Women Between the Tyranny of the Western System and the Mercy of the Islamic Law
Dr Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Buti, Nancy Roberts (tr.)
Despite increasing awareness of Islam throughout the Western world, there continues to be a prevailing belief among Westerners that Muslim women enjoy few, if any, genuine rights, and that whatever rights they do enjoy are the result of Western influence on the Islamic World. In this work, Dr Muhammad Said Ramadan details women's rights and freedoms as provided for by Islam in the professional, social, political, religious, academic and cultural spheres. In addition, he deals in careful detail with specific questions revolving around issues such as the Quranic teaching on males' and females' inheritance, polygamy, husbands' treatment of their wives, divorce and the "veil".