Islamic Feminism In Islam
“The Creator of heavens and earth: He has made for you pairs from among yourselves ...” (Qur 'an 42:1 1). “And Allah has given you mates of your own nature, and has given you from your mates, children and grandchildren, and has made provision of good things for you. Is it then in vanity that they believe and in the grace of God that they disbelieve?” (Qur 'an 16:72).
Hassan in his writing states that the Qur 'an does not discriminate against women and argues that it is not the case of what many Muslims, Christians, and Jews support and follow. But the Muslims, Christians and Jews rather believe that woman was created not only from man but also for man (Hassan, 1999). Hassan’s views is further supported in the Qur’an as …show more content…
Women on the Gold Coast of Africa were rather independent, they engaged in trade and possessed quite a lot of wealth as well before the concepts and ideas of western feminism was introduced to them. The African and Asian women stated that Islam was not oppressing them. European influence caused African women to be strapped out of agriculture and trade and lose their political views on the government (M.E.Hawkesworth, 2006).
Islam emphasises the status of a mother more than any other religion. According to the Islamic teachings, Muslims are taught to treat parents with great respect especially a mother. A mother’s status is given much higher than of the father because of various reasons one of which is she carried the child in her womb for 9 months while facing hardship during her pregnancy and great pain during the birth. The Qur’an