An-Nisa, 34
In the Qur'an, verse 34 of Surah an-Nisa (abbreviated as 4:34) concerns the issue of marital relations in Islam. This verse is interpreted by some Muslims as giving women a degree of autonomy over the...
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Dr. Ahmed on the reaction to Ivanka, Melania in Saudi Arabia
'In the Land of Invisible Women' author and Muslim scholar Dr. Qanta Ahmed provides insight
Pakistan Advisory Body Suggests Men 'Lightly Beat' Wives Who Refuse Sex
A powerful constitutional body in Pakistan proposed legislation last week that would allow husbands to "lightly beat" their wives who decline sex or refuse to wear what their mates prefer.
Saudi Women Vote For The First Time
The first Saudi women ever to cast ballots in the kingdom hugged and took souvenir selfies during groundbreaking elections Saturday that marked another step in social reforms but failed to stir a majo...
Women scholars in Egypt reflect on the intersection of Islam and feminism
Islamic feminists in many Muslim-majority countries have spent years studying and interpreting Islamic texts, especially the passages concerning divorce, inheritance and child custody. In Egypt, three...
Namus
Nāmūs is the Arabic word (Greek "νόμος") of a concept of an ethical category, a virtue, in Middle Eastern patriarchal character. Literally translated as "virtue", it is now more popularly used in a st...
Women in Islam
Women in Islam are guided by primary Islamic sources of personal law, namely the Quran and hadiths, as well as secondary sources such as the ijma, qiyas, ijtihad in form such as fatwas; the secondary ...
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Divorce (Islamic)
In the laws of Islam (sharia) there are three kinds of divorce, each with separate rules. When a man has initiated a divorce, the procedure is called ṭalāq (Arabic: الطلاق‎). When a husban...
Islamism
Islamism (Islam and -ism) or political Islam (Arabic: الإسلام السياسي‎ Islām siyāsī; or الإسلامية al-Islāmīyah) is a set of ideologies holding that "Islam should guide social and political a...
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Marriage in Islam
In Islam, marriage is a legal contract (Literary Arabic: عقد القران ʻaqd al-qirān, "matrimony contract"; Urdu: نکاح نامہ‎ / ALA-LC: Nikāḥ-nāmah) between two people. The bride is to consent t...
Female political leaders in Islam and in Muslim-majority countries
Modern developments in the twentieth century brought more Muslim women into the political sphere. Movements for Muslim women to seek roles in national leadership have increased rapidly. Influxes of we...
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Islamic sexual jurisprudence
Islamic sexual jurisprudence and sexuality in Islam is largely described by the Qur'an, the sayings of Muhammad (hadith) and the rulings of religious leaders' (fatwa) as being confined to marital rela...
Timeline of first women's suffrage in majority-Muslim countries
This timeline lists the dates of the first women's suffrage in majority-Muslim countries. Dates for the right to vote, suffrage, as distinct from the right to stand for election and hold office, are l...
Timeline of first women's suffrage in majority-Muslim countries - Wikipedia
Hijab by country
The hijab refers to both the head-covering traditionally worn by some Muslim women and modest Islamic styles of dress in general.The garment has different legal and cultural statuses in various countr...
Hijab by country - Wikipedia
Madrasah
"Madrasa" (Arabic: مدرسة‎, madrasah, pl. مدارس, madāris, Turkish: Medrese) is the Arabic word for any type of educational institution, whether secular or religious (of any religion). Var...
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Islamic revival
Islamic revival (Arabic: التجديد الإسلامي‎ aẗ-ẗajdid l-ʾIslāmiyyah, also Arabic: الصحوة الإسلامية‎ aṣ-Ṣaḥwah l-ʾIslāmiyyah, "Islamic awakening") refers to a return to the pure fund...
Zina (Arabic)
Zināʾ (زِنَاء) or zina (زِنًى or زِنًا) is an Islamic law concerning unlawful sexual relations between Muslims who are not married to one another through a Nikah. It includes extramarital sex and pre...
Islamic inheritance jurisprudence
Islamic Inheritance jurisprudence is a field of Islamic jurisprudence (Arabic: fiqh‎) that deals with inheritance, a topic that is prominently dealt with in the Qur'an. It is often called Mī...
Islamic economics in the world
Islamic economics in practice, or economic policies supported by self-identified Islamic groups, has varied throughout its long history. Traditional Islamic concepts having to do with economics includ...
Hijab
A hijab or ḥijāb (/hɪˈdʒɑːb/, /hɪˈdʒæb/, /ˈhɪ.dʒæb/ or /hɛˈdʒɑːb/; Arabic: حجاب‎, [ħiˈdʒæːb] or [ħiˈɡæːb]) is a veil that covers the head and chest, which is particularly worn by some Muslim...
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Islamic marital jurisprudence
In Islamic law (sharia), marriage (zawaj زواج) is a legal bond and social contract between a man and a woman. In Islam, marriage is not compulsory and a Muslim has the right to live a single life if h...
Islamic marital jurisprudence - Wikipedia
Women's mosques
Women's mosques (清真女寺 Qingzhen nusi, 女寺 nusi) have existed in China for several hundred years. They can be found in the Chinese provinces of Henan, Shanxi and Hebei. Some countries beyond China also h...
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Rights and obligations of spouses in Islam
In Islam, marriage is a legal contract (Literary Arabic: عقد القران ʻaqd al-qirān, "matrimony contract"; Urdu: نکاح نامہ‎ / ALA-LC: Nikāḥ-nāmah) between two people. The bride is to consent t...
Gender roles in Islam
The Quran indicates that men and women are spiritual equals. The Quran 4:124 states:"If any do deeds of righteousness be they male or female and have faith, they will enter Heaven, and not the least i...
Gender segregation and Islam
Gender segregation and Islam refers to the issue of the separation of men and boys from women and girls in social settings in Muslim countries and communities. Gender segregation is often enshrined in...
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Polygyny in Islam
Under Islamic marital jurisprudence, Muslim men are allowed to practice polygyny, that is, they can have more than one wife at the same time, up to a total of four. Polyandry, the practice of a woman ...
Islam and domestic violence
The relationship between Islam and domestic violence is disputed. Even among Muslims, the uses and interpretations of sharia, the moral code and religious law of Islam, lack consensus.Conservative int...
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Sharia
To Arabic-speaking people, sharia (/ʃɑːˈriːɑː/; also shari'a, sharīʿah; Arabic: شريعة‎ šarīʿah, [ʃaˈriːʕa], "legislation") means the moral code and religious law of a prophetic religion. The...
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