Traditional women roles in Islamic Nyemah Taylor
What is Islam? • It’s a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur’an, a book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of god (Allah) • The teachings and normative of Muhammad, considered by them to be the prophet of god. • An adherent of Islam is called a Muslim.
What’s to be worn for a female Hijab- is a veil that covers the head and chest Worn by a Muslim female, beyond the age of puberty in the presence of adult males. Conforms to a certain standard of modesty, privacy, and morality. Qur’an demands women to wear the garments known as today Over garments and Khumur.
Traditional women roles • The Qur’an states that both women and men should have equal rights, but that’s not true. • Women in the Muslim religion do not have equal rights to make: -Independent decisions about a choice of (marriage) partner -getting a divorce - custody of their children • The Qur’an allows Muslim men to take up to four or more wives, it insists on equal treatment to them all. ( women don’t have no say in this)
Traditional women roles cont. • Many women today are actively affirming the rights and responsibilities that they believe the Qur’an affords them. • Most Americans believe that Muslim women are oppressed by their religion, forced to cover themselves completely, denied education and other basic rights. • Most traditional Muslims either actively or passively still affirm the necessity of women remaining at home and publicly inactive.
Traditional women roles cont#2 • The women’s role of being a mother and wife are not her only job. • Islam permits women to perform: ~ Hajj (pilgrimage) ~to exercise the vote ~engage in politics ~to take up employment ~run her own business ~Maintaining the masjids Memorizing the Qur’an & Ahadith
Traditional women roles cont#3 • Women are expected to behave in line with social, cultural, or religious codes ( gender roles) • In practice of gender roles often affect women adversely impeding their self- determination in areas like; • social-economic status • Freedom of rights • Status within the family • Health • Life expectation • Reformist and feminist have challenged women's lack of rights and lack of control over their own lives in Muslim laws. • The role of the Muslim women is that of being obedient to
Five pillars of Islam • Five basic acts in slam that’s consider mandatory by any believer and are the foundation of Muslim life. • They make up Muslim life, prayer, concern for the needy, self purification and pilgrimage. • Each Muslim must fulfill these obligations in his/hers lifetime. They are as followed:
Five pillars cont. ~Shahada: Faith -declaring there is no god except Allah, and Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger. ~Salat: Prayer -Ritual prayer five times a day ~sawm: Fasting -fasting and self-control during the blessed month of Ramadan ~Zakat: -giving 2.5% of one’s savings to the poor and needy ~Hajj: -pilgrimage to Mecca that last once in a lifetime if he/she is able to do so.
Work- cited page • http://www.saudiembassy.net/about/country-information/Islam/five_pillars_of_Islam.aspx • http://khilafah.com/index.php/the-khilafah/social-system/626-understanding-the-role-of-muslim-women • http://www.slideshare.net/meccaholycity/women-roles-in-islam • http://twocircles.net/2010apr20/islam_and_muslim_women_s_social_roles.html • http://twocircles.net/2010apr20/islam_and_muslim_women_s_social_roles.html