Tag: Islamic Law

Sexual Sharing in Malay Polygamy

Sexual Sharing in Malay Polygamy

Sexual sharing within polygamous marriages in urban Malaysia is a tricky business. The sexual relationship between husband and wife is one of the most contentious aspects of life in Malay Muslim polygamous unions. It can cause great strife and misery among co-wives. At issue is husband sharing,...

Middle Eastern Women in a Western Advertising Age

Middle Eastern Women in a Western Advertising Age

New trends show future changes in female consumer roles, and western corporations want in on it. The axiom of advertising is to feel organic, but manage to represent a clarified and polished version of reality. "A reality to which one can aspire." The Arab woman is portrayed in many ways...

Can Islamic Law Evolve?

Can Islamic Law Evolve?

While many secular advocates, right-wing parties and orthodox Islamic groups hold tight to the idea of a static, unresponsive and irrational Islamic law, the traditional framework of Islamic Legal Theory boasts otherwise. Here, the neglected principle of ijtihād is analysed. The evolutionary...

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