“Islam oppresses women”- How many times did you hear this statement?! If it was heard once and from one person, I might have ignored posting about this; but It’s getting boring when you hear the same statement again and again from countless people. The sad part that this statement is regularly repeated by Muslims and not infidels. Muslims who claim to know about this religion when in fact they are ignorant about the basic pillars of Islam and attributes of the almighty God. In this post I will prove we have no right to say Islam oppressed women and in fact we shouldn’t even dare to claim such ugly statements.
I remember I asked someone about this statement and they gave me examples of Islam oppressing women, one of these examples was that; a woman can’t be Imam (Leading prayers). Another was that unlike men, women are not allowed to marry four.
I want to say that no women -in fact no human being- can have logical evidence that women are oppressed in Islam. How they can succeed in finding one flaw when the one who created this religion is none other than the All Wise Almighty God Allah. It’s like someone trying to extinguish the sun with drop of water.
As a reply to Muslims who claimed this before; I will ask them few questions. The first question is do you believe in Allah? If the answer was yes then I would ask do you know the attributes of Allah? Isn’t he the The King, The Most Holy, The Creator, The Most Merciful, The Almighty, The All Knowing, The Wise… No Muslim will dare to claim that Allah is not such as I mentioned otherwise he wouldn’t be categorized as Muslim. Now If you accept that no human can be knowing more than Allah, if you admit that no human can be more merciful than Allah, if you claim no human is more wise than Allah- then why you are claiming he oppressed Women? Isn’t Allah who said in Quran or through his Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) that what we humans should do and what we shouldn’t do! What’s allowed and what’s not allowed?
If you agree on what I said then how you can claim he oppressed Women? Once you declare this you are actually claiming Allah is not justice, not Merciful, not All Knowing, not Wise. Can you see how dangerous the claim is? Of course anyone belittling almighty God shouldn’t be considered among the sane because all sane people understands very well when we say God we mean perfection in everything, perfection in names, in works...etc
Now if you don’t believe in Allah and his beautiful names, pure logic doesn’t accept what you claimed “To liberate Women” Because what Allah ordered us to do is matching with logic. In fact Logic's best friend is Islam. As we are all aware of, one of the benefits of the prayer that worshippers listen to their God’s words through the Imam. Now imagine a Woman leading dozens of men! Imagine a lady praying and reading Quran while men listening at the back. Imagine now her voice is beautiful and seducing, what first comes to men’s mind! Isn’t it something like: “Wow her voice is beautiful” or “Ahhhh I love her voice I wanna see her” while men supposed in prayer to focus on what is being read. I know some will say oh for God’s sake you are in a mosque; such thing won’t happen because they are focusing on something more important which is Quran! To be frank with you that’s wrong! That’s against the nature of men. Some men just by hearing a women saying in a soft voice: “Hello” it might destroy their life! Imagine he listen to her voice 5 times daily!
Imagine now the Lady imam bowed in front of men! Is this a form a man can resist if he looked? Most men would have beastly desires when they see such forms. I know you would say he is not supposed to see but what if he saw by mistake? What if he was late in prayer? It's true there are men who can resist such thoughts because they have this great heart that is only focused on Allah, praying…etc but this is not the case for most human being and this religion is to be followed by all humans not meant for group of people. When a lady does such thing it’s as if you throw a meat in front of starving wild animals.
Now for the other oppression, some claims why women can’t marry four? Well simply because if she is married to four, she wouldn’t know the son she is bearing in her womb belongs to which Husband? Plus if she is receiving sperm of four can you imagine kinds of disease she will get! Besides the disease it’s an ugly act that is hated by all humans who are still holding to their humanity. Imagine a cup filled with mixture of ugly mud! It’s important to know that women in their affair with men are the receiver not the sender.
Naturally the women is the follower, be it in Islam or any other religion all sane people say that the women should be the follower of men. I am married to woman who is married to three others, if I gave her a task, the other gave her another task, and the third gave her another task I wonder for how long she can hold herself together!
It’s important to remind you that Islam didn’t come to equalize between all the opposites but to give each side it’s right, it came to bring justice for both of them. You can never equalize between a criminal and pious, you can never equal the animal with human, but it gave them the justice they require. Anyone claiming that Islam is oppressing women is totally wrong and I can prove to anyone I challenge the whole humanity to come up with one valid oppression Allah did for Women. Of course those who don’t have minds are out of this challenge. I am not arrogant but I am confidence that nothing in this world can be compared to Allah’s Justice, knowledge, wisdom and mercy…
مَّا تَرَى فِي خَلْقِ الرَّحْمَنِ مِن تَفَاوُتٍ فَارْجِعِ البَصَرَ هَلْ تَرَى مِن فُطُورٍ * ثُمَّ ارْجِعِ البَصَرَ كَرَّتَيْنِ يَنقَلِبْ إِلَيْكَ البَصَرُ خَاسِئاً وَهُوَ حَسِيرٌ "
(سورة الملك من الآية 3 إلى الآية 4)
“No want of proportion wilt thou see in the Creation of (God) Most Gracious. So turn thy vision again: seest thou any flaw? Again turn thy vision a second time: (thy) vision will come back to thee dull and discomfited, in a state worn out.”
The Holy Quran (67:003 & 004)