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    Does Islam Degrade Women?

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    Bismilah ir Rahman ir Raheem

    Assalaamualaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu
    inshaAllah you are in the best of health, iman and happiness


    Misconceptions About Islam - Misconception: Islam Degrades Women
    Source: Islamic Awareness


    Misconception: Islam degrades women

    Even though many aspects of Islam are misunderstood by non-Muslims,
    the ignorance, misinformation and incorrect assumptions that are made
    in regards to Islam's treatment of women are probably the most
    severe. Numerous verses of the Qur'an make it clear that men and
    women are equal in the site of God. According to the teachings of
    Islam, the only thing that distinguishes people in the site of God is
    their level of God-consciousness. Due to this, many people are
    surprised to find out that Islamic Law guaranteed rights to women
    over 1400 years ago that women in the Europe and America only
    obtained recently. For example, Islam clearly teaches that a woman is
    a full-person under the law, and is the spiritual equal of a male.
    Also, according to Islamic Law, women have the right to own property,
    operate a business and receive equal pay for equal work. Women are
    allowed total control of their wealth, they cannot be married against
    their will and they are allowed to keep their own name when married.

    Additionally, they have the right to inherit property and to have
    their marriage dissolved in the case of neglect or mistreatment.
    Also, Islam does not consider woman an "evil temptress", and thus
    does not blame woman for the "original sin". Women in Islam
    participate in all forms of worship that men participate in.
    Actually, the rights that Islam gave to women over 1400 years ago
    were almost unheard of in the West until the 1900s.

    Less than fifty years ago in England and America, a woman could not
    buy a house or car without the co-signature of her father or husband!
    Additionally, Islam gives great respect to women and their role in
    society --- it gives them the right to own property, marry who they
    want and many other rights. Also, it should be mentioned that the
    Prophet Muhammad's mission stopped many of the horrible practices in
    regards to women that were present in the society of his time. For
    example, the Qur'an put an end to the pagan Arab practice of killing
    their baby daughters when they were born.

    Additionally, Islam put restrictions on the unrestricted polygamy of
    the Arabs of the time, and put many laws in place to protect the well-
    being of women. Today, most of the so-called reforms in the status of
    women came about after the West abandoned religion for secularism.
    Even those in the West who claim to follow the so-called "Judaeo-
    Christian tradition" really follow the values of Western liberalism --
    - but just to a lesser degree than their more liberal countrymen. For
    more on this subject, please read: Women in Islam versus Women in the
    Judaeo-Christian Tradition --- The Myth and The Reality. If women in
    the Muslim World today don't have their rights, it is not because
    Islam did not give them to them. The problem is that in many places
    alien traditions have come to overshadow the teachings of Islam,
    either through ignorance or the impact of Colonialization.

    #2
    islam more than any other religen gave
    eqality to women but unfortunately pre-islamic practises still survives

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      #3
      ISlam does not degrade women, Muslims do!

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