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SEMANTICS is the PROBLEM.

Reader comment on item: Is Turkey's Government Starting a Muslim Reformation?
in response to reader comment: How to uproot Islam

Submitted by Afzal CAder (Sri Lanka), Aug 31, 2009 at 04:16

Have ready many of the interesting comments posted for and against and am quite amused. HUMAN RIGHTS seem to be the Primary objective with the emancipation of women a close second, in wanting to uproot Islam. The CONSTITUTION cannot be deemed WRONG as it is not followed properly! So here is my take on the Issue:

THE FIRST CHARTER OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE FIRST CONSTITUTION EVER:- 01. It guaranteed every citizen Freedom, Security, and Justice. 02. Security of Faith, Mind, Life, Honor and Property. 03. Freedom of Speech and Assembly. 04. Freedom of Worship for Muslims as well as non-Muslims. 05. Rule of Law. All people in the State were equal and had equal rights. 06. The Right to Trial. Everyone considered innocent unless proven guilty. 07. Protection against external threat or attack. 08. Economic Justice and Equity. 09. All slaves were emancipated 10. Very shortly, the following seven basic needs were guaranteed by the State to all citizens: Food - Shelter - Clothing - Employment - Tools - Transportation to and back from work - Free Medical Care. BIBLIOGRAPHY: a. Equal human dignity by birth (17:70, 95:4) b. Gender equity (4:32, 33:35) c. Superiority by character only (49:13, 46:19) d. Rule of law, not of individuals (3:79) e. Full compensation of work (53:39, 53:41, 39:70, 37:39) f. Provision of basic needs (20:118-119) g. Security of faith, life, mind, honor, and property (6:109, 6:152, 2:269, 17:36, 24:2, 22:40, 6:152, 5:90, 2:195, 5:32, 17:32, 17:35, 17:29, 83:1) h. Choice of spouse (4:3, 4:19) i. Freedom of religion (22:40, 6:109, 2:256) j. Freedom of expression (2:42, 3:71) k. Redress of grievances (4:148) l. Privacy (33:53, 24:27) m. Care of handicap (4:36, 70:24) n. Presumption of innocence (49:6) o. Sanctity of name and lineage (49:11, 33:4) p. Right to residence (4:100, 2:85, 6:41) q. Aesthetic choice (18:31, 76:13-15) r. Protection of chastity (17:32, 24:2) s. Race, color, gender, lineage, wealth are no criteria of superiority. t. Degrees of people according to their deeds (2:212, 3:163, 6:132) Source :The Quran! EMANCIPATION OF WOMEN THE ROLE OF WOMEN: Nothing that was allowed for men was forbidden for women. However, they did have an extraordinary advantage. Working a job or doing business was entirely their choice. The bread-winners for the family had to be men. Q - 4:34 Men are the protectors and maintainers of women. They shall take full care of women with what they spend of their wealth. Allah has made men to excel in some areas and women to excel in some areas. Men must see to it that women are provided for, and that they are able to stand on their feet in the society. 9. Womens' Rights: In the times when the woman was considered the property of the man and was treated worse than slaves; when "Eve" and "evil" were thought to be synonymous and woman was a "shameful load of sin", when she spent her life in bondage first to her father, then to her brothers and eventually to her husband; when Christian conferences were discussing questions such as - Does the woman have a soul? - Is she human? - Will she be resurrected? The Qur'an thundered that Allah has created people males and females. "Women have rights unto you as you have rights unto them." (2:187) "Every person will be rewarded according to one's actions; male or female." (4:32) And the "Mercy for the Worlds" Muhammad, the exalted taught: "Paradise lies at the feet of your mothers." "The best among you is the one who is best to his wife." "O Men! You will be questioned about your treatment of women." On the other hand, Michael Hart notes that the New Testament still teaches: "Let the woman learn in silence . . . She is to keep silent . . . Adam was not deceived but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet woman will be saved through bearing children (Timothy 2:11-15). "The head of every man is Christ, the head of a woman is her husband . . . for if a woman will not veil herself then she should have her head shaved . . . woman [was created] for man" (Corinthians 11:3-10). Now, look back with an open mind. Which way has the mankind moved in the last 1400 years? Surely, Islam is on the march! It may also be of interest to note here that in the USA women gained the right to vote in 1920. When did Muslim women attain it? In the 7th century!

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