Self-Determination and Women’s Rights in Muslim Societies by Chitra Raghavan, James P. Levine, Jeremy Travis

By Chitra Raghavan, James P. Levine, Jeremy Travis

Contradicting the perspectives in most cases held via westerners, many Muslim international locations in reality have interaction in a large spectrum of reform, with the prestige of girls as a principal measurement. This anthology counters the parable that Islam and feminism are constantly or inevitably in competition. A multidisciplinary team of students study ideology, perform, and reform efforts within the parts of marriage, divorce, abortion, violence opposed to ladies, inheritance, and feminine circumcision around the Islamic international, illuminating how non secular and cultural prescriptions engage with felony norms, affecting swap in occasionally miraculous methods.

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Without explicitly raising the issue of abortion, MDF5 nevertheless specifically encompasses the availability of contraceptives and tackles teenage pregnancy. ”34 Indeed, there is urgency as tens of thousands of lives are lost each year due to complications linked to unsafe abortion. A full understanding of Muslim laws regarding abortion requires both a highlighting of the main religious stands on abortion and an examination of how laws are formalized on the ground. The latter may endorse a range of valid reasons, including the health of the fetus (for example, fetal impairment), the circumstances of the pregnancy (for example, rape or incest) or its impact on the woman (for example, danger to a woman’s life or to her mental health, but also economic or social reasons, or when a new pregnancy threatens the life of a suckling infant).

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