The Status of Women in Islam
In the West, Islam is believed to be the symbol of the subordination of women par excellence. In order to understand how firm this belief is, it is enough to mention that the Minister of Education in France, the land of Voltaire, has recently ordered the expulsion of all young Muslim women wearing the veil from French schools! A young Muslim student wearing a headscarf is denied her right of education in France, while a Catholic student wearing a cross or a Jewish student wearing a skullcap is not. The scene of French policemen preventing young Muslim women wearing headscarves from entering their high school is unforgettable. It inspires the memories of another equally disgraceful scene of Governor George Wallace of Alabama in 1962 standing in front of a school gate trying to block the entrance of black students in order to prevent the desegregation of Alabama's schools.
Very good read.
I loved looking at the different insights of how different religions value women.
I’m a Muslim woman and I am soo proud to be a Muslim. I love how the Quran guides both men and woman.
As a Muslim woman I learnt a lot about how other religions view women compared to Islam. It was quite surprising and sad to see just how different they talk about women. It made me learn more about how valued a woman is in Islam as-well as her rights as one. It’s so important that in a society that mixes up culture and religion that we know where we stand.
Great read, highly recommend!