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Friday, September 30, 2005

More On Women In Islam And The Case Of Sania Mirza

Superb piece on the status of women in contemporary Islamic society, and in particular the treatment of women as property with reference to Sania Mirza by Shabana Mir at altmuslim (also cross-posted at her blog).

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"Sania's clothing is an issue because women are still seen as property. "Our women" should not be viewed by others, not because they are women but because they are "ours." It is the same reason why Sher Bano is killed outside the court and Saima Waheed is taken to court by her father for marrying someone on their own and women are killed by husbands for not bringing sufficient dowry"

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