Review of Qur’anic Research, Vol. 4 no.1 (2018)

In the latest installment of the Review of Qur’anic Research (Vol. 4 no.1), Yasmin Amin (University of Exeter) reviews Rawand Osman’s Female Personalities in the Qur’an and Sunna: Examining the Major Sources of Imami Shi’i Islam (London & New York: Routledge, 2015). In her review, Amin analyzes this comprehensive discussion of all the female personalities mentioned in the Qur’ān, as well as three role models from the women of ahl al-bayt (Muhammad’s family), focusing on the theme of jihād al-nafs (struggle of the soul), highlighting the specific features ‘spiritual motherhood’ and earthly/political jihad.


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