Feminism and Islam

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ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
(Department of Gender and Women Studies)

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Course: Feminism and Islam (4648)

Semester: Spring, 2012Level: M.Sc

Total Marks: 100Pass Marks: 40

ASSIGNMENT No. 1

(Units: 1–5)

Q.1Islamic feminism is a thinking process only or it is a movement in Muslim societies for women rights?

Q.2Trace the origin of feminism in Egypt and discuss its major issues.

Q.3What is Orientalism? Why women’s situation is central in the discussions of the western orientalist writers?

Q.4How women’s role in Iranian revolution has influenced the women of the Muslim world.

Q.5How religious interpretations impact the lives of women? Discuss in context of Hadood Ordinances in Pakistan.

ASSIGNMENT No. 2

(Units: 5–9)

Q.1Do you think Muslim women’s practice of hijab/covering is a global issue and being exploited?

Q.2What are the gaps between the women’s right and practice in the legislation in Pakistan?

Q.3Have you read any Muslim Woman’s interpretation of the Quran? How it is different from male scholar’s interpretations? (e.g., Amina Wadood)

Q.4How modernity has influenced the lives of Muslim women especially in context of...
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