Women 's Roles Of Women

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Women play an important role in any society. However, throughout history, women are held separate and unequal to men. In “From The Thousand and One Knights, Aladdin’s Wonderful lamp” the roles of women is to find marriage and remain modest to the non-Mahram. Non-Mahram is someone who woman can marry, and someone who women should cover their self in front of. In the epic, from Sundiata, the role of women is defined only in relationship to men who hold a high position in society and to show obedience towards them. Women in both stories are highly influential. However, if there stories were read from a native person’s point of view, such as a Persian or an Egyptian, he or she would have a better understanding for this Islamic culture. Sharia law is applied to every Islamic country. One of the laws allowed men to practice polygamy, where a man can have multiple simultaneous wives. Marriage is a vital in a Muslims life. In Islamic traditions, men are the head of their family and the women should treat them with obedience. Although women’s roles in both stories are very much unequal to men, women are highly depended and needed in men’s lives. The role of women in Sundiata and Aladdin is to follow Islamic traditions of what a Muslim woman should be. In Sundiata, the role of women is defined only in relationship to men who hold a high position in society and to show obedience towards them because it is a part of Islamic traditions. In order for the king to protect his city, the

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