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"The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth." - Longvh


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The role of women in Islam is a heated topic. On internet message boards, in college classrooms and on the street the mere mention of those two words – women, Islam – produces a strong reaction, both from those who see Islam as a force for equality and from those who see the religion as oppressive of women.
The Quran provides clear-cut evidence that a woman is completely equated with man in the sight of God in terms of her rights and responsibilities.
"O Mankind, keep your duty to your Lord who created you from a single soul and from it created its mate (of same kind) and from them twain has spread a multitude of men and women" (Quran 4: 1).
A woman is given the role of a mother; a role that Islam gives the highest respect to after Allah. People who disobey their mothers are held in God’s eyes as the worst type of sinners. Such is the place of women in the eyes of Allah. She is a "rehmat" or the bringer of fortune and joy in the form of a daughter. And she is a wife; companion to man in all his social, physical and economic endeavours.
The fact that Islam gives the woman equal rights, but recognizes her as an individual, shows that it takes her into consideration, acknowledges her, and recognizes her independent personality.
What Islam has established for woman is that which suits her nature, gives her full security and protects her against disgraceful circumstances and uncertain channels of life.
The Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said: "Everyone of you is shepherd and everyone of you shall be asked about those under his (or her) guard. The king is a shepherd and shall be asked about his subjects, the man is shepherd and shall be asked about his family, and the woman is a shepherdess in the house of her husband and shall be asked about those under care."
So much can be said about the rights of women in Islam. But to be fair, we would not be talking about that if it were not for the other societies which denied women...


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