The Importance Of Muslim Women

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Women are necessary for human life on earth making them extremely powerful, and at this point it is paramount to understand the influence they have on the human race. In various different cultures, around the world the treatment towards women is highly impacted based on their value within their religion. Women are essential and significant to everyday life as they may hold vital roles in our societal structures. They all face many different expectations, and may also have similar ones too. Throughout this paper, I will be acknowledging diverse cultures and their religions in order to understand how women are perceived within specifically Islam, Christianity and Shintoism.
Muslim women here in America continue to rise above despite the many
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Some Islamic cultures have adopted things that seem to be traditions, but aren’t stated commandments in the holy book of their religion. These are also many of the ways that women’s suffering has increased, including cruel acts of inhumane treatment. Young girls face being circumcised at puberty in some Islamic cultures, as seen in Eastern Africa. Typically, this is done and said with minimal questions. On the other hand though when asked, it is common to hear that it prevents the woman from have imaginative thoughts about sexual pleasures. Therefore creating a sense that she will be able to maintain her virginity, preparing her for marriage, and hopefully creating a submissive wife to a Muslim man in the future (“Dress Code”). These types of prohibitions forced onto women do not allow them to face full human potential with the ability to make the decisions between the good and the evil on Earth. It is simply made for them by their culture. The Qur’an mentions of paradise for all of its followers, but that is not the case for women in today’s Islamic cultures. This is …show more content…
Due to the way women are treated female infanticide faces a rise, only hurting humanity and its society. Some countries completely forbid their women to go outside without a male companion, travel longways, drive, and even control strict dress codes. If such dress codes are broken, they face the wrath of their community and in many cases are punished by death. There are various different dress codes depending on the nation and its culture, some more severe than others. There are some cultures where burqas, an outer cloth worn over the body in public are normal (Cooper). Most of the world, Muslim women use a hijab as a veil in front of men capable of being a husband. Modesty is the key when Muslim women prepare for their day, and varies among different parts of the world. Considering the extreme, there are some that must wear complete covers including over their mouths and eyes. This takes away basic human rights from many women, by allowing the men in those cultures to control women completely as property. It is prime at

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