Treatment of Women in Islam
Women in Islam
Cartoon by Admzad
The purpose of this article is to show how the barbaric nature
of Islam manifests itself in the cruel treatment of women.
Lets start with the "great" Mohammed himself,
the founder of this "fabulous" faith. Mohammed was married
to Khadija Bibi, his employer and 15 years his senior. At that
time Mohammed was 25 years old. He was Khadija Bibi's third husband.
Khadija Bibi was a widow when she married Mohammed. For the first
time in his life, Mohammed enjoyed a luxurious life.
the parasitic nature of Mohammed who married his employer so that
he can live a rich life without putting in a single day's work.
Khadija Bibi died when Mohammed was 49 years old. Between
the ages of 49 and 63 the "great prophet" married at
least 11 times.
how he treated the institution of marriage. For him, women were
nothing but objects for sexual fulfillment. Marrying at least
11 women in 14 years throws light on his insatiable sexual appetite.
Read on about
the "greatness" of this prophet.
Mohammed's favorite wife was Ayesha Bibi who was 6 years old when
she was married to him.
a 6 year old baby clearly shows that Mohammed was not only a womanizer
but also a child molester.
Mohammed's adopted son Zayed was married to Zainab,
daughter of Jahsh. But one day the prophet "beheld in a loose
undress, the beauty of Zainab, and burst forth into an ejaculation
of devotion and desire. The servile, or greatful, freeman (Zayed)
understood the hint and yielded without hesitation to the love
of the benefactor."
was not satisfied with his own overflowing harem and had to marry
his son's wife. His son being a devoted follower of the "great"
prophet was more than happy to divorce his wife. What a great
father-in-law Mohammed was, a model for all Islamic father-in-laws!
what he practiced. This is supported by the following verses from
Quran and Hadith.
Quotes from the "Holy" Quran
Your women are a tilth for you (to cultivate). So go to your tilth
as ye will...
Here you can clearly see how highly Islam treats women. Women
in Islam are referred to as fields that are to be cultivated by
man. What an honor for a Muslim woman!
Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the
one of them to excel the other.. As for those from whom ye fear
rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge
to notice here is that Quran clearly states that Men are superior
to women. Secondly, Islam instructs that a man should control
his women through brutal violence and fear.
(For women) If any one of your women
is guilty of lewdness ...confine them until death claims them.
(For Men) If two men among you commit
indecency (sodomy) punish them both. If they repent and mend their
ways, let them be. Allah is forgiving and merciful.
can see, for women any sort of sexual exploration is punishable
by death. Whereas for a man, any form of perversion is pardoned
by the all merciful Allah.
As for those who accuse their wives but have no witnesses except
themselves , let the testimony of one of them be four testimonies...
see, that a husband can easily accuse his wife (or wives) and
eventually sentence her to death by merely declaring four times
that the accusation is true. On the other hand, women have no
such right in Islam.
Quotes from Hadith: Tirmizi and Others
If a woman's conduct is mischievous or immodest, the husband has
the right to beat her up but must not break her bones. She must
not allow anybody to enter the house if her husband does not like
him. She has the right to expect sustenance of her husband. (TR.
2. It is forbidden for a woman to be seen by any man except
her husband when she is made up or well-dressed. (TR. P 430)
3. A woman is not a believer if she undertakes a journey
which may last three days or longer, unless she is accompanied
by her husband, son, father
4. A woman must veil herself even in the presence of her
husband's father, brother and other male relations. (TR. P 432)
5. She is forbidden to spend any money without the permission
of her husband, and it includes giving food to the needy or feast
to friends. (TR. P 265)
6. A wife is forbidden to perform extra prayers (NAFAL)
or observe fasting (other than RAMADAN) without the permission
of her husband. (TR. P 300)
7. If prostration were a legitimate act other than to God,
woman should have prostrated to her husband. (TR. P 428)
8. If a man is in a mood to have sexual intercourse the
woman must come immediately even if she is baking bread at a communal
oven. (TR. P 428)
9. The marriage of a woman to her man is not substantive.
It is precarious. For example if the father of the husband orders
his son to divorce his wife, he must do so. (TR. P 440)
10. A woman who seeks KHULA i.e. divorce from her man,
without a just cause, shall not enter paradise. (TR. P 440)
On the contrary, a husband can divorce his wife at will.
