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Did you know that women in Islam really do have rights?

Did you know that women have a lot more rights in the religion of Islam then you knew about? Main ones are that it's not her duty to cook, nor clean. And while in most cases it's natural for a mother to care for her young, in those odd cases where that instinct just isn't there, she isn't even obligated to do that? Here are just a few of women's rights in Islam. What do you think of them? And it also disspells the FGM myth,because it has no place in Islam. How can she have the right to sexual satisfaction from her husband if her pleasure button is missing? http://www.answering-christianity.com/womensrights.htm Following are just a very small fraction of rights, which Muslim women have! 1. The RIGHT and duty to acquire education. 2. The RIGHT to have her own independent property. 3. The RIGHT to work [job or business] to e********y, which she keeps it. 4. The RIGHT to equal reward for equal deed and/or work. 5. The RIGHT to express her opinion. 6. The RIGHT to argue and/or advocate her cause or opinion to be heard. 7. The RIGHT to vote since 1,421 years. 8. The RIGHT to provisions from her husband for all her needs and more. 9. The RIGHT to negotiate marriage terms of her choice. 10.The RIGHT to obtain divorce from her husband, even on the grounds that she simply don't like him. In Islaam divorce is suppose to be last resort. 11.The RIGHT to keep all her own money. [She is not responsible for maintenance of family]. 12.The RIGHT to get sexual satisfaction from her husband. 13.The RIGHT to get custody of her children in case of divorce [unless she is unable to raise them for valid reasons] 14.The RIGHT to choose husband of her choice. 15.The RIGHT to refuse a proposed and/or arranged marriage. 16. The RIGHT to re-marry after divorce or after becoming widow. EXEMPTIONS GIVEN TO WOMEN IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCE. Women are exempt from: a.. Fasting when they are pregnant or nursing or menstruating, b.. Praying when menstruating or bleeding after childbirth, c.. The obligation to attend congregational prayers in the mosque on Fridays. d.. They are not obliged to take part as soldiers in the defense of Islam, although they are not forbidden to do so. But under normal circumstances they are allowed to do all the things that men do. - Even when they are menstruating, on special days, like the two Eid festivals, they are still allowed to come to the Eid prayers, and menstruating women can take part in most of the actions of the Hajj pilgrimage. Islamic laws does not requires that women should confine themselves to household duties. Muslim women have [and are as well] headed Islamic provinces [and states as well], like Arwa bint Ahmad, who served as governor of Yemen under the Fatimid Khalifahs in the late fifth and early sixth century. I'm a US Citizen, born and raised, and my family has been here for at least a hundred years.

Asked By: 7Proud Muslimah8Beautiful Islam6 - 3/25/2007
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Yes Islam gives it's woman alot of right. Almost equal rights to the man. But we Islam's woman chose to waived that right for the benefit of our husband, families and religion! added: By the way, I really respect you for what what you are doing here. Thumbs up!
Answered By: TS... - 3/25/2007
Additional Answers (11)
I appreciate what you are trying to do, (getting information into our heads) and I respect your beliefs, but this isn't really a question, you know... More
Answered By: The Last Ent Wife - 3/25/2007
 
I don't understand why, in the West, Muslim women are clumped into one large group and viewed as homogenous clones of one another, while their Christian and Jewish counterparts are rarely ever stereotyped in this way. Many people don't realize, due largely to biased media interpretations, that there are a large variety... More
Answered By: habayeb - 3/26/2007
 
You're so right. That's something that I've learned by studying religions. I think it's a lot easier for people to deny what makes them wrong then to open their eyes to the truth and say, "Hey, maybe that religion isn't so bad after all... More
Answered By: Searching.for.Truth. - 3/26/2007
 
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Answered By: wisdom - 3/26/2007
 
respect all woman as you would your mother.
Answered By: princeoffingland - 3/26/2007
 
I didn't know that. Thanks for posting. But women cannot drive in Saudi Arabia correct? That's a different branch of Islam from what you practice?
Answered By: Geoffrey - 3/26/2007
 
First off I plead ignorance, but what religion is it that makes women hide their faces. If it has anything to do with Islam, I don't think you can truly make a claim for women's freedom. But it if it's not than carry on, I'm all for equality, just don't be fooled like men have life any easier.
Answered By: Tucking Fypos - 3/26/2007
 
believe it or not i actually do know that women in islam have rights! lol yea i'm only joking but it s true! i'm in london so its pretty multi cultral here .
Answered By: MISSEJAY - 3/26/2007
 
Yes and I remember when the story about women not being allowed in mecca for prayer came out. Islamic women all over the workld protested that one, and i read an arctical that an islamic woman wrote speaking against the banning of women. That right there shows they have rights.
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Answered By: toad_stool357 - 3/26/2007
 
Yeah i know, but unfortunantly many people don't know. and they don't want to know since their heart is filled with hatred and phobia against Islam for no reason.
Answered By: Mikael - 3/26/2007
 
Nice question.Muslim women already know about their rights,but unfortunately,men and society in general try to ignore them.Arranged marriage are very common,forced marriage as well,restricting women to housekeeping and nothing else,covering up their faces(althoughh it's not obligatory) like in Saudia Arabia,thinking... More
Answered By: Iris B - 3/26/2007
 
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