Speaking in God?s Name, Islamic law, authority and women

Speaking in God?s Name, Islamic law, authority and women

by Khaled Abou El Fadl

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book synopsis/description:

This challenging book reviews the ethical foundations of the Islamic legal system, suggesting that an authoritarian reading of scripture has often had grave consequences for parts of Muslim society. Drawing upon both religious and secular sources, Islamic legal expert Khaled Abou EI Fadl argues that divinely ordained law is frequently misinterpreted by Muslim authorities at the expense of certain groups, especially women. Citing a series of injustices in Islamic society, from the ban on women driving to the restrictions governing female clothing, Abou EI Fadl?s thoughtful and cogent study proposes instead a return to the original ethics at the heart of the Muslim legal system. Combining the very latest scholarship with an accessible writing style and a useful glossary, this provocative and passionate book is required reading for all those interested in the contemporary landscape of Islam, law and women?s rights.

ISBN:
1851682627
Category:
Religion and Spirituality
Language:
English
Format:
Paperback
Year of Publication:
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Publisher:
Not Available
Condition:
Used
Pages:
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