University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Carolyn Fleuhr-Lobban

Challenging Some Myths

Women in Shari'a (Islamic) Law in the Sudan

By: Carolyn Fleuhr-Lobban

Perhaps no other topic in Islamic law has drawn such attention in the West as that of the purported low status of women. The Muslim woman is stereotyped as docile, passive and subjugated by both men and Islamic institutions. A number of negative stereotypes held in the West center around misleading notions regarding the status […]