Islam, widowed and divorced women were not permitted
to remarry. Women in Arabia, like their sisters
elsewhere in much of the old world were not allowed
to inherit property, and in certain tribes female
infanticide was practiced. The Holy Qur'an made
a reference to this criminal habit: "And when the
female infent ois asked fore what reason was she
was not until the advent of Islam, in the early
600 CE, when woman was recognized as equal partner
to man. Her status and role in the family and
society became dignified and her rights in inheritance,
marriage and divorce were established.
teaches that: Women shall with justice have
rights similar to those exercised against them,
although men have a degree (in responsibility)
above women." Quran, 2:228.
allowed the woman the right to 1) inherit, 2) make
and keep their earnings, 3) accept marriage and to request a divorce.
have the right to inherit wealth and property
to establish and engage in business.
give the women equality to man: what the Qur'an
tells you and what the society impose on you are
two different things.
applies to men applies to women in religion in
duty and in relationships. You cannot treat them
equally, therefore, marry only one.
a man possesses is hers and whatever she possesses
is hers as well.