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dc.contributor.advisor Beckett, Jason Aboul-Ezz, Merna 2017-10-11T09:12:28Z Fall 2017 en_US 2017-10-11
dc.description.abstract Gender inequality is a global issue that limits women’s social, economic as well as political opportunities. Fortunately enough, there have been many feminist movements that fight for gender equality and women’s rights. The basis for male domination is sometimes justified by culture, or religion. The problem arises when the oppression of women is being justified on the basis of religion mainly Islam in the Arab countries, for it becomes harder to women to challenge the situation, because it conflicts with their inner faith. This thesis will tackle the issue of Islamic Feminism, a recent movement that calls for gender equality in the name of Islam, through providing an alternative feminist interpretation of the Qur’anic text as well as Islamic Law. Although Islamic Feminists have succeeded in using their interpretation to reform laws that address women’s issues in the Muslim countries, they still face many challenges from traditional scholars who have attained Islamic education and have studies Islamic jurisprudence. Consequently, this paper argues that in order to move a step forward, and for the movement to be more effectively successful, Islamic feminists have to engage with the traditionalists, to increase the movement’s credibility as well as legitimacy and to be able to make the changes they long for come true. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This thesis is dedicated to all the women out there who are being oppressed through having their inner faith abused in the name of religion. To those who inspired it. en_US
dc.format.extent 61 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Islamic Law, Middle East, Gender Equality, Islamic Feminism, Women's Rights, Shari'a, Family Code, Qur'an en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Islamic feminism: A perfect match or a contradiction in terms? en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline International Human Rights Law en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Law en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember El Sayed, Hani
dc.contributor.committeeMember Abbassi, Muhammad Zubair

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