SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Faizul Karim

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Faizul Redhwan Karim
Mr Faizul Karim
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Thesis title:
Gender Relations in the Qur'ān
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This research critically examines the concept of gender relations from outside the boundaries of maḥram (non-marriageable) relations. The research draws primarily on two strands of Qur'ānic content, the ayāt al-aḥkām (legal verses) and the qiṣaṣ (stories), as well as how these strands are informed in light of the tafsīr (exegetical) literature. This research draws upon and seeks to answer questions relating to issues of gendered space, gendered roles and limitations of interaction such as through prescriptions on clothing, within a Qur'ānic paradigm.