Speaking in God's name: Islamic law, authority and women
This challenging book reviews the ethical foundations of the Islamic legalystem, suggesting that an authoritarian reading of scripture has often hadrave consequences for parts of Muslim society.;Drawing upon both religiousnd secular sources, Islamic legal expert Khaled Abou El Fadl argues thativinely ordained law is frequently misinterpreted by Muslim authorities athe expense of women and oth er groups. Citing a series of injustices inslamic society, from the ban on women driving to the restrictions governingemale clothing, El Fadl's thoughtful and cogent study proposes instead aeturn to the original ethics at the heart of the Muslim legal system.
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