The correct interpretation of Islam would lead to the approval of women rights. If you go to the website of Ayatollah Sanei you will find a ruling to the effect that women can serve in the most senior clerical posts. It all depends on how you interpret Islam. What harms women is the patriarchal world’s interpretation of Islam. With the correct interpretation women would regain their rights.
We need an interpretation that suits the needs of our time and place. Interpretations made 600 years ago are no longer satisfactory. Contemporary problems call for contemporary solutions. The world cannot be governed by ancient perspectives.
Shirin Ebadi i Palestine Chronicle