Chapter “with Sireen Sawaf”

The Letter vs. Spirit of the Law on Women

The Letter vs. Spirit of the Law on Women

Cases involving abuse of women in the name of Islam continue to grab headlines, placing fundamental questions about Islam and sharia center stage. Continuing her conversation with Dr. Maher Hathout, attorney Sireen Sawaf returns for a frank conversation about the difference between the letter and the spirit of the law​. Complex and often controversial issues​, such as ​female ​modesty, domestic violence and sexual relations outside of marriage​, ​appear as double standards on gender. At the heart of this episode is the profound question, ​”​​Is Islam a code of law or is it a message of mercy and justice?​”​

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