Woman in Islamic Shariah

In the present book entitled Women in Islamic Shariah, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan tries to clear the notion that to interpret the Islamic concept of woman as “degradation” of woman is to distort the actual issue. A Study of the Quran and Hadith tells us that in Islam a woman enjoys the same status as that of a man. The Quran says: “You are members one of another.” (3:195)

There is no difference between the two as regards status, rights and blessings, both in this world and in the Hereafter. Men and women can be likened to a cart running on two wheels. Each of the wheels contributes equally to the running of the cart. Even if only one of the wheels goes out of order, the cart will stop. The way a cart traverses its path with the help of the two wheels, in exactly similar way, with mutual cooperation of men and women, the system of life can be run efficiently. Thus, the biological division of human beings into male and female is the result of purposeful planning by the Creator. Further, the book elaborates the place of women in Islamic Shariah. 

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