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In the area of gender, conservative thinkers read explicit Qur’anic reforms of existing historical and cultural practices as the literal and definitive statement on these practices for all times and places. What I am calling for is a reading that regards those reforms as establishing precedent for continual development toward a just social order. A comprehensive just social order not only emphasizes fair treatment of women, but also includes women as agents, responsible for contributing to all matters of relevance to human society.

Amina Wadud 
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Amina Wadud 
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*Qur'an and Women: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective,* 1999
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