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Journeys Toward Gender Equality in Islam by Ziba Mir-Hosseini

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About our guest:

Ziba Mir-Hosseini is a legal anthropologist, specializing in Islamic law, gender and development, she is a founding member of Musawah Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family. She is Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Law, SOAS, University of London.


Journeys Toward Gender Equality in Islam


Ziba Mir-Hosseini


About the book:

If justice is an essential value in Islam, why have women been treated as second-class citizens in Islamic legal tradition?

In her book Journeys Toward Gender Equality in Islam, Ziba Mir-Hosseini explores how democratic gender laws might be constructed from within the Islamic legal framework. She explains how her journey, and the journeys of six influential Muslim intellectuals, has created the framework for further exploration of gender equality in Islam.

Today, the idea of gender equality, inherent to contemporary conceptions of justice, presents a challenge to established, patriarchal interpretations of Shari‘a. In thought-provoking discussions with six influential Muslim intellectuals – Abdullahi An-Na’im, Amina Wadud, Asma Lamrabet, Khaled Abou El Fadl, Mohsen Kadivar and Sedigheh Vasmaghi – Ziba Mir-Hosseini explores how egalitarian gender laws might be constructed from within the Islamic legal framework.



The Raw Footage of the Interview with Ziba Mir-Hosseini



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