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Gender Equity in Islam

By Badawi, Jamal A.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000673764
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Title: Gender Equity in Islam  
Author: Badawi, Jamal A.
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Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Islamic Literature, Islam.
Collections: Islamic Literature
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Islamic Literature

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Introduction & Methodology: When dealing with the Islamic perspective of any topic, there should be a clear distinction between the normative teachings of Islam and the diverse cultural practices among Muslims, which may or may not be consistent with them. The focus of this paper is the normative teachings of Islam as the criteria to judge Muslim practices and evaluate their compliance with Islam. In identifying what is Islamic, it is necessary to make a distinction between the primary sources of Islam (the Qur'an and the Sunnah) and legal opinions of scholars on specific issues, which may vary and be influenced by their times, circumstances, and cultures. Such opinions and verdicts do not enjoy the infallibility accorded to the primary and revelatory sources. Furthermore, interpretation of the primary sources should consider, among other things ...

 

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