Tag Archives: Women’s Right in Islam

You must treat your Womenfolk well

My grandfather used to mention an old idiom which says, “When one neglects his she-goat, she brings home a male-goat,” which means that when a woman does not get her emotional needs fulfilled, she responds willingly to someone else who charms her. The point of this idiom is not to liken the man and the woman to a male and female goat – Allah’s refuge is sought! – since a woman is a man’s companion. If Allah has blessed the man with a strong body, He has also blessed the woman with strong emotions. How often do we see brave men and even leaders crumble in front of the emotional prowess of a woman? To deal skilfully with women one should Read more ...

How I Came to Love the Veil

Source : http://whyislam.wordpress.com/ Written by : Yvonne Ridley Tuesday, 31 October 2006   POLITICIANS AND JOURNALISTS just love to write about the oppression of women in Islam... without even talking to the females beneath the veil. They simply have no idea how Muslim women are protected and respected within the Islamic framework which was built more than 1400 years ago. Yet, by writing about cultural issues like child brides, female circumcision, honor killings and forced marriages they wrongly believe they are coming from a point of knowledge. And I am sick of Saudi Arabia being cited as an example of how women are subjigated in a country where Read more ...

Rights of Women in Islam : Modernising or Outdated?

The Women’s Rights in Islam : Modernising or Outdated? Lecture/Talk by Dr. Zakir Naik ‘As-salaamu Alaikum Warahamatullahi Wabarakatuhu’ - ‘May peace blessing and mercy of Almighty Allah, be on all of you’. The topic of today’s day is - ‘The Women’s Rights in Islam - Modernising or Outdated?’ According to the Oxford dictionary, ‘Women’s Rights are the rights, that promote a position of social and legal equality, of women to men’. According to the Oxford dictionary, ‘they are the rights, claimed for the women, equal to those of men, as regards to suffrage that right to vote, as regards to property, etc’. ‘Modernising’, Read more ...

Rights of Women in Islam : HIJAB

Rights of Women in Islam : Hijab Over the years, the dress code among Muslim women has been given great attention, especially in relation to the hijab practice in which is considered as a symbol of “oppression” towards Muslim women. While Islam is certainly not the only religion to introduce the practice of covering head, it continues to be the centre of attack and heavily discussed as the women’s right issue especially outside Muslim world. Furthermore, this has been included as a political agenda in some countries, which results in Muslim women being oppressed and their freedom to practice their religion was taken away. Sadly, we also see that Read more ...

Rights of Women in Islam : Inheritance

Rights of Women in Islam : Inheritance Inheritance deals closely with the distribution of wealth, i.e. dealing with the transfer of the property of the deceased to the descendants. In most of the early societies in ancient civilisation, the right to inherit the deceased properties is often given to the eldest son and male relatives. Female relatives are given lesser right to inherit, and most of the time their right is denied. In fact, in the more modern civilization, the English Common Law did not give the right for women to own their properties until 1880s. The Married Women’s Property Act was only approved by Parliament as late as 1882 in United Kingdom, Read more ...

Rights of Women in Islam : Mahr

Rights of Women in Islam : Mahr In Islam, the mahr (dower) is a woman's right, which becomes binding upon the husband once the marriage is contracted. It signifies a husband's love and appreciation for his wife. There is no fixed amount of mahr in the Shariah. It should be given according to the financial status of the husband and according to the time and place. However, it should be reasonable and not too expensive. The bride's guardian and family should focus on the religious commitment and character of the suitor rather than asking for huge amounts of dower which burdens the youths who want to get married and protect themselves against temptations. Read more ...