Standing of woman:
There is no dogma or doctrine in the earth gave the woman her standing and protected her rights as the islam do.the woman before islam was regarding as a satan’s work we have to leave her,also the others religions was treating her as a maid serves the man. So when the islam has come, conceled all these wrong thoughts and has returned the dignity of woman and has made her an effective member in the society.
The islam has put principles which raised the ranking of woman.
1-woman is human being like the man,all of them are the same and every one completes the other. allah said in the holy quran(O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife [Hawwa (Eve)], and from them both He created many men and women and fear Allâh through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship). Surely, Allâh is Ever an AllWatcher over you)
2-the woman must pray like the man, also she can be better if she was fearing God more than him, allah said in the holy quran (O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allâh is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqûn (pious - see V.2:2). Verily, Allâh is All-Knowing, All-Aware)
3-the woman can have her own things, allah said in the holy quran(And wish not for the things in which Allâh has made some of you to excel others. For men there is reward for what they have earned, (and likewise) for women there is reward for what they have earned, and ask Allâh of His Bounty. Surely, Allâh is Ever AllKnower of everything)
Also the islam has given her the right of defending her money and herself by resorting to the court.
4-the islam stated that the woman has her right from the man and she must do her duties and that will achieve the justice and cooperation in the (family) , allah said in the holy quran (And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses, etc.) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect, etc.) to what is reasonable, but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them. And Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise)
The relation nature between man and woman:
1-the relation between man and woman is a relation of complement and company
2-the islam has raised the ranking of marriage because it is the legal relation between man and woman.
3-the islam has forbidden any an illegal relation between man and woman because that leads to collapse the values of society
(Tell the believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.). That is purer for them. Verily, Allâh is All-Aware of what they do)
Woman and society:
Some people think that islam has ordered the woman to be restricted at home all the time until the death, that is definitely wrong.
1-she is sharer(partner) for the man in achievment the society message, she must share to solve the society problems and run for developing it like the man
2-islam has given the woman significant affair in society building such as: she can discipline the next generation while they are still young and can do it better than the man.
3-the islam has legalized learning for woman to know her rights and duties
4-the islam has legalized for the woman to work outside with what is suitable for her to gain more money for her and her family like(dentist-nurse…..etc)
I'm not sure when it was, but I saw on a news program a group of women in Saudi Arabia who were defying the law by protesting the fact that it was prohibited to drive a car. When they interviewed one of them she was quite exasperated. And I was too when I learned that the woman was a DOCTOR!!!!!!!
What did they think would happen if she was allowed to drive!!! Pleeeeese, let the women drive forfor God's sake!!!!!!!
thanks for this effort .. its great :)
i'd like to add something >> among the advices that prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) has mentioned in his last days is to treat women well and gentley so its a big deal to be one of his last words ....... and they still accused Islam of mistreating women and neglect thier rights !!
wish all pple from all over the world could understand Islam well regardless of media and political games !