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legal status of Muslim women

Ramala M. Baxamusa

legal status of Muslim women

an appraisal of Muslim personal law in India

by Ramala M. Baxamusa

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Published by Research Centre for Women"s Studies, S.N.D.T. Women"s University in Mumbai .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Muslim women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- India.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementRamala M. Baxamusa.
      SeriesRCWS gender series., bk 3
      ContributionsShreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women"s University. Research Centre for Women"s Studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKNS516 .B39 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 188 p. ;
      Number of Pages188
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL157539M
      LC Control Number99933114


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Jamal Badawi's essay, The Status of Women in Islam, was originally published in our quarterly journal, Al-lttihad, Vol. 8, No. 2, Sha'ban /Sept Since then it has been one of our most-demandedFile Size: 43KB. In India, the legal status of Muslim women within the family is a topic of considerable controversy and debate.

It is a complex issue that involves not only questions of gender justice, but also those of religious freedom, minority rights, and state. The book Women’s Rights and Islamic Family Law: Perspectives on Reform, Edited by Lynn Welchman is published by Zed Books.

Women’s Rights and Islamic Family Law: Perspectives on Reform, Welchman The Chicago Distribution Center will reopen for order fulfillment on April In the second part of the legal status of Muslim women book, the status of women in Islam is briefly discussed.

Emphasis in this part is placed on the original and authentic sources of Islam. This represents the standard according to which degree of adherence of Muslims can be judged.

Veiling (hijab), divorce laws, a very young legal age of marriage, custody of children, polygamy, women’s rightlessness in matters of employment, travelling, choosing the place of residence, honor killing are all aspects of Islamic Shari’a based.

Women's Rights in Islam. The issue of women in Islam, is topic of great misunderstanding and distortion due partly to a lack of understanding, but also partly due to misbehavior of some Muslims which has been taken to represent the teachings of Islam.

THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN ISLAM A Reply to Dr. Jamal Badawi and Others. A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law. This book comes with the approval al-Azhar University. Arabic Text As translated in the book What the Arabic actually says; e Circumcision is obligatory (O: for both men and women.

For men is consists of removing the prepuce from. Under Sharia, Wives Can Be Beaten. Whereas under Western laws women and men are equal, under Sharia women are not equal to men, but are considered inferior.

Women are the object of many disparaging remarks in the earliest Islamic source texts, which form the basis for Sharia. Reclaiming the Nationexamines the relationship between gender and nation in post-colonial India through the lens of marginalized Muslim women. Drawing on feminist legal theory, postcolonial feminist theory, and critical race theory, Vrinda Narain explores the idea of citizenship as a potential vehicle for the emancipation of Muslim women.

woma.n and raise her status from mere chattel, as she was treated all over the world. to a respectable human being equal to man. The woman, taught Islam. was to be treated with love and kindness and respect as a daughter, sister, wife and mother. Islam granted woman vast social and economic rights.

The law of Islam is called the Sharia law. It is selected from Muhammad’s words, which is called “hadith”, and his actions, called “Sunnah”, and their holy book, the Quran.

Muslim women’s rights have been immensely affected by the Sharia law, which is essentially : Annie Akkam. Books Music Art & design If you want to know about Muslim women's rights, ask Muslim women there is only a small amount of published work available on the topic of Muslim women fighting Author: Susan Carland.

Women in Islam. Women's status in Islam has been defined by Islamic texts, the Koran, and the culture of the Muslims. Although the general belief is that Islam is very oppressive towards women, some argue that the Koran declares that men and women are equal. In conclusion, Islam has raised women’s status in the society by issuing many laws to protect her and give her an honorable and dignified personal laws has given diverse rights to Muslim women such as preference in marriage, inheritance c law gives to the women a certainly high social status after marriage.

The issue of justice and progressive laws for Muslim women is largely dependent upon the state of Hindu-Muslim relations and upon the status of the overall development of the community.

Muslim law in perspective --The design of research --Status of women in Islam --Social background of Muslim women --Marriage and mehr --Social participation and social status --Inheritance, divorce and maintenance --The Shah Bano case --Case histories --Conclusion. The book “Women in Muslim Family Law” is a new and Updated edition of the first author’s book of the same title.

The main framework of the book has not been changed and a short section offering a comparative analysis of legal reform in several Muslim. Legal status and rights of wom en in Indian constitution 1 Tauffiqu Ahamad, 2 Anil Kumar Mishra 1 Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.

A Muslim man and woman do not merge their legal identity upon marriage, and do not have rights over any shared marital property.

