Kepemimpinan Perempuan pada Masyarakat dalam Perspektif Saʿīd Ramaḍān Al-Būṭī (Telaah Hadis Misoginis)

  • Nasirudin Al Ahsani Institut Agama Islam Negeri Jember
Keywords: Women Leaders, Gender, Islam


One discourse that is always taken into account in the Islamic world is the leadership of women in society. Patriarchal societies that always look down on women will always reject this discourse. In Islam, there are at least 3 groups in interpreting this discourse. First, the fundamentalists who always refuse, because they believe that a woman should only reign an internal household. Second, the liberal groups that are completely following western ideas, such as gender equality, feminism, secularism and so on. Third, the progressive groups who tend to be more careful in accepting concepts from the Western ideas before making corrections and criticisms.This article will explore the point of view of the well-known Syrian figure, Sa'id Ramadhan al-Buthi in understanding the concept of women's leadership in misogynistic hadiths. According to al-Būṭī, it is permissible for women to become a leader as long as they fulfil the 2 criteria, namely: a) Women who are nominated for this job must have the required expertise, so that they can carry out the job properly. This condition is between the men and women; b) The workload should not neglect the syaria (Islamic law) and they must still obey the ethics.