Referential Adequacy and Structural Corroboration in Validation or Rejection of Women’s Rights in Theological Discourse
Abdullahi Muhammad Doki

This study uses content-analysis and book review format, but is not a book review, specifically as it focuses on women‟s rights in a religion and the controversies the issue generated in theological discourse. Considered here then are the scriptural subtexts on women‟s rights in Islam identified as misunderstood, misinterpreted and confused. Eleven women‟s rights themes are documented and content-analyzed as evidence confirming support for women‟s rights in Islam, refuting claims to the contrary. Referential adequacy, consensual validation and structural corroboration (Creswell, 1998) were adopted for validity and reliability in confirming or rejecting ascribed claims on women‟s rights in the context of the study. Scriptural themes on women‟s rights from the Qur‟an are presented on a 6-point table. Data is allocated into samples, sorted in unit of observation and unit of analysis, with specifications under method leading to results interpretation by frequency rankings under Veracity Index. Among the conclusion is that women‟s rights in Islam is for all humanity, not just Muslims, since veracity of the scriptural subtexts sampled are validated for universal acceptance by the percentages of universality of appeal and practicability of the women‟s rights scriptural subtexts.

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