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Submitted by Abdul Rahman Reijerink (Australia), Jun 6, 2006 at 07:18

Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong.

Who told you that men wrote the Qur'an? And the hadith? and developed all the law from it?the last being a salient point you have neglected.

The Qur'an is from God and was remembered (as in commited to memory and transmitted) by believing men and believing women, Allah addresses women directly in it in response to their concerns (raised by a wife of the prophet saws to him) even.

A huge (as in massive) proportion of the ahadith are transmitted by two women as the only ones to hear the prophet's words on those subjects or see his actions. they contribute roughly one third of all orthodox sunni law between them. That is, just two women responsible for more law than any other person male or female.

Women have been amongst some of the most respected scholars for most of Islam's history.

Why don't you read what muslim women scholars of today have to say about these subjects, my guess is that despite your alleged feminism, you have been relying on the scholarship of men to reach your inaccurate conclusions.

In reply, how much of Christian textual sources was created by women? How much of it is couched in gendered language? How much of it addresses women specifically?

Like in Christianity, women were active participants in spiritual and leadership roles in their communities, it was the jealousies of men reinterpreting the scriptures to meet their own desires that led to the exclusion of women.

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