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One of the main issues in feminism is feminist theology. Feminist theology poses questions with regard to women rights in religion and church. The Bible as the Jewish-Christian script has been the target of attention of feminist theologians. They attempt to confront the Scripture with serious questions about women rights. Presupposing that the Scripture has been written within a masculine culture, some feminist theologians have attempted for re-reading and reinterpreting the text. Their approach is critical and skeptical, rather than trustful. The present study attempts to re-read the sixteenth chapter of the Scripture which narrates the story of marriage of the Prophet Abraham and his second wife Hagar. Feminist theologians have attempted to interpret this section anew by adopting a critical approach. They confront the Scripture with gender-related queries. However, they have disregarded the social role of the Prophet Abraham as a messenger and society leader, and have failed to consider the complementary role of Sarah and Hagar in assisting him. Sarah and Hagar, like other faithful women in the history, played a vital role in the Prophet Abraham's divine mission.