Amina Wadud

Amina Wadud (born September 25, 1952) is an American scholar of Islam with a progressive focus on Qur'an exegesis (interpretation). As an Islamic feminist, she has addressed mixed-sex congregations, giving a sermon in South Africa in 1994, and leading Friday prayers in the United States in 2005. These actions broke with the law of having only male imams (prayer leaders), and thus she triggered debate and Muslim juristic discourse about women as imams.

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