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Shariah, commonly translated as Islamic law Broad ethical principles It can be found in the Quran, the Islamic scriptures, and the teachings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad. This is not a strict code, Various interpretations By government and religious leaders.
Public protests against Sharia led to more than 200 Anti-Sharia bill Introduced nationwide.European Court of Human Rights ruled Shariah twice Incompatible When human rights..Conservative analysts call it Sharia “Other pandemics” in the world Comparison with COVID-19.
However, many Muslim women do not believe that Shariah is incompatible with their rights.my research Shows how women (usually small groups of activists in many countries) use Shariah to combat oppressive practices.
Shariah and women’s rights
I have interviewed nearly 150 women’s rights activists, religious leaders, officials and aid workers in Somalia and Somaliland over the last decade. 99% or more The population is Muslim.
This area is suffering from the next cycle Famine and drought,and Brutal dictatorship and civil war That led to the collapse of the Somali government 30 years ago and the division between Somalia and Somaliland.
I wanted to know why women are demanding Shariah and whether Shariah will help rebuild post-war society. My book, “Shariah, Inshallah: Finding God in Somali Legal Politics” Instead of leaving Shariah, he tells the story of peacemakers and peacemakers directed at it.
Because it’s Sharia Encourage diversity of interpretation, There is no right or wrong way to interpret it.
The female activist I met saw the feminism inherent in Shariah. At Shariah, a Somali activist, Muslims reminded me that “almost all support can be found.” The woman just “has to know her rights in the Quran,” she added.
These activists help local communities understand women’s rights in Islam. For example, an activist fighting for girls’ education explained to local parents how Shariah demands that “both boys and girls have the right to education.” Signs posted by human rights groups referred to Islamic teaching that educating girls is educating the country.They are the Prophet Muhammad himself Taught women and men And he advised his followers to do the same.
Another activist I spoke to called Shariah to explain that the girl should be allowed to play sports.She explained to her parents that she wouldn’t let her daughters play Oppose Sharia, “Give human rights”.
Yet another, one of the sources of Shariah, called the Quran, is her guide to persuade women. Candidate for public office.. She allowed women to run for elections and publicly claimed to be “Islamic.”
Interpreted as patriarchy
Part of the problem with Shariah’s often brutal interpretation was that men matched it with their political views. “The lawkeeper is a man,” the aid worker told me.
Indeed, some religious leaders claim that Shariah allows it. Child marriage When Female genital mutilation To maintain a woman’s premarital virginity and prevent her from experiencing sexual pleasure.
The activists I met sought to end these harmful practices by sharing tragic stories with religious leaders at the workshop. One activist told me at one such workshop that he told me the tragic story of a girl whose pelvis shattered during childbirth. Another shared the story of a child who took bleach to avoid forced marriage.
These women wanted religious leaders to share these stories with others. They argued that Shariah could not be used to allow child marriage or female genital mutilation. Protect women “The Quran is very clear. Islam always promotes people, health and dignity,” added one activist.
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However, religious leaders in these countries have hesitated to speak publicly on these issues. However, many of the Somali women I met have revived centuries-old women’s traditions. Shariah’s guidance and interpretation.. In the 7th century, Aisha, the surviving spouse of the Prophet Muhammad, was one of the first Islamic authorities to make decisions about sacred law. The man had to obey..
Islamic women not only in Somalia and Somaliland, but in many parts of the world Landfilling Their right to study and share Quranic poetry and prophetic teachings.of MalaysiaFor example, the following groups Islamic sisters When Musawa He has publicly advocated a feminist interpretation of Quranian poetry to teach women about gender equality and inheritance rights.
of Egypt, The woman called Shariah to increase access to divorce.
In my study Sudan, I saw a female lawyer teaching women exiled by the civil war that their rights come from God. On Judgment Day, these women said to each other, God would judge those who tried to deprive women of the rights given to them by God.
And in Los Angeles, California, Women’s mosque We offer female-led sermons, classes and events.
As I have found, these women shatter Shariah’s ancient sexist interpretations by interpreting theological and legal texts in a non-patriarchal way.
This article will be republished from conversation, A non-profit news site aimed at sharing ideas from academic experts. It was written by: Mark Fatima Saw, University of California Santa Cruz..
Mark Fatimasaud holds scholarships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the American Council of Academiced Societies, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Fulbright Hayes, and the University of California. The views expressed here are the responsibility of the author.