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Women’s Rights in Islam

Women’s Rights in Islam

What are women’s rights in Islam

In a truly Islamic society women have the following rights in Islam

  1. The right and duty to obtain education
  2. The right to have their own independent property.
  3. The right to work to earn money if they need it or want it.
  4. Equality of reward for equal deeds.
  5. The right to express their opinion and be heard.
  6. The right to provisions from the husband for all her needs and more.
  7. The right to negotiate marriage terms of her choice
  8. The right to obtain divorce from her husband, even on the grounds that she simply can’t stand him. (pls note that God deeply frowns upon divorce as a solution unless there is hardly any other alternative but it does not mean that men have more right to divorce their wives than women do.)
  9. The right to keep all her own money (she is not responsible to maintain any relations).
  10. The right to get sexual satisfaction from her husband.
  11. Custody of their children after divorce.
  12. To refuse any marriage that does not please the and more…

Here is an article taken from a speech which details some of these rights: Ideals and role models for women in Islam the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) says:

“Whoever looks after two girls till they reach maturity, He and I will enter Paradise together like these two (fingers).”

(Muslim and At-Tirmidhi)

the honor of Mother in Islam

in famous incident, a man came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and asked:

“O Messenger of Allah, who is the person who has the right on me with regards to kindness and attention?” He replied:”your mother.” “Then Who?” He replied: “your mother.” “Then who?” He replied:”your mother.” Then who?” He replied: “your father.”

(Ahmad and Abu Dawud)