The Debate on the Role of Cause Prevention and Its Strict Implementation
Abd al-Halim Abu Shuqqah
Adil Salahi (translation)
Women's Emancipation during the Prophet's Lifetime, Volume 6
The author devotes this volume to a debate concerning the application of the rule of cause prevention. He shows that a strict and extremist application has been the reason for many restrictions that social tradition in many Muslim countries have imposed on women, depriving them of much that is permissible in Islam. He cites clear evidence confirming that women's full participation in social life was part of the Prophet's guidance. His approach is always balanced between the freedom Islam gives to women's participation in life's activities and the need to adhere to Islamic regulations and values concerning attire and behaviour.