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Women in Islamic Religious Thinking

The cover story in the March 2020 issue of Jivan entitled ‘Will Women’s Struggle for Dignity Ever End?’ by Professor Shalini, focusing on the place of women in Christian faith and practice, made an interesting read.  As a sequel to her essay, I thought of writing one on women in Islamic religious thinking. As a student of the history and theology of Christian-Muslim relations, I am aware of Muslim theologians engaging with many basic questions vis-à-vis women and their status in Islam. Moreover, Christian brothers and sisters often ask me about the place of women in Islam, often with the issue of ‘triple talaq’at the back of their minds!

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