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.

8 comments:

  1. "Pakistan is one of the only two nations created for religion"

    >>> Yaar, I have said this thing again and again and you, me and everybody knows that or was no hard liner, he had secular ideologies and commenting on the above statement, I think you must know that there is one of his speeches (which is quite controvesial)... I think he delivered that speech on 11 Aug 1948... in which he declared that Pakistan will not be a theocratic state ruled by the clergy and the mullahs.

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  2. Riddler 820 aka Fark12 April 2009 at 21:45

    If you think that this video is a part of some conspiracy theories... you are living in a Paradise of fools yaar. A few days ago, Mangal Bagh (look at the name, he looks more like a crook) ordered the stoning of a girl in Khyber Agency. Now, there is no video evidence of this incident but it was reported in DAWN a few days ago.

    Now, you do you also have some consporacy theory to suggest that the event doesn't happened...look yaar we all are suffering from the ostrich syndrome (refusing to face reality or recognize the truth) that these fanatics are a creation of our own.

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  3. Riddler820 aka Fark13 April 2009 at 00:15

    As far as polygamy is concerned... our men abuse this right in every possible manner...
    I have a cousin whose father left her and her mother (my phoppo) when she was a child and went on to marry a teenage girl of Skardu Valley at the time the age of that girl was 17 (underage) and my uncle (phoppa) was more than 50 ... he just married her for the sake of pleasure alone, after a few years he died leaving three children orphaned from her second wife.

    That guy ruined two lives, I have sympathy for that lady of Skardu too she was also a victim because her family members literally sold her.
    I know how much psychological and mental trauma my aunt and cousin has suffered all these years. My aunt used to beat her only daughter (my cousin) for no reason... she didnt eat properly, dress properly and at a young age her hair turned grey.

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  4. Riddler820 aka Fark13 April 2009 at 00:21

    In the Quran Shareef,it is mentioned that after the battle of ( Ohad or Baddar, there is some confusion ) the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) asked the men to marry the women of the martyred ones to support their familes, it was a just and noble cause.

    But, nowadays religion is just used as a tool for inflicting some distorted views and using for one's own advantages. That's why I believe that Mullahs should have no rule in the state matters

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  5. Riddler820 aka Fark13 April 2009 at 00:23

    Sorry for the grammatical and spelling mistakes I have commited but I become too much emotional after reading the post...

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  6. @ Riddler
    Sir I think Polygamy is required. Im not supporting ur uncle or those who misuse it. If u look up world stats there are more women than men which means most women would have to die unmarried so it is logical for Islam to allow polygamy. N Islam doesnt make it a FARZ for everyone to marry more than once... its only an allowance for those who need it. Think abt those women who dont get married... they'll try other means of fulfilling their desires..

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  7. riid >> adding onto jack only people who can afford it and give all there wives equal rigths and time are allowd polygamy. Its good in the sence that ppl dont get to break the law otherwise dekho bahir kay mulkoon main log kia kia kuch kerdaytay hain lerkioon kay sath or koi responsibility nahi claim kertay. The only thing they need is a consent atleast islam provides a legal system which forces them to provide for the women aswell. other wise the ones in other countries usually become public property after doing bad things on consent rather than contact. There is nothing wrong with islam but there is sumthing wrong with some muslims and ppl who use islam as tag.

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  8. Riddler820 aka Fark15 April 2009 at 10:09

    >>>> Jack and Anci

    Majority misuse it, so I think the government should do some lawmaking in this regard, the first wife can permit her husband to marry another woman ... if someone goes against this law they should be tried in a court. In my opinion, if you want to support another woman 'financially' (money is the biggest problem faced by single mothers, I know) you can still do it without marrying her.

    Humaray mulk may larkiyoon kay liyay yeh samjha jaata hay kay inko jitna bhi parha likha lo inka tu asal kaam sirf bachay paalna aur apnay shohar ki khidmat karna hay, main ne pata nahi kitni daikhee hain Engineers, doctors, busines graduates jo shadi ki baad 'mukammal settle' hogaee hain ( Mujhay sakht ghussa aata hain un larkiyoon
    ( aur unkay parents ) par jo kisi university main parh kar koi service kiyay bina shaadi kar kay baith jaatee hain... university ki aik seat free main barbaad hoti hay. :-(

    Yaar, I believe that if we want this country to progress we have to dump such traditioins... When Sir Syed wrote "Rasm-o-Rivaaj ki Paabandi kay Nuqsaanat" and asked the people to educate their women, he was called a non-believer... we still heap praise on people like Akbar Allahabadi (I am not saying that he was a bad poet) who were against educating women. We need a change in our mentality and thinking... I don't care about your stats. if they are greater in number then we should provide the proper enivronment to use their skills and encourage them to work along with men in every field. We need to encourage such practices.

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