Gender Inequality In The Islamic World

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At present, whenever we look at Islam. We instantly imagine the suicide bombing, violent protests, terrorism, jihad and veiled women of the Middle East. This mean that some people have a negative sense towards the Islamic world. Particularly, when we consider on women which are nearly always the victims of gender discrimination , justice, and inequality. So, in this paper, I try to conduct the analysis in the issues of gender inequality over the Islamic world. From my point of view, it is very significant to understand about other religions and cultures correctly and, otherwise, we can make erroneous judgments on another religion.
First of all, we have to remember what has been written in article 18 of Universal Declaration
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Moreover, we hear a lot of stories about how women were put on a lower standard and bullied by men and therefore we put the blame on the religion of Islam and the prophet Mohammed. Nevertheless, when we want to know the entire situation as an impartial analyst, we have to be extremely careful in criticizing any other religion. When we look at the Quran, we can find that women are spiritually and morally on a par with men as the essential premise of the Quran. This religious and moral equality between men and women can be summarized in terms of respect among the spouses, obedience to God, and practice the five pillars of Islam and determined their roles as complementary. In addition, the laws of Quran provide many ideas in favor of women like, education and property rights (Halila,1984). Moreover, the Hadith of prophet confirms the acquisition of Knowledge and education for both men and women Muslims. For instance, one of hadiths states that " Seeking knowledge is a duty of every Muslim, man or woman." (Ayisha Lemu,1978:25). Furthermore, there are still a number of verses in the women's rights are well-reported which emphasizes that the equality between gender is not something inconsistent with Islam religion …show more content…
The first proponents of women's emancipation were the first nationalist leaders. "The most prominent nationalist and feminist figure in Tunisia was Abdelaziz Thoalbi, who co-authored a progressive book called The Liberal Spirit of the Koran published in Paris in 1905. In this book, some Qur'anic laws pertaining to women were reinterpreted from a liberal point of view, and education reforms and a progressive unveiling of women were called for" (Halila, 1984). Moreover, in 1930, when the feminist movement acquired momentum, a revolutionary book called Our Women in Islamic Law and Society has been written by Tahar Haddad , a young intellectual. This book called for reforms in women's interest. In 1935, a group of nationalist students who are studying in French universities , they published the first feminist journal, Leila. It addressed the problems involved in the progressive emancipation of Tunisian women, including, access to education and the abolition of the veil (Halila,

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