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Islamic Feminism and the Law

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Edited by: Qudsia Mirza

ISBN13: 9781904385264
Published: May 2012
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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Hardback edition publication abandoned, ISBN13 9781904385271

This timely collection of essays explores what is meant by the term 'Islamic feminism,' a phrase used to define a world-wide contemporary movement of scholars and activists engaged in effecting a reconciliation between the terms 'Islam' and 'feminism' by advocating a normative gender equality within an explicitly Islamic discursive framework. Broadly speaking, this group of scholars is developing a feminist re-interpretive schema of scriptural sources and is heralding such developments as having the capacity to effect radical change in the reconfiguration of gendered social and political rights as well as in Islamic law, or Shari'a. Such debates are taking place both amongst diasporic Muslim communities in the 'West' as well as in the Muslim world, primarily in the domains of law, culture and religion. Consequently, this collection adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and includes contributors from the areas of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Women's Studies, political science, anthropology and sociology, as well as law.

Many of the contributors are leading internationally-known scholars in this field - from Africa, Europe and North America - as well as newer scholars exploring issues often outside the purview of mainstream Islam such as Sufi Islam. The contributors engage with pressing and diverse issues including the often problematic relationship between two legal cultures: Shari'a, and secular state legal systems; the connection between Shari'a provisions on women's rights and human rights norms; the nature of authority and who possesses the right to interpret scriptural sources in Islam; and the question of whether Islamic feminism provides an indigenous alternative to secular or 'Western' feminism - and if so, whether 'feminism' is the appropriate term.

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Islamic Law
A Gender-Sensitive Reading of Qur'anic Exegesis.
UK Muslim Women and the Process of Interpretation and Reform of Islamic Laws: Some Illustrations from Iran.
Islamic Feminism and Authority.
UK Islamic Feminism: Leadership Roles and Public Representation.
Islamic Law, Secularism and Feminism: A New Relationship.
Critiquing Islamic Feminism.
Islamic Feminism: Contradictions and Controversies.
Towards a New Agenda for Islamic Feminism: Clearing the Human Rights Minefield.
Muslim Women in the Crucible: How the US is Challenged.
South Africa in Search of al-Insa'n: Sufism, Islamic Law and Gender.
Twentieth-Century Arab-Egyptian Discourses on Women's Political Rights in Islam.
Germany Islamic Succession Law in Germany and the Principle of Gender Equality