PULLMAN, 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.
The 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/.