women status :-
women status :-
it is often said that Islam does not give equal status to women , with just as frequent denials by the advocates of Islam. with the western civilization making a great issue of the superficial equality between men and women, and achieving success in showing it as genuine, many of those who look up to the west for social values accept as a fact the claim that Islam does not extend fair treatment to women. such a claim can not stand to proper scrutiny. that Islam maintains equality between the sexes is a fact that can easily be proven by looking at the duties Islam demands from men and women and the privileges it grants to each. when you look at these, you find that men and women are asked to perform the same sort of duties, in equal assignments. if any has a privilege over the other, it is the woman. moreover, when men and women perform the same duty they receive the same reward. differences are minimal and they are occasioned by the physical and social differences which equip each of the two sexes for the tasks they are supposed to perform. yet some voices hostile to Islam maintain that God’s final message to mankind treats women as inferior. nothing could be farther from the truth. they may pick on certain aspects of Islamic law which may appear casual examination as unfair to women. but they only need to take these within the context of Islamic society and the tasks it assigns to men and women in order to realize that Islam has taken proper care of women and ensured their equality with their brothers.
unfortunately these hostile voices are often echoed by people in our communities who have not made a proper study of Islamic teachings.
(thanks to Muhammad Arif)