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Faris Jawad
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Wondrous Treatment Of Women In Islam
http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate/women.html
T he purpose of this article is to show how the barbaric nature of Islam
manifests itself in the cruel treatment of women.

1. Lets start with the "great" Mohammed himself, the founder of this
"fabulous" faith. Mohammed was married to Khadija Bibi, his employer and 15
years his senior. At that time Mohammed was 25 years old. He was Khadija
Bibi's third husband. Khadija Bibi was a widow when she married Mohammed.
For the first time in his life, Mohammed enjoyed a luxurious life.

This shows the parasitic nature of Mohammed who married his employer so that
he can live a rich life without putting in a single day's work.

2. Khadija Bibi died when Mohammed was 49 years old. Between the ages of 49
and 63 the "great prophet" married at least 11 times.

This shows how he treated the institution of marriage. For him, women were
nothing but objects for sexual fulfillment. Marrying at least 11 women in 14
years throws light on his insatiable sexual appetite.
Read on about the "greatness" of this prophet.

3. Mohammed's favourite wife was Ayesha Bibi who was 6 years old when she
was married to him.

Marrying a 6 year old baby clearly shows that Mohammed was not only a
womanizer but also a child molester.

4. Mohammed's adopted son Zayed was married to Zainab, daughter of Jahsh.
But one day the prophet "beheld in a loose undress, the beauty of Zainab,
and burst forth into an ejaculation of devotion and desire. The servile, or
greatful, freeman (Zayed) understood the hint and yielded without hesitation
to the love of the benefactor."

Mohammed was not satisfied with his own overflowing harem and had to marry
his son's wife. His son being a devoted follower of the "great" prophet was
more than happy to divorce his wife. What a great father-in-law Mohammed
was, a model for all Islamic father-in-laws!


Mohammed preached what he practised. This is supported by the following
verses from Quran and Hadiths.

Quotes from the "Holy" Quran on Women


II/223: Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate). So go to your tilth
as ye will...

Here you can clearly see how highly Islam treats women. Women in Islam are
referred to as fields that are to be cultivated by man. What an honour for a
Muslim woman!

IV/34: Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them
to excel the other.. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them
and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them.

First point to notice here is that Quran clearly states that Men are
superior to women. Secondly, Islam instructs that a man should control his
women through brutal violence and fear.

IV/15: (For women) If any one of your women is guilty of lewdness ...confine
them until death claims them.

IV/16: (For Men) If two men among you commit indecency (sodomy) punish them
both. If they repent and mend their ways, let them be. Allah is forgiving
and merciful.

As you can see, for women any sort of sexual exploration is punishable by
death. Whereas for a man, any form of perversion is pardoned by the all
merciful Allah.

XXIV/6-7: As for those who accuse their wives but have no witnesses except
themselves , let the testimony of one of them be four testimonies...

Here we see, that a husband can easily accuse his wife (or wives) and
eventually sentence her to death by merely declaring four times that the
accusation is true. On the other hand, women have no such right in Islam.


Quotes from Hadith TIRMZI AND OTHERS
1.. If a woman's conduct is mischievous or immodest, the husband has the
right to beat her up but must not break her bones. She must not allow
anybody to enter the house if her husband does not like him. She has the
right to expect sustenance of her husband. (TR. P 439)

2.. It is forbidden for a woman to be seen by any man except her husband
when she is made up or well-dressed. (TR. P 430)

3.. A woman is not a believer if she undertakes a journey which may last
three days or longer, unless she is accompanied by her husband, son, father

4.. A woman must veil herself even in the presence of her husband's
father, brother and other male relations. (TR. P 432)

5.. She is forbidden to spend any money without the permission of her
husband, and it includes giving food to the needy or feast to friends. (TR.
P 265)

6.. A wife is forbidden to perform extra prayers (NAFAL) or observe
fasting (other than RAMADAN) without the permission of her husband. (TR. P
300)

7.. If prostration were a legitimate act other than to God, woman should
have prostrated to her husband. (TR. P 428)

8.. If a man is in a mood to have sexual intercourse the woman must come
immediately even if she is baking bread at a communal oven. (TR. P 428)

9.. The marriage of a woman to her man is not substantive. It is
precarious. For example if the father of the husband orders his son to
divorce his wife, he must do so. (TR. P 440)

10.. A woman who seeks KHULA i.e. divorce from her man, without a just
cause, shall not enter paradise. (TR. P 440)
On the contrary, a husband can divorce his wife at will.

