This is just curiousty dont get offended.Being a women how can you believe in a religion which allows a 40 year old man to marry a 10 year old? Which does not give women equal rights in will? Which asks women to cover themselves so men dont get attracted? Which limits the rights of women to such a horrifying extent?
Women are not oppressed in Islam. Women have rights.
Women, through Islam, were given the right to owning property, conducting business, and fighting in war way before women in any other areas were.
Women have an extremely high status in Islam, we are treated like queens.
We get taken care of, we don’t have to provide for our necessities. It is the OBLIGATION for the nearest male (husband, father, brother, uncle, etc.) to provide for us. We don’t have to do an inch of effort. BUT, if we want to work, if we want to provide for the household, we have total rights to just as the wife of the prophet ﷺ, Khadija ra radi Allahu ‘anha had her own business and provided for the family.
When it comes to the age of Ayesha radi Allahu ‘anha when she got married to the prophet Muhammad ﷺ, most scholars believe she was actually around the age of 19. However, even if she was young, this was not an odd practice back then. In fact, the UK eliminated being married from the age of 11 just about a while ago, not too long from today. So if you want to go on that, UK is also a victim here.
Women are given honorable rights, honestly, I believe Islam is far easier for women than it is for men. Men have to provide for the family, they have to pray in the mosque every Friday, they have to give a mahr (unless women excuse them from it) when getting married, and so on. All these, women do not have to do. Women even get a break from prayers and other religious obligations such as fasting every time they get their periods. How easy Allah is on us women Subhanallah.
The prophet Muhammad ﷺ often encouraged for men to be of the best of character with their wives and not to mistreat them. A woman, in fact, came to the prophet Muhammad ﷺ complaining that her husband does not fulfill her sexual needs because he would spend the night praying, the prophet ﷺ reprimanded her husband and told him to leave the prayers at night and fulfill his wife’s needs. LOL, can you imagine?!
Before Islam was revealed, daughters were buried and killed when born, Islam prohibited this and gave women rights they did not have before. We have the right to divorce and the right to educate ourselves to expand the list of rights.
So…how then do we not have rights or are oppressed?
How are we limited? We are not? I live life just like any other woman, just more covered up is all.
Also, what is wrong with covering up? Clothes were a form of advancement in the “Stone age.” We are at the peak of advancement. If you look through this analysis, it is those who roam around in shorter clothes that are moving far from advancement.
Secondly, covering is less for men and more for our benefit. The point of covering is so that men do not objectify us, not for us to do any favor for men. Covering up forces men to marry due to deeper reasons than for the superficial surface. Covering protects a woman from lustful eyes and from being in danger. The notion of escaping beauty standards and from being objectified is far more appealing and liberating to me than to go around in shorts 🤷 (no hate, I’m not judging you all, just personal preference). We are dignified and respected, not objectified and disrespected.
So now you tell me, what’s wrong with the way Islam treats women with utmost respect, honor, and dignity?
Please do let me know your thoughts and have a nice day!
الفتاة اللتي تُمنع من الخروج و حرية التصرف ليست بالطبع فاسقة، لكنها ليست فاضلة، إنّها اللاشيء لأنها لم تختَر شيئًا، إننا لسنا مسوؤلين عن أي عمل نمارسه بالإكراه، أي أننا لا نستطيع أن نطلق على أنفسنا أي حُكم أخلاقي حينما لا نملك حريّتنا في اختيار ما نفعل.