Assalaam walaikum, I have been reading all morning. I have not found anything conclusive to state that women can not make decisions in Islamic courts. I did discover in Iran women are so hungry for knowledge a university for women learning Islamic jurisprudence is thriving. In Saudi Arabia women are intergal members of the court system. They are no female judges but women attend court sessions constantly.They have support roles in the system. Sister Valerie..I am going to read and digest and pray and chill. Sister Seeking Allah's Mercy...I am simply a devout Muslim woman; circumstances have made me very independent; I am dependent on Allah. PM and I will answer all your questions. The rest of you: go watch the world cup.