11.. Majority of women would go to hell. (Muslim P 1431)

12.. If a woman refuses to come to bed when invited by her husband, she
becomes the target of the curses of angles. Exactly the same happens if she
deserts her husband's bed. (Bokhari P 93)

13.. Women who are ungrateful to their men are the denizens of hell; it is
an act of ingratitude for a woman to say: "I have never seen any good from
you." (Bokhari P 96)

14.. A woman in many ways is deprived of the possession of her own body.
Even her milk belongs to her husband. (Bokhari P 27) She is not allowed to
practise birth control either.

Quotes From Sahih Muslim Hadith
Chapter 540.The prophet said that he saw a woman coming and going in the
shape of a devil and she fascinated him. So he came to his wife, Zainab, as
she was tanning leather and had sexual intercourse with her. That drove out
what he felt in his heart.

Chapter 558. The prophet said: "When a man calls his wife to bed and she
does not come, the husband spends the night being angry with her, and the
angels curse her until morning. The one who is in heaven is displeased with
her until the husband is pleased with her.

Chpater 576. The prophet said :"Woman has been created from a rib, and will
in no way be straightened for you."

Anwar Shaikh , the author of Islam: An Arab National Movement says:
"It shows the basic doctrine of Islam about womanhood, that is, she is
basically crooked, and man has the right to keep her under his constant
vigil; she must never be left alone."

In fact, another hadith expresses woman's position bluntly:

"I have not left any calamity more
hurtful to man than woman."Chapter 619: Selling a cat, selling a dog
(unless it is a working dog), and earning of prostitutes(unless they are
non-muslims),... are all forbidden.

This verse encourages the Muslim invaders to convert women of other faith
into prostitutes for their own enjoyment as prostitution by non-muslims is
NOT forbidden. We can see plenty of examples of this throughout history,
especially Indian history.

Chapter 1140: The prophet said : "The majority of those who entered the fire
of Hell were women."

So Islam considers most of the women are evil in nature and they end up in
hell.

Malik 362:1221 Ibn Fahd said "I have some slave girls who are better than my
wives, but I do not desire that they should all become pregnant. Shall I do
azl(withdrawal) with them?" Hajjaj said "They are your fields of
cultivation. If you wish to irrigate them do so, if not keep them dry."

The next three verses are related to each other.

Malik 364:1234 If a woman suckles a baby, she becomes its foster mother and
her husband a foster father. If a man has two wives, and one suckles a boy
the other a girl, the boy can not marry the girl as the foster father of
each is the same.

The next verse contradicts the previous one.

Malik 364:1239 The rule pertaining to foster relationship only applies to
children under 2 years. Thus (Malik 365:1243) a grown up man fed with the
milk of a woman does not entail fostership.

Read the next verse carefully.

Malik 365:1245 A man said, "My wife has willfully given my slavegirl with
whom I used to cohabit her own milk to drink. What is my relationship to the
slave girl ?" Omar said "Punish your wife and go into your slave girl".

What more can I say about these golden verses from the "Holy" Quran and the
enlightening Hadiths-- guidelines for every true Muslim!

Gazzali, the renowned Islamic thinker summed up the 18 pains that had been
visited on Muslim women as a punishment for Eve's transgression in paradise.
The list eloquently shows the position of women in Islam and how the social
customs were backed up by Islam. Here Islam goes to the extent of saying
that even pregnancy and childbirth are punishments from God. Such is the
nature of the all merciful Allah!!!

