Kariman Hamzah: Giving us a Woman’s Interpretation of the Qur’an

In this past week's Friday links, Fatemeh mentioned that Al-Azhar University had for the first time approved a tafsir (interpretation) of the Qur'an written by a woman, Kariman Hamzah. The BBC story on this event left a lot to be desired. The first thing that was seriously wrong was the headline "Egypt clerics back woman's Koran". The headline is so deceptive and wrong. Hamzah did not produce her own version of the Qur'an. Another thing wrong with the headline is that it took Hamzah out of the … [Read more...]