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Did you Know that there are Amish and Mennonite Christian women still wear the head covering?
In Islam, the relationship between man and women is based on love, compassion and mutual respect.
A daughter has the right to choose her husband.
A wife is entitled to be lovingly protected by her husband who should keep her away from places where unbecoming, permissive or corrupt practices are common.
God, the Exalted, has permitted polygamy, making it perfectly lawful for man to ,marry up to four wives at the same time, on condition that he maintains complete fairness between them.
Opponents of Islam always harp on Women's rights and how Islam deals with these. They do so for the following reasons:
In several verses in the Quran, God urges kindness to One's parents, stating their right next to His own, so as to make it clear that children owe a great duty to their parents.
Islam sees a woman, single or married, with the right to own and dispose of her property and earnings. She has the right to buy and sell and may spend her money as she pleases.
Results of the Spread of Promiscuity and Fornication: _The Spread of dangerous diseases and epidemics which not only affects the person who practices such immoral actions, but also the entire society. _Increase in the number of illegitimate children. _The Spread of psychological diseases represented in anxiety, lack of comfort, feelings of worthlessness, guilt, self-loathe due to the illegitimate sexual relationships. _Sexual chaos and promiscuity is a cause to the spread of immorality and profanity. _Punishment shall befall the societies in which fornication spread, as promised by Almighty Allah.
Scholars clarified that divorce is: _Required in case two judges decided it is required when the spouses are in conflict. _Prohibited when there is no reason, requirement or justification for the divorce, which is the kind of divorce which Satan seeks to happen._Permitted when the wife is ill-mannered or difficult to live with, keeping in mind that patience is required in that case especially if they have children. _Commanded in case the wife is not religiously committed, or if she is not chaste and she was advised to follow the religion yet she did not respond.
The Rights of the Husband over the Wife from the Quran and Sunnah: _Almighty Allah says in describing the righteous wives: “So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard.” (An-Nisa’ : 34) _Abu Hurirah narrated from the Prophet (Peace Be upon Him): “If a woman prays her five (daily prayers), fasts her month (Ramadan), guards her chastity and obeys her husband, it will be said to her: ‘ Enter Paradise by whichever of the gates of Paradise you wish.’”
The Rights of Wives in the Quran and Sunnah: - Almighty Allah says: “And live with them in kindness. For if you dislike them – perhaps you dislike a thing and Allah makes therein much good.” 5 - Almighty Allah says: “And due to the wives is similar to what is expected of them, according to what is reasonable. Butthe men have a degree over them [in responsibility and authority.]”- the Prophet (PBUH) said: "The best of you is the one who is best to his wife, and I am the best of you to my wives." - Messenger of Allah (PBHU) said, "A believer must not hate (his wife) believing woman; if he dislikes one of her characteristics he will be pleased with another".
Flirtation between the Couple: - Flirtation in bed. - Flirtation in the shower. - Flirtation in the house. - Flirtation outside the house, provided that nobody sees or listens to them.
Some of the Islamic Legislations to Prevent any Illegitimate Sexual Acts: - Separating Children in Beds. - Commanding women to be veiled and covered in the presence of strangers (non-Mahram males). - The command to ask permission before entering homes and private places to avoid seeing anything which is unlawful to look at. - Prohibiting men from imitating women and prohibiting men from imitating women. - Prohibiting intentionally listening to anything that might arouse desires such as obscene singing and anything of the sort.- Prohibiting to look at beardless young boys or sit with them for long, especially those who are good-looking.
Men and women need to be enlightened about how to treat the 'other,' how to respect, be patient, and nurturing their spouse. We need more supportive, nurturing and caring men Muslim husbands and wives.
144 years ago UK issued Married Women's Property Act allowing them to legally own wealth; something Islam allowed 1400 years ago
The Muslim veil (hijab) is an affirmation of pride in Muslim identity in the face of prejudice and the rejection of negative stereotypes
We live in a world where some women are being paid to be naked while others are being fined to be covered!
"Fear God in your treatment of women." - Prophet Muhammad
"Women are not a garment you wear & undress however you like. They are honored and have their rights." - Ibn Uthaymin, Islamic scholar