and gender in Qur’anic studies has predominantly centered on gender configurations in the Qur’an and traditional interpretations. Another extensively discussed area in research involves gender-egalitarian and feminist interpretations of the Qur’an. Despite these efforts, the religious practice of female exegesis, particularly by thinkers and theologians from the Arabic- and Turkishspeaking regions, has been insufficiently explored. Many female authors of Qur’anic commentaries in Arabic and Turkish, as well as their contributions, remain unfamiliar to a wider audience.

 

The workshop "Women's Knowledge Production in Qur'anic Exegesis" aims to illuminate the often overlooked contributions of women to the field of Qur’anic exegesis. It seeks to delve into the role of women in generating exegetical knowledge, both historically and in contemporary contexts. The focus will be on lesser-known exegetes, exploring their methodological approaches to primary sources and the theoretical discussions they have initiated regarding the accurate interpretation of the Qur’an. The workshop adopts an exploratory approach and serves as the inaugural event in a series of future workshops on female exegesis and hermeneutics at the Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology.

 

Organizers
Chair for Islamic Textual Studies (Qur’an and Hadith)
Prof. Nimet Şeker
Hüda Nur Ateş M.A.
For further information please visit the website of our chair.

 

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