International

This issue of the Dossiers focuses on two main areas: the role of culture in the making of religious identities; and progressive interpretations within Islam. The issue of culture viz religion and identity is crucial to us; one of the aims of WLUML is to facilitate debate towards disentangling cultural identity from religious and political identities.

An Approach to the Internalization of Human Rights in Family Relations in Islamic Communities.
Within hours American and British military forces are expected to attack Iraq in a war that has no international legal sanction.
A compilation of the Concluding Observations and General Comments or General Recommendations, relating to reproductive and sexual health, developed by the international human rights treaty bodies.
Lors de la journée internationale de la femme 2003, nous vous invitons à vous impliquer avec des femmes de nombreux pays.
On International Women's Day women in over 70 countries will take Strike action to strengthen the hidden struggle of women all over the world for survival, against military budgets and killing economic priorities.

Interview and articles from Riffat Hassan, the progressive theologian and academic specialized in Islamic sciences. Riffat Hassan defends a more humane, democratic and feminist interpretation of Islam in general and of the Quran and other sacred texts in particular (in French).

Revealed narratives and legislation are then pursued through their medieval, modern, and contemporary interpretations. The theological exegetic sources here chosen, all Sunni, include the major classical works as well as, for the modern period, examples of modernist, traditionalist, and fundamentalist exegesis. For Hadith materials beyond the theological tafsir, Stowasser analyzes both popular narratives of the "tales of the prophets" genre and representative samples of the classical historical and legal hadith.
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