School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Women in Arabic and Islamic LiteratureWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101471.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points.

About this Unit
Beginning with Nisa — the chapter of the holy Quran dedicated to women— and a collection of pertinent aĥadiţh, this unit focuses on the impact that Islam’s philosophy has had on various Muslim and Arab cultures by examining literature from throughout the Arabo-Islamic civilization. Students are introduced to a variety of interpretations of the role of women in Islam and how these interpretations are reflected in literary and non-literary texts. Students learn to detect the tremendous influence that Islam has had on Arabic texts and cultures, even those which at first appear to be of a secular nature.


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