Chronology of a Struggle for Equal Rights

in Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195174304
Published online November 2007 |
Chronology of a Struggle for Equal Rights

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Formed in 1988 in Malaysia and registered as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in 1993, Sisters in Islam (SIS) is a group of Muslim professional women committed to promoting the rights of women within the framework of Islam. The SIS mission statement notes: The participation of Muslim women as full and equal partners in the ummah's socio-economic development and progress is the need of the day. . . . It is imperative that the female experience, thought and voice are included in the interpretation of the Quran and in the administration of religion in the Muslim world.

These selections from 1990 through 2003 have in common the argument that polygamy is not a right but a duty commanded by God in exceptional historical circumstances that will probably not recur. Because the circumstances have changed, the duty has lapsed.

Chapter.  2429 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture ; Islam

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