In Those days before Islam women were not recognized as independent individuals, they were treated like slaves or things that belong to men. It was called the period of ignorance. All women's rights were denied and ignored; they never had the choice to have a decision in their lives or even be part of the marriage contract. In addition, in times of war women were treated as a part of the prize, and the birth of a daughter was not a happy occasion. Instead, they felt humiliated by it, because the idea of a woman was so much connected to shame and weakness, in a way that made them hide this shame or bury it till death. Allah (S.W.T) said " and when the news of (the birth of) a female (child) is brought to anyone of them, his face becomes dark, and he is filled with inward grief; he hides himself from the people of the evil of whereof he has been informed. Shall he keep her with dishonor or bury her in the earth? Certainly, evil is their decision." (Al-Nahl 16; 58-59). However, the western view of Islam and Muslim women is very similar to that view of the period of ignorance (before Islam) which is the extreme opposite of the true Islam. Westerns believe that Islam prevents women from their rights, carrying ideologies that make women nothing but for sex and raising kids. They also believe that Islam makes women inferior to men by salving and controlling them under the concept of (Qawamh) that Islam has granted it to men. In addition, they believe that Islam insults the woman through Hejab, trying to ignore and deny her identity by forcing her to cover her face and body.
There are more claims and accusations, than listed above, used by westerns to attack Islam and to reveal it as a wild, cruel and unjust religion. However, all these arguments and accusations were rejected by many proves and incidents from Qur'an and Sunna. The Qur'an states that both men and women are equal; they are equal in humanity, but...
Women'srights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls of many societies worldwide. In some places, these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom, and behaviour, whereas in others they may be ignored or suppressed. They differ from broader notions of human rights through claims of an inherent historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls in favour of men and boys.
Issues commonly associated with notions of women'srights include, though are not limited to, the right: to bodily integrity and autonomy; to vote ; to hold public office; to work; to fair wages or equal pay; to own property; to education; to serve in the military or be conscripted; to enter into legal contracts; and to have marital or parental rights.
Although males seem to have dominated in many ancient cultures, there are some exceptions. For instance in the Nigerian Aka culture women may hunt, even on their own, and often control distribution of resources. Ancient Egypt had female rulers, such as Cleopatra.
The status of women in China was low, largely due to the custom of foot binding. About 45% of Chinese women had bound feet in the 19th century. For the upper classes, it was almost 100%. In 1912, the Chinese government ordered the...
30 June 2013
At the Tenth National Woman’s Rights Convention, held in New York, Susan B. Anthony celebrated advances of U. S. women. During this time, she rejoiced over a recent announcement of a donation made by Matthew Vassar for the foundation of a women’s college (Ray 1). Advances during the 1860’s like the one made by Matthew Vassar were a huge improvement for women. Margaret Fuller takes us on a tour of the treatment of women in her essay The Great Lawsuit. Margaret Fuller was America’s first true feminist. Today she holds a distinctive place in the cultural life of the American Renaissance (Hampson). Fuller was a transcendentalist, literary critic, editor, journalist, teacher, and political activist (Hamspon). Fuller served with Emerson as editor of The Dial. Specifically, The Great Lawsuit shows us how women were mistreated during the Nineteenth Century. The Great Lawsuit criticizes men and women’s inequality in the workplace, marriage, and intellectual independence.
Margaret Fuller advocated for women’srights in the 1800’s. In The Great Lawsuit, Fuller discusses the inequality in marriage between a man and his wife. Even today we see that this inequality exists. Men are always considered the provider and the head of the family. Women are supposed to stay home and tend to the house and children. In...
...Women rights in Islam
Equal rights of men and women in Islam
.right to get education
.right to accept or reject marriage proposal
.right to get divers
.right to secrecy
.right to just treatment in case of polygamy
.right to entertain and dine out
.right to demand separate house
.right to deny doing all the chores of home
.right to dress
.right to Inheritance
.right to ownership
.right to dowry
.right to maintenance (Iddah, child upbringing)
.right to seek employment
.right to do business
Legal and political rights
.right to be equal before law
.right to witness
.right to vote
.right to work on legal and political positions
Women rights in Islam
Holy prophet (S.A.W) said,
“Among you the most respectable is the one who respects women and the most disrespectable is the one who disrespect the women.”
The above instruction of holy prophet (S.A.W) declared the ground of honor and respect for a person in Deen-e-Islam .Islam gave women an honorable life...
