Talking about the treatment of Muslim women, this should be dealt case by case. There are Muslim countries like
Why can’t men in Saudi Arabia allow the world to see Saudi women? Are they too beautiful so they are jealous about them? Or are they such ugly that they are ashamed the world will know about them? Are they too deficient in intelligence that they can’t have common sense and they are likely to tarnish the reputation and the honour of their male relatives? I simply wonder.
Women are badly treated because of the mentality of some men who see themselves as superior and that the women are deficient both in religion and intelligence.
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It’s hard to generalise that all Muslim women are badly treated because of the customs and the laws. There are some Muslim countries, like
There are other countries like
They are now free to choose their husbands. They no longer need the approval of a male relative. In the government there are now seven women holding positions from ministers to secretaries.
But this doesn’t mean it’s all white and black here. There is still the mentality that has more influence than the laws. Some women are still “coerced” to conform with traditions when it comes to relationship. It is still a shame for a woman to have a child out of wedlock as she can’t openly have a partner she can live with without a marriage contract.
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On the whole the treatment of women depends on societies and communities. There are women who see no harm in getting a controlled treatment in all aspects of their lives. But there are those who are challenging such views citing women from past Islam eras who had their influence in their tribes or societies.
But it isn’t just how women are treated in their societies. It is how all members of societies are treated. Many societies still suffer from nepotism and a class system that put both women and men in awkward situations. Women can’t stand up to men. Men can’t stand up to change the system making them feel second class citizens in their countries. It’s a vicious circle that needs to be redressed by both men and women alike.