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Randi Polizzotto Exam 2 Review Sheet Women in Islam o The scriptural basis for veiling Quranic Sources for the Practice of Veiling Quran 24:30-31: Modesty (Men and Women) o Instructions for both men and women to conduct themselves with modesty o For men: subdue eyes and not stare at women and maintain chastity o For women: lower gaze and guard modesty-should not display beauty and ornaments except what is apparent-draw head coverings over bosoms and not display beauty except to husbands, fathers, husband’s fathers, sons, brothers, small children with no sense of shame of sex-not strike feet to draw attention Quran 33:53: Curtain/Barrier o Rules that outsiders should follow when interacting with prophet and insiders as they interact with prophet o Privilege and status for prophet and his wife- practice of seclusion-elite status o Do not enter home unless permission-do not force invitation-when finish eating you shall leave-do not engage in lengthy conversation (hurting him)-if you have to ask wife something, ask from behind a barrier-cannot marry her after o To provide domestic comfort and privacy for female elite of Islam First beginnings of exclusion or restrictive behaviors being linked with privilege Quran 33:59: Mantle/Cloak Verse o Refers to when Muslims are going to be traveling abroad o Compound verses 24 and 33 but governs behavior outside of home and applies to all women not just prophets wife o Women should cover themselves so they can be identified as free women when abroad-identified as not slaved so not molested in streets o Applying rules to what already have-not new mode of dress Two Hadith: (used to establish doctrine of custom) Wedding of Zeynab o Supports practice of seclusion, veils
o Guests overstaying welcome –want more contact with prophet o Wanted to guard Zeynab’s modesty-prophets pulls curtain and says you can address us through the curtain o Occasion of the screen Supports practice of seclusion, veils or curtain Asma’s thin clothing o Cannot display parts of body after menstruation except eyes and hands o Three dominant voices in contemporary inter-Islamic debate Modernists Distinguish Pristine faith and practice of prophet and first community of believers and difference between later communities Later manifestations in Islam resulted from tradition outside Arabia o Damaging of culturation-modifcation based on location it travels to Seek to derive systems as originally practiced Believe in individual interpretation of scripture Original values to modern context Legal reform or many of the Muslim laws o Separate original laws from medieval formations Conservatives/Traditionalists View Islam as inheritance balance of system of faith and action o Based and sanctioned by scripture and interpretation of scripture comes through authority of community consensus Not advocating personal interpretation Tradition and lineage Stand against modernity and Western culture contamination Stabilize past traditions o

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