The 18 punishments are:

1.. Menstruation
2.. Childbirth
3.. Separation from father and mother and marriage to a stranger
4.. Pregnancy
5.. Not having control over her own person
6.. A lesser share in inheritance.
7.. Her liability to be divorced and inability to divorce.
8.. It being lawful for man to have 4 wives but for a woman to have only 1
husband.
9.. The fact that she must stay secluded in the house
10.. The fact that she must keep her head covered inside the house.
11.. The fact that 2 women's testimonies have to be set against the
testimony of one man.
12.. The fact that she must not go out of the house unless accompanied by
a near relative.
13.. The fact that men take part in Friday and feast day funerals while
women do not.
14.. Disqualification for rulership and judgeship.
15.. The fact that merit has 100 components, only one of which is
attributable to women while 999 are attributed to men.
16.. The fact that if women are profligate they will be given only half as
much torment as the rest of the community at the ressurection day.
17.. The fact that if their husbands die they must observe a waiting
period of 4 months and 10 days before they remarry.
18.. The fact that if their husbands divorce them , they must observe a
waiting period of 3 months or 3 menstrual periods before remarrying.
To enlighten the people who are ignorant about "Sati" Pratha in India, this
custom was a result of Muslim oppression and brutality. The Hindu women of
India, in order to save their honour, used to jump into the fire after their
husbands were brutally murdered by Muslim invaders. The question that arises
from this is why did they jump into the fire and kill themselves? Why didn't
they just poison themselves? The reason for this is that the lecherous
necrophiliac muslim invaders did not even leave the dead bodies alone. Yes,
they had sex even with the dead bodies! How disappointing it must have been
for them to find nothing, but ashes.

