Clarification About Women in Islam
MAC eLEARNING | SCHOOL OF TARBIYA
Methodology of Interpretation
Professor Jamal Badawi
Member of The International Union of Muslim Scholars
In the Qur’an mentions creating male and female from the same soul, a “divine breath” it means there is no spiritual superiority or inferiority inherent in Islam, it is rather a matter of what they do. So there is absolute equality between men and women in Islam.
Islam emphasizes the dignitary of the human which spreads across faiths, those without faith and applies to women as much as it applies to men. All are given the divine breath – a symbol of spirituality that Allah (s) endowed human beings with.
The Qur’an speaks the notion of humankind being on earth as trustees of Allah (s). When the Qur’an mentions this dignified role, to live on this earth, develop and benefit from it, the Book of God does not distinguish between men and women. There is no distinction that men are the custodians on this earth, rather it is a responsibility of both men and women to inherit the earth as lawful and just caretakers
- Unit 1 – Are Men Superior to Women in Islam?Part I
- Unit 2 – Are Men Superior to Women in Islam?Part II
- Unit 3 – Are Men Superior to Women in Islam?Part III
- Unit 4 – Is Guardianship (alqawaama) a Matter of Men Superiority to Women?
- Unit 5 – Misconceptions About Women’s Inheritance Rights in Islam Part I
- Unit 6 – Misconceptions About Women’s Inheritance Rights in islam Part II
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