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Women in the muslim world
Transcript of Women in the muslim world
The choice of a marriage partner is one of the most important decisions a person will make in his or her lifetime. It should not be taken lightly, nor left to chance or hormones. It should be taken as seriously as any other major decision in life - with prayer, careful investigation, and family involvement.
How do potential spouses meet?
First of all, Muslim youth develop very close friendships with their same-sex peers. This "sisterhood" or "brotherhood" that develops when they are young continues throughout their lives, and serves as a network to become familiar with other families. When a young person decides to get married, the following steps often take place:
The young person makes du'a for Allah to help him or her find the right person.
The family enquires, discusses, and suggests candidates from among the network of people that they know. They consult with each other to narrow down potential prospects. Usually the father or mother approaches the other family to suggest a meeting.
If the young couple and their families agree, the couple meets in a chaperoned, group environment. Umar related that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, "Not one of you should meet a woman alone unless she is accompanied by a relative (mahram)." The Prophet also reportedly said, "Whenever a man is alone with a woman, Satan is the third among them." When young people are getting to know each other, being alone together is a temptation toward wrongdoing. At all times, Muslims should follow the commands of the Qur'an (24:30-31) to "lower their gaze and guard their modesty...." Islam recognizes that we are human and are given to human weakness, so this rule provides safeguards for our own sake. Another aspect of Arab pop is the overall tone and mood of the songs. The majority of the songs are in a minor key, and themes tend to focus on longing, melancholy, strife, and generally love issues. Music The mood of the songs tend to focus on longing, melody, and rhythm rather than harmony Female Arab singer captures Israeli hearts by performing Jewish songs in TV contest Women have special talents with music just like men and they will fight for their right to sing and write their own music lyrics/melody Henna is also used in many weddings and family celebrations Traditional Dress An arab girl playing ball Selling flowers and food goods on the street is common and used to earn needed money Hospitality in the Middle East is very important. Polite women almost never fail to serve coffee and a snack, such as figs Some are more traditional A very controversial subject in the arab world Some women wear more western-style clothing Women "Marveled at the beautiful and intricate forms of Arabic art that border the gates of mosques" Paintings and Art Thanks for watching! I hope you learned more about Muslim women Relationship with Allah The Henna plant, a symbol of good luck and used by many women in Arab countries Sarah Yaseen Dating The aspect of dating is not currently practiced in most of the muslim world ;) Arranged marriages were, and still are common in the Middle East Women all around the world have hobbies, even in the Middle East Relationships with Allah Allah was considered a "Man's" god Muslims' religion with Allah is more of a servant/master relationship Rubab Mosque Muslim houses Many houses are large to fit extended family members Muslim Houses Women at the beach Many Arab women already have distinguished themselves as poets, novelists, teachers, physicians, chemists, physicists, engineers, doctors, judges, lawyers, journalists, and Cabinet members.
As educational opportunities increase for women in the Arab world, so do their chances for integration in the labor force and moving up the employment ladder. Education Poets, teachers, physicians, chemists, physicists, engineers, doctors, judges, lawyers, journalists