This is only a handful of facts that states the true nature of Islam.
Java
2005-08-21 02:19:37 UTC
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I can't believe I just read all this fucken Allah bullshit
Java
Post by Faris Jawad
Wondrous Treatment Of Women In Islam
http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate/women.html
T he purpose of this article is to show how the barbaric nature of Islam
manifests itself in the cruel treatment of women.
1. Lets start with the "great" Mohammed himself, the founder of this
"fabulous" faith. Mohammed was married to Khadija Bibi, his employer and 15
years his senior. At that time Mohammed was 25 years old. He was Khadija
Bibi's third husband. Khadija Bibi was a widow when she married Mohammed.
For the first time in his life, Mohammed enjoyed a luxurious life.
This shows the parasitic nature of Mohammed who married his employer so that
he can live a rich life without putting in a single day's work.
2. Khadija Bibi died when Mohammed was 49 years old. Between the ages of 49
and 63 the "great prophet" married at least 11 times.
This shows how he treated the institution of marriage. For him, women were
nothing but objects for sexual fulfillment. Marrying at least 11 women in 14
years throws light on his insatiable sexual appetite.
Read on about the "greatness" of this prophet.
3. Mohammed's favourite wife was Ayesha Bibi who was 6 years old when she
was married to him.
Marrying a 6 year old baby clearly shows that Mohammed was not only a
womanizer but also a child molester.
4. Mohammed's adopted son Zayed was married to Zainab, daughter of Jahsh.
But one day the prophet "beheld in a loose undress, the beauty of Zainab,
and burst forth into an ejaculation of devotion and desire. The servile, or
greatful, freeman (Zayed) understood the hint and yielded without hesitation
to the love of the benefactor."
Mohammed was not satisfied with his own overflowing harem and had to marry
his son's wife. His son being a devoted follower of the "great" prophet was
more than happy to divorce his wife. What a great father-in-law Mohammed
was, a model for all Islamic father-in-laws!
Mohammed preached what he practised. This is supported by the following
verses from Quran and Hadiths.
Quotes from the "Holy" Quran on Women
II/223: Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate). So go to your tilth
as ye will...
Here you can clearly see how highly Islam treats women. Women in Islam are
referred to as fields that are to be cultivated by man. What an honour for a
Muslim woman!
IV/34: Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them
to excel the other.. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them
and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them.
First point to notice here is that Quran clearly states that Men are
superior to women. Secondly, Islam instructs that a man should control his
women through brutal violence and fear.
IV/15: (For women) If any one of your women is guilty of lewdness ...confine
them until death claims them.
IV/16: (For Men) If two men among you commit indecency (sodomy) punish them
both. If they repent and mend their ways, let them be. Allah is forgiving
and merciful.
As you can see, for women any sort of sexual exploration is punishable by
death. Whereas for a man, any form of perversion is pardoned by the all
merciful Allah.
XXIV/6-7: As for those who accuse their wives but have no witnesses except
themselves , let the testimony of one of them be four testimonies...
Here we see, that a husband can easily accuse his wife (or wives) and
eventually sentence her to death by merely declaring four times that the
accusation is true. On the other hand, women have no such right in Islam.
Quotes from Hadith TIRMZI AND OTHERS
1.. If a woman's conduct is mischievous or immodest, the husband has the
right to beat her up but must not break her bones. She must not allow
anybody to enter the house if her husband does not like him. She has the
right to expect sustenance of her husband. (TR. P 439)
2.. It is forbidden for a woman to be seen by any man except her husband
when she is made up or well-dressed. (TR. P 430)
3.. A woman is not a believer if she undertakes a journey which may last
three days or longer, unless she is accompanied by her husband, son, father
4.. A woman must veil herself even in the presence of her husband's
father, brother and other male relations. (TR. P 432)
5.. She is forbidden to spend any money without the permission of her
husband, and it includes giving food to the needy or feast to friends. (TR.
P 265)
6.. A wife is forbidden to perform extra prayers (NAFAL) or observe
fasting (other than RAMADAN) without the permission of her husband. (TR. P
300)
7.. If prostration were a legitimate act other than to God, woman should
have prostrated to her husband. (TR. P 428)
8.. If a man is in a mood to have sexual intercourse the woman must come
immediately even if she is baking bread at a communal oven. (TR. P 428)
9.. The marriage of a woman to her man is not substantive. It is
precarious. For example if the father of the husband orders his son to
divorce his wife, he must do so. (TR. P 440)
10.. A woman who seeks KHULA i.e. divorce from her man, without a just
cause, shall not enter paradise. (TR. P 440)
On the contrary, a husband can divorce his wife at will.
11.. Majority of women would go to hell. (Muslim P 1431)
12.. If a woman refuses to come to bed when invited by her husband, she
becomes the target of the curses of angles. Exactly the same happens if she
deserts her husband's bed. (Bokhari P 93)
