To fully understand the Islamic religion, we must understand the story of Muhammad because his prophecy was so influential and his message still continues to exist. Muhammad was the last prophet that was sent by Allah. Allah has chosen Muhammad because he has similar characteristics to Allah, and he Prophet was also featured in the community as a leader of Islam (Sechzer, 2004). Muhammad is a role model to every Muslim in the world. His message was that all men must worship the one true God, Allah.
The misrepresentations and stereotypes given by the non-Muslims are totally contrary to the real teaching of Islam as it highly promotes gender equality. Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. is proven to be very adamant in empowering and elevating the status of women after they were discriminated and exploited by men years before the revelation of the Holy Quran. As female infanticide, prostitution and other exploitation of women were common in the seventh century before hijrah, during Prophet Muhammad’s lifetime, he argued that the birth of a girl is a blessing, and they are not property or subjected to anyone as they are equally human as the men. Prophet Muhammad then outlined several rights for the women such as the right in inheritance, the right in
Islamic women are treated like a slave in their own home, once they marry; their primary duty was to be obedient to their husband, until the day they die. If they received the full approval of her husband, she would find her place in paradise. American women are considered a partner in marriage, they are not slaves, and they are encouraged to seek out equal rights. One of which is the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. It empowers women and gives them a sense of equality if they are threatened by a larger force.
In some ways, Islam also changed people’s behavior. For example, Muslims are not allowed to drink alcohol or gamble. In that sense, Islam made people more strict and traditional. Muslim women must also be polite and humble all the time (Badawi). It is forbidden for members of a certain gender to act like the opposite gender (Badawi).
How has the woman’s status changed before and after Islam? Introduction A significant difference can be seen regarding the status of woman before and after Islam. Many old cultures and societies disqualified woman from her rights and preferred to give it only to men. On the other hand Islam forbids gender inequality and gave the woman her full rights in different aspects in life. Woman had really suffered before Islam, but Islam came to honor her and give her full rights and appreciation.
I honestly feel that Islam is the best religion that gives security to the woman. For instance about the hijab, westerners think hijab is a form of restraint for a woman. On the contrary it is a form of protection offered by Islam. We cannot deny that woman is the main target of a bunch list of criminalities. Hijab actually protects woman by covering the most attractive part of
She had a great influence on people because of her natural strong and leadership-oriented mind. However, when the Prophet died he rejected the proposition made by Aisha in which she would take his role and tell the prayers in the Mosque. This story has been used many times to “prove” that women are not fit outside the home and especially in important position. Of course many scholars wrote about
We seek refuse in Allah, from the mischief of our souls Discourses On Islamic Way Of Life (Vol: VIII) 98 And from our evil deeds. He whom Allah guides none can mislead and whom He leaves to stray none can guide. And, we bear witness that there is no god except Allah Who is Alone and has no partner, and we bear witness that Sayyidina Muhammad is His servant and Messenger-May Allah bless him and (likewise) his family and Companions. And may He favour him and give him peace. We have it from Abu Musa al Ashari that the Messenger of Allahhas said “A Muslim is he from whose tongue and hands other Muslims are Safe.” (Tirmizi, Book of Faith, Chapter 12) He Is Not A True Muslim This Hadith is transmitted by Sayyidina Abu Musa al-Ashari and it implies that a Muslim is one who does not cause trouble to another Muslim by his tongue or by his hand.