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Misconception 2



MISCONCEPTION 2:Islam oppresses women.The image of the typical Muslim woman wearing the veil and forced to stay home and forbidden to drive is all too common in most peoples thoughts.
Although some Muslim countries may have laws that oppress women, this should not be seen as coming from Islam.

Many of these countries do not rule by any kind of Shari'ah (Islamic law) and introduce their own cultural stand points on the issue of gender equity. Islam on the other hand gives men and women different roles and equity between the two is laid down in the Quran and the example of the Prophet (peace be uponhim).
Islam sees a woman, whether single ormarried, as an individual in her own individual in her own right, with the right to own anddispose of her property and earnings. A marriage gift is given by the groom to the bride for her own personal use, and she keeps her own family name rather than taking her husband's. Both men and womenare expected to dress in a way that is modest and dignified. The Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said: "The most perfect in faith amongst believers is he who is best in manner and kindest to hiswife." Violence of any kind towards women and forcing them against theirwill for anything is not allowed.
A Muslim marriage is a simple, legal agreement in which either partner is free to include conditions. Marriage customs thus vary widely from vary widely from country to country. Divorce is not common, although it is acceptable as a last resort. According to Islam, a Muslim girl cannot be forced to marry against her will: her parents simply suggest young men they think may be suitable.


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