Journeys Toward Gender Equality in Islam

Pages: 272
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld Academic

Journeys Toward Gender Equality in Islam

Ziba Mir-Hosseini

If justice is an intrinsic value in Islam, why have women been treated as second-class citizens in Islamic legal tradition?
9780861543274 (7 Apr 2022)
RRP £20.00 / US$30.00

The Book

Following the birth of Islamic feminism at the end of the twentieth century, the idea of gender equality - inherent to our contemporary conceptions of justice - has presented a challenge to established, patriarchal interpretations of Shari‘a law.

Through a series of thoughtful, enlightening conversations, Ziba Mir-Hosseini explores journeys towards gender equality in Islam with six influential Muslim intellectuals - Abdullahi An-Na'im, amina wadud, Asma Lamrabet, Khaled Abou El Fadl, Mohsen Kadivar and Sedigheh Vasmaghi. Beginning from the premise that the Qur'an indicates the path toward justice, rather than a precise definition of justice, they discuss how new forms of scholarship and activism are speaking to gender equality from within the Islamic legal framework.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 272
Imprint Oneworld Academic


About the Author

Ziba Mir-Hosseini is Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Law, SOAS, University of London. A legal anthropologist, specialising in Islamic law, gender and development, she is a founding member of Musawah Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family. Her previous publications include Islam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Islam and Men in Charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition.


‘A powerful new weapon for Islamic gender warriors.'

- Time on MEN IN CHARGE?

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