11. Majority of women would go to hell. (Muslim P 1431)
12. If a woman refuses to come to bed when invited by her
husband, she becomes the target of the curses of angles. Exactly
the same happens if she deserts her husband's bed. (Bokhari P
13. Women who are ungrateful to their men are the denizens
of hell; it is an act of ingratitude for a woman to say: "I
have never seen any good from you." (Bokhari P 96)
14. A woman in many ways is deprived of the possession
of her own body. Even her milk belongs to her husband. (Bokhari
P 27) She is not allowed to practice birth control either.
Quotes From Sahih Muslim Hadith
540.The prophet said that he saw a woman coming and going
in the shape of a devil and she fascinated him. So he came to
his wife, Zainab, as she was tanning leather and had sexual intercourse
with her. That drove out what he felt in his heart.
558. The prophet said: "When a man calls his wife to
bed and she does not come, the husband spends the night being
angry with her, and the angels curse her until morning. The one
who is in heaven is displeased with her until the husband is pleased
Chpater 576. The prophet said: "Woman has been created
from a rib, and will in no way be straightened for you."
, the author of "Islam: An Arab National Movement"
shows the basic doctrine of Islam about womanhood, that is, she
is basically crooked, and man has the right to keep her under
his constant vigil; she must never be left alone."
In fact, another
hadith expresses woman's position bluntly:
have not left any calamity more hurtful to man than woman."
619: Selling a cat, selling a dog (unless it is a working
dog), and earning of prostitutes (unless they are non-Muslims),
... are all forbidden.
encourages the Muslim invaders to convert women of other faith
into prostitutes for their own enjoyment as prostitution by non-Muslims
is NOT forbidden. We can see plenty of examples of this throughout
history, especially Indian history.
1140: The prophet said: "The majority of those who entered
the fire of Hell were women."
So Islam considers most of the women are evil in nature and they
end up in hell.
Ibn Fahd said "I have some slave girls who are better
than my wives, but I do not desire that they should all become
pregnant. Shall I do azl (withdrawal) with them?" Hajjaj
said "They are your fields of cultivation. If you wish to
irrigate them do so, if not keep them dry."
The next three
verses are related to each other.
If a woman suckles a baby, she becomes its foster mother and her
husband a foster father. If a man has two wives, and one suckles
a boy the other a girl, the boy can not marry the girl as the
foster father of each is the same.
The next verse
contradicts the previous one.
The rule pertaining to foster relationship only applies to children
under 2 years. Thus (Malik 365:1243) a grown up man fed with the
milk of a woman does not entail fostership.
Read the next
A man said, "My wife has willfully given my slavegirl with
whom I used to cohabit her own milk to drink. What is my relationship
to the slave girl?" Omar said "Punish your wife and
go into your slave girl".
can I say about these golden verses from the "Holy"
Quran and the enlightening Hadith guidelines for every true Muslim!
the renowned Islamic thinker summed up the 18 pains that had been
visited on Muslim women as a punishment for Eve's transgression
in paradise. The list eloquently shows the position of women in
Islam and how the social customs were backed up by Islam. Here
Islam goes to the extent of saying that even pregnancy and childbirth
are punishments from God. Such is the nature of the all merciful
3. Separation from father and mother and marriage to a
5. Not having control over her own person
6. A lesser share in inheritance.
7. Her liability to be divorced and inability to divorce.
8. It being lawful for man to have 4 wives but for a woman
to have only 1 husband.
9. The fact that she must stay secluded in the house
10. The fact that she must keep her head covered inside
11. The fact that 2 women's testimonies have to be set
against the testimony of one man.
12. The fact that she must not go out of the house unless
accompanied by a near relative.
13. The fact that men take part in Friday and feast day
funerals while women do not.
14. Disqualification for rulership and judgeship.
15. The fact that merit has 100 components, only one of
which is attributable to women while 999 are attributed to men.
16. The fact that if women are profligate they will be
given only half as much torment as the rest of the community at
the resurrection day.
17. The fact that if their husbands die they must observe
a waiting period of 4 months and 10 days before they remarry.
18. The fact that if their husbands divorce them, they
must observe a waiting period of 3 months or 3 menstrual periods
the people who are ignorant about "Sati" Pratha in India,
this custom was a result of Muslim oppression and brutality. The
Hindu women of India, in order to save their honor, used to jump
into the fire after their husbands were brutally murdered by Muslim
invaders. The question that arises from this is why did they jump
into the fire and kill themselves? Why didn't they just poison
themselves? The reason for this is that the lecherous necrophiliac
Muslim invaders did not even leave the dead bodies alone. Yes,
they had sex even with the dead bodies! How disappointing it must
have been for them to find nothing, but ashes.
This is only
a handful of facts that states the true nature of Islam.
of A. Ghosh, Robert E. Burns, and Anwar Shaikh have been used
to compose this article.