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Golestan Fellowship
23 Jan. 2020 -
16:00 - 17:00
Conference Room

Whither Female Islamic Authorities?

NIAS Seminar

Mirjam Künkler, Professor of Comparative Social Science, University of Bordeaux, will talk about women transmitting hadith (i.e., sayings of the prophet), writing authoritative scholarly commentaries on the Qur’an and religious law, and issuing fatwas.

Women are seldom heard of as leaders of male and female Muslim believers today – but has this always been the case? Can only men become ayatollahs, muftis and qadis, and have women always been considered unfit to interpret religious law?

About NIAS Seminars

NIAS Seminars are aimed to stimulate scientific cross-pollination within the NIAS academic community. Attendance is by invitation only.