Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013, Page: 22-33
Islamic Law & Women Rights in Bangladesh
Noor Mohammad, Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 43600, The National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Received: Feb. 1, 2013;       Published: Apr. 2, 2013
DOI: 10.11648/j.ss.20130202.11      View  2780      Downloads  407
Abstract
The concept of women rights is in fact originated from Islamic jurisprudence although there many debates and arguments on this issue. It is observed that the position of women was ignored since the pre-Islamic customs of the Arabian people in all respects. But after the revelation of the Hoy Quran, it is found that many suras such as the sura An-Nissa, Attin, Al-Mayeda etc.; cover a wide range of women rights. The Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Communism etc.; emphasizes equal rights to men and women. However, the women rights as guaranteed to the women are not implemented properly due to unconsciousness and ignorance as to the importance of the women, lack of knowledge in Islam etc.; and therefore, the scholars of the Muslim world suggested that the respective government may pass some leading laws empowering the women community such as the Muslim Family Laws Ordinance, 1961; the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act, 1939; the Family Laws Ordinance, 1985 etc.; which is really significant in this regard. It is being done in the most of the Islamic countries in the world including Pakistan, India, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain etc. The authority should implement the provisions of the International Bill of Human Rights as to the women rights. In Bangladesh, there are some important laws as mentioned above. This study however, examines the potentialities and constraints of the Islamic Family Laws in Bangladesh focusing on the women rights as applied in in the country based on the primary and secondary sources consisting of 25 respondents in the different criteria such as lecturers, students, primary school teachers, common people, business people, lawyers etc.; in Sylhet.
Keywords
Islamic Law, Women Rights
To cite this article
Noor Mohammad, Islamic Law & Women Rights in Bangladesh, Social Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2013, pp. 22-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20130202.11
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