At Ramadan, an online petition for female Quran reciters

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Jerusha Lamptey, assistant professor of Islam and ministry at Union Theological Seminary. Photo courtesy of Jerusha Lamptey

Jerusha Lamptey, assistant professor of Islam and ministry at Union Theological Seminary. Photo courtesy of Jerusha Lamptey

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(RNS) Searching for a recitation from a female "qariah" or reciter, Jerusha Lamptey, assistant professor of Islam and ministry at Union Theological Seminary, found none.

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  • Elisabeth Khadijah Loveday

    Alhamdulillah.

  • concerned muslimah

    My Muslim sister, your article and petition concerns me greatly because this is not, reciting quran for mixed audience, something that is from the religion. In fact this is a great innovation. Allah swt has regarded us women to maintain our shyness and allow something this beautiful and profound only for our husband’s. As you states in your article women are not keep from learning the religion and speech of allah only from reciting quran to and around men other than our husband’s. These are the ways of the prophet ( saw ) and his wife’s Aisha ( radnh ) and so forth. If these women, and the mother of the believers in particular, can follow this decree why do we feel the need to add something to our religion that is hurtful? Remember my sister that allah swt say every newly invented matter is an innovation and every innovation is the fire.