Islamic Sharia for Women

Women rights in Islam or as defined in Islamic Sharia have often been debated and criticized by the critics of Islam. This subject has been open to debate for quite some time and it has been used to fuel the anti-Islamic feelings amongst people.

Islamic-Sharia-and-education-for-womensMany critics of Islam often use the stance that women are oppressed in Islam. One of the most common example used is the covering of body and face by Muslim women.

Islamic-Sharia-for-WomenThis is taken as the sign that Muslim women are being forced to wear Abayas and it is against their wishes.

Islamic-ShariaHowever, these critics quite conveniently ignore the fact that in Christianity, nuns use head cover and it is considered as sign of modesty and purity.Why is it different in case of Islam? This just shows anti-Islamic sentiments without proof.



One of the common misunderstanding associated with Islam is that Muslim women are not allowed or permitted to attain education according to Islamic Sharia.

Muslim-Sharia-BenefitsEven though, there is no proof to support this claim; still, it is a very common notion. Islam is a religion that lays great emphasis on gaining knowledge, and not just religious knowledge but worldly knowledge as well.

Muslim-Sharia-for-WomenIn Quran and Sunnah, there is no distinction made on basis of gender. The focus is on both men and women to attain education in Islam.People often confuse cultural restrictions and traditions as Islamic Sharia.

Muslim Sharia LawIf a particular culture does not consider it appropriate for their women to get higher education, it should not be blamed on Islamic Sharia. In early Islamic era, there were quite a few learned women Islamic Scholars.

Muslim-ShariaHazrat Aisha, wife of Holy Prophet (S.A.W), was consulted on many Islamic subjects. One incident also narrates that an Islamic Caliph was corrected by Muslim woman on a certain Islamic matter.


Islam was the first religion that realized the rights of women when it came to inheritance and to property. In Islam, a daughter and wife has rights in the property of their father and husband respectively. Islam even allowed women to own their own properties.What-is-Muslim-Sharia

Western world considers itself to be huge advocate of women rights. However, until the 20th century, Islamic laws were more favorable to women than any western judicial system. It gave more rights to Muslim women and empowered them.


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