Married Women In Different Cultures And Religions
Muslim Married Women
Muslim Married Women
  Developing a marriage contract which were acceptable to all practicing Muslim either not married or married women was difficult due to the wide range of basic concepts that they hold about gender and marital relations.

It is believed by some that Muslim women are oppressed by their religion and are forced to cover themselves completely including the denial of education and other basic rights. Really is it true to say that Muslim women have struggled against inequality and restrictive practices in education, work force participation, and family roles.

If fact, Muslim married women have a number of rights. Married Muslim women always retained their own assets. They can specify conditions in their marriage contracts, such as the right to divorce should their husband take another wife. Also, Muslim women in many countries keep their maiden name after marriage.

The Quran* explicitly states that men and women are equal in the eyes of God. The Quran also states it:

  • Forbids female infanticide (practices in pre-Islamic Arabia and other parts of the world).
  • Instructs Muslims parents to educated both their daughters and sons.
  • Insists that Muslim women have the right to refuse a prospective husband.
  • Gives full rights for a married women if they and divorced by their husband.
  • Gives full rights for a married women to divorce as she wishes in certain cases.
  • Allows married women the right to own and inherit property (though in Sunni Islam they only get half of what the men inherit. Men are expected to care for his mother and any unmarried female relatives and would in this reasons need greater resources for this purpose.
* This is a collection of Islamic scriptures. It is made up of 114 sections that are believed to have been revealed verbatim to Muhammad over a period of time through the angel Gabriel.

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