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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?

Today, the idea of gender equality, inherent to contemporary conceptions of justice, presents a challenge to established, patriarchal interpretations of Shari‘a. In thought-provoking discussions with six influential Muslim intellectuals – Abdullahi An-Na’im, Amina Wadud, Asma Lamrabet, Khaled Abou El Fadl, Mohsen Kadivar and Sedigheh Vasmaghi – Ziba Mir-Hosseini explores how egalitarian gender laws might be constructed from within the Islamic legal framework.

  • Publication date: April 7, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861543274
  • RRP: £20.00
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication date: April 7, 2022
  • ISBN: 9780861543281
  • RRP: £14.00
  • Pages: 272

Ziba Mir-Hosseini

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.

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