Musawah releases a paper on ‘Islam and the Question of Gender Equality’

Musawah released a paper titled ‘Islam and the Question of Gender Equality’ which focuses on gender justice within the philosophy of law in Islam. It highlights how the earlier notions of justice within Qur’an did not include the idea of equality between men and women, nor did it exist in the Muslim social, economic and historical thought. However, changes at local, national and global levels and contemporary interpretations of Islamic sacred texts, based on ethics and values, allow for gender equality in laws, policies and practices today. The paper expands up on gender equality, broad approaches to gender justice and key aspects of gender equity in contemporary Muslim family laws and gender norms.

Access paper here.