In every known society, gender differences structure human identity and social relationships. But the roles and characteristics that we associate with males and females vary considerably across time and culture. And over the years of one‟s life time, such socio-cultural forces recognize certain life-orientations as female or male specific roles. Having such common understanding about one‟s life-time gendering processes, this particular paper attempts to use one particular gender inequality methodological tool to understand Muslim women‟s less empowered socio-political status vis-à-vis the role of Islam in the entire discourse of framing such low-level socio-political status of women in a society like Pakistan. To do so, this paper uses Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) methodology to understand how women in a given social order like Islamic Society seeks their socio-political advancement or extinguish certain way of life forms (particularly due to certain traditional Islam societal beliefs) which usually do not permit women‟s advancement or empowerment in every spheres.
The papers starts with a discussion of how SIGI as a methodological tool can be used to assess women empowerment in any traditional social set-ups and it continues to take up an individual case from Pakistani society to substantiate the major arguments of SIGI methodology.
To understand such social stagnancy as well as gender-inequality trends in any developing or underdeveloped societies, the SIGI social variables as a methodological tool can be used for finding certain region-wise or religion/ritual based unequal gender-balance picture in a particular social set-up.