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Qurʾān: Modern Interpretations: Persian
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The modern interpretation of the Qurʾān reflects an uneven progression of inclusion, participation, and reformulation (ijtihād) championed by women and progressive men within the indigenous context of Iranian Islam. The Persian-speaking population concentrated in Iran and Afghanistan also spreads to Iraq, Tajikistan, and some other Central Asian republics. Even so, sociohistorical trends in Ir…

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Gerami, Shahin and Safiri, Khadijeh, “Qurʾān: Modern Interpretations: Persian”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0608c>
First published online: 2009



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