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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 31–51.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Ruhollah Khomeini published a fatwa declaring that there is no religious restriction on sex reassignment surgery for hermaphrodites. In 1985, he issued an appendage to this fatwa to include transsexuals suffering from gender dysphoria. This reissuance impelled the process that culminated in new state...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2022) 18 (3): 359–386.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Mehrdad Alipour Abstract Muslim jurists have issued several fatwas (Islamic legal opinions) permitting gender-confirming surgery (GCS) for various groups of intersex and/or transgender people. However, these fatwas have been critiqued for conceiving of intersex and transgender individuals...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 314–332.
Published: 01 November 2018
...L. L. Wynn; Angel M. Foster Abstract English- and Arabic-language cyberfatwas on emergency contraception (EC) illuminate current debates around sexuality in the global Muslim community. In websites with fatwas about EC, there are significant differences in the way that English- and Arabic-language...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 261–285.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the thugs that fear of betraying their revolutions, should they speak out, no longer silences survivors. Copyright © 2019 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies 2019 ISIS Yazidis rape as a weapon of war crimes against humanity fatwa On October 5, 2018, the Nobel Peace Prize...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 265–267.
Published: 01 November 2018
...- and Arabic-language online fatwas about emergency contraception. They find that English fatwas are more likely than Arabic fatwas to be negative or uninformed in their public advice about this form of reproductive control technology. Further, Wynn and Foster note the comparative lack of controversy about...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2015) 11 (2): 221–223.
Published: 01 July 2015
... community about transsexuality, the justifications and incorporation of its legalization following Khomeini’s fatwa open the door to another important question, homosexuality in Islam. Since transsexuality, though “unnatural,” has become legal (and thus naturalized in Foucault’s sense) and since...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (3): 119–121.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., Hadith, and some Hanafi texts. Chapter 2 skips through to the early Ottoman period and looks at imperial views of zina as expressed in the kanunnames (law codes) of Sultan Selim I and Suleiman, as well as the fatwas of Ebu Su‘ud. Semerd- jian argues that the early Ottoman state introduced...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 142–145.
Published: 01 November 2013
... further edited volumes. The diversity in the authors’ backgrounds allows them to apply varied methodologies, ranging from analysis of Islamic religious texts and fatwas, to vignettes based on in-depth interviews with users of ART services and even asylum-seekers to illustrate individual couples...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (3): 433–449.
Published: 01 November 2016
... fatwa of our master Ali [Ibn Abi Talib, the prophet’s nephew and son-in-law, and the founder of Shiʿi Islam] was related to one case that happened to Muslims the first time someone deviated. When . . . they asked [Ali] about the solution, “What should we do with this man?” he replied, “We should climb...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (3): 108–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in 1971,1 that issue fatwas. Young women’s practices—especially their dress practices, which constitute most of the material on which this article is based—publicly transgressed these rules. In shopping malls, most of them wore fashionable, form-fitting ‘abayas (black overcoats), decorated...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (1): 2–30.
Published: 01 March 2016
... to contract marriages yet had fallen out of grace with their religious institutions. We can suspect that Khanum’s marriage to a Muslim convert may have compelled her to contract her new marriage in the sharia court rather than the Armenian Church. Khanum’s use of a fatwa shows that she possessed the legal...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009) 5 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 March 2009
...” feel. Th e court records are complemented by three types of legal sources: legal handbooks, notarial manuals (compilations of model contracts), and fatwas. Th e legal manuals in question were written by two fourteenth- century Maliki jurists, one from Granada and the other from Egypt...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2014) 10 (2): 152–155.
Published: 01 July 2014
... control of the state, the Nasser regime extracted the support of the religious authorities in key areas of interest to the state, such as family planning and, although Bier does not mention this, in extending suffrage rights to women (the state extracted from the reli- gious authorities a fatwa...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2010) 6 (1): 46–74.
Published: 01 March 2010
... status of dress—the judicial ‘abaya (al-‘abaya al-shar‘iya)7—has been redefi ned.8 Fatwa 21352 was issued by the Saudi Permanent Com- mittee for Scientifi c Research and Guidance9 to provide the following specifi cations for the ‘abaya: 1) It should be thick and non-clinging...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2013) 9 (1): 81–109.
Published: 01 March 2013
...), a Kuwaiti newspaper, reported a 86  mn  Journal of Middle East women’s studies  9:1 new fatwa issued by two Saudi sheiks forbidding women from using the Internet unless accompanied by a knowledgeable mahrem (male guard- ian) familiar with the ways of promiscuous and dishonorable women...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2016) 12 (2): 251–257.
Published: 01 July 2016
... has been recognized, the history of the concept has not been written. This is perhaps the key subtheme of Women in the Mosque , albeit with reference to legal, or fiqh , discourses. The (nonlinear) chronological span and citations of hadith, fatwas (religious edicts), and legal sources...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2008) 4 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 July 2008
... of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Hoseyni Khamenei, issued a fatwa in the late 1990s eff ectively permitting donor technolo- gies, both egg and sperm donation, to be used. Th us, unlike all other Muslim countries (with the exception of Lebanon, which is following ABBASI...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2018) 14 (3): 292–313.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . Ferkous Abi ʿAbd al-Maʿiz Muhammad ʿAli . 2006 . “ Fatwa: Fi Mashruʿiyyat Istiʿmal al-Basma al-Wirathiyya fi Majal al-Tahqiq al-Jinaʾi wa-l-Nasab ” (“Fatwa on the Legality of Using DNA Printing to Investigate Penal Liability and Establish Paternity”). June 17 . www.ferkous.com/site/rep/Bl10.php...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2011) 7 (2): 123–125.
Published: 01 July 2011
... struggle to gain official recognition as muftiyaa (someone who can deliver religious edicts, or fatwas) through the Grand Council in Egypt. The process requires voting by an all-male board, and her ap- plication received only one vote. She has since abandoned the goal of official...
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Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2017) 13 (2): 318–320.
Published: 01 July 2017
... conditions of Egyptian women. Instead, women were often taught that they should use their education to improve their domestic abilities. In chapter 4 Gadelrab explores fatwas from 1849 to 1928, focusing on three muftis: Sheikh Muhammad ʿAbbas al-Mahdi (d. 1897), Sheikh Muhammad ʿAbduh (d. 1905...