The social history of Islamic society
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- Claiming independence, asserting personal
- By Abderrahim Lamchichi, Le Monde
diplomatique, July 2003. How did a religion that
originally offered women greater freedom than they had known
in traditional societies come to be associated with their
repression? Muslim feminists are claiming again the
independence and respect that was accorded to women during
the early centuries of Islam.
- Hard-won change in Iran and Morocco
- By Wendy Kristianasen, Le Monde diplomatique,
April 2004. From Morocco to Iran, women—secular,
liberal and Islamist, sometimes alone, sometimes
together—are challenging traditions, demanding greater
rights, reinterpreting the Koran and Muslim history.