International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Women’s Struggles for Islamic Feminism in the Shirazy’s Ayat-Ayat Cinta (The Verses of Love)
Fauziah Khairani Lubis, Ikhwanuddin Nasution, Rahimah, Thyrhaya Zein

The awareness of women’s struggles contributes to the effective help in promoting the equality of women in many sectors. This study examines women’s struggles in Islamic feminism as they are portrayed in the novel Ayat Ayat Cinta (the verses of love). A qualitative method was used to seek some of their struggles. The preliminary results of the research show that women from different socio-economic conditions initially have different concepts about struggles in the perspectives of Islamic feminism. The conclusion can also be drawn that women’s struggles in Islamic feminism positively correlate with their opinions and with their understanding about Islam. Some aspects of women’s struggles are, for example, related to establish and spread the Islamic teachings, to help others, to increase the spirit of learning, to seek ideal husband.

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