Jana Begum

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Jana Begum
Residence Muslim Scholar
Academic work
Era Mughal India, 17th century
Main interests Qur'anic commentary (Tafseer)

Jana Begum was a Mughal Indian noblewoman and scholar, famous for being one of the first woman to write a commentary (Arabic: tafsir) on the Qur'an in the 17th century. She was the daughter of the Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, a scholar and general under the Mughal Emperor Akbar.[1]


  1. ^ Yoginder Sikand. Bastions of Believers: Madrasas and Islamic Education in India. (Delhi: Penguin Books), 2005, p. 35