Status of women in ISLAM

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```STATUS OF WOMAN IN ISLAM
Outline
Woman-as vital to life as man himself
Islam gives woman rights and privileges, never grated before
Quran addresses men and women jointly
Modern woman seeks rights by force
Woman has equal share in every aspect of life
She is equal in responsibilities
She is equal in pursuit in knowledge
She is entitled to equal freedom of expression
Islam determines her share in inheritance
A misconception regarding this share & her witness to civil contact
Some advantages woman enjoys more than the man
Veil-not a hindrance rather a blessing for woman
Conclusion

The status of woman in Islam constitutes no problem. The attitude of the Qur’an and the early Muslims bear witness to the fact
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The saying of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), in this regard, is following: “Whosoever has a daughter and he does not bury her alive, does not insult her, and does not favour his son over her, God will enter him into Paradise”.
The Holy Quran provides us a clear-cut proof that woman is equal in all respects with man before Almighty God in terms of her rights and responsibilities. The Holy Quran states: “Every soul will be (held) in pledge for its deeds” (Quran 74:38)
In terms of religious obligations, such as offering daily prayers, fasting and pilgrimage, woman is no different from man. In some cases indeed, woman has certain advantages over man. For example woman can and did go into the mosque during the days of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and thereafter attending the Friday prayers is optional for them while it is mandatory for men. This is clearly a tender touch of the Islamic teachings because of the fact that a woman may be nursing her baby and thus may be unable to offer prayers in mosque. They also take into account the physiological and psychological changes associated with her natural female functions. The right of females to seek knowledge is not different from that of males. When Islam enjoins the seeking of knowledge upon Muslims, it makes no distinction between man and woman. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), said: “Seeking knowledge is

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