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By Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Mulki Al-Sharmani, Jana Rumminger

ISBN-10: 1780747160

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Both Muslims and non-Muslims see ladies in so much Muslim international locations as being affected by social, fiscal, and political discrimination, handled via legislation and society as second-class electorate topic to male authority. This discrimination is attributed to Islam and Islamic legislations, and because the past due nineteenth century there was a mass of literature tackling this issue.

Recently, fascinating new feminist examine has been hard gender discrimination and male authority from inside of Islamic felony culture: this ebook offers a few very important effects from that learn. The members all have interaction significantly with critical juristic strategies; rooted within the Qur’an, they lie on the foundation of this discrimination. One refers to a husband’s authority over his spouse, his monetary accountability towards her, and his more suitable prestige and rights. the opposite is male kinfolk’ correct and accountability of guardianship over woman individuals (e.g., fathers over daughters while moving into marriage contracts) and the privileging of fathers over moms in guardianship rights over their children.

The individuals are students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, introduced jointly via Musawah (Arabic for "equality"), a world flow for equality and justice within the Muslim family.

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3 There were, of course, differences between and within the classical schools over the meanings of these three interrelated concepts – nafaqah, tamkin and nushuz – but they all shared the same conception of marriage, and the large majority made a woman’s right to maintenance dependent on her obedience to her husband. They disagreed, Ibn Rushd (1996) tells us, over ‘whether maintenance is a counter-value for (sexual) utilization, or compensation for the fact that she is confined because of her husband, as in the case of one absent or sick’ (p.

5 A representative, but not comprehensive, list of such works includes Shaikh (1997), al-Faruqi (2000), Abou El Fadl (2001), Mubarak (2004), Bauer (2006), Ali (2006), Mahmoud (2006), Silvers (2006), Scott (2009) and Chaudhry (2013). Muslim Legal Tradition and the Challenge of Gender Equality* Ziba Mir-Hosseini The twentieth century saw a proliferation of debates among Muslims on the theme of ‘the status of women in Islam’. 1 Muslim women advocates of equality between men and women in law, let alone in social or political life, were late to find a voice, though only marginally later than their counterparts among non-Muslims.

Equal Before Allah? Woman–Man Equality in the Islamic Tradition’. Harvard Divinity Bulletin 7 (2): pp. 26–9. Hidayatullah, Aysha A. 2014. Feminist Edges of the Qur’an. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Joseph, Suad. 1996. ‘Patriarchy and Development in the Arab World’. Gender and Development 4 (6): pp. 14–19. ). 1991. Women, Islam, and the State. London: Macmillan. Lamrabet, Asma. 2007. Le Coran et les Femmes. Une Lecture de Libération. Lyons: Tawhid. Lamrabet, Asma. 2012. Femmes et Hommes dans le Coran: Quelle Égalité?

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