Role of Women - Right to own property, business, enter into...

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Role of Women 56 Muslim nations (varies from nation due to cultural factors to nation) Men and women= equal before God, however both play different roles in society Patriarchal (ruled by men) Polygamy is allowed (4 wives rare)—2-3% of Muslims Some Muslim countries forbid polygamy Marriage Not performed in mosque Accomplished by contract (in private home, before a judge) Dress=based on national customs Women cannot be forced to marry against her will. Muslim male CAN marry Christian, Jew, monotheist Muslim female HAS TO marry a MUSLIM Divorce is permitted: 1. Reputation by women of her husband (“I divorce you”) 3 times--still wait 3 menstrual cycles. 2. By mutual consent 3. By judicial decision (at wife’s request) Rules of role of women
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Unformatted text preview: Right to own property, business, enter into contracts (without any male interference) Right to inherit (keep inheritance, without husbands interference) Husband must care of wifes food and shelter Right to choose husband, refusal Right to keep dahri Right to prenuptial agreements Violation grounds for divorce Right to sex Right to be treated fairly, kindly Right to education Right to vote Participate in affairs of community Funerals Buried quickly, ASAP Cremation NOT ALLOWED Body cleaned by people of same sexritual washing Orifices plugged with cotton wool Wrapped in shroud Carried to cemetery Body is buried immediately; on right side facing Mecca...
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This note was uploaded on 05/30/2010 for the course TRAD 104 taught by Professor Freeble during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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