The Sisters in Islam

Regardless of how we look at 2:282, one doesn’t need to be scholar to determine that Islam, Catholicism, Judaism and Buddhism assign women to a much lower role than men.

The Sisters in Islam document talks about the conflict between Islam and Human Rights and states that this is a struggle that doesn’t help the marginalized and voiceless, without stating who these specifically are. They are promoting the importance of maslaha (public interest) as a general principle for thinking about Shariah. Maslaha was promoted by al-Shatibi in the 14th century as a better way to regulate the relationship between humans than the Qur’an or the Sunnah, so this is not a new idea.

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