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Women's rights in marriage: between Qur'anic provision and malpractice

Ahmad, Nadzrah and Ghazali, Norzulaili and Othman, Roslina and Ismail, Nurul Syuhada (2019) Women's rights in marriage: between Qur'anic provision and malpractice. Pertanika : Social Sciences & Humanities, 27 (4). 2721 - 2730. ISSN 0128-7702 E-ISSN 2231-8534

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Women’s rights issues have marked its spot as one of the most debated issues throughout centuries. Marriage is regularly portrayed as an “oppressive sphere” for women, with their rights being oppressed the moment they enter a marriage contract, especially in Islam. However, further reflection on the issue has shown that Islamic matrimony liberates women, preserves their honour and place in society, and abolishes injustice, when guided in principle from the Qur’an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Regrettably, Muslim’s misunderstanding due to cultural interpretation and malpractice of original Islamic teachings has tainted the true Islamic ideal. In dealing with the data, the study utilised an inductive method and content analysis, and aimed to draw attention to the misunderstandings of marriage in Islam with regards to women’s rights. Further discussion would serve to explore the outcome of women’s rights in marriage as bestowed by Islam, and understand the importance of the marriage institution, whilst examining the compelling misunderstandings by detractors.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4634/79603
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam, gender, malpractice, women’s rights in marriage INTRODU
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP173.44 Human Rights In Islam
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Qur’an and Sunnah
Depositing User: DR NADZRAH AHMAD
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 19:10
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 19:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/79603

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