ALLAMA IQBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, ISLAMABAD
(Department of Gender and Women Studies)
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Course: Feminism and Islam (4648)
Semester: Spring, 2012
Total Marks: 100
Pass Marks: 40
ASSIGNMENT No. 1
Islamic feminism is a thinking process only or it is a movement in Muslim societies for women rights?
Trace the origin of feminism in Egypt and discuss its major issues.
What is Orientalism? Why women’s situation is central in the discussions of the western orientalist writers?
How women’s role in Iranian revolution has influenced the women of the Muslim world.
How religious interpretations impact the lives of women? Discuss in context of Hadood Ordinances in Pakistan.
ASSIGNMENT No. 2
Do you think Muslim women’s practice of hijab/covering is a global issue and being exploited?
What are the gaps between the women’s right and practice in the legislation in Pakistan?
Have you read any Muslim Woman’s interpretation of the Quran? How it is different from male scholar’s interpretations? (e.g., Amina Wadood)
How modernity has influenced the lives of Muslim women especially in context of...
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