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Women’s public office positions in Islāmic jurisprudence: the case of Malaysia

Abdul Karim, Asar and Bouhedda, Ghalia and Ab Hamid, Mohd Rashid (2015) Women’s public office positions in Islāmic jurisprudence: the case of Malaysia. In: USM International Conference on Social Sciences (USM-ICOSS 2015), 27th-28th Aug. 2015, Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort, Penang.

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Abstract

The disagreement opinions among Muslim scholars about permissibility for women to hold public office positions seem to be a never ending episode. The issue has been raised by Muslims all over the world, whereby the root cause is actually related to the misunderstanding of Muslim scholars about some controversial nuṣūṣ which related to the issue. Therefore, the objective of the study is to examine the reality of those arguments made by the Muslim scholars and the subsequent effects in the issue of fatwas by the scholars pertaining to the matter. The study also will include the finding data collected from a sample of 369 Malaysian Muslims respondents who met certain criteria set by the study conducted by the researchers; results of the study show several significant findings. The most important finding is the majority of respondents agreed that women can hold some public office positions, but not all the positions. The findings therefore will help to address the issue more appropriately and plan for better educational programs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 4155/47290 (eISBN: 978-967-11473-3-7)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women’s public office positions in Islām, misunderstanding and fanatical opinions.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Bouhedda Ghalia
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 10:04
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2018 17:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/47290

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