Advancing theological and scientific literacy for today’s ʿulamāʾ
4.4.5 Re-Situating Intimacy, Affect, and Critique
Colorful Muslim family in Malaysia. Photo Credit: Jim Boud, 2021. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
In this response to Juliane Hammer’s 2019 book, Peaceful Families: American Muslim Efforts Against Domestic Violence, Ali Mian, Professor of Religion at the University of Florida, traces the way feminist pedagogy intersects with activism and allows ways of knowing that can profoundly inform how we understand religious texts. Mian also considers the role of critique grounded in lived reality and care. To access this piece, please click on the link below and scroll down to the response by Ali Mian, “Re-Situating Intimacy, Affect, and Critique: Reflections on Juliane Hammer’s Peaceful Families: American Muslim Efforts Against Domestic Violence.”
What does the feminist principle, “the personal is political,” mean? Is intimate partner violence seen as something private, and not the concern of the local government or neighbors, in your community?
The Madrasa Discourses project proposes that a conciliation of traditional Islamic thought with contemporary scientific and philosophical worldviews can result in orthodox affirmations of human dignity essential for peaceful coexistence in a pluralistic world.