When Amaiya Zafar first started boxing, she was prohibited from competing in her first tournament because she was wearing long sleeves, leggings, and a hijab underneath her uniform. Zafar didn’t take disappointment lying down. Instead, she fought to...
The Study is divided into two main sections, one on “colonizing Muslim law,” with contributions on South Africa, Kenya, Sudan, Niger, French Soudan [Mali], and Senegal; and a second on the post-colonial state and constitutionalism, covering Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania and...
Egypt’s leading imam drew criticism from other Sunni clerics for referring to polygamy as “an injustice to women and children” that the Quran restricts...
Within the Islamic tradition, there is a strong emphasis on the position of the wife, as our narrations and the lives of the holy personalities demonstrate....
The fact that a woman’s inheritance is half that of a man’s has enticed many to delve into the rationale behind this rule. In the answers that have reached us...
Sweeping the floor, washing the dishes and washing our own baby’s headscarf, Imam Khomeini did not consider these things as my duties....
Granting men the right of divorce is the most natural and logical way possible because giving it to the couple probably would not end well, for if not coming into an agreement on...
The dissertation is based on eighteen months of fieldwork that the writer conducted in four types of Muslim family law institutions: sharia courts (dar ul qaza institutions), women's arbitration centers (mahila panchayats), a mufti's authoritative legal advice (fatawa), and a...
This teaching and learning manual has been developed with the aim of supporting teachers and students interested in Islamic law in general and Islamic family law in particular, in both Muslim and...
Some may argue that from a historical point of view, homosexual marriage was recognized in many societies and regions around the world, but with the expansion of Abrahamic religions, especially Islam, acceptance of homosexual behaviors based on teachings such as Qur’anic verses and hadiths dwindled and the homosexual marriage was ...