This paper examines religious violence among Muslims against women – as a case study of Iran after the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
Religious violence is one of the serious challenges of contemporary world. Although it has a long history. Knowing the causes of it’s emerge as well as finding a solution to reduce it is one of today’s necessities. Undoubtedly, a part of religious violence has been against women in different forms. This paper examines religious violence among Muslims against women – as a case study of Iran after the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
It is a fact that throughout history, the absolute majority of theologians were men. And women had no role in interpreting theology. Undoubtedly, the male mentality of these commentators has had a gender discrimination interpretation against women.
After the Islamic revolution in Iran, women entered theological studies seriously. The entry of women into Islamic studies became very high which is not at all comparable to before the revolution and even to other countries. This change caused theology to not only be interpreted by men but also women found a serious role in the interpretation of Sharia teachings. This educational process caused – contrary to the assumption of some that the Iranian revolution is Islamic and will be against women-, by the way, women gain a serious opportunity which statistics prove it. This study suggests that Iran’s experience after the revolution can be a model to reduce religious violence against women. Also, women should enter religious studies and prevent single gender interpretations.
Title: The Role of Theologian Women in Contemporary Iran on Reducing Religious Violence and Gender Discrimination
Author(s): Yahya Jahangiri, Fatima Fani, Somayeh Ketabi & Narges Bahrami
Published in: Religion, Religious Organizations, Strategies Practices of De-Radicalization: Gender Aspect
Length: 21 Pages