Burqah Woman

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In this article, the writer starts by talking about the burqah and how it is consistently being linked with the image of the Muslim women. The author argues that regardless of the spectrum of Muslim women around the world, Muslim women are always showed oppressed in the way that they dress. Speaking on this opening note, it is to be seen that many Muslim women are acutally fond of wearing the Burqa (Malik, 2011). This is their choice and what they want and no one is really forcing them to do it. Just because of some extremist groups in certain countries, this attire of the Muslim women has been shown to be oppressive. The main teaching of this religion is that there is no compulsion in it. Everything that comes or a person chooses to do should …show more content…
For example, the Quran always addresses both men and women. It sues similar adjectives for both the genders, which show there are no disparities. Another important notion that Quran highlights is that it is not prescribe gender roles. For many backward countries where Taliban influence is more, girls are prohibited from gaining an education or working. Nowhere in the Quran has it stated that girls are bound to do house chores and raise children alone. It does not emphasis on women not leaving the house for work and neither does it place a ban on their education. The fact that there are no gender roles in Quran shows that it did not reinforce patriarchy, as it is prevalent today. It states that men are guardians of women but it did not say that men should control every aspect of the women’s life. The Quran does go in the anatomical and biological differences in men and women (Woman 's identity and the Qur 'an: a new reading, 2005). Pertaining to these differences, the Quran does highlight that the women bears children and therefore goes through the process of childbirth. However, nowhere does it say that men are complete free from working in the house or doing chores that women do. It can safely be argued that gender roles are prescribed more through culture and society rather than religion (Mir‐Hosseini, 2006). People who have attained knowledge make their own assumptions and spread that in the society. These assumptions take the form of culture, customs and tradition in the society. For this reason, these Islamic societies emphasis on women staying inside the house and men going out and working. If Islamic history is studied, back then women took part in battle, helped the sick and everything while maintaining their dignity. Therefore, Islam stresses on staying within the limits, dressing with modesty and avoiding promiscuity. If a person is able to

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