Argues that Islamic legislation doesn't accord a lesser prestige to ladies and elaborates Muslim women's rights in a number of areas.

Challenging the conservative framers of Islamic legislations who accorded a lesser prestige to girls, Mohammad Ali Syed argues that the Quran and the Hadith—the fundamental assets of Islamic law—actually position Muslim girls at the similar point as Muslim males. Syed presents an outline of either assets and explores their respective roles in Islamic legislation, emphasizing the Quran’s position because the very best authority and wondering the authenticity of a few of the alleged sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). From those texts, he elaborates women’s rights in various components, together with remedy via God; marriage, divorce, monetary provisions, and custody of kids; popping out of seclusion (purdah), and participating in social, financial, felony, and political actions. instead of featuring what's practiced this day, the e-book covers the theoretical place of Muslim girls as sanctioned via the Quran and the real Hadith and gives a glimpse of the exalted place of honor and dignity loved via Muslim girls within the early days of Islam.

This well-researched booklet is made extra precise through the author’s own event. Raised in Bengal, India, Syed used to be encouraged by means of his relations, who valued women and men both. As he grew up, Syed discovered that the majority Muslim ladies lived very another way than the ladies of his kinfolk. in response to the writer, his kin was once egalitarian simply because his father and male family members weren't merely religious Muslims but additionally very acquainted with Islam. This e-book is a end result of his lifelong trouble for women’s rights lower than Islam.

A famous professional on Islamic legislations, Mohammad Ali Syed has been a training Barrister within the English Bar because 1975. he's a member of the Bangladesh Bar and the previous Head of the dep. of Islamic heritage and tradition at Dhaka executive university. In 2003 he used to be made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.) by way of the Queen of England.

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