Retired U of L professor Riffat Hassan is revealing the feminist side of the Quran

bildeDuring Riffat Hassan’s 33 years as a professor of religious studies at the University of Louisville, she often surprised the Muslim students as much as the non-Muslims.

That’s because she taught that the Quran, the holy text of Islam, is a “Magna Carta” of human rights – and absolute women’s equality.

Unlike the Judeo-Christian accounts of creation, the Quran describes male and female as created in the same way and time. So, she surmises, “If man and woman have been created equal by Allah, who is the ultimate arbiter of value, then they cannot become unequal, essentially, at a subsequent …

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