Panellists and participants in this public seminar discuss some of the main insights from ‘Justice and Beauty in Muslim Marriage: Towards Egalitarian Ethics and Laws’ (Oneworld, 2022; forthcoming in Arabic, Kotob Khan, 2023).
In this volume, a diverse group of scholars explore how egalitarian marital relations can be supported from within Islamic tradition. Brought together by the Musawah movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family, they examine ethics and laws related to marriage and gender relations from the perspective of the Qur’an, Sunna, Muslim legal tradition, historical practices and contemporary law reform processes. Collectively they conceptualize how Muslim marriages can be grounded in equality, mutual well-being and the core Qur’anic principles of ‘adl (justice) and ihsan (goodness and beauty).
Panel 3 - Lessons from the Prophet | Moderated by Baroness Shaista Gohir
The third panel featured authors Dr Yasmin Amin, Dr Shadaab Rahemtulla and Dr Sara Ababneh. They talk about using different methodologies to explore the Prophet’s lived experiences and teachings, and propose frameworks for how marriages can be grounded in equality and justice.