As a female Muslim (Muslimah) I became the witness of how western questioned Islam. They always ask about my right and my obligation to follow the rules of my religion. In their perspective, Islam violates my right when it comes to get my own decision. In fact, they see this point of view as the outsiders rather than the way a muslimah sees it. I honestly feel that Islam is the best religion that gives security to the woman.
This is an extraordinary autobiography of Princess Sultana which is gripped by her powerful strength, indictment of women’s lives within the royal environment of Saudi Arabia. The writer Jane Sasson belongs to America and she was much interested to know about the lifestyle and problems of a women in middle east that are suffering from pain. The story contains those harsh situations which never any religion commands. Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country where people follow the teachings of Islamic Fundamentalism. The life style in this country for a woman is not acceptable, society does not gave respect and importance to them, and they are only for the use of sexual fulfilments and desires.
The fear of Feminist perspective is that cultural relativist perspective will hinder the implementation and recognition as well as the enforcement of the rights of women as the human rights (Bunting 1993). The most suitable evidence is the practice of Shariah Law in some Muslim majority states, especially in the Middle East. Women in the community which ruled by Shariah has fewer right than women in the Western countries (Friedland 2014). The proof we can see based on Q 4:11 and Q 4:176 that woman will only get or have only a half much than her brother inherit (Al-Manteeqi 2016). Shariah law has violates a lot of women’s rights.
This essay compares the articles “Reinventing the Veil” by Leila Ahmed and “Why aren’t woman advancing at the Workplace” by Jessica Nordell. Both articles display oppression of woman due to stereotypes and the culture effecting environment phenomenon. “Reinventing the veil” is an article that shares an insight into the author’s perspective on hijabs and a brief discussion on hijabs over time and what they represent to Muslim woman. The article “Why woman aren’t advancing at workplace” attempts to look at how transgendered people might serve as a medium, to understand the glass ceiling effect and the obstacles woman face at the workplace. These articles share many similarities and will be discussed in this essay.
For many, feminist movement is about giving women liberty, equal opportunity and control over their own destiny. C. ISLAMIC FEMINISM In many Muslim countries, the “f” word (feminism) has sparked tensions, conjuring images of domineering, family-hating woman; similar to other labels such as “Muslim” conjuring images of subjugated woman in the mind of the West. Although these stereotypes are true in a specific historical context, these may not be so when compared to a larger reality. Thus, this does not justify the hostility that follows. In fact, the term Islamic feminism becomes a global phenomenon during 1990s and is a contrast to secular
Asia Ihsan Section 5 Professor: Alex Poppe 11/6/2015 Gilead Republic is Successful in Reeducating Women Margaret Atwood, in her novel The Handmaid's Tale describes a futuristic, dystopian society called Gilead republic in which the system imposes Christianity religion as the main source for their laws. At the root of the laws is Patriarchy by which roles of the women only condensed to the roles that are assigned to them in Old Testament. All of the events that happening in the Republic of Gilead have happened at some point in history. This makes the novel realistic and authentic so that the reader can have better understanding of the purpose of the novel and its messages. The methods that the system uses to reeducate women are successful
But after evaluating the book with the upmost scrutiny, I realized she did not intend for us to agree with her, but rather think and reflect on the lives of the Arab woman growing up in a Muslim society and understand the crucial differences in comparison the Judeo-Christian society we live
French feminist and revolutionary Olympre De Gouge famous for her Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen (1791), even if often speaking about God, was a strong campaigner against religious marriage which she deemed "love and trust's grave”. A Polish feminist, who had publicly confessed her disbelief in Judaism, Ernestine Rose, opposed referring to religion when discussing women’s rights during her lecture in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1851. She claimed that human rights and freedom of women were predicated upon "the laws of humanity" and therefore, women did not require the written authority of either Paul or Moses, because "those laws and the claim are prior" to both. Rose, Ernestine. "A Troublesome Female"Archived from the original on
Many women believe that modern-day feminism has become a way of victimizing women and vilifying men. A group of women created an online blog on Tumblr called “Women Against Feminism” to share their opinions. Some think this is a movement of hatred towards men. Many hate to be identified as a “feminists” because of the radicals who have ruined the movement by their extremist actions. For example, many feminists are embracing their misandry as a response to some of misogynists.
“God Gives, Man Robs” While Sultana’s Dream speaks about Rokeya’s educational philosophy, her ‘God Gives, Man Robs’ (Hossain, 2006 ) explains the most important aspect of her feminist philosophy, Islamic feminism. (Hasan, “Marginalisation” 189) Struggling for women’s education and engagement in public life and for an enlarged political role for women, she did not go against her religion or cultural values, however (189). Hossain (1992: 4) notes: ‘When Rokeya looked for role models to show that emancipation was possible, she turned not to Western women but those of the subcontinent or the Muslim world’. In her denigration of the oppressive patriarchal social structure, she critiques a host of Indian socio-cultural inflections mixed with Islam, not religion itself. She promotes ‘idealised Islamic values’ (Hossain, 1992: 8) and highlights Islam’s emancipatory aspects by looking at Qur’an and Hadith through