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gernder and equality in muslim family lwa
Religion and Theology
Pages 4 (1004 words)
Gender equality, Islamic Law and the Modern Muslim state Date Student’s Name Subject/topic Course Gender equality, Islamic Law and the Modern Muslim state Equality of men and women is a recent concept which has surfaced with the introduction of human rights and has become equal to the concepts of justice.
The Islamic laws negated the modern authoritative position attributed to men in modern states and gave equal rights to the women. Although Islam has given equal rights to women, the misinterpretation of its laws and principles has exposed the religion as a typecast. Resultantly, a great number of misconceptions have arisen in the minds of Non-Muslims and Muslims alike. This paper is an attempt to highlight some key elements regarding gender equality concept in Islamic law with reference to its implementation in modern Muslim state. Islam permits women to hold any office outside her home as long as that post is not derogatory to the feminine nature. The only condition which Islam presses on the women is that their working outside their homes should not be a source of embarrassment for them and their families and must not harm their reputation as a woman and a human being. It also impresses on the women to strike a balance between their jobs outside their homes and their duties as a mother or a wife. The teachings of Islam also do not forbid Muslim women to interact with the opposite gender in public as per the requirement of their jobs1. However, the gender gap index of the world in 2009 shows that most Muslim countries have performed below the global average and are not showing any signs of improvements in the previous years. ...
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