Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law: Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal Process

Edited by Lena Larsen, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Christian Moe og Kari Vogt.

From I.B.Tauris Publishers' website:

"This book examines how male authority is sustained through law and court practice, the consequences for women and the family, and the demands made by Muslim women's groups. Examining the construction of male guardianship (qiwama, wilaya) in the Islamic tradition, it also seeks to create an argument for women's full equality before the law. Bringing together renowned Muslim scholars and experts, anthropologists who have carried out fieldwork in family courts, and human rights and women's rights activists from different parts of the Muslim world, from Morocco to Egypt and Iran, this book develops a framework for rethinking Islamic Law and its traditions in ways that reflect contemporary realities and understandings of justice and gender rights."

Published May 16, 2013 10:42 AM - Last modified May 10, 2019 12:00 PM