A comparative analysis of the consequences of the basis of gender justice in the theorizing of commentators of Islamic feminism with an emphasis on the opinions of Allameh Tabatabai

Document Type : Academicm and Research


1 Department of Education, University of Sistan and Baluchistan, Zahedan, Iran

2 Islamic Studies, Faculty of Theology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran



Islamic feminism is a branch of feminists that deals with a woman-oriented interpretation of Islam. According to the principle of gender equality, feminist commentators have interpreted the verses related to women and try to show the equality of the Qur'an through alternative interpretations. Gender justice, from the point of view of theorists of Islamic feminism, means the equality of men and women in the division of tasks, responsibilities, social, economic and political rights.

But from Allameh Tabatabai's point of view, the inherent difference between beings is a requirement of the cause and effect system. that men and women are not exempt from this law; Therefore, based on the principle of the inherent difference between men and women, different rulings have been established in order to protect social interests. Therefore, gender justice does not mean the equality of men and women.

This research aims to express the consequences of Islamic feminism theorists' point of view in the meaning of gender justice, which has been addressed by referring to Islamic feminism theories in the verses related to women. The notion of patriarchy of interpretations, complicity in gender discrimination, interpretation beyond the text, limiting the verses to the age of descent are among the consequences of feminist interpretations, which are criticized by emphasizing the opinions of Allameh Tabatabaei in this article.


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