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Volume :34 Issue : 133 2016      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Aspects of Muslim Woman's Life and Her Rights during the Ottoman Jerusalem Era as Depicted in the Court Record (150) of the Ottoman Jerusalem shar'i court (20 Dhul-Qi'dah 1054-19Dhul-Hijjah 1065H / 2 Oct. 1654-20 Oct. 1655) (in Arabic)

Auther : Mohammad Al-Khateeb

This study reveals to us some aspects of the lives of Muslim women, and their rights in the city of Jerusalem, which are documented in the Ottoman Shari’a court record number "150", during the Jerusalem Islamic Ottoman era. The court records of the Jerusalem Islamic Ottoman era are considered to be the most precise sources, which we can rely on when writing about the history of Jerusalem during the Ottoman era. Because Muslim women had an important role in public life, in the city of Ottoman Jerusalem, various parts of this study are intended to highlight the aspects of their lives, and some of their rights, as depicted in the record number "150". For instance, we have highlighted the nature of the intermarriage relations, the level of the dowries, the amount, the functions of the couples, their social level, and some other issues. The study also showed that women got the right to request a divorce "Khula'" and had allowed the judiciary to grant it, which is evident from some of the arguments and documents, as well as the fact that women were able to grab their right to secure adequate housing, nursery, the custody of their children, and to get their share of inheritance. The record also shows us - the subject of the study - the equality of women with men, their ability to get some cash provisions through what were called the "roman package", or "food bowl" which was available to some residents of the city of Jerusalem, from the Ottoman Empire. Perhaps, the most notable aspect of this study is its highlight on the contribution of women, in charity work, through the system of the Islamic Waqf, and their effective contribution to the economic life, through the right to own property, and therefore to sell, or rent, or buy, as men.

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