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Women's rights in Islam

Mohd Zin, Najibah (2012) Women's rights in Islam. In: Human rights law: International, Malaysian and Islamic perspectives. Sweet and Maxwell Asia, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, pp. 413-431. ISBN 978-967-5040-87-0

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Abstract

Women's rights in Islam have remained a controversial subject for decades, partly contributed by misconceptions in translating the law into practical reality. In another dimension; many cultural practices commonly practised by Muslims; particularly in Muslim countries often reflect negative treatment towards women. Therefore, this chapter will focus on the fundamental aspects of women's rights based on the premise that Islamic law has a comprehensive set of legal frameworks regulating women in elevating and determining their status in society. The study includes contextual analysis of these principles when examining their practicality in the modem context. Reference to international instruments is made to further support the arguments and comparatively assess their compatibility with the status of women in Islam. Primary sources of Islamic law will be the main references with further illustrations and exegesis from legal texts of acceptable standards in Islamic law research. Writings of modern scholars will be referred to as secondary sources which represent contemporary vieivs on how Islamic la,v treats women

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 665/29404
Uncontrolled Keywords: human rights, religious aspects, democracy
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Najibah Mohd Zin
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2013 07:57
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 17:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29404

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