The Quran, The Holy Text of Islam

1101 WordsJan 28, 20184 Pages
"Those who are free cannot fathom the value of small victories for those who live on a tether" (Sasson 116). In contrast to the rights provided to the people of the United States of America, women in Saudi Arabia have little to no freedoms and are treated as property. Saudi women are just as entitled to basic human rights as other men and women around the world, which leads to the question of what restrictions are placed upon them, and how these affect their lives. The second class status of women in Saudi Arabia has a significant negative impact on their lives and results in the desperate actions they take. The second class status of women in Saudi Arabia has a significant negative impact on their lives and results in their desperate actions. The Quran, the holy text of Islam, states that men are the protectors of women, but the Saudi men use it to justify their abuse of women; as a result, young boys are told that women are useless. The translated version of the Quran states that “Men … are the protectors and maintainers of women inasmuch … As for those women from whose determined disobedience… remain apart from them in beds; then … beat them lightly … Then, if they obey you … do not seek ways against them (to harm them)” (The Miraculous Quran). The Quran states that the man's job is to protect the women but it does not permit them complete control of the women’s lives. The Saudi men use the Quran to their advantage and use it to justify their means of hurting the women.
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