What’s Islam like for women?

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Although everyone shares the same concern, some ask the question not only out of concern for the women but also out of criticism of Islam.

One of Islam’s glaring flaws is its medieval perspective on women’s rights.  Much depends on the country.  Within the community of Islamic nations, some structure their government and justice according to Sharia, Islamic law.

Sharia is derived not only from the teachings of the Qur’an but also from the Hadith, the official teachings of Muhammad himself.  Nations that follow the blueprints of Sharia have a parochial perspective on women’s rights.  In Islamic states today, the legal valuation of a woman is about half that of a man.

A woman is assumed to be of her husband’s religion.  In countries that are ruled by the Sharia, it is illegal to convert from Islam to another religion, the penalty sometimes resulting in death.

 

 

The Status of Women in Islam

 

 

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