“The Political Rights of Women in Islam” is a provocative essay written by Prof. Abdulhamid al-Ansari, former Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Law at the University of Qatar about political rights of women in Islam. Using this work, I would like to show the relation between politics and Muslim women from an interpretive and open perspective.
I would like to negatively show how the unrights of women existing in today’s Muslim societies are not Islamic at all even if, without contradicting myself, I would like to involve in this discussion also scholars who exclude women from Muslim politics.
They are part of a tradition of exclusion and segregation which started in Muslim history to ban women from social and political activism, and to simultaneously make them disappear from social and political life. I would like to name this tradition of exclusion as a folklore forced on women in history by making them believe that this is the true message of Islam. The true message of Islam is not female submission to a male-dominated world, but the submission of both men and women to Allah, the Creator of the world, and as it says in the Quran, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth.