Essay about The Oppressed Woman

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The Oppressed Woman Among the cities and towns of this vast world, one would come across many societies that have women as important members. From Goddess to legal figures, women have been seen as nearly equals to their male counterparts in a vast majority of ways. However, take a religion that has claimed to be ancient keepers of peace and humanity. Then coupled that with the frightening bias views of the Western culture and the patriarchal rulings of the Eastern culture; the end result is the oppressed state of the average Muslim women comes from. It is not the religion of Islam that sets the gender roles in the Muslim culture but the government and the way women have been perceived for countless of years. One could argue that any religion that keeps young Muslim girls from learning is an oppressive one. Burning and gunning down schools and girls because they have the hunger and the urge to learn, something Westerns take for granted, is truly a despicable act against humanity. To that statement, a Muslim woman would say that the god “Allah” had made it clear in the Qur’an that he would wish for all his people to learn. "Whoever follows a path in the pursuit of knowledge, Allah will make a path to Paradise easy for him.” Al-Bukkaari, who was a prophet in one of the six major collections of Sunni Islam, had said. Just with that statement one can understand that Allah had intended for his people to learn, as a reward for the ever-long quest for knowledge, he will bless…

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