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 Asma Barlas, professor and program director, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity
A blogger who comments on issues relating to Islam and the media, Kamran Pasha, cited Asma Barlas as a groundbreaking scholar of Islam. “This work, of rediscovering the progressive jewel at the heart of Islam, is being led by courageous Muslim scholars today, many of them women. In fact, women have always been scholars of Islam -- Aisha herself being a jurist who advised the first Caliphs on matters of Islamic law and practice. And following in her footsteps today are remarkable women such as Prof. Leila Ahmed at Harvard Divinity School who is a leading feminist scholar of Islam; Prof. Amina Wadud and Prof. Asma Barlas, who have produced important scholarship on the Quran as a feminist-friendly scripture.”

Outlet: Huffington Post
Publication date: June 20, 2011
Headline: “Women Retake Islam: The Prophet – and my mother – would be proud

 


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