"Confine your women!" : Diachronic development of Islamic interpretive discourse on the creation of woman

Show full item record



Permalink

http://hdl.handle.net/10138/335650

Citation

Von Schöneman , K 2020 , ' "Confine your women!" : Diachronic development of Islamic interpretive discourse on the creation of woman ' , Hawwa , vol. 3 , no. 12 , pp. 1-45 . https://doi.org/10.1163/15692086-BJA10010

Title: "Confine your women!" : Diachronic development of Islamic interpretive discourse on the creation of woman
Author: Von Schöneman, Katja
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology
Date: 2020
Language: eng
Number of pages: 45
Belongs to series: Hawwa
ISSN: 1569-2078
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/335650
Abstract: This article explores the diachronic development of Islamic interpretive discourse on the Qur'anic passage khalaqakum min nafsin waHidatin wa-khalaqa minha zawjaha, present in the first verse of Surat al-Nisa' and conventionally understood as the creation of the primeval couple, Adam and Eve. The analyses, performed within a theoretical framework of feminist discourse analysis, focus on ten medieval Sunni commentaries (tafasir) from the late third/ninth to the ninth/fifteenth centuries. The study reveals that the concept of nafs waHida, single soul, was interpreted as the first man, Adam, and the mate created from this soul, zawj, as Eve, the latter being created from the former's rib in all the exegetic accounts examined. These elaborated exegetic suppositions on human creation were strengthened throughout the classical period of tafsir. Interpretive information both accumulated and transformed in Islamic interpretive tradition through three discursive stages, characterised as normativisation, consolidation, and expanding the concept.
Subject: Creation of woman
Discourse analysis
Eve
Hawwa'
Interpretive tradition
Islamic feminism
Qur'anic exegesis
Tafsir
614 Theology
Rights:


Files in this item

Total number of downloads: Loading...

Files Size Format View
von_scho_neman_ ... _women_accepted_250220.pdf 2.254Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record