Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society
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Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society

Edited by Nadirsyah Hosen

The Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society provides an examination of the role of Islamic law as it applies in Muslim and non-Muslim societies through legislation, fatwa, court cases, sermons, media, or scholarly debate. It illuminates the intersection of social, political, economic and cultural factors that inform Islamic Law across a number of jurisdictions. Chapters evaluate when and how actors and institutions have turned to Islamic law to address problems faced by societies in Muslim and, in some cases, Western states.
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Chapter 16: Educational rights for women in Saudi Arabia

Maan Abdul Haq Khutani


This chapter conducts research on the rights of Saudi women to pursue education at university level. This is one of the hot topics in the Islamic world. The chapter reveals the structural gaps in institutions concerned with women’s education in Saudi Arabia. It posits that there is a necessity to review all philosophical and social basics and domestic laws relating to women’s education in the Kingdom. It further argues that the Kingdom’s objectives need to be reviewed; and its suitability examined in regard to the modern changes which have altered a woman’s vision of herself and also society’s vision of her. This in turn, requires a radical change in educational and vocational services in Saudi Arabia.

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