Women in Islam
“ O Mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, who created you from a single person (Adam) , and from him (Adam)
He created his wife [Hawwa (Eve)], and from them both He created many men and women;
and fear Allah through Whom you demand (your mutual rights), and (do not cut the relations of)
the wombs (kinship). Surely Allah is Even an All-Watcher over you”
In the midst of the darkness that engulfed the world, the divine revelation echoed in the wide desert of Arabia, with a fresh, noble, and universal message to humanity:
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.
“Women in Islam” is a multidimensional and a complex topic. The teachings of Islam are based essentially on the Qur’an (Allah’s revelation) and Hadeeth ( elaboration by Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him ).
The real intent of Islam underlying all the rulings, restrictions, procedures, and commands for women is their own protection. Islam aims at preserving their honor, and upholding their dignity.
Today people think that women are liberated in the West and that the women’s liberation movement began in the 20th century. Actually, the women’s liberation movement was not begun by women but was revealed by Allaah (God)
Five years ago, I read in the Toronto Star issue of July 3, 1990 an article titled “Islam is not alone in patriarchal doctrines”,