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Sugaring the Gender Agenda

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Disobedient WomanThe Islam Australia website is trying to present a palatable version of Islam to the public, who, they probably hope, are none too well versed in Islamic politics or history. On its link called ‘Articles new’  several aspects of Islam are dealt with.  To the amazement of non-Muslims and no doubt quite a few Muslims, the following statement is made:

Nowhere does the Qur'an state that one gender is superior to the other. Some mistakenly translate "qiwamah" or responsibility for the family as superiority. The Qur'an makes it clear that the sole basis for superiority of any person over another is piety and righteousness not gender, color, or nationality: (source)
Now this is interesting – after hearing so many stories about the ill-treatment of women in Islamic countries, the genital mutilation, gender apartheid,, beatings and so on – one has to ask, without going too deeply into the Qu’ran – if there is no basis, for superiority of gender other than ‘piety and righteousness’ as this Aussie site says– then the practice of Islam must be so poor, because the end result is such impious and unrighteous behaviours towards women. Isn’t Islam meant to make things better, make people behave a lot more justly and with more compassion?? So what went wrong – why the honour killings and so on?  The site implies that ill-treatment of women is not the real Islam. But what if other Muslims say it is? Who is going to decide? Maybe this Aussie site is not presenting the true face of Islam and will get a big fat fatwa plonked on it.  
A nice touch is the explanation as to why there are no female prophets –

The absence of women as prophets or "Messengers of Allah" in prophetic history is due to the demands and physical suffering associated with the role of messengers and prophets and not because of any spiritual inferiority.
Woman's Day (in Kabul)
(Quran 5:6) O ye who believe! When ye rise up for prayer, wash you faces, and your hands up to the elbows, and lightly rub your heads and (wash) your feet up to the ankles. And if ye are unclean, purify yourselves. And if ye are sick or on a journey, or one of you cometh from the closet, or ye have had contact with women, and ye find not water, then go to clean, high ground and rub your faces and your hands with some of it. Allah would not place a burden on you, but He would purify you and would perfect His grace upon you, that ye may give thanks. 

Or could it be that women were prevented from engaging in activities they wished to engage in? Could we allow that possibility, unpalatable as it is, to enter the arena of thought? Perhaps women were beaten if they dared to  try something outside the goat-pen. And how does this explain the lack of  women's education and literacy in Islam- I mean there are no physical  demands or suffering involved here - so women could surely engage in them as  much as men. But the reality is, women were barred from getting an education and still are in many Islamic countries. Now why could that be? .

The site waxes lyrical about the wonderful economic situation for women in Islam . All those thousands of women complaining about their maltreatment economically in Islam  must have been dreaming.

The Islamic Shari'ah recognizes the full property rights of women before and after marriage. AFeeble Minded married woman may keep her maiden name. Greater financial security is assured for women. They are entitled to receive marital gifts, to keep present and future properties and income for their own security. No married woman is required to spend a penny from her property and income on the household. She is entitled to full financial support during marriage and during the waiting period ('iddah) in case of divorce. She is also entitled to child support. Generally, a Muslim woman is guaranteed support in all stages of her life, as a daughter, wife, mother, or sister. These additional advantages of women over men are somewhat balanced by the provisions of the inheritance which allow the male, in most cases, to inherit twice as much as the female. (source)
Notice how the last sentence deftly pulls a swifty explaining why men inherit twice as much as ‘the female’- they just have so much work to do, taking care of all those women who are slaving away from them all day, they just need double the amount of money. Note there is no guarantee that the amount should be spent on the family – it could well be spent at the camel races. The so called ‘advantages of women over men’ also conveniently leaves out the quickie divorce that men are able to do, the dependence of women in unhappy situations where there may be other wives in the house and restrictions placed on women’s activities and freedom in the most basic of situations.

Can we send this glowing attempt at ‘gender equality’ happy clappiness to a Taliban site and inform them of what their Aussie Muslim brothers and sisters are doing? They might have another point of view.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 August 2008 12:50  

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