Social Security of Women in Islam

  • Prof. Mohd. Wasim Ali and Fozia
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  • Prof. Mohd. Wasim Ali

    Professor at Department of law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India

  • Fozia

    Research Scholar at Department of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

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The notion of social security is founded on the principles of social justice and fundamental human rights to a fair standard of living. Social security is founded on the notion that certain people in the society cannot afford to deal with certain fundamental economic hazards on their own, and that there will always be individuals whose own resources and efforts fall short of meeting their basic necessities. Among those people, “women” are one of them. This research paper examines the original Islamic viewpoint and judicial attitude on Muslim women’s social security. Islam gives women social security in the form of Maher, Maintenance and share of Inheritance. Under Muslim Law, a woman has the unfettered right to Maher, maintenance, and share the Inheritance. This study examine and determine the actual position of Muslim women and the extent to which she is protected under Islamic law. The paper highlight the current societal situation and what Quranic ordains exist on women’s social security, notably Maher, Maintenance, and Inheritance. With this in mind, a review of major judgments in the areas of Maher and maintenance, all of which are connected to Muslim women’s social security, has been made.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 6, Page 41 - 53


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