In Woman in Islamic Shariah Maulana Wahiduddin Khan explains the position of woman as per Islamic Shariah. According to Islam the men and women are equal in respect but different in role. This being so, male and female spheres of activity cannot be one and the same, whether in family or in social life. There must necessarily be differences in the kind of work that they do, and also in their places of work. It is only in modem times that it has been challenged by the women's liberation movement, which holds that men and women are alike in every respect and that both should therefore, be given equal opportunities. The book explains the important role of woman in Islam.