13.. Women who are ungrateful to their men are the denizens of hell; it is
an act of ingratitude for a woman to say: "I have never seen any good from
you." (Bokhari P 96)
14.. A woman in many ways is deprived of the possession of her own body.
Even her milk belongs to her husband. (Bokhari P 27) She is not allowed to
practise birth control either.
Quotes From Sahih Muslim Hadith
Chapter 540.The prophet said that he saw a woman coming and going in the
shape of a devil and she fascinated him. So he came to his wife, Zainab, as
she was tanning leather and had sexual intercourse with her. That drove out
what he felt in his heart.
Chapter 558. The prophet said: "When a man calls his wife to bed and she
does not come, the husband spends the night being angry with her, and the
angels curse her until morning. The one who is in heaven is displeased with
her until the husband is pleased with her.
Chpater 576. The prophet said :"Woman has been created from a rib, and will
in no way be straightened for you."
"It shows the basic doctrine of Islam about womanhood, that is, she is
basically crooked, and man has the right to keep her under his constant
vigil; she must never be left alone."
"I have not left any calamity more
hurtful to man than woman."Chapter 619: Selling a cat, selling a dog
(unless it is a working dog), and earning of prostitutes(unless they are
non-muslims),... are all forbidden.
This verse encourages the Muslim invaders to convert women of other faith
into prostitutes for their own enjoyment as prostitution by non-muslims is
NOT forbidden. We can see plenty of examples of this throughout history,
especially Indian history.
Chapter 1140: The prophet said : "The majority of those who entered the fire
of Hell were women."
So Islam considers most of the women are evil in nature and they end up in
hell.
Malik 362:1221 Ibn Fahd said "I have some slave girls who are better than my
wives, but I do not desire that they should all become pregnant. Shall I do
azl(withdrawal) with them?" Hajjaj said "They are your fields of
cultivation. If you wish to irrigate them do so, if not keep them dry."
The next three verses are related to each other.
Malik 364:1234 If a woman suckles a baby, she becomes its foster mother and
her husband a foster father. If a man has two wives, and one suckles a boy
the other a girl, the boy can not marry the girl as the foster father of
each is the same.
The next verse contradicts the previous one.
Malik 364:1239 The rule pertaining to foster relationship only applies to
children under 2 years. Thus (Malik 365:1243) a grown up man fed with the
milk of a woman does not entail fostership.
Read the next verse carefully.
Malik 365:1245 A man said, "My wife has willfully given my slavegirl with
whom I used to cohabit her own milk to drink. What is my relationship to the
slave girl ?" Omar said "Punish your wife and go into your slave girl".
What more can I say about these golden verses from the "Holy" Quran and the
enlightening Hadiths-- guidelines for every true Muslim!
Gazzali, the renowned Islamic thinker summed up the 18 pains that had been
visited on Muslim women as a punishment for Eve's transgression in paradise.
The list eloquently shows the position of women in Islam and how the social
customs were backed up by Islam. Here Islam goes to the extent of saying
that even pregnancy and childbirth are punishments from God. Such is the
nature of the all merciful Allah!!!
1.. Menstruation
2.. Childbirth
3.. Separation from father and mother and marriage to a stranger
4.. Pregnancy
5.. Not having control over her own person
6.. A lesser share in inheritance.
7.. Her liability to be divorced and inability to divorce.
8.. It being lawful for man to have 4 wives but for a woman to have only 1
husband.
9.. The fact that she must stay secluded in the house
10.. The fact that she must keep her head covered inside the house.
11.. The fact that 2 women's testimonies have to be set against the
testimony of one man.
12.. The fact that she must not go out of the house unless accompanied by
a near relative.
13.. The fact that men take part in Friday and feast day funerals while
women do not.
14.. Disqualification for rulership and judgeship.
15.. The fact that merit has 100 components, only one of which is
attributable to women while 999 are attributed to men.
16.. The fact that if women are profligate they will be given only half as
much torment as the rest of the community at the ressurection day.
17.. The fact that if their husbands die they must observe a waiting
period of 4 months and 10 days before they remarry.
18.. The fact that if their husbands divorce them , they must observe a
waiting period of 3 months or 3 menstrual periods before remarrying.
To enlighten the people who are ignorant about "Sati" Pratha in India, this
custom was a result of Muslim oppression and brutality. The Hindu women of
India, in order to save their honour, used to jump into the fire after their
husbands were brutally murdered by Muslim invaders. The question that arises
from this is why did they jump into the fire and kill themselves? Why didn't
they just poison themselves? The reason for this is that the lecherous
necrophiliac muslim invaders did not even leave the dead bodies alone. Yes,
they had sex even with the dead bodies! How disappointing it must have been
for them to find nothing, but ashes.
This is only a handful of facts that states the true nature of Islam.
ªkœü€jªkŠn
2005-08-24 22:07:33 UTC
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"Faris Jawad" <***@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:HXgGe.5715$***@news20.bellglobal.com...


