Book Chapters
‘Why Islamic Feminism, and Why Now?’
Issues of Gender Rights and Duties: Islamic Feminism Versus Principles of Islamic Legislation I, 2019

Fethi B Jomaa Ahmed (comp. and ed.) Research Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics, Book 12, Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press, Qatar, pp 84-116. [Link]

‘Islamic Law and the Question of Gender Equality’
Routledge Handbook of Islamic Law, 2019

Khaled Abou El Fadl et al (eds), pp 340-354. [Link]

‘Gender Equality’
Sharia: History, Ethics and Law, Muslim Heritage Series, 2018

Amyn Sajoo (ed.), The Institute of Ismaili Studies, I B Tauris, pp. 101-17.

‘Islam, Gender and Democracy in Iran’
Islam, Gender and Democracy, 2017

Jocelyn Ceasri and Jose Casanova (eds), , Oxford University Press, pp. 211-36. [Link]

‘Moral Contestations and Patriarchal Ethics: Women Challenging the Justice of Muslim Family Laws’
Shari‘a: Law and Modern Muslim Ethics, 2016

Robert Heffner (ed.),Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, pp. 62-82. [Link]

‘Human Rights and Islamic Legal Tradition: Prospects for an Overlapping Consensus’
Menschenrechte und inter-religiöse Bildung, Berlin: EB Verlag, 2015

Manfred L. Pinner, Johannes Lähnemann, Heiner Bielefeldt (eds) , pp. 20-32. [Link]

‘Muslim Legal Tradition and the Challenge of Equality’
Men in charge? Rethinking Male Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition, 2015

Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Mulki Al-Sharmani and Jana Rumminger (eds), London: Oneworld, pp. 13-43. [Link]

‘Muslim Legal Tradition and the Challenge of Equality’
Men in charge? Rethinking Male Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition, 2015

Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Mulki Al-Sharmani and Jana Rumminger (eds), London: Oneworld, pp. 13-43. [Link]

‘Muslim Family Laws, Justice and Equality: New Ideas, New Prospects’
Gender Equality in Muslim Family Law: Justice and Ethics in Islamic Legal Tradition, 2013

Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Lena Larsen, Christian Moe and Kari Vogt (eds) , London: I B Tauris, pp. 7-34. [Link]

‘Le project inachevé: la quête d’égalite des femmes musulmanes en Iran’
Feminismes islamiques, Paris: La Fabrique, 2012

Zahra Ali (ed.), pp. 113-142.

‘The Politics of Divorce Laws in Iran: Ideology versus Practice’
Interpreting Divorce Laws in Islam, 2012

Rubya Mehdi, Werner Menski, and Jørgen Nielsen (eds), Copenhagen: DJØF Publishing,, pp 65-83. [Link]

‘Women in Search of Common Ground: Between Islamic and International Human Rights Law’
Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law: Searching for Common Ground?, 2012

Anver M. Emon, Mark S. Ellis and Benjamin Glahn (eds), Oxford University Press, pp. 291-303. [Link]

‘Sexuality and Inequality: The Marriage Contract and Muslim Legal Tradition’
Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Restrictions and Resistance, 2012

Anissa Helie and Homa Hoodfar (eds) , London: Zed Press, pp. 124-148. [Link]

‘Gender Rights and Islamic Legal Tradition: an Exploration’
Retracing Footprints: Writing the History of Gulf Women, 2012

Amira Sonbol (ed.) Doha: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation, pp. 343-66.

‘Hijab and Choice: Between Politics and Theology’
Innovations in Islam: Traditions and Contributions, 2011

Mehran Kamrava (ed.), Berkeley, University of California Press, pp 190-212. [Link]

‘Sharia and National Laws in Iran’
Sharia Incorporated: A Comparative Overview of Legal Systems in Twelve Muslim Countries in Past and Present, 2010

Jan Michiel Otto (ed) Leiden: Leiden University Press,pp 318-371. [Link]

‘Secularization of Shari‘a in Iran’
Islam and Europe: Crisis and Challenges, 2010

Marie-Claire Foblets (ed) , Leuven: Leuven University Press, pp 109-115.

‘Being From There: Dilemmas of a Native Anthropologist’
Conceptualizing Iranian Anthropology, 2010

Shahnaz Nadjmabadi (ed.) , Oxford, Berghahn, pp 180-191. [Link]

‘Islamic Family Law and Social Practice: Anthropological Reflections on the Terms of the Debate’
‘Family, Law and Religion: Debates in the Muslim World and Europe and their Implications for Co-operation and Dialogue, 2009

Siegfried Hass (ed.) F, Vienna, Austrian Association for the Middle East Hammer-Purgstall, pp 37-48. [Link]

‘Islamism: ism or wasm?’
Islamism: Contested Perspectives on Political Islam, 2009

(with Richard Tapper), Richard Martin and Abbas Barzegar (eds), Stanford University Press, pp 81-86.

‘Towards Gender Equality: Muslim Family Laws and the Shari‘a’
Wanted: Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family (Musawah: An Initiative of Sisters of Islam

Zainah Anwar (ed.),  2009. [Link]

‘Classical Fiqh, Modern Ethics and Gender Justice’
Changeable and Unchangeable: New Directions in Islamic Thought and Practice, 2009

Kari Vogt, Lena Larsen, and Christian Moe (eds), , London, I B Tauris, pp 77-88.

