Speaking in God's Name

Pages: 192
Subject: Religion: Islam
Imprint: Oneworld

Speaking in God's Name

Islamic Law, Authority and Women

Khaled Abou El Fadl

This review of the ethics of the Islamic legal system suggests that misinterpretation by authoritarian readings result in the repression of Muslim women. Using both religious and secular sources, the author proposes a new approach that returns to the original spirit of the Muslim legal system
9781851682621 (27 Aug 2001)
RRP £31.00 / US$50.00

The Book

Drawing on both religious and secular sources, this challenging book argues that divinely ordained law is frequently misinterpreted by Muslim authorities at the expense of certain groups, including women. Khaled Abou El Fadl cites a series of injustices in Islamic society and ultimately proposes a return to the original ethics at the heart of the Muslim legal system.

Additional Information

Subject Religion: Islam
Pages 192
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Khaled Abou E1-Fadl studied Islamic Law in Egypt and Kuwait, and has from Pennsylvania, Yale and Princeton. Currently Professor of Law at UCLA, he has served on a variety of committees for Human Rights, and has published several books and numerous articles.