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Quote Fatah-Momin Replybullet Posted: 10 October 2005 at 11:30am

Asalaam alikum

I will introduce a serises under the heading "Ask Quran"

Is Woman Equal to Man in Islam?
Comment: Before I quote the verse (s) from Qur’an, it is important to establish that there are always exceptions to rules, e.g. There might be a female wrestler who can beat me like a dummy, but then this would be an exception and not a rule. Allah created man different from woman, much proof lies in human anatomy.
For Muslim men and women
For believing men and women
For devout men and women
For true men and women,
For men and women who are
Patient and constant, for men
And women who humble themselves
For men and women who give
In charity, for men and women
Who fast (and deny themselves)
For men and women who
Guard their chastity, and
For men and women who
Engage much in God’s praise-
For them God prepared
Forgiveness and great reward. 33:35


Comment: Due to physical differences between man and woman, Allah has assigned different duties to them, but in faith both are equal.

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Quote Fatah-Momin Replybullet Posted: 10 October 2005 at 11:33am

Inshallah I will take this oppertunity to answer some of the objection that missionaries raise when having interfaith debates.

Hoors/ Hurs in Paradise?
Comment: Where Allah has mentioned Hoors/ Hurs in Paradise for believing men, there are also numerous verses where the word “companion” or” Spouse” is used. Both of these words can be translated for both men and women.


….. And they have there in
Companions pure (and holy)
And they abide there in (forever) 2:25


But those who believe
And do deeds of righteousness
We shall admit to Gardens,
With rivers slowing beneath,-
Their eternal home,
There in shall they have
Companions pure and holy:
We shall admit them
To shades, cool and ever deepening 04:57


Comment: In the above verses, Allah promises companions for everyone who will enter paradise.

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Quote Fatah-Momin Replybullet Posted: 10 October 2005 at 11:37am

In verse 33:35 is the discription of rightious people and it is rightious people who will enter the "gardens" 04:57. In Quran it is further confirmed as to who will enter "gardens"

 

Who will enter the Gardens with rivers flowing beneath?

If any do deeds
Of righteousness,-
Be they male or female-
And have faith
They will enter Heaven,
And not the least injustice
Will be done to them. 04:124

 

 

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Quote Fatah-Momin Replybullet Posted: 10 October 2005 at 11:40am

Here in this ayah Allah forbids annoying believing "men and women" not just "men" again equal status as believers and Allahs creation.

 

Whom should you not annoy?

And those who annoy
Believing men and women
Undeservedly, bear (on themselves)
A clumny and glaring sin. 33:58

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Quote Fatah-Momin Replybullet Posted: 10 October 2005 at 11:43am

 

Multiple Marriages or Monogamy?

If ye fear that ye shall not
Be able to deal justly
With orphans
Marry women of your choice
Two, or three, or four; 04:03

But if ye fear that ye shall not
Be able to deal justly

Then Only One, or (a captive)
That your right hand posses,
That will be more suitable,
To prevent you
From doing injustice.
04:03

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Quote Fatah-Momin Replybullet Posted: 10 October 2005 at 11:45am

Again in the same sura, Allah makes it clear. This time, it is more explicit language.


Ye are never able
To be fair and just
As between women,
Even if it is
Your ardent desire; 04:129


Comment: In the above verse the Creator, Who knows His creations, declares that man will never be able to deal justly between women. Hence one.

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Quote Fatah-Momin Replybullet Posted: 10 October 2005 at 11:51am
Marry women of your choice. What about women’s right to choose?

Ye who believe
Ye are forbidden to inherit
Women against their will…. 04:19
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Quote Fatah-Momin Replybullet Posted: 10 October 2005 at 11:53am

How should Women be treated?

Nor should ye treat them
With harshness,
that ye may
Take away part of the dower
Ye have given them, 04:19

 

The Qur'an admonishes those men who oppress or ill-treat women:

O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should you treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the dowry you have given them - except when they have become guilty of open lewdness. On the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If you take a dislike to them, it may be that you dislike something and Allah will bring about through it a great deal of good. (Al-Qur'an 4:19)



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