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Title:
The rights of women in Islam : an authentic approach
Author:
Jawad, H. A.
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Publication Information:
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
ix, 150 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The legal status of women in Islam -- Islam and women's education -- Women and marriage in Islam -- Women and the question of polygamy in Islam -- Female circumcision: religious obligation or cultural deviation? -- Islam and women's inheritance -- The dissolution of marriage in Islam -- Women and political action.
ISBN:
9780333650868

9780333734582

9780312213510
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Summary

Summary

It has been argued that Islam liberated Muslim women by granting them full rights as citizens. Yet in reality we see that women have long been subjected to both cultural and political oppression. Instances such as forced marriages are sadly common in the Muslim World, as are restrictions on education and on their role in the labour force.


Author Notes

Haifaa A. Jawad is Senior Lecturer in Middle East and Islamic Studies at Westhill College, Birmingham


Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
1 The Legal Status of Women in Islamp. 1
2 Islam and Women's Educationp. 16
3 Women and Marriage in Islamp. 30
4 Women and the Question of Polygamy in Islamp. 41
5 Female Circumcision: Religious Obligation or Cultural Deviation?p. 52
6 Islam and Women's Inheritancep. 61
7 The Dissolution of Marriage in Islamp. 71
8 Women and Political Actionp. 83
9 Conclusionp. 97
Notesp. 100
Bibliographyp. 138
Indexp. 144

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