The Department of Quran & Sunnah Studies, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences International Islamic University Malaysia has the pleasure to organize a conference on Muslim Women and Modernity: Quran and Sunnah Perspective
21-22 July 2010.
International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
Since the advent of Islam in Arabia, the core doctrine of the message is concerned with the status of women and to save them from all kinds of exploitation and humiliation in the community. The role of women in the field of education, maintaining socio-political order and development are dominant in the history of Islam. They equally shared responsibility to defend the country from moral bankruptcy and military onslaught in the hands of those who got the ambition to destroy the social fabric of the community since the time of the Prophet, peace be upon him. At present, negative accusations are being addressed to Muslim women as if Islam confiscates their freedom and marginalizes their role in the peripheral.
This conference attempt to respond to the negative accusation in the hands of orientalists and liberal scholars. In addition, it reveals historical facts and textual evidences on the involvement of women in socio-political, economic and community development. Among crucial issues which need to be addressed are related with leadership, gender equality, inheritance, and significance of Islamic dress code vis-a-vis modernity.
Muslim Women and Modernity: Quran and Sunnah Perspective
1. Deadline for abstract submission: 31 December 2009
2. Announcement of Acceptance: 21 January 2010
3. Deadline for full paper submission: 21 April 2010
4. Conference: 21-22 July 2010
The themes of the conference are as follows:
1. Gender equality between ancestral culture (ʿādāt), modernity and the true teachings of the Qurʾān and Sunnah.
2. Feminist movement vis-a-vis Islam.
3. Qurʾānic law of inheritance and the share of woman in the property.
4. Political role of women in the light of the Qurʾān and Ḥadīth.
5. Malaysian women's role as parliamentarians and the Islamic rulings.
6. Polygamy: pros and cons.
7. Ḥijāb or Niqāb in the light of Qurʾān and Sunnah.
8. Women's economic role and the Qurʾānic guidelines.
9. The status of women in Sunnah.
10. Religious equality of woman.
LanguagesLanguages of the Conference
Arabic, English and Malay