Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 4

Islamic Feminism and the Role of Women

Dunya Suleymanova*

Independent Researcher, Economics and Management, Humboldt University, Germany

*Corresponding Author: Dunya Suleymanova, Independent Researcher, Economics and Management, Humboldt University, Germany.

Received: December 29, 2021; Published: February 22, 2022

Abstract

The term "Islamic feminism", which has emerged more recently in comparison with "Western feminism", has become the subject of heated debate both among scholars and among the general public. While Islamic feminism, like Western feminism, focuses on women's rights, it is different in nature. Islamic feminists see the Quran as the source of the struggle for their rights. They argue that the oppression of Islamic women continues due to misinterpretations of the Quran by elite men. Nevertheless, some scholars, especially Western ones, argue that the reason for gender inequality lies not in interpretation, but in the Quran itself and specific verses. This article focuses on Islamic feminism by analyzing the arguments of both sides. In the end, I came to the conclusion that although the position of women has improved with the advent of Islam, there are points in the verses that make gender equality almost impossible in Muslim countries. Thus, this article argues that for meaningful change, Islamic feminists must change their approach on this issue.

Keywords:Islamic Feminism; Western Feminism, Q;ran; Women; Gender Equality; Patriarchy

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Citation

Citation: Dunya Suleymanova. “Islamic Feminism and the Role of Women". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.3 (2022): 08-11.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Dunya Suleymanova. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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