Monday, March 16, 2015

Amina Wadud, Islamic feminist, Fatima H

Amina Wadud was born on 25th September 1952 in Bethesda, Maryland. She is an American scholar of islam with a progressive focus on Qur’an understanding and interpretation. In 2007, Amina received the Danish Democracy prize. In 1972 Amina entered to islam after she pronounced the shahadah and in 1974 she changed her name from Mary Teasley to Amina Wadud.

Wadud worked as an assistant professor in Quranic studies at the international Islamic University of Malaysia and until 2008 she was a professor of religion and philosophy at Virginia Comonwealth University, USA.

Amina has written two books. The first one published in 1999 titled “Qur’an and woman” which is a rereading of the sacred from a woman’s perspective. The last book was published in 2006 “Inside the Gender” speaks about the experience of Amina as a muslim, wife, mother, sister, scholar, and activist.


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