Author: Anis Ahmad
Publisher: Institute of Policy Studies
About the Book:
The discourse on gender equality, rights and limits of personal freedom, during the last two decades, has become a global phenomenon. Muslim responses to the contemporary gender debate have been either liberal or conservative and apologetic. Those who call themselves liberal suggest a revisionist approach in understanding the Qur’an. They try to read in the Qur’an justification for individualism, personal liberty and mathematical equality of women with men.
The essays in Gender, Law and Society in Islam are an effort to look critically into the core issues from a Qur’anic viewpoint. The liberal narrative, as well as the conventional approaches, are reviewed and an alternate ethics-centred theoretical framework is proposed to revisit the issue in the light of Qur’anic concept of equity and fairness.
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About the Author
Anis Ahmad (PhD) is a social scientist and meritorious professor of comparative religion and Islamic studies. He has taught and held key leadership positions in a number of higher education institutions within the country and across the globe. He has served as vice president and founding director-general of the Da’wah Academy, founding dean, faculty of social sciences, dean faculty of Usuluddin at International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and founding dean, faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He is presently the founding vice-chancellor of Riphah International University, Islamabad. He has also been a former president and secretary-general of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists of USA and Canada. He holds fellowship of University of Sains, Malaysia and was awarded Quaid-i-Azam Gold Medal for his academic contributions.