Islamic Women vs American Women Comparison & Contrast research paper

Islamic Women vs - page 1 In my examination of Islamic womens cultural customs in comparison to American womens cultural practices I found that

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page 1 In my examination of Islamic women’s cultural customs in comparison to American women’s cultural practices, I found that Islamic women are severely limited in many aspects of their daily lives, including dating practices, marriage rights and obligations, manner of dress and employment opportunities, while adhering to the religious Sharia Law. American women, on the other hand, experience unrestrained independence and freedom due to constitutionally guaranteed rights. As much as I disagree with forcing all Islamic women to follow these practices and the severe punishments for those that rebel against them, I do see some merit in the ideology of Sharia Law. What is Sharia Law? According to Susie Steiner, The word sharia means “the path to a watering hole”. It denotes an Islamic way of life that is more than a system of criminal justice. Sharia is a religious code for living, in the same way that the bible offers a moral system for Christians. It is adopted by most Muslims to a greater or lesser degree as a matter of personal conscience, but it can also be formally instituted as law by certain states and enforced by the courts. In Islam, there is no courtship between unwed men and women. They are not allowed to be alone since immodest or lustful feelings may develop. Love and romance is not the basis of a good Islamic marriage. Muslims believe that love and physical attraction die quickly and nothing remains to bind the couple together, but respect and compatibility of the couple will bind
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Lander.

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Islamic Women vs - page 1 In my examination of Islamic womens cultural customs in comparison to American womens cultural practices I found that

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