Thursday, May 1

Reforming Islam, one woman at a time

This report was very creditable indeed, to listen to such progressive thoughts from a lady and her colleagues about improving the lot of women and removing medieval thought is very good indeed. Obviously, the paper will not take a independent position (an egyptian paper? take a independent position? perish the thought). I quote:

Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on 23 April which
urged that a panel be set up to "revise and rectify" reference books on Islamic
jurisprudence to remove controversial literature which participants said fanned
extremism, especially where women are concerned.....

In March, Radwan suggested that the testimony of just one woman be
acknowledged in a business transaction. At present, two women are needed if they
are to act as witnesses whereas one male witness will do. Radwan also advocated
enabling non- Muslims to inherit Muslims and vice versa.

All this to be taken with a grain of piquant salt!!!

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