EQUALITY BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN IN ISLAM

Man and woman arm wrestling, close-up

There is equality between men and women in Islam and that is a spiritual equality and not an Earthly Physical one; meaning that the equality between men and women in Islam is determined by their belief and righteous work, but their roles and responsibilities in life are different because of their physical and emotional differences.

Let us read what God Said in His Book, the Quran:

GOD ORDERED MEN IN THE QURAN TO TAKE CARE OF WOMEN AND TO SUPPORT THEM:

The men are to support the women with what God has bestowed upon them over one another and for what they spend of their money. The upright females are obedient/devoted; they watch over personal secrets of what God (also) keeps watch over. As for those females from whom you fear ill treatment, then you shall advise them, and abandon them in the bed, and Cite/indicate them (to Authority). If they obey you, then do not seek a way over them; God is Most High, Great. (The Quran 4:34)

GOD ALSO ORDERED MEN IN THE QURAN TO LOVE AND RESPECT THEIR WIVES:

O you who believe, it is not lawful for you to inherit from the women by force. And do not make difficulty for them so that you may take away some of what you have given them, unless they commit a clear lewdness. And live with them in kindness. If you dislike them, then perhaps you dislike something while God makes in it much good. (The Quran, 4:19)”

GOD EQUALIZES BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN:

To God is the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He creates whatever He wills. He bestows daughters to whoever He wills, and bestows sons to whoever He wills. (The Quran, 42:49)

GOD EQUALIZES BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN IN GOOD DEEDS;

And whoever works good, whether male or female, and is a believer, then these will be admitted to the Paradise, and they will not be wronged in the least. (The Quran, 4:124)

GOD FURTHER EQUALIZES BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN:

Surely, the submitting males, and the submitting females, the believing males, and the believing females, the dutiful males, and the dutiful females, the truthful males, and the truthful females, the patient males, and the patient females, the humble males, and the humble females, the charitable males, and the charitable females, the fasting males, and the fasting females, the males who keep covered their private parts, and the females who similarly keep covered, and the males who commemorate God frequently, and the commemorating females; God has prepared for them a forgiveness and a great recompense. (The Quran, 33:35)

RIGHTEOUSNESS DETERMINES THE VALUE OF HUMANS IN GOD’S SIGHT.  IT IS NOT THEIR GENDER OR RACE:

O people, We created you from a male and female, and We made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Surely, the most honorable among you in the sight of God is the most righteous. God is Knowledgeable, Expert. (The Quran, 49:13)

 

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