Muslim women and property rights

This paper examines the rights to property accorded to women in Islam under direct Quranic injunctions and compares it with the state of these rights in present Muslim societies. It argues that the correct application of Quranic laws will not only materially improve the status of women in Muslim societies and guarantee them economic security, it will also bring economic prosperity to such societies directly. 

Aslam, Azhar and Kazmi Shaista
Source publication: 
Economic Affairs volume 29, issue 2, pp 10–15, Institute of Economic Affairs. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing