Islam and protection of women's rights: Refutation of erroneous thinking

Jawiah Dakir

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Islam leads mankind to civilised life and refined culture. Its arrival brings enlightment and illumination to every believing human. Women are a group who share in the benefits of Islam's birth. Unfortunately, there are still those who allege that women are in a state of loss due to pressure, frequent oppression, injustice, and submit all kinds of accusations and express dissatisfaction over their inferior position and lack of privileges in Islam. Among the issues raised is the equality between men and women, does Islam permit a husband to physically beat a woman who commits nusyuz or disobedience for the purpose of educating her. Another issue in dispute is the permissibility of polygamy, in addition to criticism of several hadith which negatively reflect on women and so on. This article studies such thoughts and exposes as well as refutes thinking which is opposed to the real intentions of Islamic Shariah, particularly from a Sunnah (Prophet tradition) point of view. Generally, such erroneous thinking and allegations are a consequence of an approach which does not follow legal guidelines, is not based on in-depth study of related issues, has not mastered the rules of understanding the reasoning and sources of Shariah law and does not examine Shariah law with an open heart and sincerity, humility and gratitude for the Grace from Allah SWT. If there is any shortcoming or weakness in the Shariah of Allah SWT as they claim, then Allah SWT would be imperfect and weak, verily Allah the most Holy is free of all deficiencies and weaknesses. Mankind cannot begin to uncover the secrets and wisdom of His laws. Mankind is not able to find the logic of all of His laws. What should be realised is that all shortcomings and weaknesses in the implementation of laws and rules which Allah has laid down, come from shortcomings and weaknesses in mankind's interpretation and administration of His laws and rules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-483
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number3 SPECL.ISSUE 2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Keywords

  • Muslim women
  • Protection by islam
  • Refutation of erroneous thinking

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Islam and protection of women's rights : Refutation of erroneous thinking. / Dakir, Jawiah.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 3 SPECL.ISSUE 2, 01.2012, p. 478-483.

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