Staus of Women in Islam

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CONTENTS

i. INTRODUCTION
ii. RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN ISLAM
iii. SPRITUAL RIGHTS
iv. SOCIAL RIGHTS
v. EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS
vi. ECOMONIC RIGHTS
vii. POLITICAL RIGHTS
viii. ISLAMIC DREES FOR MEN & WOMEN
ix. POLYGAMY
x. DIVOCRE IN ISLAM
xi. CONCLUSION
xii. KEYWORDS

INTRODUCTION
According to Oxford dict. “Women’s rights are the rights to promote a position of social legal equality of men and women”

And according to Webster’s New World College Dictionary “the rights, claimed by and for women, of equal privileges and opportunities with men also” Now let’s see what Quran says about the rights of the women. “And for women are rights over men, similar to those of men over women."Qur'an 2:228 Over fourteen hundred years ago, Islam gave women rights that women in the West have only recently began to enjoy. In the 1930's, Annie Besant observed, "It is only in the last twenty years that Christian England has recognized the right of woman to property, while Islam has allowed this right from all times. It is a slander to say that Islam preaches that women have no souls." (The Life and Teachings of Mohammed, 1932). Men and women all descended from a single person - the Prophet Adam (peace be upon him). Islam does not accept for either of them anything but justice and kind treatment. The status of women in society is neither a new issue nor is it a fully settled one. The position of Islam on this issue has been among the subjects presented to the Western reader with the least objectivity. This Seminar is intended to provide a brief and authentic exposition of what Islam stands for in this regard. The teachings of Islam are based essentially on the Quran (God's revelation) and Hadith (elaboration by Prophet Muhammad). The Quran and the Hadith, properly and unbiasedly understood, provide the basic source of authentication for any position or view which is attributed to Islam. When dealing with the Islamic perspective of any topic, there should be a clear distinction between the normative teachings of Islam and the diverse cultural practices among Muslims, which may or may not be consistent with them. The issue of status of women in Islam, is topic of great misunderstanding and distortion due partly to a lack of understanding, but also partly due to misbehavior of some Muslims which has been taken to represent the teachings of Islam. We speak here about what Islam teaches, and that is that standard according to which Muslims are to be judged. One of the main rationales behind assuming this topic of seminar was the unjust interpretations of Islamic teachings regarding to Islam by the number of people. As such, my basis and source is the Quran--the words of Allah, books, articles by different authors around the globe and the sayings of the Prophet, his deeds and his confirmation. Islamic laws are derived from these sources. My seminar revolves around the various rights of the women in the Islam. Whether its Social, Economical, Martial, Educational and mother’s rights also I will discuss about marriage, divorce and other aspects related to it. Now I would like to quote another verse of Quran that clearly shows there is no Gender discrimination in Islam.

"Never will I allow the loss of the work of any worker amongst you, male or female; you are of one another."Qur'an 3:195 These verses show that reward is dependent upon one's actions and not one's gender. Gender does not play any part in how a person is rewarded and judged.

If we compare Islam to other religions, we see that it offers justice between the sexes. For example, Islam dismisses the idea that Eve is more to blame than Adam for eating from the forbidden tree. According to Islam, Adam and Eve both sinned, they both repented and God forgave them both. The status of women in Islam is an issue that is pertinent in present times; both due to the divergence of cultural practices in the Muslim...
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