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By Haleh Afshar

This quantity seeks to maneuver clear of the oppositional positions taken by means of Western and Muslim ladies and to supply a transparent figuring out of the probabilities and the bounds that the method of reconstruction and reinterpretation of Islamic dictum can and does current for development of girls in Islamist international locations. it's the rivalry of the writer that girls across the world search comparable ambitions and face comparable difficulties, yet particular conditions and particular constraints dictate differing priorities and differing ways in numerous contexts. If feminism is to come to a universalist place then it needs to achieve an knowing of those changes. The publication seeks to supply a step within the correct path by way of the hot many years of fight by means of Islamist ladies within the Islamic Republic of Iran and the expanding rapprochement among secularist and Islamist girls in that kingdom in pursuit of universal goals.

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Unfortunately at the moment I do not see any room for the development of women in the public sphere ... Unfortunately after the revolution women have not been allowed to play a real part in Iranian politics. They are needed to shout and participate in demonstrations. The most they do is to go to Friday prayers or help out behind the front lines of the war. I think that the absence of a suitable political environment has reduced women to such levels ... (Maryam Behruzi, Zaneh Ruz, 17 April 1983, no.

As a result elite Islamist women often feel demoralised when it comes to the prospect for success. Jamileh Kadivar, a member of the editorial board of the international information daily, Etelaateh Binolmelali, voices their fears: It is my personal opinion, which is also reflected clearly in our society, that women are totally marginalised, or are only permitted to just reach the margins. But they have no place in the central decision-making in our society. We only have to look at the absence of women in the three vital areas of legislature, judiciary and administration.

1995) This is a question which has been much discussed amongst Muslims: is it is their duty to follow, taqlid, as did the qari, reciters of the Koran, in the early days of the faith? The religious establishment in Iran has maintained that this is the case and that it is sufficient to follow the teachings of a learned alem who understands the faith and can interpret it to meet the needs of each generation (Gleave 1996). Scholars such as Ali Shariati contest the right of the religious establishment to act as the guardians of Islam and its teaching.

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