GENDER FAIRNESS, EQUALITY AND ANALYSIS METHOD: A STUDY ON THEIR ESSENCE AND IMPACT ON ISLAMIC LAW
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This paper aims at exploring the meanings of fairness and equality from the perspectives of both gender activists and Moslem jurists, and also examining the method of gender analysis in reinterpreting and aligning Islamic texts that contradict its gender perspective. For these purposes, a descriptive-analytical approach is employed. It is revealed that from gender activists‘ perspective, the meanings of fairness and equality are stressed on the issue that men and women should have the same rights and responsibilities in domestic life as well as in public domain, while they are not understood that way by Moslem jurists. It is also found out that using the gender analysis method to align Islamic texts is not in line with the Islamic principles and will consequently result in laws and points of view that deviate from the mainstream Islamic teachings.