“The economic future of Afghan women: The interaction between Islamic law and Islamic culture”

This article argues that social norms, more so than Islamic law, limit Afghan women’s access to economic resources and that to understand the economic future of Afghan women, one must understand the interaction of social norms and Islamic law. Sec 2 of the article analyzes the Islamic laws on inheritance, dower and marriage and determines that Islamic law grants women rights to certain types of wealth. Section 3 then examines the social norms that limit the economic rights to inheritance, dower and marriage found in Islamic Law. 
Webber, Kathryn J.
Source publication: 
Journal of International Economic Lawvolume 18, issue 3, pp. 1049 – 1084, University of Pennsylvania.