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Islamic feminist discourse: origins and development in the Muslim World

Muhamad Shukri, Abdul Salam (2011) Islamic feminist discourse: origins and development in the Muslim World. In: International Conference on Humanities (INCoH) 2011. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper traces the origins of the feminist discourse in the West and the different strands of this discourse so as to understand better the feminist debates and the root of Islamic feminist discourse within the feminist movements generally. It concludes that the concept of feminism, being a modern concept which has developed through different phases in the Western part of the world, like all isms in the modern world, the values it came to be associated with – especially in its radical form – is an antithesis of what Islam stands for and is thus not acceptable to many Muslims. However, Muslim scholars and many Muslim women have presented this ideology in an Islamic form and tried to use the same idea to fight for the emancipation of women while qualifying their feminism with Islam.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 1583/8151
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.65 Islam and religious liberty
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Salam Muhamad Shukri
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 01:35
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2012 07:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/8151

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