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In this English translation and interpretation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali however he emphasizes the husbands role as a protector who should deal compassionately with a misbehaving wife Men are the protectors and maintainers of women because Allah has given the one more strength than the other and because they support them from their means Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient and guard in the husbands absence what Allah would have them guard As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct admonish them first next refuse to share their beds and last beat them lightly but if they return to obedience seek not against them means of annoyance for Allah is Most High great above you all Surah 434 After marriage the woman in Islam does not lose any of her rights The married woman has her individuality and name Her name is still her name before marriage In fact marriage adds to the duties of the woman because the married woman gets new roles after marriage i e being a wife and a mother The question that is ignored by some people is this if a married woman is a wife a mother and a housewife why should the woman seek jobs outside her house and leave some of these new roles to other women employed as housekeepers or maids After marriage the woman becomes a wife and being a wife implies additional duties After marriage the woman becomes a mother and being a mother implies more and more duties After marriage the woman becomes responsible for housekeeping which means more duties as well Are all these duties not enough for a woman Islam puts high emphasis on the roles of the married woman as a wife a mother and a housewife In Islam it is held that such roles are worthy for a woman to devote herself to and it is held that such roles are more important than
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