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Radicals in Islam really believe they are superior to women.-resonse to Do you Read the Quaran.

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Submitted by Anne (United States), Feb 25, 2009 at 10:56

Infidel, If you aren't of the Islamic faith then why do you defend the male superiority so vehemently?Why do you care so much that you need to defend Islamic tradition. I'm just Curious.

(Woman as equal to man. ) Mary's story begins with her mother, who the Koran calls the wife of Imran. Mary's mother pledges the fruit of her womb to the service of God. 3:35. By making the pledge, Mary's mother assumed that God would bless her with a son who would devote himself to the Temple. But, to her surprise, she bears a female child, who according to traditional Judaic law, couldn't be devoted to the Temple. To this surprise, God says, " The Male is not like the female. 3:36.

Those with false pride of male superiority wrongly take this verse to mean that the male is better than the female. However the scriptural context of this verse proves the falsity of such a claim. Rather, God says that this child, birth to one of the greatest gifts to humanity-namely the birth of Jesus. (The honor for Mary is so great in the Koran,) that whenever Jesus is mentioned, he is described as the "son of Mary." In other words, Jesus, with his own prophetic greatness is honored (Through Mary).

Polygamy comes with stipulations. ( In truth, the scriptures seeks to limit polygamy, which was uncontrolled and widely practiced in (pre-islamic times across Arabia and other parts of the world.) So, to say that the scripture advocates polygamy is both factually and historically incorrect.

According to the Koran, a man is allowed, in principle, to marry up to four women at one time as long as he can deal with all his wives justly. The man must provide economical, physical, and emotional care equally to all his wives if he chooses to have more than one. If a man can't do justice to all his wives, he can't marry more than one. 4:3. in traditional Islamic law, scholars have said that a man can't marry even one woman, if he or his family can't support her with proper care. (24:33.)

The Koran also warns that men will never be able to do justice between wives no matter how sincerely they try. (4:129) Some scholars interpret this passage as allowing men to have more feelings for one wife over another, because it is impossible to control the aspect of human nature. For this reason polygamy is highly discouraged, because it is nearly impossible to deal justly with more than one wife.

Having full rights under the Law. Because the Koran makes it crystal clear that women are spiritually equal to men (4:1; 4:124; 33:35; 57:12; 49:13), society and Islamic law must treat them as equals. As such, women have the same moral duties and responsibilities (with a few exceptions) as men, and are held accountable for their deeds in the same way as men.

You would be right about physical strength in men being superior, but on areas of equality, you are the one who is wrong.

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