To Separate Fact From Fiction...
Contrary to widespread
Contrary to widespread negative
Contrary to regrettable practices in some
Islamic societies where anti-Islamic culture traditions have won
over Islamic teachings and where women are subdued (and men even
This information has been written with the
objective of briefing you on the true Islamic teachings
regarding women laid down by the
and prophet Mohammad over 14
- Islam declared women and men equal.
- Islam condemned pre-Islamic practices
degrading and oppressing women.
- The same injunctions and prohibitions
of Islam equally apply to both sexes.
- Islam gave woman the right of
inheritance and the right of individual independent ownership
unhampered by father, husband, brother, son or anyone else.
- Islam gave women the right to accept or
reject a marriage proposal free from pressure, and by mutual
agreement to specify in the marriage contract that she has the
right to divorce (if she misses that option she has the right
to seek court divorce if she deems the marriage to have failed
- Islam does not require woman to change
her name at marriage.
- Islam protects the family and condemns
the betrayal of marital fidelity. It recognizes only one type
of family: husband and wife united by authentic marriage
- "Heaven is at the feet of
mothers", is a basic Islamic teaching.
- "The best of you are the
kindest to their wives and I am your best to mine",
is a teaching by prophet Mohammad.
- Islam enjoins sounds morality in
thinking, behaviour and appearance. Dress fashions and social
patterns that reduce woman to a sex object and exploit her as
such are not acceptable to Islam.
- The observance of chastity and moral
standards is equally demanded by Islam from both men and
women. "Women are the siblings of men",
is a saying of prophet Mohammad.
Islamic Centre of Southern California