Lecture: “Giving Voices to Women” featuring Cheikh Khaled Bentounès | “Parole aux femmes” avec Cheikh Khaled Bentounès

Time: Thursday, September 19, 2013 17:30 to 19:30
Location: Frank Dawson Adams Auditorium : 3450 rue University

Please note that this lecture is free and will be held in French.

This lecture is presented by McGill Islamic Studies Library in conjunction with AISA Canada – Association Internationale Soufie Alawiyya au Canada and Pauline Librarie and is part of “The Sufi Alternative: A message for the 21st Century Conference held in Montreal September 14, 16, 17 and 19, 2013.

Résumé: « Le Coran affirme le principe d’égalité entre tous les êtres. De nombreux versets soulignent cette égalité hommes femmes, à commencer par la création du couple adamique issu d’un prototype unique» al nafs al wahida .

Donner la parole aujourd’hui aux femmes signifie encourager une relecture des textes fondamentaux de l’Islam pour une nouvelle compréhension dont la société musulmane a grandement besoin. (…)

Il appartient aux femmes de découvrir cet héritage, et de prendre l’initiative de relire les textes pour réclamer la place qui leur revient de droit. C’est une question qui concerne l’avenir de l’humanité toute entière. »

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Summary: “The Qur’an states the principle of equality among all beings. A great number of verses emphasize gender equality, starting with the creation of the Adamic couple from a single “Al Nafs al Wahida” prototype.

Giving voice to women today means encouraging a rereading of the fundamental texts of Islam for a new understanding, which the Muslim society so badly needs. (…)

It is up to women to discover this heritage and take the initiative to read the texts to demand their rightful place before the law. This is a fundamental issue for the future of humanity.”

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