From mothers-to-be and their angelic interlocutors to the gossiping accomplices of a politician’s guilty wife, this workshop examines the female voice throughout the Qur’an. We explore the values and virtues that Qur’anic female speech imparts and investigate how women’s interactions with the divine and angelic realm compare and contrast to men’s. Through such explorations, we identify how females assert political, religious, and other types of epistemic authority, and in doing so, we derive lessons for our contemporary contexts.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Celene Ibrahim teaches Islamic Studies and has co-directed the Center for Inter-Religious and Communal Leadership Education [CIRCLE], a premiere global hub for interreligious studies at Andover Newton Theological School and Hebrew College. She has published widely on themes ranging from Muslim feminist theology to Islamic leadership in North America. Dr. Ibrahim currently serves as Muslim chaplain for Tufts University. She holds a Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic Civilizations from Brandeis University and a Master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, also from Brandies University, as well as a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, and a Bachelor’s degree in Near Eastern Studies with highest honors from Princeton University.
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