Originally posted by Idil
Asalamu Calykum All,Hope you all are doing great and are in good emaan and health. So here goes out my question. Is culture really women`s worst enemy? Throughout my life I have observed that the cultures that many Islamic countries have is not really kind and good to women in terms of giving them their equality and rights. Also in many of these cultures the boys/men get away with a lot. I myself come from a culture whereby a lot is expected from women and was brought up in a household whereby my brothers were treated differently say like they were disabled [only from household chores of course]. To me it is very important that individuals are self sufficient and independent can look after themselves whether they are male or female. Also if we are really claiming to be Muslims is it not time that we followed the teachings of our beloved prophet. He was a prophet, spreading the religion, going on war and he still was helping out his households.Look forward to reading our thoughts on the matter.
Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barkatuhu dear Idil,
Am well Alhamdulillah, and hope the same for you through Grace and Mercy of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala. Guess Im seeing you after a long time ...
I strongly believe culture is an enemy of women. Islam is a very flexible way of life thus wherever it spread, got dyed in the culture of that place. In India, Muslims do a lot of things culturally rather than Islamically. Sadly most of these cultural norms deprive women of their equal rights.
Wanu nazzilu minal Qurani ma huwa
Shafaa un wa rahmatun lil mo'mineena
wa la yaziduzzalimeena illa khasara.