Women's liberation through Islam


Islam was the most revolutionary liberalization of women's rights the
civilized world has ever seen.


Unlike feminism movements, women's liberation in Islam wasn't started
by women but was revealed by Allah to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in the
seventh century. The Qur'an and the Hadith or Sunnah of the Prophet
(PBUH) are the sources from which every Muslim woman derives her
rights, responsibilities and duties.


Men and women are equaled in front of Allah; this is in terms of
worshiping, obeying, and glorifying Him. Nevertheless they're equally
punished when committing any sin. For instance when committing
adultery, the man and the woman share the same punishment.


Allah says in the Qur'an:


"O mankind! Be careful of your duty to your Lord who created you from a
single soul and from it its mate and from them both have spread abroad
a multitude of men and women. Be careful of your duty toward Allah in
whom you claim (your rights) of one another, and towards the wombs
(that bore you)! Allah has been a Watcher over you." Qur'an (4:1)


Since men and women both came from the same essence, they are equal
regarding their human rights. Women cannot be considered evil by nature
(as some people may think) or then men would be evil also. Similarly,
neither gender can be superior because it would be a contradiction of
equality.


Islam also granted women many civil rights; a Muslim woman has the
basic freedom of choice and expression based on recognition of her
individual personality. First, she is free to choose her religion. The
Qur'an states:


"There is no compulsion in religion. Right has been made distinct from
error."Qur'an (2:256)


In Islam, women's role is balanced but fair. She has been removed from
the burden of supporting herself. Instead men take this responsibility,
a woman's father and or brother and even the government, if the other
two are not available a responsible to take care of the woman and
support her financially. If she does not want to work, she does not
have to. She has the freedom to decide to stay at home and spend her
time raising her children and tending to her family, social and
religious life. However, if she wants to work, she is not forbidden to
do so. Actually Islam has encouraged the woman to educate herself and
to know Allah and know her duties, so that she can educate her
children. She is discouraged from leaving her children without guidance
and example. Moreover she is given the most honorable and important job
in the universe, she is more encouraged to be a mother.


Muslim women have the right to choose their husbands and keep their
names after marriage. Islam also encourages women to contribute their
opinions and ideas; there are many examples of women who offered their
opinions concerning religion, economics and social matters to Prophet
Mohammad (PBUH). Also, a Muslim woman's testimony is valid in legal
disputes.


Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said:


"Seeking knowledge is a mandate for every Muslim (male and female)."


This includes learning the Qur'an and the Hadith as well gaining
knowledge in science and many other fields. Since both men and women
have the capacity for learning and understanding, Muslim women must
acquire the appropriate education in order to promote good behavior and
condemn bad behavior in all spheres of life.


While maintenance of a home, supporting husbands, breading and teaching
children are regarded as the priorities for a woman, if she has the
skills to work outside her house for the good of the family, then she
may do so as long as she doesn't ignore her main family duties.


Moreover Islam gives high respect to motherhood, Prophet Mohammad
(PBUH) said:


"Heaven lies under the feet of mothers."


This implies that the success of a society is traced to good mothers.
Therefore, a woman must be educated and conscientious in order to be a
skillful parent.


Fourteen hundred years ago, Islam started giving women the right to
vote .On any public matter; Muslim women may vote their opinion and
participate in politics. This established the right of women to select
their leader and publicly declare so.


For example, Abdurrahman Ibn Auf consulted many women before he
recommended Othman Ibn Affan to be the Caliph.


While guardianship and greater financial responsibility is given to men
in Islam, a Muslim woman has the privilege to earn money, the right to
own property, to enter into legal contracts and to manage all of her
assets in any way she pleases. She can run her own business and no one
has any claim on her earnings including her husband.


Allah says in the Holy Qur'an:


"And in no wise covet those things in which Allah hath bestowed His
gifts more freely on some of you than on others; to men is allotted
what they earn, and to women, what they earn; but ask Allah of His
bounty, for Allah hath full knowledge of all things." Qur'an (4:32)


Islam liberated women by giving them rights and duties 1400 years ago
that most women do not enjoy up till now, even in the West. These
duties and rights were given by Allah and are designed to keep balance
in society; what may seem unjust or missing in one place is compensated
for or explained in another place because Islam as is a complete way of
life.


Allah says:


"And it not of a believing man or a women, when Allah and His Messenger
(Muhammad) have declared a matter, for them to have any choice in that
matter. And anyone who disobeys God and His Messenger has indeed gone
astray into open error." Qur'an (33:36)


