"Gendered Morality offers a textual-critical examination of gender in Islamic metaphysics and virtue ethics. Through a close reading of how masculinity and femininity are constructed, the book argues that the historically contingent nature of gender hierarchy, characterized as Islamic and ethical, is at odds with the overarching goal of Islamic ethics as earthly justice. Because the book moves beyond the typical Qur'anic and jurisprudence-based discourses about women's status, it makes a lasting contribution to our understanding of gender in the ethical philosophy of Islam"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-337) and index.
Epistemology and gender analytics of Islamic ethics -- Gendered metaphysics, perfection, and power of the (hu)man's soul -- Ethics of marriage and the domestic economy -- Homosocial masculinity and societal ethics -- Prolegomenon to feminist philosophy of Islam.