The Rights of Women in the Islamic Faith Essay

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Islam is the second largest religion in the world today. Many of us do not understand the religion Islam and women’s rights within the Islamic faith. American society has the idea that Muslim women are weak, disrespected, belittled, mistreated, and oppressed. “And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them according to what is equitable; but men have a degree (of advantage) over them.” (Qur’an 28:229).Contrary to common belief, Islam regards women as equal to men in many aspects and that women have a unique place in Islam. Finally, with this research I hope to end all misconceptions and misunderstandings of Muslim women rights relating to their spiritual, economic, social, political, and legal rights. The five pillars are…show more content…
You proceed one from another…” (Qur’an 3:195). “Whoever works righteousness, man, or woman, and has faith, verily to him will We give a new life that is good and pure, and We will bestow on such their reward according to their actions.” (Qur’an 16:97 and 4:124). According to the Qur’an, women are not responsible or blamed for the “downfall of man” that had Adam and Eve banished from “Jannah,” the heavenly Gardens. Both men and women are wrong in their disobedience to “Allah” their God, both asked forgiveness and both were forgiven (Qur’an 2:36, 7:20-24). According to the Qur’an, there is no distinction between sexes, which means that both men and women will go to heaven. Firstly, we must remember that Islam considers the woman’s role of a mother and a wife to be holy and the most crucial role of the woman. We need to remember that according to Islam nothing can replace the mother’s role in her home, of bringing up children and educating them. However, Islam does not prevent women from working once they are an adult, yet women may look for employment only in positions that are fitting to their nature and where society needs those most. Jobs that show off a Muslim woman’s beauty or body is prohibited for a Muslim woman, and a Muslim woman has to maintain the dress code of Islam at all times including if she is working. Muslim women may only work in factories and industries that are usually for women e.g. nursing, teaching,
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