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The legal protection for women prisoners in Islamic law

Hussin, Nasimah and Abdul Majid, Wan Roslili (2014) The legal protection for women prisoners in Islamic law. In: Critical Issues in Women's Rights in Islam. Serials Publications, New Delhi India, pp. 62-84. ISBN 978-81-8387-624-7

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The infliction of imprisonment is not meant to deny the prisoner’s dignity as a human being but rather it is mainly for discipline and correction both of which objectives would be achieved by self reflection. Thus, the prisoners; men and women alike are entitled to have their fundamental rights fulfilled. They are also entitled to get equal treatment. Nevertheless, the women prisoners have special needs which require special consideration and attention. As far as Muslim women prisoners are concerned, they may have more specific needs since the treatment provided must always observe the Shari’ah ruling particularly in terms of food, clothing, performing religious duties etc. This paper examines the legal protection provided for women prisoners under Islamic law.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 1462/41270
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: Nasimah Hussin
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 09:48
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 09:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41270

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