Research Themes

OUR 5 RESEARCH THEMES

1. Gender equitable interpretations of Islamic law and traditions from sources of Islamic law: Quran, Sunnah (traditions of the Prophet) and Fiqh (jurisprudence).

2. Legal opinions and case law (courts) on gender issues, and drafting gender-based laws in Islamic family and criminal law.

3. Innovative and local forms and strategies of Muslim women around the world, and how they work with and within their religious/political/cultural environments.

4. Muslim women’s agency in history, biographies, folklore and literature that depict women as important social members and independent thinkers.

5. Notions and manifestations of masculinity in society and how gender-related programs are deconstructing these notions to empower men as partners in women’s rights efforts.

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