Gender Equality In Islam

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Everything a person knowns is taught to them. No one is born knowing anything, from talking, to walking, or more advanced riding a bike. Therefore, everything there is to be known about Islam was taught. It was taught and passed down from its’ early teachers, it passed along by mothers, fathers, and from continent to continent. It grew quickly and expanded across the world, but not before it was dirtied up and spun around to make it seem like it was something it wasn’t. Islam, in comparison to any other religion, started from a group of people and the way in which they chose to govern their lives in accordance to a higher power. Its origin sprouted a civilization a thriving one that despite all odds is still growing and expanded to this day. …show more content…
Women being at the bottom of the barrel every time. However, in Islamic history women played a key role throughout history, that some may assume has been quieted during modern times. The women closest to the Prophet Muhammad were his supporters and partners. The earlier women had all the rights that men had and their role was greatly needed and appreciated (Ernst, 142). The gender equality is not a new idea or concept for the Islamic community because it was also the shared idea amongst the Jewish and Christian communities. It allowed men to be independent and perform task that may seem womanly and women learn to be strong and war ready. This attitude was eventually taken away by European influence (Ernst, 146). It’s important to mention the outside influence so people understand how the European culture shaped the way women in the society are viewed …show more content…
Art is a key factor in explaining and following civilizations throughout history. Much can be interpreted through knowing the origin of the art piece, the time period surrounding it, and the economic climate. Everything a person sees or experiences makes them curious, curiosity is what keeps the human race growing and evolving. Islamic art is a more complex subject than one may assume it to be, therefore the term used for it and how it helped pull forward. Some art wasn’t created by the Islamic community rather for it. This category of art is known as Islamicate, created from the people and regions surrounding the majority Muslim community that appreciated or wanted to immerse themselves. Showing just how far the influence had expanded shows how once civilization and ideas start to spread there is nothing that can be done to stop

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