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Religious traditions vs religious truths

Notre Dame, Indiana | Tue, December 5, 2017 | 02:42 pm
Religious traditions vs religious truths A student recites the Quran outdoors with an oil lamp at Mojosongo, Surakarta, Central Java, on June 11. (JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan)

PREMIUM The recent sexual harassment allegations against two famous Muslim scholars, the American Nouman Ali Khan and Tariq Ramadan, serve as a ghastly reminder for us that the female body remains a mere object in religious teachings. This means three things. First, women are reduced to their biological functions, as reflected in the general view on polygamy in Muslim communities, considered a valid me...

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