The Political Rights of Women in the Light of Islamic Jurisprudence

  • Dr. Khadija Aziz Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar
  • Dr. Abid Iqbal Govt; Degree College Lahor Swabi
Keywords: political rights, pledge of Aqabah, dowry, judge.


Accordingly, the meaningful participation of women in national, local, and community leadership roles has become an important focus on global development policy. Allah (SWT) has given a due and most suitable status to the women.  Women in leadership positions have been mentioned in multiple occasions in Quran. Islam gave them the right to vote and remain politically active in legislative, executive, and judiciary. “Then whoever disputed with you about him after all this knowledge that has come to you, say: ‘Come, let us call our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves, then we pray and invoke sincerely the curse of Allah upon those who lie’’. Quran and hadith were used as primary sources for the collection of authentic information, whereas published data on subject was used as secondary sources.

Author Biographies

Dr. Khadija Aziz, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar

Department of Islamiyat

Dr. Abid Iqbal, Govt; Degree College Lahor Swabi

Department of Islamic Studies