Dr Rawand Osman est doctoreure en études islamiques de l’Université de Birmingham. Ses recherches portent sur l’analyse textuelle de l’écriture islamique en mettant l’accent sur les sources chiites, l’histoire des femmes, de la théologie et de l’herméneutique féministe.
This book investigates the manner in which the Qur’an and sunna depict female personalities in their narrative literature.
Providing a comprehensive study of all the female personalities mentioned in the Qur’an, the book is selective in the personalities of the sunna, examining the three prominent women of ahl al-bayt ; Khadija, Fatima, and Zaynab. Analysing the major sources of Imami Shi‘i Islam, including the exegetical compilations of the eminent Shi‘i religious authorities of the classical and modern periods, as well as the authoritative books of Shi’i traditions, this book finds that the varieties of female personalities are portrayed as human beings on different stages of the spiritual spectrum. They display feminine qualities, which are often viewed positively and are sometimes commendable traits for men, at least as far as the spiritual domain is concerned. The theory, particularly regarding women’s humanity, is then tested against the depiction of womanhood in the hadith literature, with special emphasis on Nahj al-Balagha.
Table des matières
- 1 Eve : Woman in Creation
- 2 Female Personalities in the Qur’an
- 3 Female Personalities in the Sunna
- 4 Female Personality in the Hadith