Women, Muslim Laws and Human Rights in Nigeria | Ayesha Imam

Women, Muslim Laws and Human Rights in Nigeria | Wilson Center.

Living in a post 9/11 world where media is replete with Islamophobia we are led to assume that there is a singular Islam which is repressive and embodied by the Shekaus of this world. Apart from helping us to demystify Islam and its variations Prof. Imam discusses the rise of the religious right in a number of religions (conservative outlooks) and the implications for women. This keynote address delivered at the Wilson Centre unpacks Sharia law.

These laws are commonly held to be divine laws. However, they are not divine but merely religious, being based on human – mostly male – interpretations of divine revelation.

 

 

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