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Daily Archives: January 23rd, 2007

Islam The choice of Thinking Women – PART 3- WOMEN IN ISLAM

By IsmailAdam Patel WOMENIN ISLAM SPIRITUAL EQUALITYOFTHE SEXES In many otherreligions,women have had to fight for their rights and dues, and their struggle,in many cases, is still ongoing. Christian women, for example, have hadto struggle to make their voices heard, and have gone to the extreme ofchanging the text of the Bible to make it […]

Islam The choice of Thinking Women – PART 2- SOCIAL POSITION OF WESTERN WOMEN’ TODAY

By IsmailAdam Patel SOCIALPOSITION OF WESTERNWOMEN’ TODAY Now that women conceiveto be in charge of their own affairs, does this mean that they havereachedthe pinnacle of gender equality? Has the “new woman” of today overcomethe oppression and subjugation of the “bad old days”? Does theliberationof women signal the advent of a new, morally correct world? […]

Islam The choice of Thinking Women – PART 1- WOMAN A CROSS CULTURE PERSPECTIVE

INTRODUCTION It has beenthroughAllah’s Mercies and Blessings that I have been able to complete thisbook,which I began in Sha’ban 1414 AH (February 1994). I am a Muslim, a factwhich I must make clear to the reader from the outset, for this is abookwith an objective, to clarify what is arguably the most frequentlydiscussedaspect of my […]

Women In Islam versus Judaeo-Christian Tradition The Myth & The Reality- PART 10- Wife’s Property?

Women In Islam versus Judaeo-Christian Tradition The Myth & The Reality By Sherif Abdel Azeem 10. Wife’s Property? The three religions share an unshakeable belief in the importance ofmarriage and family life. They also agree on the leadership of thehusband over the family. Nevertheless, blatant differences do existamong the three religions with respect to the […]

Women In Islam versus Judaeo-Christian Tradition The Myth & The Reality PART 9- Vows

Women In Islam versus Judaeo-Christian Tradition The Myth & The Reality By Sherif Abdel Azeem 9. Vows According to the Bible, a man must fulfil any vows he might make toGod. He must not break his word. On the other hand, a woman’s vow isnot necessarily binding on her. It has to be approved by […]