The Islamic Society of North America through it’s President Ingrid Mattson, issued a statement supporting Dr. Bakhtiar’s translation
In an article in the Toronto Star on Oct. 21, a leading Islamic figure said he was considering banning Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar’s translation of the Quran. As a result of that statement, ISNA, the Islamic Society of North America through it’s President Ingrid Mattson, issued a statement supporting Dr. Bakhtiar’s translation:
A translator of the Qur’an doesn’t believe Muhammad could have condoned spousal abuse.
2nd Annual Ramadan Fundraising Iftar:
“She Speaks! Voices of Hope, Strength & Compassion”
Special Guest: Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
ASPEN — For those who want to resolve the current standoff between Islam and the West – and, in particular, for women caught in the middle of that standoff – the best hope was defined this week as a two-pronged effort.
ASPEN — Of all the differences between the Muslim world and the West, perhaps none is more potentially explosive than the roles of women, whether in domestic relationships or in their potential as leaders in Islamic and world affairs.
A new translation challenges traditional interpretations.
In Islam, does God permit husbands to beat disloyal wives? A new translation of the Qur’an says no–but will this take hold?