This study sought to explore gender equity through microfinance in Islamic family law with a focus on cultural and socio-economic challenges in Kamukunji constituency Kenya. Gender equity is anchored in Islamic family law whose primary sources are the Qur’an and Hadith. Generally, the whole Islamic Law is not a codified law but its content, including Islamic Family Law, can be mostly found in the Primary Sources. The law stipulates gender entitlements on rights and duties which have Socio-economic and cultural ramifications and perceptions on property ownership in Sharia. Emerging parochial Socio-economic, cultural practices, and modernity seem to override the Islamic law on gender, creating a lacuna between Islamic laws position on gender and Muslim practices. This study sought to examine: Gender equity in Islamic family law, Muslim Perceptions on the topic worldwide and subsequently in Kamukunji Constituency, challenges, mitigation measures and change agents in Kamukunji Constituency.
John Peter Bwire
The Rev. Dr. John Peter Bwire is an Anglican priest and a lecturer in Kenyatta University, Kenya. Authored articles and book chapters published locally and internationally. His areas of interest are: women, gender issues, microfinance, constitutional human rights, governance and devolution, education and use of ICT from a religious perspective.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
gender equity, Microfinance, Islamic family law, Muslim Perceptions, Kamukunji Constituency
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General