Satisfying the growing interest in islam and islamic law the oxford islamic legal studies series speaks to both specialists and those interested in the study of a legal tradition that shapes lives and societies across the globe islamic law operates at several levels it shapes private decision making binds communities and it is also imposed by states as domestic positive law. Domestic violence and the islamic tradition ayesha s chaudhry oxford islamic legal studies a multidisciplinary work that touches on law religion politics and gender studies to explore the issue of domestic violence in islam explains the struggle to accommodate patriarchal religious traditions within a contemporary egalitarian framework. In domestic violence and the islamic tradition ayesha chaudhry presents an interpretive history of the commentaries on the well known quranic verse 434 understood to recommend a husbands corporal punishment of his wifeher analysis of this textual tradition functions as a lens through which to view how institutional religions should respond to demands for gender equality. Show summary details preview this study of the four major sunni legal schools in the pre colonial period illustrates the range of legal opinions about the application of q 434 as well the connections and overlap between the genres of quran commentaries tafsir and islamic jurisprudence fiqhwhereas quranic exegesis offered cosmological justification for the prescription to hit . Domestic violence and the islamic tradition ayesha s chaudhry rita e hauser research fellow institute for advanced study harvard university and associate professor of islamic and gender studies university of british columbia ayesha s chaudhry no preview available 2015
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