Women In Islam And Refutation Of Some Common Misconceptions

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Abdul-Rahman Al-Sheha
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 139 | Size: 2 MB

Various calls for women’s freedom, liberation and equal rights have been heard all over the world, and many slogans have been coined for the marches. In some societies women have indeed lived under oppression, cruelty and injustice, and have been denied basic rights of humanity. Nor is it denied that some Muslims have deviated from the Islamic principles and teachings. Islamic law, on the other hand, has quarantined women’s rights in a comprehensive and balanced system of human rights and obligations. Close examination of the slogans propagated by the international women’s liberation movements show that they revolve around the three elements: women’s liberation; equal rights with men; women’s rights. We will examine them in the light of Islamic law and teachings, regardless of the practices of some of the ignorant and deviant Muslims.

This book deals with the following questions and issues:

- State of women through the ages: Women in the Pre- Islamic Arab Society; Indian Society; Chinese Society; Greek Society; Roman Society; Traditional Jewish Society; Traditional Christian Society; Modern Secular Society

- Matters in which Men and Women are Equal in Islam: In basic humanity; In Application of Obligations; In rewards and punishments in this worldly life and the hereafter; In ownership and the freedom of financial transaction; In preserving the honor and nobility; In mandatory education; In bearing responsibility towards reforming the society.

- Women’s status and rights in various stages of life in the Muslim society: as a baby, child and young girl; as a sister; as a wife; as a mother; as kinsfolk and neighbor, and as a woman in general.

- Misconceptions about Women’s rights and obligations in Islam and their refutation: On polygamy; On leadership and responsibility; On the Marriage Contract and Guardianship; On wife beating; On honor killing; On divorce; On testimony; On inheritance; On blood money; On employment; On Hijab (covering head and face)

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Table of Contents:

# Foreword of Translator
# Preface
# Introduction
# Demands about Women’s Rights
# Status of Women throughout the Ages: Women in the Pre-Islamic Societies and Civilizations
# Women’s Rights in Islam: in general, as children and daughters, as sisters, as wives, as mothers.
o Care for Women in General, and the Equality of Men and Women in Islam, and their complementary nature to one another
o Women as Children and Daughters
o Women as Wives
o Women as Mothers
o Women as Kinfolks and Neighbors
o Misconceptions about Women in Islam
o Polygamy in Islamo
Power of Guardianship in the Marriage Contract
o Financial and Moral Responsibilities of the Household
o Wife Beating
o Honor Killing
o Power to Divorce is with Man
o Women’s Rights of Inheritance
o Blood Money
o Testimony of Women
o – Travel Without Closely Related Male Escort
o – Women’s Right to Work
o – On Hijab (covering head & face)
# Conclusion

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