This entry discusses how women are treated in the twelver
school of law and the factors that shaped the issuance of juridical
rulings on women in Shiʿism.
) on women in Shiʿism was contingent on the patriarchal
character of Arab culture prevalent in the eighth and ninth centuries.
The methodologies that the jurists (fuqahāʾ) utilized in the derivation of
juridical rulings also affected the rulings on women…
Cite this page
“Law: Other Schools of Family Law: Overview”, in:
Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph.
Consulted online on 20 April 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0112>