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Sharia eller västerländsk jämställdhet?: Kvinnor i egyptisk lagstiftning
Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sharia or western equality?

women

in Egyptian legislation

The Islamic law (Sharia) in most of the countries in Middle East and North Africa has been the basis for modern laws which regulate issues such as marriage, divorce and inheritance. These laws (personal status law or family law) have been debated frequently in the last decades.

There are those who consider personal status law (PSL) as unjust, male-biased and discriminating against women especially in the issue of divorce. On the other hand there are voices who call to go back to the Sharia, because muslims has to follow the islamic law and its values, they are universal as they claim. In this essay I try to enlighten these two points of view which can be found in the debate in Egypt. A country witch was first among the Arabic countries to adopt a modern jurisprudence.

Despite several reforms in personal status law (PSL) in the last 80 years women groups and international organisations consider that there are much more to be done.

This essay gives a historical background of Islamic jurisprudence, its development and islamic political ideas behind Sharia. It also describes PSL with divorce in focus.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Sharia, Islamic Law, Personal Status Law and divorce
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-959ISRN: ORU-SAM/STK-C--07/0014--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-959DiVA: diva2:137491
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Available from: 2007-02-14 Created: 2007-02-14

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