Islamic Women, Equality and Discrimination
The beginning of the Earth and mankind is certainly a story for people to know for it counters all the philosophies and religions of today and it is the foundation of all Christian, Judaic and Islamic teachings. According to most stories, Adam's problems start with the creation of Eve. Although not always the first to eat the forbidden fruit, she is often blamed for the loss of paradise.
However, the Islamic religion views the story of Adam and Eve from a completely different point of view from that of Jews and Christians. The Koran says that men and woman are created from the same soul and the same spirit because they are equal. For that reason, Adam and Eve were created at the same time and not from each other's rib. Islam affirms the absolute equality of men and women, and assigns both an equal rank before God: be you male or female - you are equal to one another. [Quran 3:195] Due to the women's restricted leadership in Islamic communities' women are treated differently controlled by men and oppressed in terms of marriage, education and politics.
[...] Islamic Women: Between Equality and Discrimination. Islamic Women: Between Equality and Discrimination. Introduction The beginning of the Earth and mankind is certainly a story for people to know for it counters all the philosophies and religions of today and it is the foundation of all Christian, Judaic and Islamic teachings. According to most stories, Adam's problems start with the creation of Eve. Although not always the first to eat the forbidden fruit, she is often blamed for the loss of paradise. [...]
[...] Conclusion Unlike Christianity or Judaism, many women believe they have to choose between their Muslim identity and their belief in gender equality. It seems like an impossible choice— one that involves betraying either their faith or their feminist consciousness. As victims of ignorance and oppressive social behavior, women of Islam hardly know their destiny and who controls it. However, they will sooner or later realize that they deserve a better life and will consequently look for freedom as women. Annotated Bibliography Ammah, Rabiatu. [...]
[...] Each religion also offers specific prescriptions for improving marital relationships, the implications of which make individuals accountable for their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the eyes of their God. This article will be a very good contribution to my paper since it informs marriage through the lens of each religion. Bibliography Kazemzadeh, M. (2002). Islamic fundamentalism, feminism, and gender inequality in Iran under Khomeini. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. Nasir, J. J. (1994). The status of women under Islamic law and under modern Islamic legislation. London: Graham & Trotman. Nasir, J. [...]
[...] "In The Eyes Of God: How Attachment Theory Informs Historical And Contemporary Marriage And Religious Practices Among Abrahamic Faiths." Journal Of Comparative Family Studies 39.2 (2008): 259-278. Academic Search Premier. Web June 2014. This article offers a review of the historical roots of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It provides a look at marital law as explained in the Old Testament, New Testament, and Qur'an. The several authors of this article, discuss the three most popular and how they differ in some of their religious teachings, traditions, and dogmas. Fundamental to each are the primacy of God, marriage, and the family. [...]
[...] This article discusses the relationship between Islam, women status, and leadership roles in the Muslim community of Ghana. The author connects the lack of women's leadership within the community, which leads both men and woman to accept patriarchy. This article might help me show how women's leadership position in Islamic communities is restricted and limited to certain domains. Consequently, women cannot be leaders in any religious matter, only in the role that involves their homes. Most likely, this article will serve as a good departure point for discussing the issue of exclusion of women in the Islamic world. [...]
using our reader.