The shocking truth behind
Women in Islam
And, the rights of women in Islamic Law
F. P. Hanna
Subject: Non-fiction - Muslim women.
Muslim women--Social conditions.
Biographies & True Stories - Religion & Beliefs.
Law: Jurisprudence & General Issues - Systems
of Law - Islamic Law: The Shari’ah.
Society & Culture: Cultural Studies.
Society & Culture: Social Groups - Gender Studies
- Gender Studies for Women - Human Rights -
Society & Culture: Social Groups - Social &
Aspects of Religious Groups - Islamic Studies.
Gang rape - Honour killings - Infidel women.
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One of the most controversial issues of our time is the rights of women in the world in general and in Islam and Islamic law in particular. The issue, for example, of wearing the Burka (the Hijab) by Muslim women in public places, schools, and in courts has made it recently to the front covers of most newspapers and magazines. Some countries have already banned the Burka in public places; others are reluctant for fear of limiting freedom and multiculturalism. But, what happens to a western woman who goes to a Muslim country, such as Saudi Arabia, where Islamic law (the Sharia) is applied? Is she allowed to wear a mini-skirt or a dress of her liking in public places? Or, is she able to wear a bikini on the beach?
Almost all Muslim scholars and writers, including women, have defended the position of women in Islam. While they draw their arguments on a very limited number of verses