Analysis of Quran Support Gender Equality

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Running head: Critical analysis“Does the Qur'an Support Gender”-By Dr. Asma Barla
Critical analysis1Table of ContentsDr. Asma Barla’s- "Does the Qur'an Support Gender Equality- ANALYSIS..................2References................................................................................................................7
Critical analysis2Dr. Asma Barla’s-"Does the Qur'an Support GenderEquality- ANALYSISIn this paper, we are analyzing the views of Barla over the status of women as given byIslam as stated in Quran. We have an argument whether Qur’an supports genderinequality or not and we are going to answer this by critically reviewing and analyzingBarla’s paper in terms of its implications, the research methods used, the main findings ofthis paper and the conceptual bases taken while writing this paper. Barla’s paper hasshared her views regarding Muslim women being “born accused” and that Qur’an doesn’tsupport gender equality.Barla’s study is about analyzing the reason behind the veil (burqa) used by the Muslimwomen. She has justified the western perspective by saying that call veil as an "imaginaryanchor." According to her, Qur’an has opposed the system of patriarchy, which gave birthto the theory of sexual equality and inequality in Muslims(Ghauri,2015). Since ages,women’s right has been the major issue in the Muslim society. She stated through herpaper that Muslims have two kinds of religious knowledge. The first is the sacredknowledge about Islam that is taken from Qur’an and the second is the religiousknowledge about Islam that is derived from history and by decoding the teachings ofQur’an’s through their own interpretations. Sacred knowledge is unchangeable whereasreligious knowledge is subject to the human knowledge. According to her, both theknowledge are inter-connected, though with many gaps. For example, the Anti-womenprogram in Afghanistan in no way represents any kind of Qur’an’s teaching. Qur’anteachings don't stop women from working or mandating them to wear the burqa. Qur’anis rather against those men who treat women badly or oppress them.
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