The Myths of Islam – Islam Respects Women

The Myths of Islam – Islam Respects Women

Thanks to the RoP via Jawa Report

Another common myth about the ‘Religion of Peace’:

The Myth:

The Qur’an places men and women on equal foundation before Allah. Each person is judged according to his or her own deeds. Women have equal rights under Islamic law.

The Truth:

Merely stating that individuals will be judged as such by Allah does not mean that they have equal rights and roles, or that they are judged by the same standards.

There is no ambiguity in the Qur’an, the life of Muhammad, or Islamic law as to the inferiority of women to men despite the efforts of modern-day apologists to salvage Western-style feminism from scraps and fragments of verses that have historically held no such progressive interpretation.

After military conquests, Muhammad would dole out captured women as war prizes to his men. In at least one case, he advocated that they be raped in front of their husbands. Captured women were made into sex slaves by the very men who killed their husbands and brothers. There are four Qur’anic verses in which “Allah” makes clear that a Muslim master has full sexual access to his female slaves, yet there is not one that prohibits rape.

The Qur’an gives Muslim men permission to beat their wives for disobedience, but no where does it command love in marriage. It plainly says that husbands are “a degree above” wives. The Hadith says that women are intellectually inferior, and that they comprise the majority of Hell’s occupants.

Under Islamic law, a man may divorce his wife at his choosing. If he does this twice, then wishes to remarry her, she must first have sex with another man. Men are exempt from such degradations.

Muslim women are not free to marry whom they please, as are Muslim men. Their husband may also bring other wives (and slaves) into the marriage bed. And she must be be sexually available to him at any time (as a field ready to be “tilled,” according to the holy book of Islam).

Muslim women do not inherit property in equal portion to males. Their testimony in court is considered to be worth only half that of a man’s. Unlike a man, she must cover her head – and often her face.

If a woman wants to prove that she was raped, then there must be four male witnesses to corroborate her account. Otherwise she can be jailed or stoned to death for confessing to “adultery.”

Given all of this, it is quite a stretch to say that men and women have “equality under Islam” based on obscure theological analogies or comparisons. This is an entirely new ploy that is designed for modern tastes and disagrees sharply with the reality of Islamic law and history.

Further Reading from the Qur’an:

Veils
Women Worth Less than Men
Proving Rape under Islamic Law
Wife-Beating
Divorce – A Man’s Prerogative
Remarriage
Men in Charge of Women
Polygamy

The Myths of Islam is copied with permission.

7 thoughts on “The Myths of Islam – Islam Respects Women”

  1. When Muslim women can pray along side of men in a mosque, when women can swim in a pool with other men at the same time and when women share the same laws and rewards as Muslim men, then Islam can say they respect women. Until then, it is a smoke screen.

  2. you are wrong to say c’ is stupidity
    we at least in traffic Po the book crowned and in more one is people believe as then one can of respect and is excavate of anybody and all that known as is to you false is for its that the woman divides the same swimming pool only to avoid the sex like animals like to you it done; you….d’ a prohibited way its please say without marriage however the same swimming pool divides some that the man will become about it like you that c’ is on that sees itself with your behavior in spite of qu’ one respects your religion not like you …..
    c’ is you who one started afflicted…

  3. U ARE TOTALLY DESCRIBING WRONG ABOUT ISLAM,
    THESE THINGS ARE BEFORE ISLAM REACHES IN THE WORLD
    ISLAM IS PEACE FUL, LOVING AND CARING IN WHICH WOMENS ARE RESPECTED VERY MUCH….

  4. * ISLAM IS PEACE FUL, LOVING AND CARING …

    If allah sees your lies, it might have your head or limbs chopped off for disbelief:

    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/koran/koran-idx?type=DIV0&byte=267454

    [8.12] When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.

  5. I regret to say for author of the article:
    I was introduced to Islam in the wrong .. To confuse the meanings of other expressions of Islam as the life of the people before Islam ..
    Islam is a religion of love and happy .. And the psychological comfort to all the people that islam properly ..
    All of this is the wisdom, even if there are issues eccentric …
    Thank you

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