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What does Islam religion say about women right to work?


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2010-02-23 21:33:50
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Sure, women have the right to work per Islam religion. However, they should follow, as men, Islam morals of work. They both should dress per religion requirements. They should follow Quran and prophet Muhammad (peace upon him) commands and watch Allah (God) in all their doings and sayings.


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It is not true. Islam religion is the first that legalized women human rights even before Judaism and Christianity and before the UN woman rights decree. Women were treated in Europe until few centuries ago as just a property without any right to work, learn, have their own properties or work or business or even the right in inheritance or to witness in the court. Islam religion guaranteed rights to women equal to men. Refer to question below.

Sure they could go for work. However, they should keep their Islamic hijab and modest clothing and follow Islam morals.

It is not an Islam religion requirement for Muslim women to cover their faces with a veil and to cover their hands with gloves. Accordingly, Islam religion neither forbids nor commands wearing veil. The Islam religion requirement is to cover head, hair, and neck and not required to cover face or hands. Women are allowed to wear clothing of any material, any color, any fashion as long as not tight to describe woman body and not transparent to show what underneath.wearing veil is per cultures and traditions of some countries (not per Islam religion), accordingly women wearing veils in those countries may be able to find work according to the rules of these countries. However, it is understood that veiled Muslim women could not have work opportunities to work in non Muslim countries and even in some Muslim countries.

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In Islam religion per God revelation of Quran to prophet Muhammad, Woman is treated equally as men. She is considered, per prophet Muhammad (PBUH) saying, as the other half of humanity. She was given for the first time in all religions and nations the rights to have property, to inherit, to sign contracts, to give witness, to work, and to have her own choice in planning for her life and marriage. Refer to questions below for more information. Some people, who are not Muslims, claim many issues against Muslim women out of their misunderstanding of Islam and out of their ignorance of real Islam religion rules. Some others make these wrong claims just to convince themselves that they are on the right path while others not. There may be women oppression in some countries but this is not per Islam religion. It is due to some local practices and traditions.

Women never gained "the right to work" but in the US, it wasn't until a bit after WW2 that more than 50% of women were working

Upper class women can be priestesses and slaves work in temples.

None. There is no US constitutional amendment that "gave" women the right to work. Conversely, there was never a provision that outlawed or precluded women from working.

Women have a right to vote because they work the same, they are as intelligent as men are, and they are people!!!!!!

Treatment of women in the Islamic world is not contradicting the Islamic teachings except in few countries less than the one hand number. Per Islam teachings, woman is comparable to man and is having same duties and rights as man. she is responsible of her sayings and acts as man and accordingly is rewarded by God or punished the same way as man. Prophet Muhammad PBUH recommended Muslims to be kind to be kind to women and to treat them equally. Muslim mothers are rewarded much more than Muslim fathers. Muslim women per Islam teachings have the rights to work, to learn, to do business, to sign contracts, to inherit, to agree upon who to marry, to seek divorce, ... etc. Islam religion is the only religion that guaranteed women rights before other religions and before the UN declarations. However, some Muslims who don't understand their religion correctly deny the Muslim women rights to learn, to work, to agree upon their husbands, and in some countries even not to drive a car. Depriving women of these rights is against Islam teachings.

the right to vote the right to divorce a husband the right to work the right to be treated equal to men the right to choose whomever they wanted This above answer is a fantasy. Nobody voted in early Islam, man or woman, in any sense that modern people would recognise. Muslim women did have the right of divorce, but so did pre-Islamic Arabian women, so this was not a new right. Muslim women did have the right to work, but so did pagan women in Arabia, so this was nothing new. The major difference was that Islam made it more difficult for women to do certain kinds of work, as Islamic law forbade women to leave the house without permission. For example, it would have been difficult for a Muslim woman in the 630s to work as a merchant, as Khadija had done in the 590s. Islamic law has never treated women as equal to men. For example, a woman's witness is worth half a man's; a daughter inherits half of a son's share; men may commit polygyny but women may not commit polyandry; men may beat their wives and wives must obey their husbands. Of course, some societies treated women as even less than half a man, so Islam was certainly an improvement on this. But "half" is not the same as "equal". Islamic law does not allow a woman to choose "whomever she wants" as a husband. Her husband must be a Muslim, he must not be a slave if she is free, and her guardian must consent. It is true, however, that Islam technically forbids forced marriage - a woman need not accept her father's choice of bridegroom.

