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

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

Recently, intriguing new feminist examine has been difficult gender discrimination and male authority from inside of Islamic felony culture: this booklet provides a few vital effects from that learn. The participants all have interaction severely with crucial juristic techniques; 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 better prestige and rights. the opposite is male relatives’ correct and accountability of guardianship over woman participants (e.g., fathers over daughters whilst stepping into marriage contracts) and the privileging of fathers over moms in guardianship rights over their children.

The members are students from various disciplines and backgrounds, introduced jointly by way of Musawah (Arabic for "equality"), a world circulate for equality and justice within the Muslim family.

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1993. Marriage on Trial: A Study of Islamic Family Law, Iran and Morocco Compared. B. Tauris. Mir-Hosseini, Ziba. 2003. ‘The Construction of Gender in Islamic Legal Thought and Strategies for Reform’. Hawwa 1 (1): pp. 1–28. Mir-Hosseini, Ziba. 2006. ‘Muslim Women’s Quest for Equality: Between Islamic Law and Feminism’. Critical Inquiry 32 (4): pp. 629–45. Mir-Hosseini, Ziba. 2011. ‘Beyond Islam vs. Feminism’. Institute of Development Studies Bulletin 42 (1): pp. 67–77. Mir-Hosseini, Ziba, Kari Vogt, Lena Larsen and Christian Moe (eds).

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