The Sharing of Childcare Roles in Contemporary Muslim Families: A Critical Analysis of Amina Wadud's Thought

  • Ramadhita Ramadhita UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang

Abstract

Childcare is an interesting topic to discuss in modern Muslim families. Some Muslim families believe that childcare is the responsibility of women. Others believe that childcare is not related to a particular gender, but is the responsibility of both parents. Such is the opinion of Amina Wadud Muhsin. This article aims to criticise Amina Wadus' thoughts on childcare. This article is the result of library research with primary data sources in the form of a book entitled QUR'AN AND WOMAN: Rereading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective. While secondary data is in the form of books, journal articles, online articles related to Amina Wadud's thoughts. The data generated were analysed using discourse analysis. The results of this study show that Amina Wadud's ideas about childcare are based on her understanding of Q.S. Al-Baqarah 233. However, Amina Wadud does not pay attention that childcare is based on mutual agreement. There is a process of deliberation so as to create a harmonious family life.

Published
2023-12-31
How to Cite
RAMADHITA, Ramadhita. The Sharing of Childcare Roles in Contemporary Muslim Families: A Critical Analysis of Amina Wadud's Thought. International Conference on Law, Technology, Spirituality and Society (ICOLESS), [S.l.], v. 3, p. 505-517, dec. 2023. ISSN 2828-111X. Available at: <http://conferences.uin-malang.ac.id/index.php/ICOLESS/article/view/2692>. Date accessed: 27 may 2024.