Islam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran

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I.B.Tauris, 2000 - Muslim women - 305 pages
How can justice for women be achieved in an Islamic society? Through a series of lively interviews with clerics in the Iranian religious centre of Qom, Ziba Mir-Hosseini explores the issue of gender with Islamic jurisprudence and examines how clerics today perpetuate and modify these notions.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Perspectives on Women in PostRevolutionary Iran
7
Narrative and Debate in Ethnographic Writing
10
Religious Authority and Knowledge in PostRevolutionary Iran
11
The Organization of the Book
17
THE TRADITIONALISTS GENDER INEQUALITY
21
Introduction to Part One
23
Women Ignored Grand Ayatollah Madani
26
A Visit to the Shrine in Qom
110
Equality or Balance Redefining Gender Notions in the Sharia
112
The Second Session with Payame Zan
115
Women Reconsidered Ayatollah Yusef Sanei
144
Discussion with Ayatollah Sanei
147
After the Meeting
168
Agreeing to Differ Final Meeting with Payame Zan
170
The Final Session
172

The Way of Rulings on Marriage and Divorce
30
Newly Created Problems
31
Ayatollah Madani in 1997
47
Women Politicized Ayatollah AzariQomi
49
Womens Image in the Islamic Order
51
The Personality of Woman in Comparison to Man
58
Duties of Wives and Husbands toward Each Other
63
The Culture of Hejab
65
Response to Your Questions
71
Ayatullah AzariQomi in 1997
78
THE NEOTRADITIONALISTS GENDER BALANCE
81
Introduction to Part Two
83
Women Represented Discussions with Payame Zan
86
The Discussion Begins
88
A Second Visit to the Shrine
207
THE MODERNISTS TOWARD GENDER EQUALITY
211
Introduction to Part Three
213
Challenges and Complicities Abdolkarim Sorush and Gender
217
Sorushs Lectures on Women
222
Sorush in London
237
Gender Equality and Islamic Jurisprudence The Work of Hojjat olEslam Saidzadeh
247
Saidzadeh in 1997
268
Conclusion
273
Glossary
281
Bibliographic Essay
283
Bibliography
287
Index
303
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