Thursday, 9 April 2009

Are there no Rights for women in Islam?

Last week we saw the propagandist policies of Pakistan-bashing reach new heights. Which were an after effect of the barbaric policies of Taliban (People who use religion as a tag, desperation as a force and aim to gain control for external forces which support them). Jack and I condemn the flogging but my sources have revealed that this incident had a political aim. The amazing thing is that the tape was provided by an International NGO to an international news channel, also the incident took place about six months before the Swat peace treaty took place.

The aim of this blog is not at all to publicize and further diminish the girls status in the society but we aim to tell the world the honour women have in Islam and the what woman can do in Pakistan which is still unattainable in many parts of the world.

The Hadith (Holy Prophets saying) and verses from the Quran below are proof what Islam preaches about women. Quran is the only religious scripture which has mentioned and provided women rights.

Hadith = Narrated Mu'awiyah al-Qushayri: "I went to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and asked him: What do you say (command) about our wives? He replied: Give them food what you have for yourself, and clothe them by which you clothe yourself, and do not beat them, and do not revile them.” (Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 11, Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah), Number 2139)

Riyad as Saliheen, chapter 34, ‘treating women well’, nr 278. Abu Hurayra stated, "The Messenger of Allah, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women.'" [at-Tirmidhi]

The Prophet Muhammad, PBUH, said: "Heaven lies under the feet of mothers."

"The best among you are those who are the best to their wives."

Proof what Taliban are doing is thought of and is a part of a bigger plan to de-strengthen the writ of the government and develop a beastly image for Islam and Pakistan.

In America out of 541 seats in there congress there are only 75 women member (14%) in Pakistan the last 2002 elections had 91 women members out of 342 total members (27%) also Pakistan has 60 fixed seats for women in the national assembly. In the 2008 General Elections women won 76 out of 338 seats in the National Assembly and 17 out of 100 seats in the Senate (Upper House). This is in contrast to India (the selfproclaimed most forward nation in Asia) which has only 48 women in the parliament. Further more America due to sexist ideology has never had a female head of state and in Pakistan late Benazir Bhutto ruled for two terms.

Pakistan is one of the only two nations created for religion and (Pakistan Muslim league Womens Wing) played a major role in the process. Also Fatima Jinnah, Quaid e Azam`s sister stood by him and every Muslim who dreamed of a Islamic state. She earned the status of the Madre Millat (mother of the nation) yet again Pakistan is the only country where a woman has such status. I ask you if Islam was against women or had sexist laws why would women help make a Islamic state called Pakistan)

In Islam Hazrat Fatima (Holy Prophets daughter) and his wife's narrated loads of traditions. Hazrat Ayesha (One of Holy Prophet's  (PBUH) wives) gave the most traditions. In Islam we don't believe in propagation of a sole or exploitation of human body. The thing I don't get is in many parts of the world it is legitimate to keep any kind of a relationship with a girl without any contract or marriage but the way in Islam which provides security and rights for the women (polygamy) is publicized as a satanic act. I will explain how polygamy is a good thing in the comment section.

Writing this essay I feel shameful that still there are incidents in Pakistan which violate human rights, also Pakistan is full of women doctors, teachers, police women, and politicians who work hard day and night to provide a better future for Pakistan. But that does not mean that Pakistani law or indeed Islamic law condones them.