Zainah said, referring to Mr. Unfortunately, this has made some of them judgmental. We want to be feminists, and we want to be Muslim as well. This work steps outside of the normal focus on religious law to include arguments based on sociological concepts, human rights, and legal and constitutional law. Unmarried couples caught having sex are often forced to marry. Across The Star Online. But municipal officials in Kota Bharu, capital of Kelantan state which is run by the hardline Pan-Malaysian Islamic party, stressed that the code was not an edict, merely advice for women wishing to follow the "Islamic way".
Islamic law has recently helped underpin efforts in Malaysia to thwart domestic violence legislation, restrict women's property rights, and make polygamy and divorce easier for men.
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A model progressive Muslim country cannot show the world that it makes laws that discriminate against women and that allows its religious authorities to snatch away the body of a dead man from his grieving Hindu family. Some people suggest that Islam is at fault for the discrimination of women. Dina Zaman, executive director of Iman Research, a Kuala Lumpur-based think-tank that studies society and religion, says: Zainah began a strong opposition campaign that was covered in the news media. Dina says that with education and social media, young Muslimah have taken it upon themselves to empower themselves.