Friday, 27 May 2011

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Women Position in Islam!

created both females and males from one origin, and
one soul. {It is He Who created you from a single
person and made his mate of like nature in order
that he might dwell with her (in love)} (A’raf 189)

Adam appreciated Eve’s worth and they lived together
practicing all the meanings of love, kindness,
respect, and appreciation. Then as years passed new
generations were brought up away from God’s Law, not
guided by Him and their lives not brightened by His
message, which led to recurring disasters. For a
long time, women have suffered disrespect to the
extent that in some religions, parents have prayed
to be blessed with male children. Then if a girl was
born, this meant shame, misery and bitterness for
the parents which could only be taken away by
burying the daughter alive. If she survived, then
the misery survived with her and she lived as a
negligible object which could be owned and never
own, with no freedom in her actions, hopeless and
dispirited.& Some religions even allowed her to be
sold like a cow is sold, or if they were kind to
her, they rented her for a limited period.

In societies where statues were worshipped, if many
girls had been borne to a family and they couldn’t
support them, they would leave them in fields to be
killed by wild animals or die from the night frost
without feeling any regret or remorse. With all of
that in mind, what would you expect about educating
and culturing them?

Even when it was time for her to be married, she was
married to someone she didn’t want, and by the form
of Shughar Marriage (which is a form of marriage
without a dowry) or exchanged or traded (where a
husband may send his wife to another man for the
purpose of having a male child) or sold.& Then what
would the price of the woman be in these societies?&
It would be the number of bulls being given to her

Then how can she live with the man who bought her
for the price of bulls? She has to work as a
servant, fetching water from the rivers, carrying
out the house keeping and with no objections to also
helping her husband in his trade. Then if he gets
angry for any reason and leaves her, she becomes
suspended, neither a wife nor able to remarry. What
a bitter life she’s living, away from God’s Law
following human decreed laws such as the one written
by one of those who had gone astray “The man is the
lord, he has to order. The woman is the follower,
she has to obey”.

What an unfair judgment.

And if this is the situation of married women, then
what about those who are forced into prostitution?
Your forgiveness God, for those who have no respect
for God. And you can imagine a woman from one of the
societies sitting and waiting to be burned alive and
the crime that she committed is nothing but that her
husband has died and she has to follow him with
dutiful acceptance, until they buried around 6000
women in 10 years.

All these wrongdoings were asked to be stopped by
God’s messengers whenever they were sent because God
doesn’t like wrongdoers.& And those wicked people
who changed God’s Law, did not stop sullying the
women with their dirty tricks but also changed the
first testimony, adding in that women were something
to be ashamed of, all of which God’s Law is totally
innocent of.& The same thing also happened in
changing the bible and even in the 5th Century when
the Makony Group, whom Christians believe are holy,
gathered to discuss the origin of the Woman.& They
discussed whether she is a body with no soul, or
whether she has a soul just like men, and the
decision was that she does have a soul. Thank God
for that, but the matter hadn’t finished yet! They
decided that she had a wicked soul which will not
escape punishment with the exception of Jesus’
mother for she is the only woman whom they believed
would escape Hell-fire. O how much suffering have
women had to bear?!& Until God permitted Islam’s
light to brighten the earth by God’s Law and His
light and His guidance. Look and you will see
believers (both men and women), and Muslims ( both
men and women), near Al Kaaba facing it and
prostrating towards it, all together. {And their
Lord hath accepted of them, and answered them:
“Never will I suffer to be lost the work of any of
you, be he male or female: ye are members, one of
another”} (Al-i-‘Imran 195)

Yes, duties to God are for both men and women, with
the reward of Heaven, and so men and women are
equal. {The Believers, men and women, are
protectors, one of another: they enjoin what is
just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular
prayers, practice regular charity, and obey God and
his Apostle.& On them will God pour his mercy: for
God is exalted in power, Wise. * God hath promised
to his Believers, men and women, Gardens under which
rivers flow, to dwell therein, and beautiful
mansions in Gardens of everlasting bliss.& But the
greatest bliss is the Good Pleasure of God: that is
the supreme felicity.} (Tauba 71/72) God is great,
His Law which he layed down to people is all light
and all goodness. {Should He not know, -He that
created? And He is the One that understands the
finest mysteries (and) is well acquainted (with
them)} (Mulk 14) God’s Law made man and his sister,
the woman, equal in many duties and responsibilities
for you are all carers and you are all responsible
for those in your care. And also, God’s Law makes
the woman and her brother, the man, completely equal
in both rewards and punishments {whoever works evil
will be requited accordingly.& Nor will he find,
besides God, any protector or helper* If any do
deeds of righteousness, - be they male or female -
and have faith, they will enter Heaven and not the
least injustice will be done to them.}(Nisaa
123/124). Islam gave women rights in this life:
human; social; economic and legal rights.


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