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Maher Hathout on Shariah

Maher Hathout

In this interview Maher Hathout offers a very humane understanding of Shariah. He outlines the 5 principles upon which Shariah is based: preservation of life; preservation and freedom of religion; preservation of mind and intellect, including freedom of conscience and thought; preservation of lineage and family; preservation of ownership.

FEMALE PERSPECTIVES OF THE QURAN by Amina Wadud

Amina Wadud

Amina Wadud, internationally respected Quranic scholar, talks about her life’s work, which has included new insights into how our understanding and appreciation of the Qur’an might benefit from the inclusion of women’s perspectives. The Quran has for centuries been interpreted almost exclusively by men, and some of their assumptions have resulted in excluding or marginalizing women’s sensibilities that could make an important contribution to our understanding. Listen to Amina.

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