Contesting Justice Women, Islam, Law, and Society

ISBN-10: 0791473988
ISBN-13: 9780791473986
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 1/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 211
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Argues that the rights of women in Muslim society are based on the preserved cultural standards of elites, not the ethical philosophy of the Qur'an.

Dr. Ahmed E. Souaiaia has taught Modern Standard Arabic, spoken Arabic dialects, and classical Arabic at the University of Washington and the University of Iowa.

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Legal Absolutism and Ethical Relativism
To Know or Not to Know: The Basis of Acts
Cognition through Models and Paradigms
The Domain of Ethics and the Law
Chronology of Islamic Thought
Ethics, Morality, and the Law
Determining God's Position
Core and Marginal Sanctions
Emotion and Law in the Qur'anic Discourse
Threats, Incentives, and Piety
Crime and Punishment
Basis for the Practice of Polygamy
On the Methodological and Historical Assumptions
Methodological and Disciplinary Precedence
Polygamy in the Historical Context
The Philology of Polygamy
Women in Islamic Law of Inheritance
The Qur'&abar;nic and Interpretive Dichotomy
The Legal and Exegetical Treatment of the Verses on Inheritance
Women, Justice, and Interpretation: The Principle of Awl
Explicitnes, Consensus, and Interpretation
Shares and Heirs in the Comparative Context
Shares and Heirs per Blind Survey
Description of Data Collection
Explanation and Interpretation of Data
Women in Modern Times
Discussion
Linking Polygamy and Inheritance: Disadvantaging Women by the Numbers
Discussing the Status of Women
Other Contested Perspectives
Bespoke Justice versus Tyranny of Majoritism
Inclusion and Exclusion of Women
Conclusion
Timeline of Scholars and Major Figures
Glossary of Key Arabic Terms and Their Derivatives
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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