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May 5, 2022

About this episode:

If justice is an essential value in Islam, why have women been treated as second-class citizens in Islamic legal tradition?

In her book Journeys Toward Gender Equality in Islam, Ziba Mir-Hosseini explores how democratic gender laws might be constructed from within the Islamic legal framework. She explains how her journey, and the journeys of six influential Muslim intellectuals, has created the framework for further exploration of gender equality in Islam.

About our guest:

Ziba Mir-Hosseini is a legal anthropologist, specializing in Islamic law, gender and development, she is a founding member of Musawah Global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family.

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