CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM #3: Leïla Tauil

Moussem & VUB-Crosstalks

CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM #3 : Leïla Tauil
Moussem & VUB-Crosstalks
Lecture (video): Secular Arab feminisms and veiling of women's bodies in the process of re-Islamization
Subtitles available in NL, FR & EN
Publication: The status of the Quran in the light of the applied Islamology of Mohammed Arkoun: the mu'tazilite thesis of the “created” Quran

As a teacher at the University of Geneva (Arabic Unit) and a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Islam in the Contemporary World (UCL), Leïla Tauil specialises in the status of Muslim women (Codes of personal and family status and contemporary Islamist discourse on “woman” in Islam), Islamic feminisms, secular Arab feminisms, and the work of Mohammed Arkoun. She is the author of three books: Les féministes de l’islam, de l’engagement religieux au féminisme islamique, Etude des discours d’actrices religieuses « glocales » (Ed. Pensées Féministes, 2011) ; Féminismes arabes: un siècle de combat. Les cas du Maroc et de la Tunisie (Ed. L’Harmattan, 2018) and Les femmes dans les discours fréristes, salafistes et féministes islamiques : une analyse des rapports de force genrés (Ed. Academia, 2020).

In her lecture entitled Féminismes arabes séculiers et voilement du corps des femmes dans le processus de la réislamisation [Secular Arab feminisms and veiling of women's bodies in the process of re-Islamization], she gives an overview of the secular feminist movements having their historic and sociological roots in the societies of the Middle East and North Africa, and analyses the postulates of the discourses of Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist players and of Islamic feminists on the place of women in the private sphere and in the public space and on the question of the veil.

In the text that accompanies the lecture Le statut du Coran à la lumière de l’islamologie appliquée de Mohammed Arkoun : la thèse mu‘tazilite du Coran créé [The status of the Quran in the light of the applied Islamology of Mohammed Arkoun: the mu'tazilite thesis of the “created” Quran], she highlights the thesis of the historicity of the Quranic discourse advocated by Arkoun and defended by the rationalist theological movement the Mu'tazilites (eighth century), which removes the Quranic corpus from the impenetrable register of eternity, placing it at the service of human reason. This thesis is rejected by Sunni orthodoxy, which considers it necessary to follow the sacred texts strictly and to the letter, avoiding any interpretations which deviate from their literal meaning.

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CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM #3 : Leïla Tauil
Moussem & VUB-Crosstalks
Lecture (video): Secular Arab feminisms and veiling of women's bodies in the process of re-Islamization
Subtitles available in NL, FR & EN
Publication: The status of the Quran in the light of the applied Islamology of Mohammed Arkoun: the mu'tazilite thesis of the “created” Quran

As a teacher at the University of Geneva (Arabic Unit) and a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Islam in the Contemporary World (UCL), Leïla Tauil specialises in the status of Muslim women (Codes of personal and family status and contemporary Islamist discourse on “woman” in Islam), Islamic feminisms, secular Arab feminisms, and the work of Mohammed Arkoun. She is the author of three books: Les féministes de l’islam, de l’engagement religieux au féminisme islamique, Etude des discours d’actrices religieuses « glocales » (Ed. Pensées Féministes, 2011) ; Féminismes arabes: un siècle de combat. Les cas du Maroc et de la Tunisie (Ed. L’Harmattan, 2018) and Les femmes dans les discours fréristes, salafistes et féministes islamiques : une analyse des rapports de force genrés (Ed. Academia, 2020).

In her lecture entitled Féminismes arabes séculiers et voilement du corps des femmes dans le processus de la réislamisation [Secular Arab feminisms and veiling of women's bodies in the process of re-Islamization], she gives an overview of the secular feminist movements having their historic and sociological roots in the societies of the Middle East and North Africa, and analyses the postulates of the discourses of Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist players and of Islamic feminists on the place of women in the private sphere and in the public space and on the question of the veil.

In the text that accompanies the lecture Le statut du Coran à la lumière de l’islamologie appliquée de Mohammed Arkoun : la thèse mu‘tazilite du Coran créé [The status of the Quran in the light of the applied Islamology of Mohammed Arkoun: the mu'tazilite thesis of the “created” Quran], she highlights the thesis of the historicity of the Quranic discourse advocated by Arkoun and defended by the rationalist theological movement the Mu'tazilites (eighth century), which removes the Quranic corpus from the impenetrable register of eternity, placing it at the service of human reason. This thesis is rejected by Sunni orthodoxy, which considers it necessary to follow the sacred texts strictly and to the letter, avoiding any interpretations which deviate from their literal meaning.

READ MORE ON THE SERIES CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM

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Thoughts and opinions expressed in the lectures and publications belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the organizations presenting this programme.

 

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