‘Women’s Right to Terminate the Marriage Contract: The Case of Iran’
The Islamic Marriage Contract, 2008

Assifa Qureishi (ed.), Harvard University Press, pp 215-230. [Link]

‘Islam and Gender Justice’
Voices of Islam, 2007

Vincent Cornell & Omid Safi (eds), Vol. 5, Voices of Diversity and Change, Westport, Greenwood, pp 85-113.

‘Challenges and Complicities: Abdolkarim Soroush and Gender’
Religion and Politics in Modern Iran: A Reader, 2005

Lloyd Ridgeon (ed.), London: I B Tauris, pp 216-252.

‘Lessons from Iran: How the Warning Signs of “Fundamentalists” Were Ignored’
The Warning Signs of Fundamentalisms, 2004

Ayesha Imam, Jenny Morgan and Nira Yuval-Davis (eds) , London, WLUML, pp 1-4. [Link]

‘Sexuality, Rights and Islam: Competing Gender Discourses in Post-Revolutionary Iran’
Women in Iran From 1800 to the Islamic Republic, 2004

Guity Neshat & Lois Beck (eds) , University of Illinois Press, pp 204-17. [Link]

‘Women’s Rights and Clerical Discourses: The Legacy of Allameh Tabataba’i’
Intellectual Trends in Twentieth Century Iran, 2003

Negin Nabavi (ed.) , University Press of Florida, pp 193-217.

‘Debating Women: Gender and the Public Sphere in Post-Revolutionary Iran’
Civil Society in Comparative Muslim Contexts, 2002

Amyn Sajoo (ed.) , London, I.B Tauris & Institute of Ismaili Studies, pp 95-122. [Link]

‘Negotiating the Politics of Gender in Iran: An Ethnography of a Documentary’
The New Iranian Cinema, 2002

Richard Tapper (ed.) , London, I. B. Tauris, pp 167-99. [Link]

‘Religious Modernists and the “Woman Question”: Challenges and Complicities’
Iran in Transition, Syracuse University Press, 2002

Eric Hooglund (ed.), pp 74-95. [Link]

‘Tamkin: Stories from a Family Court in Iran’
Everyday Life in the Middle East, 2002

Donna Lee Bowen & Evelyn A. Early (eds) , Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2nd edition, pp 136-50. [Link]

‘Islam, Women and Civil Rights: The Religious Debate in Iran of the 1990s’
Women, Religon and Culture in Iran, 2002

Vanessa Martin and Sarah Ansari (eds), London, Curzon, pp 169-88.

‘Ayatollah Khomeini and the Question of Women’
Ayatollah Khomeini and the Modernization of Islamic Thought (CNMES Occasional Paper 19), 2000

Richard Tapper (ed), London, SOAS, pp 27-34.

‘Iran: Emerging Feminist Voices’
Women’s Rights: A Global View, 2000

Lynn Walter (ed.) , Westport, Greenwood, pp 113-25.

‘Mariage et Divorce: une Marge de Négociation pour les Femmes’
Les Femmes en Iran: Pressions Sociales et Stratégies Identitaires, 1998

N. Yavari-d’Hellencourt, ed., Paris, Harmattan, pp 95-118.

‘Breaking the Seal: the New Face of the Ahl-e Haqq’,
Krisztina Kehl-Bodrogi et al. (eds) Syncretistic Religious Communities in the Near East, 1997

Leiden etc., Brill, pp 175-194. [Link]

‘The Delegated Right to Divorce in Law and in Practice in Iran and Morocco’
Lucy Carroll and Harsh Kapoor (eds) Talaq-i Tafwiz, 1996

The Muslim Woman’s Contractual Access to Divorce, Grabels, Women Living Under Muslim Laws (Readers and Compilations series), pp 121-33.

‘Stretching the Limits: a Feminist Reading of the Shari‘a in Post-Khomeini Iran’
Mai Yamani (ed.), Islam and Feminism: Legal and Literary Perspectives, 1996

London, Ithaca Press, pp 285-319.

‘Women and Politics in Post-Khomeini Iran: Divorce, Veiling and Emerging Feminist Voices’
Haleh Afshar (ed.) Women and Politics in the Third World, 1996

London, Routledge, pp 149-69.

‘Faith, Ritual and Culture among the Ahl-i Haqq’
Philip Kreyenbroek and Christine Allison (eds) Kurdish Culture and Identity, 1996

London, Zed Press, pp 111-34. [Link]

‘Strategies of Selection: a Comparative note on Marriage, the Shari‘a and Modern Legal systems in Iran and Morocco’
C. Fawzi El Solh and Judy Mabro (eds) Women in Muslim Communities: Religious Beliefs and Social Reality, 1994

Oxford, Berg Publishers, pp 55-72.

‘Women, Marriage and the Law in Post-Revolutionary Iran’
Haleh Afshar (ed.) Women in the Middle East: Perceptions and Struggles, 1993

London, Macmillan, pp 59-84.