Islam & the issue of gender
Much confusion has developed on the issue of Islam and gender, Islam as a religion is seen to give preference to one gender over the other. This has been particularly realized in dealing with issues which are of concern to women such as: inheritance and duties and responsibilities of both husband and wife. The issue of gender will always raise a question. This paper attempts to examine whether the mentioned-above is a simple misconception, or addresses any evidence within the Muslim doctrine and interpretation of Muslim scholars that support such claim and may be traced? The issues discussed here are highly controversial and debatable. Thus, in order to identify and clarify the stance of Islam on the issue of gender, we undoubtedly need to revisit the Islamic sources and hold a comparison to social and historical events that took place within the early Muslim society. This paper aims to highlight this issue and embark upon addressing it from a diverse perspective. It will further attempt to identify whether any validation for such practice was made within the religious approach or through traditionally-acquired concepts that have lived and grew within our cultures throughout the ages.
- Dawah and Islamic Culture [الدعوة والثقافة الإسلامية] [27 items ]