Answer 1Yes, they are equal in the basic human rights, ritual worship obligations, and in the after life judgment in front of Allah (god in English). Islam religion is the first religion that ruled out the woman rights; even before all other religions and before the UN human rights. This was in the seventh century when women was looked at as an inferior creature that is deprived from all human rights.In addition, in Islam, woman is regarded as complementing man in the family duties and responsibilities rather than competing with him. Also, religious obligations relevant to dressing that are required from woman are different than man.In Addition to the below, which I fully agree upon:Islam religion, per Quran revelation to prophet Muhammad (PBUH), is only version based on Quran and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) teachings.Islam religion is the first that incorporated full woman human rights; before all other faiths and before the UN decrees for womam human rights. Per Islam religion, woman was given for the first time the rights to work, to have her own properties, to have her shares in inheritance, to have the right to chose her husband and the right to seek divorce, the right to sign contracts, and the right to witness in front of the court, ... etc. All these rights, the woman was deprived from before the Quran revelation to prophet Muhammad. Refer to related questions below.Islam is the religion of peace, love and tolerance. Terrosrism and violence are not related to Islam religion. Refer to related question below. If some Muslims are terrorists, then this like terrorists of all other religions, it doesn't mean the religion itself encourage terrorism.Answer 2In Islam, Women are seen as equal to men in all aspects, in this life and the hereafter. Of the 5 pillars of Islam, which Islam is based upon, all are required by both, which is to say they both are required to proclaim that there is no deity worthy of worship but God, and the Mohammed is his final messenger, to pray to God 5 times a day, to fast in the month of Ramadan, to give Zakat (donations for the needy and poor) and to make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime. Many people come under the impression that women are not equal to men, but in reality, those who follow Islam correctly, by the holy Quran and by the teachings of the prophet, would see that oppression of women is wrong. In places like Afghanistan, where women are oppressed on a daily basis, they are ignorant. The men nor the women know the true nature of their religion. Another thing that makes women seem oppressed is the modest manner in which they dress. Many people say that since they must cover their heads, they are oppressed. this is not true. Women are told to cover their heads and dress modestly for the sole purpose of self respect. How can a woman respect herself if she walks in public in revealing clothes, attracting the inquisitive eyes of every man she passes? how can her husband feel truly comfortable with this scenario?As you can see from the above paragraph, women are not prosecuted in Islam, the Muslim religion- in this life or the afterlife.

Some have jobs, others do housework. Islam does not forbid women from having jobs.

Christianity being the most Aggressive missionary religion. Islam subtle; Judaism and Islam only became missionary in response to Christian missionary work.

women have the right to work jobs? Yes, it started when man decided he needed more toys...sometime in the dark ages known as the 60's.

It is not clear independence of what? Islam teachings is based on family unit not individual unit as in many western countries. The woman as the man feel loyal to the family and they complete each other for benefit of the family and for raising up good children. Muslim woman has, per Islam teachings; same rights as man. She has the right to work, to make business, to have her own properties, to go for education, to have good jobs,... etc. Woman rights under Islam religion are assured long before the UN woman rights and even before other religions.

Income is the return of work (trade, agriculture, teaching, industry, ....) that is allowed per Islam religion.

Maryam Poya has written: 'Women, work and Islamism' -- subject(s): Economic conditions, Employment, Muslim women, Islam and state, Sex role, Women

Victorian women did not have the right to work or vote. They were expected to stay home with the children. Men did not think women were able to work.

