Islam and Gender In The Perspective of Nurcholish Madjid

Hajam, (2019) Islam and Gender In The Perspective of Nurcholish Madjid. In: 2nd Internasional Conference on Culture and Language in Southeast Asia (ICCLAS 2018). Atlantis Press, pp. 236-240. ISBN 978-94-6252-663-1

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In religious teachings, a subordination to women always existed due to the misinterpretation of religious texts that resulted in the deviation of religious practices among religion adherents. The religious texts that are gender biased can lead to discrimination against women and the position of women in religion as subordinates of men. As it is very interesting issue to discuss, some Muslim scholars, like Nircholish Madjid, have articulated their ideas sourcing from Al-Quran and Hadith. Related to this issue, the study aimed to find out Nurcholish Madjid’s ideas and opinion on gender issues scattered in his works. It was a content analysis that made use of his books, journal articles, and other written documents as the primary data. The data were qualitatively analyzed to identify his thoughts. The study revealed that his thought on gender issues came from the teachings of monotheism (tawhid). Tawhid generated a self-liberation and social liberation that upheld egalitarianism. It would work well in a democratic social system based on deliberation rather than absolutism among human beings. He placed women as equal to men in the public sphere as a pure form of the teaching of monotheism. His views on gender issues covered three aspects, namely the notion of human equality, the view of the marriage institution, and the hijab

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Filsafat, Psikologi, Agama > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Fakultas Ushuluddin Adab dan Dakwah
Depositing User: H. Tohirin S.Ag
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2021 08:22
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2021 07:52

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