Gender equality in islamic Iran

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Understanding gender equality in Islamic ideology is based on the interpretations of various scholars and is found to be flexible and adaptable to the societal and political conditions to an extent. This paper describes the status of both genders during the pre-Islamic period to the present contemporary times through a series of explanations based upon research of various scholars.


The methodology adopted is based on history of Islamic laws and policies on gender to compare the status of men and women in the society. This is further elaborated by a classical view, with particular emphasis on the status of women in the Islamic society of Iran and their present day situation outlining the developments that happened through various forms of reformist movements post the Islamic Republic of Iran movement of 1979. Discussion based on our findings from the methodology and approach revolves around
the present status of Iranian Women under Islam with a comparison of modern and traditional women. Supporting the voice of modern women, the Convention of human rights laid post Revolution has been discussed. The paper concludes with a summary of the entire research and findings, extending to mention the current happenings in the name of reformist movements in Iran. Limitations of the study have been briefed along with a proposal for another method of studying the presence of gender differences in Iran.
Gender, being a social and human concept, ideally does not enter the territory of God. ...
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