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El Corán en "Nuestra mujer en la ley islámica y la sociedad", de Tahar Haddad

Tatiana Hernández-Justo

The Qur’an is one of the main sources which scholar Ṭāhar Ḥaddād (1899-1935), a key to understanding modern-day Tunisia, used to reinforce his feminist theories. It comes as no surprise, considering that he received an Islamic upbringing, studying in the most important mosque-university of his country. Furthermore, he adheres to the Islamic reformism movement, founded by scholars such as Muhammad ‘Abduh, whom Ḥaddād considered a true role model. Despite that, he had to face an accusation of heresy thrown against him by the religious leaders of his time, the šuyūj of al-Zaytuna, and most of his rivals, primarily from the political field. This paper will analyze Ḥaddād’s use of the sacred text and its links to the feminist discourse, aiming to demonstrate that those clearly Islamic roots do not deter Ḥaddād from creating a feminist and straight discourse, even when compared to other Muslim feminists of his time.

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