Changing Gender Norms in Islam Between Reason and Revelation

Marziyeh Bakhshizadeh

Barbara Budrich Publishers

Changing Gender Norms in Islam Between Reason and Revelation

Pub Date: June 2018

ISBN: 9783863887353

270 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $79.00

Changing Gender Norms in Islam Between Reason and Revelation

Marziyeh Bakhshizadeh

Barbara Budrich Publishers

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Women's movements in Islamic countries have had a long and arduous journey in their quest for the realization of human rights and genuine equality. Marziyeh Bakhshizadeh examines whether discriminatory laws against women do in fact originate from Islam and, ultimately, if there is any interpretation of Islam compatible with gender equality. She investigates women's rights in Iran since the 1979 Revolution from the perspectives of three main currents in Islamic thought, fundamentalism, reformism, and secularism, in terms of the family, economics, politics, and culture.

About the Author

Marziyeh Bakhshizadeh teaches at the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany.