Women in Islam,Dr.M.Shahid Siddiqi, Ottawa
Islam looks at the woman as an equal, mature and capable partner of a man.
Without whom a family can not exist and teaches that men and women are all the creation of Allah(swt), existing on a level of equal worth and value.
In some societies women are treated according to ancestral customs and tribal tradition, but in Islam they are treated with full respect and honour.
Islam preserves women’s honour and dignity, and requires that she must be treated with full respect and honour. Her femininity should not be exploited in any way, rather she is to be regarded and treated as human individual whose sexuality does not enter into her relationship with any person other than husband.
In Islam marriage can not take place unless the female freely agrees to it and a dowry is given to her. Islam puts priorities for the husband & wives.
The responsibility for providing care for the family is on the husband, while the responsibility to care for the house and raising the children is on the wife.
These are the main priorities, but cooperation between the husband and the wife is required and highly recommended.
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