Objectification of Women: Islamic Insight


  • Khwaja Muhammad Bilal Sethi Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, The University of Haripur




sexual objectification, instrumentality, fungibility, inertness, violability, subjectivity


Islam as a religion of peace ensures provision of equal rights to all the humans irrespective of their gender. Women not only enjoy the liberty of life within the parameters of values as laid by the Quran and Sunnah but at the same time, they also own the right of self-respect, esteem and treatment as humans. Treating women as mere objects for sex, or as mere “other” which devoid them of their due rights is strictly prohibited in Islam. The paper in hand highlights that how objectification of women is condemned by Islamic theology with special reference to Martha Nussbaum’s theory of Objectification being applied on Daniyal Mueenuddin’s Short Story, Saleema. However, it is pertinent to mention that the paper only concerns feudal cultures and thus, it is not a representative of the entire Pakistani society.




How to Cite

Sethi, K. M. B. (2022). Objectification of Women: Islamic Insight. Al-Duhaa, 3(01), 104–111. https://doi.org/10.51665/al-duhaa.003.01.0167