What You Don’t Know about Islam and Women

What You Don’t Know about Islam and Women

By Dr. Ali Al-Halawani

Many criticisms have been levelled against the status of women in Islam; however, these criticisms can be traced back either to ignorance of the real status of woman in Islam, or to fanaticism and extremism.

Indeed, Islam regards woman as half of society and in so many occasions, it ordains that women should be respected and held high by all members of the human society. To Muslims, a woman is one’s mother, sister, daughter and wife. She deserves all appreciation and respect for the crucial role it plays in the formation or societies and establishment of civilizations.

Below is just a number of articles that have already been published on Truth Seeker website showing the significance and importance of women in Islam as ordained by Allah (God) the Almighty and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

Just follow the following URLs to see for yourself how Islam regards women.

 

How Are Muslim Women Perceived in the West?

How Are Muslim Women Perceived in the West?

This article represents part of an interview by Dr. Tariq Ramadan with sister Myriam Francois-Cerrah, media representative of the Oxford University Islamic Society, UK, in which she answers questions related to How Are Muslim Women Perceived in the West?

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Islam and Women: Any Injustice?

Islam and Women: Any Injustice?

This article by Dr. Ali Al-Halawani presents a detailed account on the relationship between Islam and Women and clarifies that this relationship does not in any way involve any sort of injustice. It is published on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, March 8th.

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Islam: The Real Emancipator of Women

Islam: The Real Emancipator of Women

This article describes the role designed by Allah for Muslim women more than 1400 years ago; this role encompasses their rights and duties in a way that preserves their dignity and honor.

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Position of Women in Islam – Social Aspect

Position of Women in Islam – Social Aspect

This article by Dr. Jamal Badawi deals with the social aspect of the position of women in Islam and how Islam values women and their roles in society.

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The Real Status of Women in Islam

The Real Status of Women in Islam

This article by Aisha Stacey entitled, The Real Status of Women in Islam, shows how Islam is fair to women as they constitute half of society.

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Women’s Liberation through Islam

Women’s Liberation through Islam

Today people think that women are liberated in the West and that the Women’s liberation movement began in the 20th century. Find out more…

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Female Circumcision in Islam (1/2)

Female Circumcision in Islam (1/2)

The various types of female genital cutting (FGC) or female circumcision, its geography, and the different reasons it was performed in various societies.

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Female Circumcision in Islam (2/2)

Female Circumcision in Islam (2/2)

A discussion of the notion that female circumcision in the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, or Type I FGC, has an Islamic basis.

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Concept of Gender Equality in Islam

Concept of Gender Equality in Islam

To be treated equally, or justice, does not always mean that each is the same. This article, Concept of Gender Equality in Islam, sheds some light on the differences between men and women found by modern science, and how these results reflect the way justice is met to each of the two sexes in various realms of modern day life.

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Polygamy in Judaism and Christianity

Polygamy in Judaism and Christianity

Polygamy in Judaism and Christianity deals with The history of polygamy and its legal status in the religions of Judaism and Christianity.

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An Introduction to Polygamy in Islam

An Introduction to Polygamy in Islam

This article introduces a glimpse of the concept of polygamy in Islam.

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Polygamy in the World and the West

Polygamy in the World and the West

Polygamy in the World and the West presents an exposition on the hypocritical and ethnocentric Western attitude on polygamy.

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Dr. Ali Al-Halawani is Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Translation, Kulliyyah of Languages and Management (KLM), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was Assistant Professor and worked for a number of international universities in Malaysia and Egypt such as Al-Madinah Interanational Univerity, Shah Alam, Malaysia (Mediu) and Misr University for Science & Technology (MUST), Egypt; Former Editor-in-Chief of the Electronic Da`wah Committee (EDC), Kuwait; Former Deputy Chief Editor and Managing Editor of the Living Shari`ah Department, www.islamOnline.net; Member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS); and member of the World Association of Arab Translators & Linguists (Wata). He is a published writer, translator and researcher. You can reach him at alihalawani72@hotmail.com.

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