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Does Islam degrade women?

 The most common claim that Islam's haters always made use of is that Islam mistreats, degrades women and gives more rights to men over them. And that women in Islamic countries are in desperate need of help and liberation from oppressive and conservative societies. Women are allegedly obliged to wear hijab and deprived of their right to study and work and the list of the like baseless claims goes very long.  In this article, I will not dive deep into details to demonstrate that the reality is totally different, as did many others who have tackled this issue before me, but rather focus on two main points: Muslim women in western countries and the percentage of women among the newly converted Muslims.  Muslim women in the western countries   If the aforementioned claims were valid, why do Muslim women in western countries not seek help and support that are available to them and within their easy reach then? In fact, the exact opposite happens. Muslim women across Europe, for example

What happened to a Christian lady after she had read the Quran?

 What happened to a Christian lady after she had read the Quran? Due to the enormous media campaign targeting Islam and Muslims and associating all the terrorist events to the Islamic background of the perpetrator rather than to his criminal record or mental health as is the case when the perpetrator is a white western person, most non-Muslims including Christians start hating or at least fearing Islam and its followers. As an expected consequence, ordinary people falsely believe that the Quran is full of hateful verses and encourages its readers to hate, attack, and even kill the non-believers. This has resulted in a wave of hate and racist attacks targeting Muslim minorities and Muslim immigrants all over western countries and it is getting bigger and bigger every day. However, media outlets are not the only factor to blame for this hate wave. The audience's laziness and their tendency to hate others based only on what they hear about them without any little effort to investigate

Women in Islam

Women in Islam A muslim woman reciting the Quran  First, let’s agree that what you are going to read in this article is completely different from the stereotypes you hear and read on daily bases in media outlets. It is also far away from the current situation of women in most Islamic societies. Most of the time cultural values and traditions overwhelm  religious guidance and there is a huge difference between the two.   In Islam, a woman is an equal entity to a man in terms of rights and  their relation to Allah. They are both promised the same reward for good deeds and the same punishment  for evil deeds or misconduct. The Qur'an says:   “And for women are rights over men similar to those of men over women”. ( 2:228 ) “O mankind! Reverence your Guardian-Lord, who created you from a single person, created, of like nature, his mate, and from this pair scattered (like seeds) countless men and women. Reverence Allah, through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and rev