13 Nov. 2013. Yahyaoui Krivenko, Ekaterina. Women, Islam And International Law : Within The Context Of The Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women. Leiden: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost). Web.
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.
Since little, “male child are taught that women are of little value: they exist only for [men] comfort and convenience” (Sasson). While in a liberal arab country, Lebanon, women have the freedom to do what they want without a male guardian. Lebanese women have freedom, but they “are raised to believe that [their] place is the kitchen (El Helou). Each country has their own problem, but both of them fight for the same reasons, human rights and equality of sex. These reasons can be present in marriage, clothing, and their rights.
They could no longer choose their husbands and had no inheritance rights. While women were faced with this dilemma, males were allowed to have the power to divorce and could have unlimited amount of wives. Many Westerners found it hard to understand that men of a Islamic culture were the providers, protectors, and were head of their households, because the idea of a dominate male culture no longer was a norm in western civilizations. However, Muslim women weren’t denied equal rights; they understand that men were in charge, just as cited in the Quran. The idea of men protecting their women wasn’t about power, but about the responsibilities placed by the natural order.
Instead, Saudi Arabia is ruled under the Sharia a " [body of the law] based on the Koran and the example of the prophet " (Besheer and Hunt, 29) due to the country's affiliation to the Islamic religion. Making this clear we can see how the Islamic religion and the Saudi Arabian laws are involved together resulting in a lack of rights to their citizens especially towards women in order to keep traditions. Women all over the world have been fighting for decades to be equal to men, and they've been able to gain what they want in many countries, but Saudi Arabia is not one of those countries. According to the book Cultures of the World: Saudi Arabia by Hunt Janin and Margaret Besheer, the reason why Saudi Arabian wom... ... middle of paper ... ...bian Women Drive Cars on Day of Protest against Ban." Theguardian.com.
Islamic feminists argue that the religion practiced in their countries calls for equality of both genders and these assertions can be found in already present Islamic values. Socio-cultural opinions have hindered this feminist movement as conservatives attempt to regress towards a more traditional perspective of the Quran. Local and religious leaders have worked to avoid secularism and political leaders enforce traditional cultural laws in countries where Islam is the most prominent religion (Coleman). Muslim conservatives deny the equal status of women and keep them from obtaining basic rights such as the ability to exercise any political involvement in their communities, freedom to marry at will, and liberty to enroll in education systems (Rights). Defining what is the correct interpretation of the Quran and the topic of western influence has led to heated debates in the political spheres, contributing to continuous questioning of the true status of women in society.
Therefore, the divergence among women triggered the derailment of advocating for women’s justice. However, the journal artefact depiction of the annual parades and their impact does not expound on the subject on a global perspective (Borda, 2011, p. 213). Subsequently, the artefact primary concentration is on the United States, whereas, the movement had an immense influence globally. Borda does no... ... middle of paper ... ...al of Women's History, 18(2), 158-165,185. Gordon, A. D. (1998).
When one thinks of the role of Muslim and Islam women, the first thought that comes in mind is a victim waiting for the right moment to approach Western Liberation. The ignorance of the people compels the woman to be portrayed as weak, and controlled on what they can wear and how they should act. What most people are not aware about is that the Prophet Muhammad was indeed pro women’s right, as he stated “To seek knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim, male and female” proves that women are treated as an equal. Even though it is been said that women are independent to create their own pathway, society intervenes and challenges with women’s liberty. Women are judged by what they wear and what they do.
Rather the numerous Quranic references to equality between man and woman are commonly disregarded, "as the man is given superior moral and physical role as guardian over his wife." It is this type of understanding that is rooted into Arab culture whether or not Arab women have experienced great changes in modernization and industrialization. Therefore, it is imperative that women stand up for themselves and have a sense of self-determination. Self Determination Women were among the first converts to Islam, and the Koran gave women rights of inheritance and divorce that Western women did not receive until the nineteenth century. The Koran does not describe the wearing of the veil of all women as well as seclusion.
Koran did introduce very significant changes as to treatment of women. Certain women did play powerful roles in societies. However, whatever the earlier realities for women in terms of marriage, divorce, and inheritance of property, it is clear that Islamic men believe that they are above woman. However, they are supposed to support them and make sure that they have everything that they need to help raise their children and praise the god. In Islam, marriage is not a sacrament, as it is in other religions.