The assets of the man before the marriage, and earned by him after the marriage, remain his during marriage and in case of a divorce.

A divorce under Islamic law does not require redistribution of property. Women’s Legal Status in the Sharia Law This chapter aims to give a synopsis of the formation of women's legal status in the Sharia Law by concentrating on some of the factors that Muslim men of letters have utilized in their analysis of women's status in the Qur'an and in the Prophet Muhammad's : Hamid R.

Kusha. Islamic women as being backward in a male-dominated world. On the contrary, Islam was the firs t religion formally to grant the women a status never known before. The Holy Quran, the sacred scripture of Islam, contains hundreds of teachings, which apply both to men and women alike.

The moral, spiritual and economic equalityFile Size: KB. Every culture has its own unique set of rules and standards that help to maintain a certain social order.

Whether they are devout followers of the Islamic faith or not, Muslim women are expected to. All the Muslims in India are governed by the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, This law deals with marriage, succession, inheritance and charities among Muslims.

The Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, deals with the circumstances in which Muslim women can obtain divorce and rights of Muslim women who have been divorced by their husbands. With Islam, the status of women improved considerably.

The Qur'an and the sunnah emphasized the spiritual equality of all Muslims. Islamic law recognized a woman's right to choose her own marriage partner, and it set limits on the practice of polygyny.

A man could have as many as four wives, if he could provide for and treat them equally. Islam - Elevation of Women's Status This book is a transcript of a public lecture by Sheikh Ali Al-Timimi to a mixed Muslim and non-Muslim audience at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Ths is a work that deals with women in Islam, their roles and status. Biography. Professor Vrinda Narain’s research and teaching focus on constitutional law, social diversity and feminist legal theory.

She is the author of two books: Reclaiming the Nation: Muslim Women and the Law in India (University of Toronto Press, ) and Gender and Community: Muslim Women's Rights in India (University of Toronto Press, ).

Islam's Sharia law is cast from the words of Muhammad, called "hadith," his actions, called "sunnah," and the Quran, which he Sharia law itself cannot be altered but its interpretation, called "fiqh," by muftis (Islamic jurists) is given some a legal system, the Sharia law is exceptionally broad.

example is the late Professor Ahmad Ibrahim’s book, The Status of Muslim Women in Family law in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei (). In this book, the writer discusses the question of the status of women in family law according to the Islamic Administration Enactment, which was in force at that time.

In some secular Muslim communities, however, local laws and customs determine the allowable age. Such is the case in the United States, where the law generally allows marriage between eighteen year olds or between sixteen year olds with parental consent.

The Differences between Muslim Women and Men. Muslim women often carry much of the responsibility for family welfare—health of family members, harmony in relationships, and success of children.

These can be deep daily concerns for women, especially in countries without good health facilities or. Women in Muslim law Islam means serenity, and obedience. According to Agnes () Islam also means peace and submission.

“Shari’ah is an Arabic word that means the Path to be followed,” referring to a number of legal injunctions known as Islamic law. The primary source of Islamic law is the Quran, which Muslims believe to be God’s words. In none of the countries surveyed are Muslim women substantially less likely than Muslim men to support a woman’s right to choose to wear a veil or the right to equal inheritance for daughters and sons.

Attitudes of both Muslim women and men may reflect the prevailing cultural and legal norms of their society. The site and the DILP are entirely supported by individual donors and well wishers.

If you regularly visit this site and wish to show your appreciation, or if you wish to see further development ofplease donate online. Sharia, or Islamic Law, has been seriously proposed as the answer to the world’s prob-lems.

Even in Great Britain, India, and Canada, people have proposed Muslims in those coun-tries should be under Sharia Law. Sharia Law is based on the Qur’an and the hadiths.

But what are some of the teachings of Sharia law on women. How Are Women InferiorFile Size: 46KB. Muslim society over the centuries has treated women as second class citizens. It’s been this way since the beginning of time. Women are treated in this manor for a number of reasons, but all leading back to the Quran.

Women are considered inferior to men, are treated unfairly in marriage, and even are oppressed legally. Many Islamic religious authorities have concluded that hijab is mandatory under Islamic law, although interpreters differ on the scope of veiling that is required.

For example, as Shaykh Gibril F. Haddad notes ona ninth-century record of an incident from the life of the Prophet states that a woman must cover all parts of her body.Part of the information provided here, however, describes the status of woman as late as this century, more than 13 centuries after Islam.

(1) Describing the status of the Indian woman, The Encyclopedia Britannica,states: “In India, subjection was a cardinal principle. Day and night must women be held by their protectors in a state of.