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Seminar at Abu Dhabi Book Fair sheds light on women's rights according to Islamic principles

Sun 05 May 2024 | 04:07 PM
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Mohamed Mandour

The Muslim Council of Elders' Pavilion at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2024 organized a seminar titled: "Reading of the book 'Concern for Female Rights,'" presented by Dr. Ridwan Al-Sayyid, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at Mohamed bin Zayed University of Humanities, along with Dr. Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Haddad, Member of the Muslim Council of Elders, Senior Mufti, Director of the Fatwa Department in Dubai, and member of the UAE Fatwa Council, Dr. Mariam Al-Zaidi, Faculty member at Mohamed bin Zayed University of Humanities, and Dr. Mohand Mechenene, Faculty member at Mohamed bin Zayed University of Humanities. The seminar discussed women's rights according to the principles of the Islamic religion and its jurisprudence through the reading of the book "Concern for Female Rights," authored by Sheikh Mohammed bin Mustafa Ibn Khodja, a prominent Algerian scholar.

Dr. Ridwan Al-Sayyid expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the Council in issuing and disseminating books that celebrate the ancient Islamic heritage and its enlightened moderate ideology, especially those focusing on highlighting the role, achievements, and contributions of women in various fields of life. He emphasized that these publications play a significant role in promoting noble Islamic values and spreading a culture of tolerance and respect among different members of society.

Dr. Ahmed Abdulaziz Al Haddad explained that the book "Concern for Female Rights" aimed to clarify the Islamic legal rulings concerning women and emphasize their rights. It also addressed various harmful customs and misconceptions in this regard, highlighting the importance of knowledge in Islamic religion and the empowerment of women through education and enlightenment. He underscored the importance of showcasing women scholars and jurists such as Aisha, the wife of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and Fatimah al-Zahra, as well as others who played a significant and exceptional role in building Islamic civilization and enriching its thought.