conventional veiws suggest that the west sees women of islam as a opressive object instead of a counterpart , in the islamic movement. however some people like Amina Wadud ( islamic studies profrssor at virgina common wealth of university) argues that islam for women can be a religous euphoria and idealism, one of the arguments that can be made is that christianity has a less negitive veiw on women and religion. consquently it doest in the creation story the lor d created Adam then Adam was sented to find a counterpart but was not successful. god then put Adam in deep sleep then took his rib and created eve. in the creation story women was created as after thought.
It just advices women to use the hijab as an act of obedience to God. Secondly, women wearing hijabs become a very visible sign of Islam. While Muslim men can blend easily into any society, Muslim women are often put on the line and forced to defend not only their decision or not to cover their bodies but also their religion. Thirdly, women who use the hijab lose their identity as women because they cannot dress appropriately according to their gender. It is not certain that the hijab frees women from being seen as sexual objects of desire or from being valued for their looks or body shape.
Impact of Islam on Women Islam has had a major impact on women in the past millennia and a half since its origin. Islam, its teachings, God and the Quran have all affected the treatment, perception and even fashion of Islamic women. The Quran directly provides guidelines for the treatment of women, several Islamic scholars have defined the rights available to women and even Muhammad’s own words (The Hadith) declare the value of an Islamic woman as opposed to an Islamic man. It’s undeniable irrefutable that the impact of Islamic first felt in the religion’s conception and still being received today, is perhaps one of the largest catalysts on woman and misogyny. The Quran outlined several different methods of treating women in its various passages.
* In many of the Muslim countries, it is not only the woman who have barely any rights, but also the men are treated the same. It is not the religion to which treats women unfairly , but it is the government oppression of men. * People are under the idea that Islam teachings do encourage the oppression of woman, but in fact the teachings of Muhammad enforce men to respect the rights of women. * The Qur’an states ‘woman shall have rights similar to those of men’. But in the west this statement is misinterpreted which shows specific issues and differences.
She was also a publicly visible woman. She initiated the marriage with Mohammad. Polygamy is also important to the history of the religion. It means to have more than one wife. In the history of the Muslim religion, The Prophet Mohammad originally wanted to provide protection for widows and orphans.
The more knowledge gained of genital mutilation led to different reasons of have the procedure done, such as “keeping their daughter’s chastity” (37). This shows the lack of knowledge behind this ancient procedure. Brooks once heard a Muslim speaker in Australia “express gratitude for the removal of part of her own clitoris” (37). She continued to say it reminded her that her marriage is about more important things than pleasure. This shows the true naivety women were taught from men to let their religion repress
In this novel, Julia Alvarez manages to capture and express the true feelings of women which deconstructs the stereotypes through Yo. Feminism is defined as “a political movement that works to achieve equal rights for women and men” (Hirsch 113). For the past ages, women were seen in the society as inferior to men and were greatly excluded from education and the right to property ownership. A British feminist named Mary Wollstonecraft argues, “educational restrictions keep women in a state of ignorance and slavish dependence” (Blake 117). The shattering of classifications and stereotypes, and the subversion of traditional gender roles, and the concept of sisterhood or unity among women are among the main tenets of feminist criticism.
Political status for women was possible, but only for those who were in the upper class and were important to society. Islamic and Christian women were viewed very similarly though they were from different religions; however, Islamic women were treated better. In Christian Europe, around 1000 B.C.E until around 1200 B.C.E, it was the dark ages. Because of educational and religious traditions, women had restrictions on entry and participation in the workforce. Women’s restriction in the workforce was also because of their forced dependency on men and poor socio-economic status of women.
Restricted by Their Beliefs Elias Monsalve “I attest that this paper upholds the Manhattan College Honor Code as well as the expectations of and responsibilities for academic integrity outlined in The Community Standards Handbook.” Elias Monsalve Elias Monsalve April 15, 2014 Religion 110 Section 06 Dr. Shefferman Restricted by Their Beliefs History has revealed to us that women have been treated unequally up until the early 20th century in The United States, and other countries have followed in our footsteps. Although all this good is happening, Islam tends to restrict opportunities to women of all ages. The Middle East is a cultural region full of rich history, but does not see forward progress due to restrictions placed on women for employment, education, and even lifestyle. It is not only just that women are treated equally but a moral obligation to mankind. Whether you are a devote Jew, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist or atheist, it is a human beings right to get an education, work where her heart pleases her, marry who she wants, or even be allowed to wear what clothes she desires.
Also do not forget the fact that Saudi Arabia is a religious country . Many people in Saudi Arabia agree that women shouldn’t drive a car because it is so suspicious . They believe this , because in my thinking , Saudi Arabia didn’t developed early like the other countries . If we look to the fact that Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country or an Arabic country as reason to prevent women from driving that’s certainly wrong , because all the other Muslims countries in the Arabic world allow women to drive . But some people with the entrenched mindsets make religion an excuse to prevent driving .It does not say any thing in Qur’an about that .