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Quranic evaluation of CEDAW’s reproductive rights

Ahmad, Nadzrah and Ismail, Nurul Syuhada and Zakariyah, Luqman and Wan Yusoff, Wan Mazwati (2019) Quranic evaluation of CEDAW’s reproductive rights. International Journal of Asian Social Science, 9 (3). pp. 285-293. ISSN 2226-5139 E-ISSN 2224-4441

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Over the last few decades, reproductive issues have never been the center of attention. However, recently, there has been a women‟s movement formed to champion women‟s rights and counter the issue of women being equated to reproduction and having no say or rights to choose in this matter. Today, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), as an international bill of women‟s rights, demands for all countries to accord to and recognize women‟s reproductive rights, which includes the right to abortion. In contrast, the Quran, which is a major source of Muslim rules and practices, interprets that the rights are contrary to CEDAW, as the rights are not disseminated solely for women. This article will focus on the contradiction between the dissemination of reproductive rights and its interpretation. CEDAW‟s approach will be evaluated through Quranic interpretations. This study will adopt a qualitative methodology which examines Quranic interpretations and CEDAW‟s reproductive rights. The study also demonstrates that Quranic interpretations and disseminations are comprehensive and that the rights are not solely granted to women as several aspects of life are concerned. In contrast, CEDAW stands for reproductive freedom and self-determination solely given to women.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4634/71482
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reproductive, Rights, Women, CEDAW, Quran, Abortion.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP100 Sacred books > BP140 Islamic law (Fiqh)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP173.44 Human Rights In Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Qur’an and Sunnah
Depositing User: DR NADZRAH AHMAD
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 10:42
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 11:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71482

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