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Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law

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In what ways has Islamic law discriminated against women and privileged men? What rights and power have been accorded to Muslim women, and how have they used the legal system to enhance their social and economic position? In an analysis of Islamic law through the prism of gender, Judith Tucker tackles these complex questions relating to the position of women in Islamic soc ...more
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Cambridge University Press
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Sajal
*I read this for a class*

This was a very insightful read. Tucker expertly explains the discourse of the “gendered” Islamic Law, and how it has come to discriminate women over the centenaries. I found the topics of discussion (Marriage, Mahr, Divorce, Mosque-as-a-gendered-space etc.) to be extremely interesting, and relevant! Of course, Tucker is a scholar, and this book is not a breeze to read through. But if you’re looking to educate yourself on the logic that Islamic jurists followed when dev
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It's so duuuulllllllll. Sorry, I had to read it for class, and it took me so long to get through the readings. The info and the analysis is good and thorough and fairly researched and explained, but I wouldn't recommend it for anything other than school/research.
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