Re-Interpretation of women's position in religious texts: A gender humanistic study


  • Amirudin
  • Dian Widiantari
  • Pendi Susanto
  • Amin Haedari



Equality, Women, Gender, Justice, Relevancy


Along with socio-cultural changes and the development of Islam that has spread to almost all parts of the world, it demands a reinterpretation of religious texts, considering the rules made by previous scholars have not yet accommodated the changes, especially related to the position of women. This change has become the idea for ladies activists to reinterpret the principles that are determined by ancient scholars that aren’t any longer relevant and interpret new things that haven’t been mentioned by the students. The debate over gender issues is unavoidable, especially between women activists and figures who consider the works of ancient scholars to still be relevant and think there is no need for reinterpretation. The purpose of this study is to provide a reinterpretation of religious texts related to gender understanding, especially those related to the position of women, especially for spots that demand equality with men. The research used is qualitative research in the form of literature study, with a hermeneutic approach and prioritizing theological, sociological and philosophical aspects. The results of this study illustrate that in addition to its nature, Islam also positions women so high and noble, in certain positions they have an equal position and degree with men, not only in their position in terms of religion, but also in other aspects, such as cultural, social, politics and other aspects.




How to Cite

Amirudin, Widiantari, D., Susanto, P., & Haedari, A. (2022). Re-Interpretation of women’s position in religious texts: A gender humanistic study. AMCA Journal of Religion and Society, 2(1), 26–30.