Oct. 5: Discussion of women and the Qur’an

Lipi-Turner-RahmanPULLMAN, Wash. – The Qur’an (Islam’s religious book) and female education will be discussed by Lipi Turner-Rahman, a Washington State University history professor and library staff member, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Todd 216. It is part of the WSU common reading program.

I-Am-Malala-BookThe limitations on girls’ education in the Islamic world have their roots in cultural perspectives rather than religious ones, Turner-Rahman said. She will discuss what the Qur’an advocates and how Muslim women study the book.

This year’s WSU common reading book is “I Am Malala.” Nominations for the 2017-18 book are open through Nov. 1; for more information, see https://commonreading.wsu.edu/nominations/. For more about the common reading program, see https://commonreading.wsu.edu/.


News media contacts:
Karen Weathermon, WSU common reading, 509-335-5488, weathermon@wsu.edu
Emma Epperly, WSU Undergraduate Education communications, 509-335-9458, UCHCCommMar.5@wsu.edu