Many criticisms have been levelled against the status of women in Islam; however, these criticisms can be traced back either to ignorance of the real status of woman in Islam, or to fanaticism and extremism.
Indeed, Islam regards woman as half of society and in so many occasions, it ordains that women should be respected and held high by all members of the human society. To Muslims, a woman is one’s mother, sister, daughter and wife. She deserves all appreciation and respect for the crucial role it plays in the formation or societies and establishment of civilizations.
Below is just a number of articles that have already been published on Truth Seeker website showing the significance and importance of women in Islam as ordained by Allah (God) the Almighty and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Just follow the following URLs to see for yourself how Islam regards women.
This article represents part of an interview by Dr. Tariq Ramadan with sister Myriam Francois-Cerrah, media representative of the Oxford University Islamic Society, UK, in which she answers questions related to How Are Muslim Women Perceived in the West?
This article by Dr. Ali Al-Halawani presents a detailed account on the relationship between Islam and Women and clarifies that this relationship does not in any way involve any sort of injustice. It is published on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, March 8th.
To be treated equally, or justice, does not always mean that each is the same. This article, Concept of Gender Equality in Islam, sheds some light on the differences between men and women found by modern science, and how these results reflect the way justice is met to each of the two sexes in various realms of modern day life.
Dr. Ali Al-Halawani is Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Translation, Kulliyyah of Languages and Management (KLM), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was Assistant Professor and worked for a number of international universities in Malaysia and Egypt such as Al-Madinah Interanational Univerity, Shah Alam, Malaysia (Mediu) and Misr University for Science & Technology (MUST), Egypt; Former Editor-in-Chief of the Electronic Da`wah Committee (EDC), Kuwait; Former Deputy Chief Editor and Managing Editor of the Living Shari`ah Department, www.islamOnline.net; Member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS); and member of the World Association of Arab Translators & Linguists (Wata). He is a published writer, translator and researcher. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.