reply to post by JohnnyElohim
What people don't understand is that Islam was actually the harbinger of women's right's in the middle east.
Yes, it may sound hard to believe, but imagine life in the pre-Islamic era. Women had no rights AT ALL. Female babies were often buried alive after
birth. They had no rights to refuse a husband (if her family wanted it). They had no rights of inheritance. They had no rights to divorce their
husband. They had no rights to complain about their husband, or to leave him if he was cheating...
Women had no rights to compensation in the case of divorce, or if they had a child and the father left them.
Islam gave women all of these rights, and forced Muslim women to respect them and treat them as something special. Killing female children was made
illegal. Islam also limited the number of wives a man can take (4), and let women have a choice in allowing their husband to marry another.
If she doesn't like it, she has the right to divorce him.
If she was divorced, the husband had to provide her food and housing for many months, or until she finds another husband.
Also the husband has to provide food and housing for the baby, and let the mother keep it, and pay her child support if she is gone.
Islam gave women so many rights that they never had before, and women are truly treated like diamonds.... More women are in university than men in
most Muslim countries, and women are allowed to work... But most women don't want to work, they would rather raise a family and take care of the
Is that really such a terrible thing? Yes, some men don't want their wife to leave the house without permission, but they will tell you this before
they marry you. If you don't like it, refuse the marriage.
Lastly, it's a huge misconception that women are forced to wear a burqa or hijab . NO COUNTRY forces women to wear a burqa. Only Iran and Saudi
Arabia force them to wear a hijab.
In all other Islamic countries a large portion / majority of women don't wear a hijab, and if they do, it's by their own choice. Sadly, the men are
so horny over there many women chose to wear it just to keep from being pestered, even if they aren't very religious.
[edit on 13-5-2010 by FalselyFlagged]