Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law - 
      Lena Larsen
    
      Ziba Mir-Hosseini
    
      Christian Moe
    
      Kari Vogt

Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law

Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal Tradition

Lena Larsen (Redaktør) ; Ziba Mir-Hosseini (Redaktør) ; Christian Moe (Redaktør) ; Kari Vogt (Redaktør)

Gender equality is a modern ideal, which has only recently, with the expansion of human rights and feminist discourses, become inherent to generally accepted conceptions of justice. In Islam, as in other religious traditions, the idea of equality between men and women was neither central to notions of justice nor part of the juristic landscape, and Muslim jurists did not begin to address it until the twentieth century. Les mer
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Gender equality is a modern ideal, which has only recently, with the expansion of human rights and feminist discourses, become inherent to generally accepted conceptions of justice. In Islam, as in other religious traditions, the idea of equality between men and women was neither central to notions of justice nor part of the juristic landscape, and Muslim jurists did not begin to address it until the twentieth century. The personal status of Muslim men, women and children continues to be defined by understandings of Islamic law - codified and adapted by modern nation-states - that assume authority to be the natural prerogative of men, that disadvantage women and that are prone to abuse. This volume argues that effective and sustainable reform of these laws and practices requires engagement with their religious rationales from within the tradition. Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law offers a ground-breaking analysis of family law, based on fieldwork in family courts, and illuminated by insights from distinguished clerics and scholars of Islam from Morocco, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan and Indonesia, as well as by the experience of human rights and women's rights activists.
It explores how male authority is sustained through law and court practice in different contexts, the consequences for women and the family, and the demands made by Muslim women's groups. The book argues for women's full equality before the law by re-examining the jurisprudential and theological arguments for male guardianship (qiwama, wilaya) in Islamic legal tradition. Using contemporary examples from various contexts, from Morocco to Malaysia, this volume presents an informative and vital analysis of these societies and gender relations within them. It unpicks the complex and often contradictory attitudes towards Muslim family law, and the ways in which justice and ethics are conceived in the Islamic tradition. The book offers a new framework for rethinking old formulations so as to reflect contemporary realities and understandings of justice, ethics and gender rights.
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Forlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 288
ISBN: 9781848859227
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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Introduction: Muslim Family Law and the Question of Equality. Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Kari Vogt, Lena Larsen and Christian Moe

1. Justice, Equality and Muslim Family Laws: New Ideas, New Prospects. Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Part I: Perspectives on Reality
2. Qiw?ma in Egyptian Family Laws: 'Wifely Obedience' between Legal Texts, Courtroom Practices and Realities of Marriages. Mulki Al-Sharmani
3. Egyptian Women's Rights NGOs: Personal Status Law Reform between Islamic and International Human Rights Law. Marwa Sharafeldin
4. The Religious Arguments in the Debate on the Reform of the Moroccan Family Code. Aicha El Hajjami
5. From Local to Global: Sisters in Islam and the Making of Musawah: A Global Movement for Equality in the Muslim Family. Zainah Anwar

Part II: Approaches to Reform
6. Gender Equality and the Doctrine of Wilaya. Muhammad Khalid Masud
7. The Status of Women between the Qur'an and Fiqh. Nasr Abu-Zayd
8. Gender Equality and the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad: Reinterpreting the Concepts of Mahram and Qiwama. Faqihuddin Abdul Kodir
9. Rethinking Men's Authority over Women: Qiwama, Wilaya and their Underlying Assumptions. Hassan Yousefi Eshkevari
10. Revisiting Women's Rights in Islam: 'Egalitarian Justice' in Lieu of 'Deserts-based Justice'. Mohsen Kadivar

Part III: Instead of a Conclusion
11. The Paradox of Equality and the Politics of Difference: Gender Equality, Islamic Law and the Modern Muslim State. Anver M. Emon

Gender equality is a modern ideal, which has only recently become inherent to generally accepted conceptions of justice. In Islam,the idea of equality between men and women was neither central to notions of justice nor part of the juristic landscape, and Muslim jurists did not begin to address it until the twentieth century.Ziba Mir-Hosseini is a lega