By Diah Ariani Arimbi

ISBN-10: 9089640894

ISBN-13: 9789089640895

Studying modern Indonesian Muslim ladies Writers seems on the paintings of 4 writers—Titis Basino P.I., Ratna Indraswari Ibrahim, Abidah El Kalieqy, and Helvy Tiana Rosa—paying specific consciousness to questions of ways gender is developed and in flip constructs the identities, roles, and standing of Muslim girls in Indonesia. moreover, Diah Ariani Arimbi makes a speciality of problems with authenticity, illustration, and tool in those authors’ works and info how every one girl challenged perceptions of Muslim ladies in Islamic societies.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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The different meanings of Islamic feminism to different women across ages, regions, classes and cultures result in the multiple dimensions and contexts of the term. It is crucial not to define Islamic feminism, or locate the Muslim women’s movement, within a single framework. There is no single definition to accommodate such a broad term. What is more essential is to identify how women position and view themselves, construct their agendas, and reconstruct their own experiences. Such positioning recognises the commonality that women from various movements share.

25 Social Reforms There is a generalised world-view, more particularly in the West, that women in Muslim societies are powerless and marginalised. Esposito argues that: The study of women in Islam and Muslim societies is complex, reflecting the diverse and varied realities of Muslim women and Muslim societies throughout the ages. Alongside ideals embodied in the Qur’an and the traditions (hadiths) of the Prophet Muhammad, one must look at the actual condition of Muslim women in diverse time periods and socio-historical contexts.

Theorising Islamic Feminism In theorising Islamic feminism, this book compares Islamic feminist discourse with Western secular feminist discourse. Such a comparison seems to be quite inaccurate. The appropriate comparison is with Western religious feminist discourse in which many common issues, such as the issue of whether women can be priests and rabbis or hold leadership positions in church and synagogue, may be found. However, there seems to be a gap in the publication of Islamic feminism about such inter-religious comparisons.

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