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Women and the Qurʾān
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Only one woman is actually named in the Qurʾān, but a large number of verses refer to women. A long chapter of the Qurʾān is titled “The Women” ( q 4, Sūrat al-Nisāʾ) and contains a great deal of material relating to gender (q.v.), but numerous verses (q.v.) in other chapters (see sūra ) are also gender-related. These include exhortations (q.v.) addres…

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Roded, Ruth, “Women and the Qurʾān”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00220>



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