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Gender equality principles in CEDAW: an Islamic perspective

Ahmad, Nadzrah (2017) Gender equality principles in CEDAW: an Islamic perspective. Project Report. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Misunderstanding of Islamic concept of gender equality by the West and some Muslims has caused Muslim women to be influenced by alien conception and principle of gender equality while seeking justice and freedom. As a result, some of these women lead movements that fight for gender equality contrasting to Islamic teaching. CEDAW is a result of such fight and it is presently finds its way penetrating into national policy worldwide and this includes Muslim countries. Consequently, it gives rise to the issue of practicing religious law in some of these countries. This calls for a need to clarify the understanding of the issue at fundamental level. Therefore, the concept of gender equality shall be examined thoroughly under the light of both views; CEDAW and the Islamic ones (Quran and Sunnah).

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Additional Information: 4634/61312
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender Equality, CEDAW, Quran, Sunnah, women discrimination, women rights
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.2 Sources of Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Qur’an and Sunnah
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: DR NADZRAH AHMAD
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 11:42
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2019 11:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61312

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