Islam students at LUC

Class Discussion: Women Rights

Posted on: July 24, 2010

In class we have barely touched on women rights but it still confuses me on how Islam plays a role in women rights. Shouldn’t that be separate from religion, if anything? This really came to my attention because of the recent events stoning a lady to death in Iran all the way to banning hookah in Palestine (or many people know it as Israel). I can kind of understand the concept behind banning hookah because it could be perceived as ‘sexual’ to others. Not that I approve of it, I can understand their thinking behind it. However, I can’t wrap my head around how people in the modern day can stone a lady to death. They did this because her husband passed away and then she decided to move on a start seeing another man. Shouldn’t she be able to enjoy her life too? It might be because men want to have dominant power, but reading about what Prophet Muhammad wanted it doesn’t make sense to me. Prophet Muhammad wanted his followers to have mercy and forgiveness. Or is it just that a country’s culture now is getting mixed up with religion?

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