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Spencer Whittaker Essay #8 REWRITE Question: In what ways were Islamic females considered lower on the cultural hierarchy? Women under the Qur'an were treated with certain respect towards them that sort of hindered on the circumstance at the time. It is almost that women are to be respected, but not served. It was very different for a religion to grant females this sort of understood respect both in marriage and in an overall sense. The treatment of women changed so much according to culture or religion, from despised to revered even. Religions such as Buddhism spoke of an understood role for women where their jobs were the same across the board and the hierarchy of their status never changed. However, in the sources Islamic culture, even though they gave women a respected stature, the males were clearly the dominant gender. Such a patriarch even spoke of times that it was all right to have a divorce with your wife in the Qur'an. Females were respected, but all in all, they were at a position that granted them a lack of control. Women of the Islamic culture had to always remember that they were still in a fragile state. The state of women based off the Qur'an was crafted in large part on their ability to have children. Understanding that they underwent some changes to their reproductive system,
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  • Spring '13
  • STEEVES
  • Islam, Qur'an, Spencer Whittaker

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