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Women in Muslim Society 1 ABSTRACT In the western society today there is a stereotypical belief that Islamic women are treated unequally and cruelly The object of this report is to challenge this stereotype and the argument of gender equality within the Islamic ReligionMuslim society 2 INTRODUCTION The status of women in the Muslim society is neither a new issue nor a fully settled one The position of Islam on this issue has been among the subjects presented to the Western reader with the least objectivity This report is intended to provide a brief and authentic display of what Islam stands for in regard to women within their beliefs The teachings of Islam are based essentially on the Quran Gods revelation and Hadeeth elaboration by Prophet Muhammad The Quran and the Hadeeth provide the basic source of authentication for any position or view which is attributed to Islam This report focuses on the position of Islam regarding the status of woman in society 3 METHODOLOGY The information of this report was obtained through Mullah Hassan Ismahael- One of the priests Mullahs of the Gold Coast Islamic community Mullah Ismahael was approached with the question over equal rights within his religion and its typecasts In response he stated that he opposed these stereotypes for it is against the true meaning of Islam Muslims do not believe in such inequality and with this he was a main source of information quoting from the Quran and Hadeeth plus giving his viewpoint in many aspects of this religion Quran Gods revelation and Hadeeth elaboration by Prophet Muhammad Library resources The Internet 4 WOMAN IN ISLAM 41 The Spiritual Aspect The Quran provides clear-cut evidence that woman is completely equated with man in the sight of God in terms of her rights and responsibilities The Quran states Every soul will
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