the right to vote the right to work and so on look on google

Neither Islam nor Muslims are oppressive to women. Some people claim that Muslims or Islam are oppressive to women for requiring them to be conservative in their clothing or for allowing polygamy. They forget that Islam religion was the first religion that ruled woman rights in having free will, having own property, work, education, inheritance, court witness, and many other life issues while other cultures, traditions, and religions were depriving women from all these rights. Islam gives woman the right to approve or not to approve on who requests her for marriage. She has the right to seek divorce (without depriving her from remarriage with him again on with another one) if she feels not possible to continue in marriage with her husband. It is true that Islam requires a woman to cover her whole body except face and hands but including head, hair and neck. However, it is not oppression to woman but rather to keep her modesty and respect. Quran and Sunnah (prophet Muhammad saying and practices) persuades Muslims to maintain kindness and respect to women. Women, even in early Islam years, were highly recognized and appreciated. In time of the Claiph Omar Ibn Alkhattab, he advised Muslims in one of his sermons in the mosque to fix a limit of the dowery to women in marriage. A woman told him in front of all audiences that this is against Quran teachings and told him the evidence from Quran. Omar didn't insult her or feel angry with her. She was not arrested because of objecting on the ruler sayings. It was the opposite. Omar confessed that he is wrong and the woman is right in her saying. It is true that Islam allows polygamy but actually polygamy was the prevailing practice before Islam even among prophets. It was usual for one to have more than one wife sometimes upto hundreds. Islam limited polygamy to four wives and on conditions to fulfil woman rights and dignity. Refer to related questions below for more information.

100% Muslim, non-Saudi that live and work can be any religion. Saudi does not welcome JewI'm pretty sure that their main religion is Islam

This is absolutely wrong. Muslim women do not even change their last names when they get married - they keep their own family name. They are NOT considered their husbands' property. No human becomes the property of any other human - all are only the ownership of God Almighty. ________________________________________________________ In addition to the above that I absolutely agree upon, before Islam religion, in Europe and Middle East, Women were considered their father property before marriage and their husband property after marriage. They had no right to have their own properties, to work, to learn, to inherit, to witness in court, or even to express any opinion with family and/or within society and country. Islam religion per Quran revelation to prophet Muhammad changed all that and secured equal human rights to both men and women.

of course. theirs somebody for everybody. just find other Muslim people who are interested in you or appear to be.

Muslim women who wear the veil do not have any intention of working or contributing to their community and society. I believe there is no employer, who is willing to give them a job, when they can not even see their faces, to communicate in a normal manner. These women have completely excluded themselves from normal working society.Hints on above answerIt is not an Islam religion requirement for Muslim women to cover their faces with a veil and to cover their hands with gloves. Accordingly, Islam religion neither forbids nor commands wearing veil. The Islam religion requirement is to cover head, hair, and neck and not required to cover face or hands. Women are allowed to wear clothing of any material, any color, any fashion as long as not tight to describe woman body and not transparent to show what underneath.wearing veil is per cultures and traditions of some countries (not per Islam religion), accordingly women wearing veils in those countries may be able to find work according to the rules of these countries.This is my point of view for the above hints.I understand that some of these women, who wear the veil may be able to work in an Islamic countries, but it may prove quite difficult to gain any employment, in countries such as England or USA. Therefore unable to contribute to there community and society, because communication will be quite difficult, when you can not see some one's facial expressions, which is normal part of communication between people to people.Reply to the aboveI fully agree that for women wearing veil it is very difficult to work in a non Muslim countries and even in some Muslim countries.ANSWERI live in South East of London, and have notice an increase in numbers of young and old women, who have began to wear the veil, in the past 2 years. To my understanding these women are born and educated in this country. what I don't understand, why would most of these women give up ambition, to become doctors, nurses, teachers, social workers, an important member of there community, just to hide away under the veil in the name of Islam. I myself was born and educated in this county and have always worked, since I have finished my full time education. I couldn't imagine living like these women, who have no desire to work or to be an important member of there society. I don't think I will ever understand.Hint on above answerIf a woman has no desire to work, it doesn't mean that someone forced her to give up her ambition. Islam gave her right to work. Woman wearing veil is able to work in her country. I don't think that in non Muslim country a woman will prefer to wear veil (because it is per cultures). And it is misconception that women wear veil in the name of Islam.Answer to the aboveI live in the England, which is a non Muslim country, and I encounter Muslim women in veils every day, so to say that these women only wear or prefer to wear a veil in a Muslim country, is not true. I do understand that most of these women are not force to wear the veil, but that does not change the fact these women have chosen to live like this, which in my opinion, have given up all desire to work. You stated that it is a misconception that women wear a veil in the name of Islam , but when I spoke to some of these women, nearly all of them said, they do it in the name and love of Islam, it is not a cultural thing to them. So these women are giving up all their desires and ambitions in the name of Islam. I know this is going to sound a bit nasty, but is it easy to wear a veil in England and not work, as these women can claim income support from the government , while all the tax payers, work for their living, like me.The attention of the Islamic society is to exclude women from aspect of society including working and employment, the veil is only one part of that intention.

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