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Sara has written the chapter “Retrieving the Equilibrium and restoring Justice: Using Islam’s Egalitarian Teachings to reclaim Women’s Right” for the book Sensible Religion (2014) edited by Christopher Lewis and Dan Cohn-Sherbok.  Published by Routledge, Oxford.

The chapter examines Islam’s teachings on women’s rights and explores the dominance of a literal decontextualised and patriarchal interpretation of Islam’s religious texts which has influenced sections of Muslim thought. It outlines the historical and contemporary reality of some Muslims, in manipulating and misusing Islam for their own authority whether political, economic or social to those Muslims who through the combined use of modern day Islamic law and international human rights law have secured the rights of Muslim women.