Women were thought of producing children and establishing a man’s family tree. During pre-Islamic Arabia, women had no rights and were not considered equal members of society. They were given no respect, and discarded when men grew tired of them. Women were considered lower than slaves, and lived in depressing conditions. The revelations of the Qur'an changed the status of women in Arabia.
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Therefore, religion becomes an imperceptible hindrance for women empowerment whereas, some of them are happy with their status in the society. Even though there are positive religious arguments and evidences which stand for women empowerment and give them equal rights as men but most of the time those are hidden by the pressure of patriarchal society. The patriarchal society never wants women to have power and therefore, they do all possible things to stop women from having authority. They never acknowledge women’s contribution and power in the history. Arguments whic... ... middle of paper ... ...ecember 2013 Shehabuddhin, Sarah.
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