Islamic Hijab

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Venue:Green Library, Room 220

In this talk, Dr. Dabbagh will discuss the moral permissibility of unveiling, from both philosophical and jurisprudential perspectives. In particular, he will investigate and elaborate the views of the Islamic jurists who believe that unveiling is permissible, unlike jurists in the mainstream tradition. Moreover, he will examine the idea of "Hijab" in terms of the ethical theories of the British philosopher W.D. Ross, as discussed in The Right And The Good and Foundations of Ethics. Professor Dabbagh will conclude by identifying some ethical, theological, and jurisprudential principles to which one can appeal to defend the permissibility of unveiling.