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  • FAQs About Islam And Women's Rights

  • Haris Ali Virk

    Moderator February 26, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Does Islam consider men and women as equal?

    https://youtu.be/qK8jN-D2hxA

  • Haris Ali Virk

    Moderator February 26, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Islam and Women’s Rights – Part 1

    https://youtu.be/mCB6e_H1X7c

    Q. Does religion declare men to be dominant over women in the social and religious paradigm? What is the meaning of the Quranic verse which calls wives as the tilth/fields of their husbands (2:223)? From 1:42 to 6:35

  • Haris Ali Virk

    Moderator February 26, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Islam and Women’s Rights – Part 2

    https://youtu.be/L_zOucwDiU0

    Q. Why does the Quran allow men to punish/beat their wives if they rebel against them (4:34)? Do wives have the same right to discipline their husbands? From 0:03 to 5:35

  • Haris Ali Virk

    Moderator February 26, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Islam and Women’s Rights – Part 3

    https://youtu.be/JFLhPHDkzXM

    Q. In the Islamic law, a wife can only initiate divorce by demanding “Khula”. Why doesn’t she have the right to divorce her husband? From 0:02 to 3:16

    Q. Why is it important to regard hierarchies in family relationships? If a man can raise hand on his wife, why can’t the wife do the same? From 3:17 to 5:25

    Q. In modern societies, husband and wife live together like friends and resolve all their issues through discussions. Why is it needed to raise hand on one another? From 5:26 to 6:16

    Q. Why should a wife obey a husband who doesn’t fulfill his responsibilities? From 6:16 to 7:50

  • Haris Ali Virk

    Moderator February 26, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Islam and Women’s Rights – Part 4

    https://youtu.be/9q50OBKiJ50

    Q. If the state, instead of the husband, fulfills the economic needs of a household, would the husband still remain the head of the institution of family? From 0:03 to 2:22

    Q. Being a wife or a mother amounts to being a full-fledged employee. Why is it that a wife who is practically doing everything in the household not equal to the husband? From 2:22 to 4:26

    Q. Why is it necessary to have a head in the family? Why can’t they both be equal partners in marriage under a mutually agreed system of checks and balances? From 4:26 to 5:39

    Q. Why is that the testimony of a woman is equal to half that of a man? From 5:39 to 7:48

  • Haris Ali Virk

    Moderator February 26, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Islam and Women’s Rights – Part 5

    https://youtu.be/2fTZuEGmlPw

    Q. Why is it that in the Islamic law of inheritance, a daughter receives half the share of a son? Can a daughter receive a greater share according to her needs and her service towards her parents? From 0:01 to 2:03

    Q. If Islam has given equal rights to women, why is it that there is a general narrative, especially across the West, that Islam treats women as inferior? From 2:04 to 4:26

    Q. If Muslim men can marry women from Ahl-e-Kitaab (Jews and Christians), why is it that Muslim women can’t do the same? From 4:27 to 6:09

    Q. Why is it that there is no mention of any female scientist in the early Islamic history? From 6:10 to 7:10

  • Haris Ali Virk

    Moderator February 26, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Islam and Women’s Rights – Part 6

    https://youtu.be/BoF-gOi7hnc

    Q. Does Surah At-Talaq, verse no. 4, imply that girls who haven’t yet started to menstruate can be married? From 0:52 to 1:33

    Q. Why is it that we find many examples in Islamic history where Muslim men married young girls? From 1:33 to 2:27

    Q. When girls are married young, they are unable to complete their education and develop their minds and personalities. Why doesn’t the Shariah condemn this practice? From 2:27 to 3:23

    Q. In Pakistan, girls’ schools are burnt down and, in the name of honor, acid is thrown on their faces. What’s the solution for these problems? From 3:23 to 4:03

    Q. What is the actual concept of veil (pardah) in Islam? Isn’t it discriminatory in its nature? From 4:03 to 5:44

    Q. There are verses about veil in Surah Al-Ahzab. Who are the addressees of these verses and under what situation were these verses revealed? Can women drive bikes and motorcycles? From 5:44 to 6:47

  • Haris Ali Virk

    Moderator February 26, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Islam and Women’s Rights – Part 7

    https://youtu.be/jGeus61OGPc

    Q. If a Muslim woman has the abilities to become the head of the family, why can’t she marry a non-Muslim man and call him towards Islam? From 0:01 to 2:22

    Q. If a Muslim wife has taken the responsibilities of the household, shouldn’t she get equal share in the inheritance? From 2:22 to 3:13

    Q. Can a Muslim woman lead the prayer as Imam? From 3:14 to 3:58

    Q. Imam Ghazali considers wives as obedient slaves and asserts that a man should marry multiple women. He further regards women as inherently incapable, weak and greedy. How can we believe in Islam with such interpretations? From 3:59 to 5:54

    Q. The Quran says that impure men are for impure women and vice versa. How can a man and woman confirm the purity of one another before marrying? From 5:54 to 6:32

    Q. If men get to have Hoors in the Heaven, what would women get? From 6:33 to 7:16

  • Haris Ali Virk

    Moderator February 26, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Islam and Women’s Rights – Part 8

    https://youtu.be/u9drh99Ex30

    Q. Has God granted superiority to men or has He granted superiority to husbands? From 0:53 to 2:05

    Q. Does Islam allow women to empower themselves economically? From 2:05 to 3:12

    Q. What is the reality of ‘Halala’? From 3:12 to 4:13

    Q. In the context of the conflict between traditionalism and modernism, how does Islam empower women? From 4:13 to 6:04

    Q. If men are supposed to protect women, why is that it is men themselves who have been hurting women in our society? From 6:04 to 7:28

  • Haris Ali Virk

    Moderator February 26, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Islam and Women’s Rights – Part 9

    https://youtu.be/B0yq4F8HEXw

    Q. Why is it that all Prophets were men? From 0:01 to 1:37

    Q. Why do men assert dominance instead of leading everyone amiably? From 1:38 to 2:00

    Q. Nikkah is an agreement between a man and a woman. Why aren’t women allowed to have the right to divorce their husband in this agreement? From 2:00 to 4:53

    Q. Can a woman go for Hajj without any Mahram? From 4:54 to 6:33

    Q. What are the rights of working women in Islam? From 6:34 to 7:23

  • Haris Ali Virk

    Moderator February 26, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Islam and Women’s Rights – Part 10

    https://youtu.be/Bgdof6MVXYU

    Q. Is it necessary for a woman to marry? Can a woman marry without Wali? Does she have the right to choose her husband? From 0:01 to 1:30

    Q. What is the reality of the narration that there will be more women in Hell? From 1:30 to 2:30

    Q. The economic responsibility is put on the shoulders of the husband. Who will pay for zakat on jewelry which is under the possession of the wife? From 2:31 to 3:24

    Q. Can a husband and a wife be friends? How can there be a hierarchy in the relationship between a husband and a wife? From 3:25 to 4:35

    Q. If the wife is a working woman, does Islam give her some ease and leverage in the domestic responsibilities? From 4:36 to 5:35

    Q. Why is it that the testimony of a woman in the financial contracts is considered as half that of a man? From 5:36 to 7:22

    Q. If human nature inclines towards honoring women, why were there so many sexual deviations in ancient civilizations? From 7:22 to 8:25

  • Haris Ali Virk

    Moderator February 26, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Does Islam consider women as less intelligent? Why is it that the testimony of a woman is considered as half that of a man?

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