ISBN 9788121211697,Islam Gender Justice: Muslims Gender Discrimination

Islam Gender Justice: Muslims Gender Discrimination



Kalpaz Publications

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788121211697

ISBN-10 8121211697

Hard Back

Number of Pages 300 Pages
Language (English)

Religious groups

This book is collection of essays written from time to time on common theme of gender justice in Islam. These essays and articles deal with various problems like fatwas issued on marriage, divorce, maintenance, custody of children etc and attempts critique of these fatwas. The author maintains in these essays that Muslim practices deviate from Qur'anic pronoucements on gender equality and women's rights clearly spelt out in Qur'an. The rights of women in Muslim societies are mainly determined, not by Qur'anic pronoucements but by cultural practices and hence it appears that Islam suppresses women's rights which is not true. Dr. Engineer has shown quite clearly that not Islam but cultural practices which are mainly to be blamed for the wide gap between theory and practice. This book will be highly useful for those who want to understand the gender question in Islam in all its complexities.