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The true of women in Islam.

Updated on July 22, 2010

As an American and a Muslim, I have really had my eyes opened to how ignorant and closed minded most Americans are. I must admit I am proud to no longer be a part of the majority. This country is so blind and closed minded. Americans cling to every word of the media and refuse to gain knowledge on their own. Because the truth is women are a very vital part of Islam, they should be loved and respected. And in most cases they are.

I want to discuss a few misconceptions Americans have on Islam. Many people think that Muslims put down and belittle women and they have no rights in Islam. Well let me say you are wrong. Sure there are some terrible examples of the way women are treated in Islam, but you can find many similar examples in Christianity. As Americans we dont understand why women and men are separated so much. It is to minimize sexual immorality. Some countries force women to cover their face, although in most countries this is not necessary. This should be a choice not a requirement, But you must understand that many women cover their face because it is Sunnah, and the wives of the Prophet(may peace be upon him) did it. Also Many women are very proud and happy to do this, it is a way for them to show their love for Allah and Islam. However the majority of the Muslim world does not require this. A point of fact is in many countries this is a choice for women to wear lose clothes and cover their hair. If they are going to be Muslims they should cover the hair and wear lose clothes. The same applies for men except covering of the hair. The Qur'an tells us women are our equals. They should be treated the same as men, they have a extremely vital role not only in this world but our religion. Sadly a small number of people have made poor examples for us Muslims. And Americans only get to see the bad side of Islam because this is all the news shows. Well let me tell you brothers, Open your eyes to the truth. Read, learn, expand your mind. If you take Islam at its roots, as the religion it was meant to be not what the news shows, you will see the truth. Islam is a peaceful, open, and kind religion. The typical man in Islam, cherishes his wife. He treats her with love and respect. He follows Gods law from the Qur'an, and women are treated very kind. Their role is vital for Islam. There is a quote I love; "Teach a woman to do something, and it is as if you have taught all of mankind." the Prophet Muhammad. This is a powerful quote from the first Muslim and it says it all about the way Muslims should treat women. I know many Muslim's who are angered by the way a few poor examples treat women. But as Americans we dont see that most women are treated well because the news doesn't show this side of Islam. Before you judge get the facts, dont base your opinions on the words of others. I dont care how smart you think you are, if you form an opinion before you gather facts for yourself you are an idiot. This is only one example of the misconceptions on Islam Americans have. If you dont know for yourself, Find out. Learn before you make a decisions, and for the love of God, OPEN YOUR MIND.

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    • Gypsy Willow profile image

      Gypsy Willow 

      6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Interesting to read your take on Women and Islam. Thank you for the education and be well.

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      NEHRA 

      7 years ago from MAURITUS

      Dear Pintail, nice Hub, very interesting topic. its a pity about how badly, news about Islam are propagating in U.S. MAy Allah showers his blessings & show us all the right path.

      Keep well Pintail. GOD BLESS.

      TC.

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR

      pintails7886 

      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      This is very true, it is also misunderstood why we do not pray together, as I have mentioned in another post. Thank your for reading and trying to understand. You always hear people say we fear what we don't know, yet they make no attempt to learn and shed the fear, it really is amazing how they have made it so far in life living with this mentality.

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      Debra Allen 

      8 years ago from West By God

      Thanks once again for the education. There is another reason why they wore things to cover themselves. Look at what the land was before modern day. They had to cover themselves to keep the sand from getting into places it shouldn't be. The Christians in the Old Tetament of the Bible also wore clothing like that. They were called Nomads and there were lots of tribes in that group that crossed the desert plains going from one place to another.

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR

      pintails7886 

      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      Thanks Micky. Yes I don't think that there is a more widely known and ignored fact we face today as Americans. It is incredible to me how one minute a person says how one sided a media source is, then the next second be completely captivated by the next "breaking news" alert and hang on that word for word, because it is something that fits their way of thinking. I don't know if I explained that well but I'm sure you know what I mean.

      Also how people can fight so much about a news source and bash one so harshly on the same facts that surround their preferred media choice. It just dumbfounds me, maybe that isn't such a hard thing to do but I just can not understand it for the life of me.

      I don't care what side of the road your source is on they all have an agenda, and it is the same agenda they just have a different approach to it so they can corral more people to follow the same path with a different tune.

      Left or Right, the road is a one-way street. Sorry if that is offensive to some readers or news to you, check your facts and read through the dressed up lines used by the media and you will see that I am right. Democrat or Republican, its the same game, with the same goal and the same ending. More money and power for the pockets of those voted into office by the people of this country.

      And you think any of them care about you. HAHAHAHAHA, if your wallet is deep enough, much deeper than mine, cause I have jack squat.lol

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      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      You're doing great work pintails! You're certainly right about America getting "all its news from the giant media" that is owned by the few -and with an agenda. God bless!

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      GeniusMuslim 

      8 years ago

      Thats nice, post articles on Madina and when you're done just copy them here.

      May ALLAH grant you health Yousef..take your time..we'll follow..

      we, as to us readers not the royal we :)

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR

      pintails7886 

      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      Yes I will, Would you like me to post that here or madina or both? Just let me know and I will do the best I can. If you want them now Madina would be the best as I am not done with the book yet and Hubpages does not allow unfinished "hubs". I am a student and a heart patient so I dont have much spare time to pleasure read even though I do enjoy it very much. so it may take me some time.

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      GeniusMuslim 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for the clarification.. ameeen to ur prayers..

      I understood that your reading the moon split...well, if u plz, can u put the quotes that affected u most..

      May ALLAH bless you

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR

      pintails7886 

      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      Asalaam Alykum GeniusMuslim. Below is the change I made, so you dont have to reread the whole thing. I hope this is better if not, let me know Also feel free to tell me any changes you think I should make or anything I should add to the blog. Thanks again and may Allah bless you always. Also if you dont mind what is your user name on Madina, you dont have to give it to me if you are unfcomfortable. And if you do tell me send it in a private message here or just contact me there on Madina. Thanks again and be blessed.

      Some countries force women to cover their face, although in most countries this is not necessary. This should be a choice not a requirement, But you must understand that many women cover their face because it is Sunnah, and the wives of the Prophet(may peace be upon him) did it. Also Many women are very proud and happy to do this, it is a way for them to show their love for Allah and Islam

    • pintails7886 profile imageAUTHOR

      pintails7886 

      8 years ago from Memphis TN

      Asalaam Alykum,Thank you for pointing that out. It wasnt my intent to make it sound that way. I will change it as soon as I get some time. In shaa ALlah that will be just a little later today. I love Madina, Any and every Muslim is invtied to join us there. May all you do prosper in the name of Allah.

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      GeniusMuslim 

      8 years ago

      I like the article...but you should think about taking examples of the misconceptions and show Islam's standpoint with regards to it...

      The other thing is that you judged Muslim females covering their faces as extremists :) well I wear niqab and I'm open minded, I live in New York and most are treating me fine, it's all about intellect. Plus this is an act of the prophet's wives and we wish to be like them exactly like you having a beard you follow the Prophet PBUH :)

      Keep up the good work brother...

      btw I'm redirected from Madina.com

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