Monday, March 11, 2013

Fatwa declared against CSW57 outcome document (which is not even ready yet)

Libyan mufti issues edict against UN document on women's rights, says it counters Islamic law

Libya's supreme religious cleric is calling on Muslim nations to reject a United Nations document on women's rights, saying that it counters Islamic law.

Mufti al-Sadiq al-Ghiryani issued a fatwa, or religious edict, against the document set to be signed by nations at the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women this month.

While Islamic jurisprudence prefers witnesses for a divorce, the mufti says the U.N. document insists on judicial interference.
The edict issued Monday criticizes the document's references to inheritance and its equating of men and women. Al-Ghiryani says this puts full burden on women to share equally in terms of domestic spending.

The mufti also condemns the document's wording on sexual freedoms and the rights of children born out of wedlock.

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loeky droesen said...

Interesting to see how worried certain religions are about rights for women. One would think you could wait to issue the fatwa until after negotiations are over.

loeky droesen said...

And in this link a more detailed media piece on the objections from some islamic scholars. Most suprising to me, the part in marital rape and how it is perceived by these scholars

loeky droesen said...

hereby the part of the comments on marital rape

The UN Considers Lawful [Sexual] Relations Between [Husband And Wife]... In The [Absence] Of Complete Willingness By The Woman... A Form Of 'Marital Rape'"

"4. The husband's right to have sexual relations with his wife. The UN considers lawful relations between a man and woman based on the man's desire, in the [absence] of complete willingness by the woman or at times that she doesn't approve of, as a form of 'Marital Rape,' and [holds] that, if he touches her without her consent, it is considered a form of sexual harassment. All [these] cases fall under the heading of 'sexual violence' in the view of the UN.

"5. Limitations imposed [on] the sexual freedom of women and girls; rejection of the idea of a woman's complete control over her body; [and] preventing girls from changing their sex... (laws [banning] adultery and homosexuality).

"6. Guardianship for the girl in the process of marriage.

"7. [Not] providing contraceptives [to] girls [and] banning abortion as a means of disposing of an undesirable pregnancy.

"8. The marriage of girls under the age of 18.

"9. Refraining from proving [the] legal parentage [of] children born out of wedlock (parentage [of] a father committing adultery)."