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Protecting women's dignity
Hijab, the head-covering worn by Muslim women, is an outer manifestation of an inner commitment to worship God. This brochure explores the different dimensions hijab brings to the lives of women and the responsibility men and women share in upholding modesty in society. Along the way, it debunks common stereotypes and celebrates the voices of women who practice hijab with pride! Worship in Islam is a holistic concept which encourages God-consciousness in every facet of daily life, from charity and neighborliness to prayer and honest dealings in business. Modest clothing is an integral aspect of worship in Islam as well.
As what kind of entity does Islam envisage Woman? Does it consider her the equal of man in terms of dignity and the respect accorded to her, or is she thought of as belonging to an inferior species? This is the question which we now wish to answer. Islam has a particular philosophy concerning the family rights of men and women which is contrary to what has been going on in the last fourteen centuries and with what is actually happening now. Islam does not believe in one kind of right, one kind of duty and one kind of punishment for both men and women in every instance.
Forgot password? Don't have an account? This chapter deals with one of the most challenging areas in interhuman relationships, namely, the treatment of women and religious minorities in Muslim societies. Although both women's rights and the rights of minorities present Muslim jurists with the challenge of rethinking of a number of past rulings in the Shari'a, it is the human rights of women more than half of the Muslim population that requires methodological expansion and legal enactments for protection. Whether it is in the area of personal status or laws of inheritance, the issues related to women's human rights demand not simply revision but also abandonment of some past juridical decisions.
Just when we thought it had finally breathed its last, that it had been given its funeral rites and properly buried in the graveyard of yellowing history books, Orientalism - that Western imaginative construction of the East, which intellectually underwrote the colonialist projects of the great European powers - is resurrected once again to distort Islam into a mirror for the Western gaze. Orientalism influenced great thinkers like Hegel, Marx, Jung, Nietzsche, Weber and Geertz - and yet the way they invoke Islam tells us much more about European angst than it reveals deeper truths about the youngest of the Semitic faiths., March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day every year.
The apathy of governments and the misogyny of the Islamic political parties have been hurdles in any effort at reform. He never lifted a finger at any of his wives or daughters throughout his life. Do the maulanas think that mistreating wives, torturing them physically and mentally, cutting off their noses and ears, disfiguring them by throwing acid on their faces, kidnapping and raping them and even killing girls if they express their preference in the choice of a husband, are all Islamic acts? Do they not realise that these are criminal acts? They should teach their followers that in Islam, a marriage is a social contract between a man and a woman and not a holy sacrament. At the time of the nikah, the bride is asked if she is willing to marry the groom, meaning that she has a choice in the matter.