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1 Women As Represented in the Qur’an Name: Upasana Sonik Course: History 46 Due Date: 2/14/2008 TA: Sohrab Ghassemi
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2 Women in the Qur’an if read closely and thoroughly are represented with the same rights and the same punishments as men . God makes it clear there is no difference in a sin committed by a man or a woman, neither is there a difference in a deed . Women in Islam are portrayed today as having no rights and though in most cultures that is true but that is not because of Islam it is because of illiteracy and culture . Whereas it is the opposite in the Qur’an . In the Qur’an there are sections where it talks about what rights a woman has . In addition to rights, the Qur’an depicts women as responsible moral agents . The Qur’an’s statements about women are pretty much consistent except for a few ambiguities here and there . In the Qur’an women are represented as people who are to be treated equally by their husbands . In addition men are advised to “feed them and clothe them” from the wealth that God has entrusted upon them . (4:5) this is an example how women are to be treated with respect . Even though many may think that men are superior over women, this is not true . Women are to be treated with respect at all times from men . May it be their mother, daughter, wife, or even their sister they are to respect and treat them all fairly . Men are not allowed to use force on or against women in any circumstance . Furthermore the Qur’an also mentions how women are to get a certain amount of inheritance depending on the relation the women has with the deceased person . (4: 11) This is an example of inequality of women . Women are given a lesser amount of inheritance compared to a man . Women are advised by the Qur’an to
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