A woman in Islam has equal rights to that of a man but Most Muslims fail to understand this. The living discussion of women rights and equality of women with men is an ongoing topic and it revolves around our lives in circles. Although Islam gives women as much rights and respect as men, many extremists like to disagree. These disagreements and extreme behaviors often lead people to take dangerous actions
Equality in Islam:
Islam considers men and women equal as far as the basic human rights are concerned. Islam recognizes both men and women as a human being and share equal right and human privileges for both at the same level. There are many verses in the holy Quran that clearly mentions both men and women and specify their rights. For example:
The Qur’an says:
“…Unto men the benefit of what they earn (of virtue) and unto women the benefit of what they earn (of virtue)” [Surah al-Nisa: 32]
I.e. in matters of religious grace both, man and woman have equal status and are independent of one another. A woman’s duty in faith is exactly the same as that of a man.
The Qur’an says:
“…And they (women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them, according to what is equitable.” [Surah al-Baqarah: 228]
Islam has made it a duty on every Muslim male and female to gain knowledge, which is considered to be a superior act of worship in Islam. In Islam, therefore both men and women are credited with the capacity for learning, understanding and teaching and make them more conscious of Almighty Allah.
Strength of Men and Women:
Men and women are two halves of a perfect whole. Strength is born of their own, their separation results in weakness. Each has what the others have not; each completes the other and is completed by the other. A woman is equal to man in rights and is made not to complete with but to aid and advice man, she does enter into a conflict but resolves it. Her rights are equal and her functions have been different from those of man. In Bible too, God is said to have fashioned Eve out of a bone from Adam’s side not from his head or his foot, which indicates that woman is on equality with man.
Now, the issue of feminism in Islam is worthless. The coming of Islam has brightened the life and future of women, in which Islam has lifted up their level. Islam upholds women to the utmost and most appreciated position.