Women in Islam (Special Folder)

By Shari`ah Staff


Are women human beings or mere things that have no souls?

What to do with a baby girl; should she be kept alive despite all the humiliation she would bring to family or should she be buried alive?

How about a widow, is she to be inherited just like the other possessions of the deceased man or perhaps she must immolate herself after her husband's death?

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These are just examples of questions and practices inflicted on womenfolk in the West and East before Islam. The advent of the final religion of mercy, Islam, was a real light at the end of the tunnel for persecuted and oppressed women.

Islam came to affirm the dignity of women, their full human rights, their eligibility for high rank and status both in this world and in the hereafter.

The history of Islam testifies that when the teachings and principles of Islam were properly applied, women were fully empowered and thus wonderful women pioneers emerged, excelling in social work, knowledge, and activism.

Read in this folder about how Islam views women and how it approaches women's issues and rights.


 A Special Status

Eminence Islam Gives Women

The mentality of despising women, externalizing them from society and regarding them as second class is a wicked pagan attitude which have no place in Islam.

Women's Contribution in Building Societies

Shari`ah Laws and Women


     Rights and Duties

    Islam: The True Emancipator of Women

    The women's liberation movement was not begun by women; it was revealed by Allah to the Prophet in the seventh century.


    Women & Political Rights

    Muslim Women Education: Look at the Wider Picture


       Role Models

      Umm Salamah: Mother of Believers

      The persecution became more and more intense. Life in Makkah became unbearable for many of the new Muslims. The Prophet gave permission for them to immigrate. Umm Salamah and her husband were in the forefront…

      Women Scholars of Hadith (1)

      Women Role Models Inspire US Muslims


       Feminism Issues

      Boys Will Be Boys

      What I want to dois to suggest how as Western Muslims we can construct a language of gender which offers not a defense or mitigation of current Muslim attitudes and establishments, but a credible strategy for resolving dilemmas...

      Rethinking Secularism ... Rethinking Feminism

      Feminist Interpretations of the Qur’an (P. 1)



      Is Islam Gender-Biased?

      There is an allegation against Shari`ah law that it is very unjust and gender-biased regarding the rape case. It is said that, according to classical fiqh...

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