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Vol. 5 No. 2 / Oct 2019

Editorial: Christ’s Fourfold Declaration of Authority by Eric Kayayan
Interpersonal Forgiveness as a Gospel Standard by Douwe J. Steensma
Islam and Women by Christine Schirrmacher
Healing the Wounds of Trauma and Abuse by Diane Langberg
Women, Sex, and a Question of Double Standards by Kathleen Nielson
“How Firm a Foundation” and the Westminster Confession of Faith by K. Scott Oliphint
Beza’s Pastoral Calling: Combat, Encouragement, and Duty by Ottavio Palombaro
The Value of Marshall’s Gospel Mystery of Sanctification by T. Michael Christ
On Earth: Relational Anthropocentricism in Creation Care by Alessandro Piccirillo
The Relevance of Calvin’s View of Work and Calling to Christians in Newly Industrialized Countries by Matthew Ebenezer
Corruption, Bribery, African Concepts of God, and the Gospel by PHILLIPUS J. (FLIP) BUYS
Reformed Business Ethics—A New Approach to How Organizations Can Flourish by Christopher Steed
Interview with Christopher Yuan by Peter A. Lillback
Alan Jacobs. The Year of our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis by William Edgar
Elizabeth Agnew Cochran. Protestant Virtue and Stoic Ethics by David Hunsicker
Frances Luttikuizen. Underground Protestantism in Sixteenth Century Spain: A Much Ignored Side of Spanish History by Daniel Vogel
Herman Bavinck. Reformed Ethics: Created, Fallen, and Converted Humanity by Cory C. Brock
John Murray’s Principles of Conduct—Some Personal Reflections by Sinclair Ferguson

ISLAM AND WOMEN

by Christine Schirrmacher in Vol. 5 No. 2 / Oct 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35285/ucc5.2.2019.art2



Little can be said about all women in Islam, as they live in widely varied circumstances. Still, some guidelines apply to a vast majority of Muslim women today because civil law follows, by and large, the regulations of sharia law in most Arab countries and because the majority of Muslim women are living in traditional settings. This article surveys several of these fundamental guidelines without claiming to describe the actual living conditions of all Muslim women. It will consider the status of women, women and marriage, children, and some other laws and customs. This contribution will conclude with a brief consideration of the Islamic women’s movement and a comparison of marriage in Islam with Christian marriage.

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