Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Is feminism compatible or conflicting with Islam?

4:11 Allah instructs you concerning your children - for the male a portion equal to that of two females. But if there are women, more than two, then for them two thirds of what he left. And if there is one, then for her is half. And for his parents, to each one of them is a sixth of what is left, if he has a child. But if he does not have a child and his parents inherit from him, then for his mother is one third. And if he has brothers and sisters, then for his mother is a sixth after any will he has made or any debt. Your parents and your children – you do not know which of them are nearer to you in benefit. An obligation from Allah. Indeed, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

(According to the article “Feminism” in wikipedia, “Feminism is a range of social movements, political movements, and ideologies that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve the political, economic, personal, and social equality of the sexes”)(In Islam, for example, a daughter inherits less than her brother, but the male, to get married, must give from his wealth to the female, so it is compensated. Women is protected in the Qur’an in many matters (e.g marrying with the permission of her family; one man equals two women as witnesses, so that if one of the women errs, then the other can remind her (2:282), etc.). It is about protecting women, not about regarding them as inferior to men. The Qur’an was revealed by God; so everything there is good and just for each gender; on the other hand, feminists make man-made rules that might be unjust, while God, Who created us, knows best)(Allah knows best)

5:8 O you who believe, be steadfast for Allah as witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of people prevent you from being just. Be just; it is nearer to piety. And fear Allah; indeed, Allah is All-Aware of what you do.

6:115 And the word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truth and justice. None can change His words, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.

(Some feminists want to change their language into a gender-neutral language; but in many languages, including Arabic, for example, plural is in the masculine, when referring to both men and women. It is a linguistic matter, rather than about equality of the sexes)(For example, many Verses say “He” and “We” referring to “Allah”, while the Word “Allah” has no gender or plural in Arabic, so it is a linguistic matter, and it is linguistically correct)(Allah knows best)

17:31 And do not kill your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Indeed, their killing is a great sin.

(The article also says “feminists have also worked to ensure access to legal abortions”. According to Verse 17:31, the killing of children is a great sin. Feminists are not to decide right and wrong, but God)(Fornication and adultery are also forbidden, whether man or woman, both of them should not do that)(Allah knows best)

33:59 O Prophet, say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw over themselves their outer garments. That is more suitable that they should be known and not harmed. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

(And the article says that the feminists have also worked “to protect women and girls from rape, sexual harassment, and domestic violence”. Women would be more protected if they were to dress modestly. In this sense, Islam protects women. And the purpose is that “they should not be harmed” (33:59))(See also the articles below(Allah knows best)

See: Does Islam oppress women?

See also: According to verse 4:34, is wife beating allowed in Islam? Is it supported by other verses?

See: Does women have the obligation or can be forced to have relations with her husband’s brother, as in Judaism and Christianity?

See: Is rape allowed?

See: Is it allowed in Islam to have relations with maids/slaves without marrying? Is adultery permitted? Are sex slaves allowed in Islam?

See: Are women allowed to drive in Islam?

See: Can you divorce your wife by just saying three words (triple talaq) in Islam?

See: Are women less than men? Is a woman worth one-half of a man in Islam? Are men and women equal?

See: Does Islam support pedophilia or child marriages? Did Prophet Muhammad marry a 6 year old?

See: Can you commit incest?

See: Is polygamy okay?

See: Does the veil (hijab) oppress women? Or are non-Muslims oppressing/denying Muslim women’s right to wear it?

See: Was a woman responsible for the “original sin”?

See: What is the punishment for adultery? And why is the punishment for women and men equal in Chapter 24 but different in Chapter 4?

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