The Truth About Islamic Women

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The Truth About Islamic Women Does Islam respect women? “Moreover, evil omen is in three things: The horse, the woman and the house." -Muhammad. Both Muslims and non-Muslims assert that Muhammad has been misunderstood and was not so much of a misogynist as this statement suggests though according to the Qur'an "There is still a hierarchy: Women shall with justice have rights similar to those exercised against them, although men have a status above women." Considering these conflicting statements, does Islam disrespect women? A Muslim is someone who believes in the following declaration: “There is no god but God; and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah.’ This affirmation that is known as the Shahadah means literally ‘witness’ or…show more content…
In other words, they regard the worth, intelligence, honesty and integrity of a woman as half that of a man. If this doesn’t fully and blatantly disrespect women as a gender, I don’t know what does. How can this be justified? What could have taken place in order for this to have been written into their book of religion and how could this be justified or understood as acceptable? (Islam Unveiled, 75). The Qur’an instructs that “Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them” (Sura 4:34). This statement that good women are obedient implies that a woman who is not compliant, submissive or dutiful to a man is considered to not be a good woman, but instead is a bad woman. Further, this implies that if you fear a woman will not be compliant or submissive to a man, or in other words will deviate from the man’s control, the woman should be punished by being sent to sleep in another bed and be physically abused and beaten. How can a god preach this sort of injustice to women? Women are forced to abide by the rules of men, no matter what those rules are and if they choose not to be, they will be punished by neglect and a
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