Women and the Koran: The Status of Women in Islam

Women and the Koran: The Status of Women in Islam

Women and the Koran: The Status of Women in Islam

Women and the Koran: The Status of Women in Islam

Synopsis

Hekmat explains how Arab society evolved from a polytheistic, pre-Islamic culture featuring female equality to one in which men dominate & women are little more than chattel, some forced into marriage at nine years old! Written by a distinguished former Muslim scholar.

Excerpt

I stood at the gate of fire [Hell] and noticed that the majority of those who entered it were women.

—Muhammad

This study offers a critical perspective on the social status of women as described in the Koran and as defined by Islamic jurisprudence.This undistorted, straightforward presentation of the facts will reveal that millions of Muslim females, under rigid and inexorable Islamic laws, have been deprived of their fundamental inalienable rights and driven into seclusion for many centuries.These humiliating laws have played an important role in creating the socioeconomic ills that still afflict the Muslim world today.

The majority of Muslim exegetes and jurisprudents . . .

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