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Books and Documents (13 Aug 2015 NewAgeIslam.Com)


  • @Rational, 

    The ultra-conservative Islamic theologies have been around almost
    since the demise of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in 632, but they have been
    repeatedly contested by more tolerant, moderate schools of Muslim thought.
    Like the Christian and Jewish Bibles, the Qur'an is also open to interpretation,
    whether quite liberal or dogmatic and repressive.

    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - 8/16/2015 8:22:59 AM

  • "O people: verily you owe your women their rights, and they owe you yours. They may not lay with another men in your beds, let anyone into your houses you do not want without your permission, or commit indecency. If they do, Allah has given you leave to debar them, send them from your beds, or [finally] strike them in a way that does no harm. But if they desist, and obey you, then you must provide for them and clothe them fittingly. The women who live with you are like captives, unable to manage for themselves: you took them as a trust from Allah, and enjoyed their sex as lawful through a word [legal ruling] from Allah. So fear Allah in respect to women, and concern yourselves with their welfare. Have I given the message?—O Allah, be my witness."
    can a woman take punitive action if the husband is sharing her right with other women?
    this part of last sermon given by the prophet present the picture that doesn't match with presented by moderates.

    were women really self supported beings as presented by moderates?

    By rational - 8/15/2015 11:22:14 AM

  • many ahadith insulting to women came from hz aisha. and whatever good is sain in Sunni Islam about hz aisha is reversed in Shia Islam.

    By rational - 8/15/2015 9:38:07 AM

  • Dear Ghulam Mihiyuddin sb, Thank you so much for your appreciation.
    Time we ponder over questions like this to reclaim the broader Qur'anic notion of women rights. 

    By Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi - 8/13/2015 9:33:18 PM

  • "Qazi makes it clear that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was centuries ahead of the men of his time in his attitudes towards women, and not surprisingly, right after he died, men started rolling back the reforms he began."
    one must ask why Allah allowed it a short life?
    continuation of killing was allowed to stay but not empowerment of women?
    it is important to study that hz aisha is one of the most prolific female contributor s to the secondary source of Islam which is accused of plight of women under Islam.
    so what services hz Aisha provided to community other than delivering Ahadith which modern Muslims are calling fabrications and insults to the prophet.
    Hz khadija was a residue of jahiliya. Her position can't be credited to Islam? she died before the Islam turned political.
    on the other hand hz aisha led the army against the khalifat ul Muslimeen.

    By rational - 8/13/2015 9:24:58 PM

  • “We have to introspect why Muslim women are not able to model themselves in the secular domain in the moulds in which matriarchal icons like Khadija and Aisha were cast." . . . . .

    Excellent question! Very good book review.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 8/13/2015 2:16:17 PM

  • “We have to introspect why Muslim women are not able to model themselves in the secular domain in the moulds in which matriarchal icons like Khadija and Aisha were cast?" . . . .

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 8/13/2015 2:01:55 PM