Words of God in women’s voices: Women reciting the Qur’an in public

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Tahera Ahmad reciting the Qur'an at ISNA convention

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Tahera Ahmad reciting the Qur'an at ISNA convention

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A leading Muslim female scholar (Tahera Ahmad) recited the Qur'an at the national Muslim convention this year, a first. If we state that God is neither male nor female, and we emphatically do, then we should be capable of listening to the words of that God coming from the mouth of women and men, children and adults. If God can speak through a burning bush, God can speak through a woman.