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2005-08-24 22:30:33 UTC
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ªkœü€jªkŠn
2005-08-26 12:19:50 UTC
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Post by ªkœü€jªkŠn
Women's liberation through Islam
Islam was the most revolutionary liberalization of women's rights the
civilized world has ever seen.
Unlike feminism movements, women's liberation in Islam wasn't started
by women but was revealed by Allah to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in the
seventh century. The Qur'an and the Hadith or Sunnah of the Prophet
(PBUH) are the sources from which every Muslim woman derives her
rights, responsibilities and duties.
Men and women are equaled in front of Allah; this is in terms of
worshiping, obeying, and glorifying Him. Nevertheless they're equally
punished when committing any sin. For instance when committing
adultery, the man and the woman share the same punishment.
"O mankind! Be careful of your duty to your Lord who created you from a
single soul and from it its mate and from them both have spread abroad
a multitude of men and women. Be careful of your duty toward Allah in
whom you claim (your rights) of one another, and towards the wombs
(that bore you)! Allah has been a Watcher over you." Qur'an (4:1)
Since men and women both came from the same essence, they are equal
regarding their human rights. Women cannot be considered evil by nature
(as some people may think) or then men would be evil also. Similarly,
neither gender can be superior because it would be a contradiction of
equality.
Islam also granted women many civil rights; a Muslim woman has the
basic freedom of choice and expression based on recognition of her
individual personality. First, she is free to choose her religion. The
"There is no compulsion in religion. Right has been made distinct from
error."Qur'an (2:256)
In Islam, women's role is balanced but fair. She has been removed from
the burden of supporting herself. Instead men take this responsibility,
a woman's father and or brother and even the government, if the other
two are not available a responsible to take care of the woman and
support her financially. If she does not want to work, she does not
have to. She has the freedom to decide to stay at home and spend her
time raising her children and tending to her family, social and
religious life. However, if she wants to work, she is not forbidden to
do so. Actually Islam has encouraged the woman to educate herself and
to know Allah and know her duties, so that she can educate her
children. She is discouraged from leaving her children without guidance
and example. Moreover she is given the most honorable and important job
in the universe, she is more encouraged to be a mother.
Muslim women have the right to choose their husbands and keep their
names after marriage. Islam also encourages women to contribute their
opinions and ideas; there are many examples of women who offered their
opinions concerning religion, economics and social matters to Prophet
Mohammad (PBUH). Also, a Muslim woman's testimony is valid in legal
disputes.
"Seeking knowledge is a mandate for every Muslim (male and female)."
This includes learning the Qur'an and the Hadith as well gaining
knowledge in science and many other fields. Since both men and women
have the capacity for learning and understanding, Muslim women must
acquire the appropriate education in order to promote good behavior and
condemn bad behavior in all spheres of life.
While maintenance of a home, supporting husbands, breading and teaching
children are regarded as the priorities for a woman, if she has the
skills to work outside her house for the good of the family, then she
may do so as long as she doesn't ignore her main family duties.
Moreover Islam gives high respect to motherhood, Prophet Mohammad
"Heaven lies under the feet of mothers."
This implies that the success of a society is traced to good mothers.
Therefore, a woman must be educated and conscientious in order to be a
skillful parent.
Fourteen hundred years ago, Islam started giving women the right to
vote .On any public matter; Muslim women may vote their opinion and
participate in politics. This established the right of women to select
their leader and publicly declare so.
For example, Abdurrahman Ibn Auf consulted many women before he
recommended Othman Ibn Affan to be the Caliph.
While guardianship and greater financial responsibility is given to men
in Islam, a Muslim woman has the privilege to earn money, the right to
own property, to enter into legal contracts and to manage all of her
assets in any way she pleases. She can run her own business and no one
has any claim on her earnings including her husband.
"And in no wise covet those things in which Allah hath bestowed His
gifts more freely on some of you than on others; to men is allotted
what they earn, and to women, what they earn; but ask Allah of His
bounty, for Allah hath full knowledge of all things." Qur'an (4:32)
Islam liberated women by giving them rights and duties 1400 years ago
that most women do not enjoy up till now, even in the West. These
duties and rights were given by Allah and are designed to keep balance
in society; what may seem unjust or missing in one place is compensated
for or explained in another place because Islam as is a complete way of
life.
"And it not of a believing man or a women, when Allah and His Messenger
(Muhammad) have declared a matter, for them to have any choice in that
matter. And anyone who disobeys God and His Messenger has indeed gone
astray into open error." Qur'an (33:36)
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If this doesn't say it all..nothing does

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Sunny
2005-08-26 23:28:48 UTC
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