What is the status of Women in Islam?
Status of Women in Quran
“O Mankind! Reverence your Guardian-Lord, Who created you from a single person, created of like nature his mate, from them scattered countless men and women. Fear Allah, through whom you demand your mutual rights and reverence the wombs that bore you, for Allah ever watches over you.” Al-Qur’an 4:1 (Al-Quran) Ref: 2
“Before the advent of Islam, women have no class in the world it was a time of ignorance they consider women as a threat for their family they bury their daughter alive because they frightened that as an adult, she was a stunner that could be bought, sold and inherited. They just use women as a property .After this dark chapter of women in their society, Islam came and raised women to a position of authority and stopped up the dark chapter of their life and unlock the dazzling chapter of existence for them. it is not essential that all women and men responsibilities are equal . This difference is reasonable because men and women are inferior, in their nature they are emotionally and psychologically differ from each other With thus no one can say that men are superior from women.
7 Quranic Verses compiling status of Women in Islam
- “And for women are rights over men similar to those of men over women.” [Noble Quran 2:228]
- “For Muslim men and women, for believing men and women, for devout men and women, for true men and women, for men and women who are patient and constant, for men and women who humble themselves, for men and women who give in charity, for men and women who fast, for men and women who guard their chastity, and for men and women who engage much in Allah’s praise, for them has Allah prepared forgiveness and great reward.” [Noble Quran 33:35]
- “Enter into Paradise, you and your wives, with delight.” [Noble Quran 43:70]
- “Who so does that which is right, and believes, whether male or female, him or her will We quicken to happy life.” [Noble Quran 16:97]
- “O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should you treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the dowry you have given them – except when they have become guilty of open lewdness. On the contrary, live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If you take a dislike to them, it may be that you dislike something and Allah will bring about through it a great deal of good.” [Noble Quran 4:19]
- “They (your wives) are your garment and you are a garment for them.” [Noble Quran 2:187]
- “And among His signs is this, that He has created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them; and He has put love and mercy between you. Verily in that are signs for those who reflect.” [Noble Quran 30:21]
Hadith defining Status of women in Islam
It is a fact, however, that sound administration within the domestic field is impossible without a unified policy. For this reason, the Shari’ah requires a man, as head of the family, to consult with his family and then to have the final say in decisions concerning it. In doing so he must not abuse his prerogative to cause any injury to his wife. Any transgression of this principle involves for him the risk of losing the favor of Allah, because his wife is not his subordinate but she is, to use the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), ‘the queen of her house’, and this is the position a true believer is expected to give his wife. In contrast to these enlightened teachings of Islam in respect of women, Western talk of women’s liberation or emancipation is actually a disguised form of exploitation of her body, deprivation of her honor, and degradation of her soul!