...Women’sRights in Saudi Arabia
Being born and raised in America, I and many other Americans have been taught that we live in a country of freedom. Women and men are treated equally; every human being has rights, and you have the freedom to move at will and without restrictions. Women have come a long way in our country, gaining rights ever since the dawn of patriarchy and proving that they are just as good as men with the ability to think, speak, and act for themselves. However, discrimination of women still exists in America and many other countries, but women are taking a stand and trying to eliminate the inequality between genders, such as the difference in salaries, and the bad representation of and portrayal of women in the media. Women are even overcoming gender roles and in the household, especially recently due to the economy. We have seen husbands stay at home to take care of the kids and house while their wives go to work. Although America is not nearly free of discrimination, we are working to eliminate it. Other countries, especially in the Middle East, heavily oppress their women. The most recognized of them is Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a Middle Eastern country which is home to the holy city of Mecca, where Muslims from all over the world go for pilgrimage. Saudi Arabia is a very religious country, and their laws are based on strict interpretations of the Koran. Gender roles in this society come...
...their husbands who had more freedom through continued laws; however, women’s political and social influences increased during Tang and early Song dynasties, and during the late Song Dynasty they both decreased. During the two dynasties, the basic women laws were maintained. There were women empresses in the Tang Dynasty but later in the Song there was not. Woman could rise in power in the house hold in Tang more than women in the Song. During the two dynasties, the basic women laws were maintained.
The basic rights of women were continually protected. Women had a say if she wanted to stay in the marriage if her husband wanted a divorce. Both had to agree upon it to pass the divorce. A wife was protected, and taken care of, by her husband if her family dies or goes missing. Although men could still pay for concubines even if they were married and commit adultery, women had more protected rights and more freedom in china than in India.
Woman in the the Tang dynasties had high political power with empresses. These empresses had control of the government and enjoyed grandeur lifestyles during the Tang Dynasty. All women by the end of the Song dynasty were influenced by the Neo-Confucian movement which placed emphasis on males. They started a new practice called foot binding to show a woman's "beauty and elegance." With this brought pain, infection, and diseases. This marked the decrease of women’s role...
...The Rights of Women in Islamic Countries
For many years women have been mistreated in society. While many nations now see men and women as equals, the Islamic community has yet to do such. Many Islamic counties, such as Iran, still abide by these unjust actions that take place against a person because of their gender. Women in Islamic countries are being controlled with what they are allowed to say, how they are allowed to dress, their political opinions, the types of employment they may hold, forms of punishment, and their political opinions. While most of the world has come to a consensus realizing men and women are equal, Islamic Law has yet to change.
Women is Islamic countries do have rights. Their rights aren’t nearly as reasonable as the rights that men have. Women in Islamic nations have the right to obtain an education, but only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Iranian women have the opportunity to get an education, but it is not strongly enforced. Though they must usually gain their education through an all girls’ school, this is an advantage that the women are given. In the past many women were not allowed to attain an education. Next, under the Iranian Constitution it is the duty of the clergymen to construe laws dealing with women. Only religious males figures are permitted to discuss women’srights. Unfortunately under these laws a woman’s life is only half as...
...Women'sRights 19th century
|Several activists in antislavery joined the women'srights movement. Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Abby Kelley |
|Foster, and Sojourner Truth are among the most well known. Angelina Grimke and her sister, Sarah Grimke worked for women'srights after a |
|career as antislavery lecturers. |
|Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison, and human rights advocate Ernestine Rose participated at national women'srights conventions. |
|In 1849 Amelia Bloomer became the editor of the first woman's newspaper, The Lily. Bloomer lived in Seneca Falls, New York and became an |
|outspoken advocate of women'srights, dress reform, and temperance. She was inspired by Elizabeth Smith Miller. |
The importance of women of the 19th century represents the entitlements and freedoms claimed for women and girls of all ages in many societies. The idea is that women should have equalrights with men.
In some places these rights are institutionalized or supported by law, local custom, and behaviour, whereas in others they may be ignored or suppressed. They differ from broader notions of human rights through claims of an...
...drastically. Malawi has definitely modernized its civilization not only physically but also ethically. Social values have seemed to be implemented into all facets of life. The Constitution of Malawi specifically provides for equal rights for women; however, society has typically been predominantly traditional, and women's liberation takes much time to integrate into society. The much-anticipated liberation has nevertheless come to a standstill with men still neglecting the new role of women in the evolving culture. Men have taken the law into their own hands and turned to domestic abuse, as a solution to the discrepancies between gender roles. Women are not only physically abused but are also far behind in educational and occupational opportunities. Women may never achieve the liberation that they deserve without drastic and immediate change. The Malawian press has unexpectedly taken a pro gender equality stance and has attempted to spread issues of gender sensitivity into culture. Malawi must ensure that women are granted rights not only on paper but also in actuality. In order for Malawi to integrate successfully into society it must grant the equal rights for women as well as men.
Under the Malawian Constitution, women have the right to full and equal protection by law and may not be discriminated against on the basis of sex or marital status; however, in practice discrimination against...