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Epilogue—Epistemic Healing: Reclaiming Women’s Empowerment in Islamic Sources

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This epilogue concludes the journey towards a thorough and contextualized understanding of women’s empowerment in Arab and Muslim-majority societies, as presented in this book. The study debunks the narrow view and prevailing discourse from Western ideologies, offering a fresh outlook rooted in local values and Islamic teachings. It delves into the Islamic sources and teachings that inform women’s empowerment, exploring the policy implications and promoting inclusiveness in such policies. Additionally, the chapter seeks to reconcile the epistemological and cultural tensions in the discourse on women’s empowerment.

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Published in: Women's Empowerment and Public Policy in the Arab Gulf States : Exploring Challenges and Opportunities
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  • English


Springer Singapore

Publication Year

  • 2023

License statement

Copyright © The Editors and The Authors 2023. This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Institution affiliated with

  • Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
  • School Of Economics Administration and Public Policy - DI

Geographic coverage

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)