Speaking in God's Name: Islamic Law, Authority and Women

TitleSpeaking in God's Name: Islamic Law, Authority and Women
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsFadl KAbou El
PublisherOneworld
CityOxford
ISBN NumberCloth: 1851682627; paper: 9781851682621
Abstract

Drawing on both religious and secular sources, this challenging book argues that divinely ordained law is frequently misinterpreted by Muslim authorities at the expense of certain groups, including women. Khaled Abou El Fadl cites a series of injustices in Islamic society and ultimately proposes a return to the original ethics at the heart of the Muslim legal system.