978-613-9-45164-7

Gender Equity Through Micro-finance In Islamic Family Law:

Cultural and Socio-economic challenges in Kamukunji Constituency, Kenya

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Summary:

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.

Author:

John Peter Bwire

Biographie:

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.

Number of Pages:

140

Book language:

English

Published On:

2020-07-13

ISBN:

978-613-9-45164-7

Publishing House:

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

Keywords:

gender equity, Microfinance, Islamic family law, Muslim Perceptions, Kamukunji Constituency

Product category:

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General