The Issue of Woman’s Work: A Maqasidic Analysis on the Backgrounds and Socio-Economic Implications
قضية عمل المرأة: تحليل مقاصدي للخلفيات والمآلات الاجتماعية والاقتصادية
Discussing the issue of women's work from the Islamic point of view requires a holistic approach that examines the subject with all the different factors and influences of life. This is a methodical approach that Mujtahidūn call “Taḥqīq al-Manāṭ al-‘Āmm” for Islamic researches. It extends to a wider circle related to the nature of social life and the pattern of family relations. It is linked to political and economic systems and the perception of women and their function and location in society. This research contributes to this debatable issue, trying to dismantle the ideological backgrounds surrounding this issue and to examine the economic and political motives behind it. Then, it follows up the implications that are socially and economically derived by evoking the reality of global experiences, in order to come up with a more comprehensive and balanced vision in Taḥqīq al-Manāṭ in its Maqasidic context which controls its view and rulings.
Keywords: Woman’s Work, Maqasid al-Shariah, Implications, Society, Economy
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