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Transcript of women
During the seventh century upper class women began wearing veils to demonstrate their high status in the society; it was mandatory for women to wear these veils also depending on different Islamic areas Many rights were not followed by women; they depended on the strength of local patriarchal customs. Political leaders: political actors, female relatives of Prophet Muhammad (knew many teachings) , and other political leaders were given the power by their husband. Islam. "Before the arrival of Islam in the 7th Century, upper-class women in Byzantine society and Sassanian women of the royal harem wore the veil as a mark of their high status." -but this was not the case of the veil in other regions ... it had a different meaning. Aisha, wife of Muhammad; she participated in the Battle of Camel and had a power political clout. Razia, a Muslim ruler of India in 13th century; also refused marraige for no earthly distractions from her love of God. Amina, queen of Zaria (now Nigeria) in 16th century. Huda Shaarawi, famous for taking off her face veil, promoting a women political party, benefited the Egyptian independence from Britain; 20th century. Wealthier women have an advantage in educational and economical oppurtunities, however they have a disadvantage in clothing; they are mostly covered form head to two in public. Rural and poor women have a switched advantage and disadvantage meaning they can't afford education and are blocked from economic oppurtunities; they are loose in covering themselves in public. A women raising their statuses in their society depends on their own abilities, and personality; meaning it doesn't matter with their historical background. In the West, the veil is often seen as a symbol of Muslim womens social position in society; used to determine low statuses and higher statuses. In Islam; head wearings vary in different cultures in the Islamic society. Veiling varies from different Islamic areas; poor women are loose with the veil, however for the higher and elite women the veil is more strict. Muslim "The Quran states that men and women are equal in the eyes of God."
-forbids female infanticide (the act of killing children)
-instructs to educate daughter as if they were sons
-insists women have the right to refuse a husband
-gives the rights of men if divorced by their husband
-gives the right to divorce in certain cases
-gives the right to own/inherit property
- polygyny (having more than one wife at a time) is permissible, discouraged and practiced less frequently than imagined by Westerners.
Hijab When you see a women wearing a veil or a hijab, the first words thats go into a persons mind, oppressed. They think that they are hiding, or that they are forced to wear it by their husbands. People think that they wear because they have no right to decide whether or not they can, or can not. "Sufism (the inner mystical dimension of Islam) is an important branch of Islam emphasizing mysticism (conscious awareness of an ultimate reality, divinity, spiritual truth, or God through direct experience, intuition, instinct or insight) and one's personal relationship with God. The tenets of Sufism were first articulated by a women named Rabia, a freed slave who became a prominent scholar in the 8th Century city of Basra in Iraq."
-Rabia refused to get married because she didnt want earthly distractions to take from her love of God This is a picture of a Quran, Islam's holy book, it there it states that both men and women are equal in the eyes of God. These pictures demonstrate that the veil is used often with the women in the Middle East nowadays.