Woman in Islam

By Ahmad Zaki Yamani
SKU: 100132 Categories: , Date: 2005Language: EnglishEdition: 1ISBN: 9781788147279Format: PaperbackNo. of Volumes: 1No. of Pages: 196Weight: 0.235kg



Shaykh Ahmad Zaki Yamani presents in this book the high status that Islam gave women. He also mentions the rights and responsibilities granted to them in the teachings of Islam.
The first part of the book gives examples on the positions held by women and their roles in the Prophetic period and the ages that followed it.
The second part looks at the participation of women in high office, their duties and participation in politics as testified by the books of jurisprudence (fiqh), old and new.


Part I: General Rules Applicable to Muslim Women
Chapter 1:
Women During the Prophet's Lifetime
Chapter 2:
Woman's Role in Later Generations
Chapter 3:
Woman's Status in Marriage as Compared to Man
Chapter 4:
Questions Concerning Women's Equality
Part II: Woman, Public Office and Political Competence
Women and the right to hold public posts
Chapter 1:
Past and Contemporary Fiqh Views on Women Holding Public Posts
Chapter 2:
Women's Political Duties

About the Author(s)

His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani

Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani was born on 30 June 1930, in Mecca. His life was a full and ground breaking one, of political, economic, social, cultural and scientific activities.

He studied law in the 1950s at Cairo University, then New York University, and Harvard University. In 1955 he received a Master's Degree in Comparative Jurisprudence; then, later on, a Doctorate from the University of Exeter.

In 1960, His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani assumed the position of Minister of State and Member of the Saudi Cabinet. Then he became the Saudi Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (1962-1986), and the first Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani was also the Founder and President of the Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation and its three centres: the Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts, the Centre for the Encyclopaedia of Makkah and Madinah, and the Centre for Studies of the Objectives of Islamic Law.

He received throughout his career many awards and decorations, and was a member of many scientific societies around the world.

His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani left with  us several books and studies, including “The House of Khadija Bint Khuwaylid (Radiyallahu Anha) in Makkah Al-Mukarramah - A Historical Study of Its Location, Building and Architecture”, and “Islam and Women”, which was translated into several languages. He also published dozens of articles in Arabic and English in various fields.


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