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Extremism in Muslim feminism and the balanced scale

Isahak, Aldila (2014) Extremism in Muslim feminism and the balanced scale. In: Roundtable Discussion on Extremism in Muslim Feminism and The Balanced Scale, 21 November 2014, Prof. Ahmad Ibrahim Room, MUIS, Singapore. (Unpublished)

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Feminism seeks to remedy the injustice and inequalities confronting women and society at large. Within this broad social movement, points of tension exist between different camps whose trends of thought differ from one another even though they head in one direction. In staying clear of extremisms that could tilt the scale of social justice in Islam, this talk discusses the significant of adopting the equilibrium that ensures the scales are not tilted at either end. By exploring Muslim feminist liberal thought and the patriarchal saturated cultural practices of the Muslims, the concept of ummatan wasatan of Islamic feminism is expounded.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: 4252/42177
Uncontrolled Keywords: feminism, Muslim, extremism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr Aldila Isahak
Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 09:05
Last Modified: 13 May 2016 09:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42177

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