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A review of discrimination against women in shariah courts

Ruskam, Aminuddin and Muhammud, Farah Safura (2015) A review of discrimination against women in shariah courts. Sains Humanika, 5 (3). pp. 9-14. ISSN 2289-6996


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/sh.v5n3.661


Criticism of Shariah courts is no longer regarded as a new issue. Given that the majority of clients in the Shariah Courts are women, causes the issue of discrimination affecting women in the administration of the Shariah Court itself. This study will identify some critical issues regarding gender bias which occurred in the Shariah Court. The method used in this research is the study of literature by examine several mediums such as the Quran, books, Enactment Act, newspapers, and web sites of certain organizations related to the issue of gender bias. The study found that women-related issues that arise in the Shariah Court is not true and sometimes is seen as a bit excessive while the allocated Shariah Court jurisdiction was doing its best. However, as a professional body, the Shariah Court should accept criticism from the positive side and to strive harder towards improving a better system administration.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:discrimination against women, criticism of shariah courts, women rights in shariah courts
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Islamic Civilisation
ID Code:60084
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:24 Jan 2017 02:54
Last Modified:02 Mar 2022 02:40

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