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  • Patriarchal Society And Islam

    Hammad Arshad updated 1 year ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar January 15, 2023 at 9:48 pm

    This is natural for a man to be head of his family. He still considers as the provider for the family and has a strong instinct to protect the family. His natural traits make him a natural head of his family. Islam also appoints man as head of his family and treated him likewise. He is called the Qawwaam, the caretaker or supervisor of his wife. The authority to divorce lies in his hand. After giving a divorce, he has been given the authority to reconcile. If a wife has to take a divorce, she has to ask him to divorce her, and the court will help her if he is reluctant. He is made responsible to spend from his means on his family.

    However, at the individual level, if a man hands over his responsibilities to his woman, and she is ready to perform his roles, such a contract can be made and the authority will be shifted to the woman.

    In a nutshell, Islam endorses a patriarchal society.

  • Hammad Arshad

    Member January 15, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    Thanks for the reply!!! But does islam promotes patriarchy as general other than institution of marriage too?

  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar January 15, 2023 at 10:41 pm

    The family unit is the origin of society. If patriarchy is there, society will be patriarchal. However, it is without compromising the rights of individuals.

  • Hammad Arshad

    Member February 9, 2023 at 5:39 am


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