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According to the same report, out of 3730 marriage applications 3606 were accepted and only 3,44 % were rejected. The reasons given for these authorizations: – The physical capacity and the socioeconomic conditions of the juvenile girl, the existence of family relationships between the two fiancées, the dominant traditions in some regions or that the juvenile would be close to marriage age. Following the assessments of the implementations some feminists are questioning the training of the judges that would allow them to decide the juvenile’s capacity to get married.

Badran, Margot (1999) Towards Islamic Feminisms: A Look at the Middle East. ) Hermeneutics and Honor: Negotiating Female “Public” Space in Islamic/ate Societies, 159–188. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Middle Eastern Monographs, xxxii. Badran, Margot (2008) Feminism in Islam: Secular and Religious Convergences. Oxford: Oneworld. Barlas, Asma (2002) ‘Believing Women’ in Islam: Un-reading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. Eftekhari, Roza (2003) Zanan: Trials and Successes of a Feminist Magazine in Iran.

Early secular feminists, like Muslims in general, had been led to believe that the patriarchal family was Islamic and strove to make the regime of complimentary gender roles function optimally. However, second-wave Muslim secular feminists later questioned the notion of the patriarchal family, attempting, like their predecessor to reform it piecemeal through legal reform of Muslim personal status laws until later secular and Islamic feminists joined forces in some places. Islamic feminists not only connected the public and private as the indivisible terrain of gender equality but also elucidated the necessary linkage of gender equality and social justice.

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