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Women 's Political And Islam

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Women’s political rights in Islam has been a controversial topic in the modern age. With the growth of ideologies like feminism and liberalism, Islam has been carefully examined underneath a microscope for some time. Some argue that Islam subjugates women because they are not given the exact rights or roles men have been given. Allah (swt) has given men and women different biological, physiological, and psychological attributes. In the Quran Allah (swt) says in chapter 4; verse 32 “And do not wish for that by which Allah has made some of you exceed others. For men is a share of what they have earned, and for women is a share of what they have earned. And ask Allah of his bounty. Indeed, Allah is ever, of all things, Knowing.” This verse …show more content…

Women also took part in wars by being nurses and care takers of the soldiers (Dr, Nakir Naik, 2014). We can understand why it is not recommended nor obligated for women to partake in the battle field through Quranic verses and Hadeeths. In the Quran Allah (swt) says in chapter 4; verse 32 “And do not wish for that by which Allah has made some of you exceed others. For men is a share of what they have earned, and for women is a share of what they have earned. And ask Allah of his bounty. Indeed, Allah is ever, of all things, Knowing.” Allah (swt) has given men the upper hand in terms of physicality. Of course, there are outliers and exceptions but generally speaking a man is biologically and anatomically better suited to fight in war (Dr. Zakir Naik). Al-Sarkhasi said in Sharh al-Siyar al-Kabeer that “We do not like women to fight alongside men in war because a woman does not have the right physical make-up for fighting, as the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) indicated when he said: “This one was not a fighter” (said when he saw the body of a woman slain on the battlefield) (Shaykh Muhammad al-Munajjid, 2003).” Men are described as the “qawamun” in the Quran. This word is derived from “qawm” which is the Arabic word for standing up. They are required to stand up for their family in that they must protect and

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