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Muhammad Sharif Chaudhry

This book deals with the rights granted to woman by the great religion Al-Islam. Her rights pertaining to marriage, dower, divorce, maintenance, inheritance, ownership of property, earning of livelihood, acquisition of education, etc., have been discussed. Her role as a mother, a wife, a daughter and a sister has also been brought under focus, controversial issues like woman’s share in inheritance, woman’s evidence, polygamy, “purdah,” question of equality with man, her right to contest for the post of the head of state, etc., have also been debated. A comparative study of the rights of woman in non-Muslim societies has also been made. Verses of the Qur’an, Traditions of the Prophet of Islam, Islamic law and views of the great scholars have been amply quoted.

ISBN No. 969-432-250-2                      14 cm. x 21.5 cm. xiv+204 pp. (P.B)