Islamic principles

And while studying Islamic principles today, we do not need to look at them out of our modern, possibly western perspective, but mostly from the opinion of the women from 1,400 years ago. I give one sample: Muslim principles indicate that in a legal scenario, one would need two female witnesses, which would be the equal to one male witness. I have to confess the first time that I read this in the Koran, I was angry! What does that mean? Are women worth half of a guy? The answer is NO! Place yourself in precisely the exact same place of an Arab woman in the year 600 B.C.: You had no rights before Islam, and you can now even develop into a witness.

Most misinterpreted faith

Now, how does this sound? Or a different sample: You were unable to stay in your house if your husband decided to leave you, and he must ensure that you will do good after a divorce. See the difference? Islam is probably the most misinterpreted faith, and until people are not keen to learn the true foundation of Islam, folks like me have to keep on telling others about the meaning of the Islamic rules in order to reveal the un-Islamic actions of some nations. Regrettably, around 80% of the Islamic population is illiterate, and by that amount more than half are women. Some folks take advantage of the illiteracy by saying that no matter what gets done with them, they ought to obey, as this is the Islamic way.

The countries traditions

The countries traditions do not want women to have the ability to read and write, in order for them to read the Koran and be able to defend themselves according to the Islamic rules. Unfortunately the newest political developments and also the participation of terrorists in the name of Islam set a bad light on a faith, which was supposed to bring people nearer and provide women rights. Personally it makes me quite sad and angry to see how individuals, who don't understand anything about Islam, behave and attempt to explain their un-Islamic activities under the guise of the religion. It proceeds with the rights of women after their divorce, indicating that no guy needs to mistreat his ex-wife; neither should he take their kids away, mostly not if they're still being nursed by her. He should give her dowry and make certain that she is provided for.

Islam came from Saudi Arabia, a country where girls were buried directly after their birth and women who dared to give birth to baby girls were largely kicked from their houses, had to see their husbands bringing other girls into their houses to finally create a man child. Women had no right to schooling, nor to real property and were viewed as property of their fathers first and then their husbands. The motto was quite easy: Be happy that I let you live in any way. As it would be too wide to consider all of the Islamic countries, I’ll concentrate on Iran as a sample and then compare it to some other Muslim countries when necessary. It was supposed to show that a woman’s cleanliness to cover her mind in order for her not to get dust or dirt into her hair. The body cover additionally is not written literally in the Koran, but relies on history.
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Saudi Arabia is geographically one of the hottest countries on the globe. And because back then women didn’t have any rights, picture who would have come to rescue a girl in the event of a sexual offense? Exactly: no one! To safeguard women the Koran suggested that girls should pay for the distance between their shoulders, meaning their cleavage and ought not to show their body jewelry. (At the time working girls would wear ankle bracelets with bell-charms, which could make a tremendous sound while walking.) Today you will likely ask: Why are girls then wearing the hijab or even Burka? I could go on and on and deliver you more samples. But, concluding I would say that Islam does provide women a lot of rights.

After saying all this I could imagine anyone asking me if this faith is so modern, why are women in Muslim countries handled so badly?
To begin with, let us look at Iran. Iran is the only state where girls wear their head scarves differently than at the other Islamic countries. In Taliban- Afghanistan girls were made to use a Burka, in Saudi Arabia they also wear a Burka, which looks different than the Afghan one. In conclusion one can say that the different understanding of the koranic term of “cover your cleavage” is based on the geographic location of those practicing countries. In Pre-Islam Iran girls were wearing something similar to the “Greek-dress”, a very simple dress with a shawl at the back. The shawl became the head cap.

In Saudi Arabia, people did not wish to undermine and coated the entire woman. Can you see the difference? It is not Islam indicating what women should wear; it is the first heritage of the countries adapting their life styles with their comprehension of the Islamic way of life. Hijab means cover in Arabic. I have done a lot of research on this, since the Islamic revolution, which demanded that (literally from 1 day to another) girls ought to wear a scarf over their head and a longer coat or a veil (chador). I couldn’t understand why women should cover up themselves, while men could walk around anyhow they desired. While no where in the Koran is written that a girl should wear a Burka or pay her mind, I discovered a historic explanation: The head cover was initially for the Prophet Muhammad’s wife, or any other feminine associated with the Bani-Hashem Family along with the Quaraish tribe (While Surnames didn’t exist at that time in history, folks used their tribal names to signify where they belonged to.).