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WOMEN IN ISLAM           By:                            Sadeaqah Ziq
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Introduction Family, society and ultimately the whole of mankind is treated by Islam on an ethical basis. Differentiation in gender is neither a credit nor a drawback for men or women. Therefore, when we talk about status of woman in Islam it should not lead us to think that Islam has no specific guidelines, limitations, responsibilities or obligations for men. What makes one valuable and respectable in the eyes of Allah, the Creator of mankind and the universe, is neither one's prosperity, position, intelligence, physical strength nor beauty, but only one's God-consciousness and awareness.
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According to the English Common Law: ... all real property which a wife held at the time of a marriage became a possession of her husband. He was entitled to the rent from the land and to any profit which might be made from operating the estate during the joint life of the spouses. As time passed, the English courts devised means to forbid a husband's transferring real property without the consent of his wife, but he still retained the right to manage it and to receive the money which it produced. As to a wife's personal property, the husband's power was complete. He had the right to spend it as he saw fit.
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Only by the late nineteenth Century did the situation start to improve. "By a series of acts starting with the Married women's Property Act in 1870, amended in 1882 and 1887, married women achieved the right to own property and to enter contracts on a par with spinsters, widows, and divorcees."
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According to the Mosaic Law: Encyclopedia Biblica states “The girl’s consent is unnecessary and the need for it is nowhere suggested in the Law.” As to the right of divorce, we read in the Encyclopedia Biblica: “The woman being man's property, his right to divorce her follows as a matter of course.” In the Mosaic Law divorce was a privilege of the husband only
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Misconceptions about Women in Islam: Muslim women are slaves to their husbands/ inferior to them Women are forced by their husbands to cover Women are backward Women are oppressed in Islam Women are completely devoid of spiritual, social, economic or political rights
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Women in Islam
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In the midst of the darkness that surrounded the world, the divine revelation echoed in the wide desert of Arabia with a fresh, noble, and universal message to humanity: He (God) it is who did create you from a single soul and therefrom did create his mate, that he might dwell with her (in love). ..(Qur'an 7:189) And Allah has given you mates of your own nature, and has given you from your mates, children and grandchildren, and has made provision of good things for you… (Qur'an 16:72)
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The spiritual aspect The economic aspect The social aspect The political and legal aspect
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The Spiritual Aspect Women have the same human spiritual nature as men "Every soul will be (held) in pledge for its deeds" (Qur'an 74:38). It also states:
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HISTORY-IS islam taught by Professor Unkown during the Spring '08 term at CSU Fullerton.

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