Negotiating Islamic Property Rights in UN HABITAT: Policy Makers guide to Women’s Land, Property and Housing Rights Across the World

The author argues that nothing under Islamic law prohibits women from having equal access to property rights through an integrated and compensatory property rights regime. Under the integrated Islamic approach to women’s property rights, a woman’s reduced inheritance rights are theoretically expected to be compensated for through alternative means of wealth generation, despite resistance from patriarchal attitudes. 

Source publication: 
Chapter 9, pp 17, Nairobi, United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT)