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Women in Islam
Find out what Islam teaches about the right to education for women.

Women in Islam

This quiz, Women in Islam, looks at the role of females.

Islam raised the level of women, they were no longer chattels being passed from father to husband. They became equal to men, with rights and responsibilities that take into account the nature of humankind. The religion of Islam demands that women be treated with respect, honour, and justice. It condemns oppression of any kind. In Islam women, like men, are commanded to believe in God and to worship Him. Women are equal to men in terms of reward in the Hereafter. (Quran 4:19, 124)

Women in Islam have the right to own property, to control their own money to buy and sell, and to give gifts and charity. It is not permissible for anyone to take a woman’s wealth without her consent. Islam gave women formal rights of inheritance. Women in Islam have the right to education; seeking and acquiring knowledge is an obligation on all Muslims, male or female.

1.
Does Islam permit women to inherit the property or a share of the property from their parents?
Yes, both men and women are entitled to a specified share of the property left behind by their parents or close relatives
Only men can inherit the property of the parents and close relatives
The property left behind is offered in charity to the poor
None of the above
The Quran made it clear that both men and women are entitled to a specified share of the estate of their deceased parents or close relatives. Allah, the Exalted mentions in the Quran: “For men is a share of what the parents and close relatives leave, and for women is a share of what the parents and close relatives leave, be it little or much, an obligatory share.” (Quran 4:7)
2.
Can women hold important positions in governments or politics in Islam?
No, women cannot hold any important positions in government
Yes, women can hold important positions in government and politics
Only men are allowed to hold important positions in government
No one can hold positions in government
Women have the right to voice their opinions on social issues. On any public matter, a woman may voice her opinion and participate in politics. Also, Islam does not forbid a woman from holding important positions in government which suit her role as a woman. Abdurrahman Ibn Awf consulted many women before he recommended Uthman Ibn Affan to be the Caliph
3.
Does Islam teach about the right to education for women?
The right to education is only for men
There is no education system in Islam
In Islam, seeking knowledge is mandatory for every Muslim (both men and women)
None of the above
Women in Islam have the right to education; seeking and acquiring knowledge is an obligation on all Muslims, male or female. Education is not only a right but also a responsibility of all males and females. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: "Seeking knowledge is mandatory for every Muslim ("Muslim" is used here in the generic meaning which includes both males and females)
4.
How should women be treated in Islam?
Women should be treated as slaves
Women are considered as bad omens and sinful
Women be treated with respect, honour and justice. It condemns oppression of any kind
None of the above
The religion of Islam demands that women be treated with respect, honour, and justice. It condemns oppression of any kind. In Islam women, like men, are commanded to believe in God and to worship Him. Women are equal to men in terms of reward in the hereafter.

“O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will, and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the bridal money you have given them. And live with them honourably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and God brings a great deal of good through it.” (Quran 4:19)

“And whoever does righteous good deeds, male or female, and is a true believer in the Oneness of God, such will enter paradise; and not the least injustice, even to the size of a speck on the back of a date stone, will be done to them.” (Quran 4:124)
5.
What did the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) mention about the raising of daughters?
Anyone who raises two daughters with love and affection will enter paradise
Daughters are ill omens and should not be given love and affection
There is no mention about the raising of daughters by the Prophet (PBUH)
None of the above
The importance of raising daughters in Islam is such that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stated that “Anyone who raises two daughters with Love and Affection till they grow, he will enter paradise. (Musnad Ahmad Vol. 3, Hadith – 14247)
6.
Do Muslim women have the right to accept or deny marriage proposals?
Muslim women have full rights to accept or deny marriage proposals
Muslim women cannot choose their suitors
Parents of the bride have the right
None of the above
Muslim women have the right to accept or refuse marriage proposals as they see fit, and married women are completely free from the obligation of supporting and maintaining the family. Working married women are free to contribute to the household expenses, or not, as they see fit. Women have the right to seek divorce if it becomes necessary.

The consent of both the bride and the groom is a mandate for the wedding to be solemnised. The prophet nullified weddings which happened without the consent of the brides. Islam provided the right of choice for women 1,400 years ago when women were considered lowly everywhere in the world
7.
Does Islam blame women for the fall of man from paradise?
Yes, similar to Christianity and Judaism, Islam also blames women for the fall of man
Only men are blamed in Islam
No, Islam does not blame women for the fall of man from paradise
None of the above
In Islam, woman is not blamed for the "fall of man". Pregnancy and childbirth are not seen as punishments for "eating from the forbidden tree". On the contrary, the Qur'an considers them to be grounds for love and respect due to mothers. In narrating the story of Adam and Eve, the Quran frequently refers to both of them, never singling out Eve to blame:

Quran mentions, “O Adam! Dwell you and your wife in the garden and enjoy (its good things) as you [both] wish: but approach not this tree or you [both] run into harm and transgression. Then began Satan to whisper suggestions to them bringing openly before their minds all their shame that was hidden from them (before): he said "Your Lord only forbade you this tree lest you [both] should become angels or such beings as live forever." And he swore to them both that he was their sincere adviser. So by deceit he brought about their fall: when they tasted of the tree their shame became manifest to them and they began to sew together the leaves of the garden over their bodies. And their Lord called unto them: "Did I not forbid you that tree and tell you that Satan was an avowed enemy unto you?" They said: "Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: if you forgive us not and bestow not upon us Your mercy we shall certainly be lost." (Allah) said: "Get you [both] down with enmity between yourselves. On earth will be your dwelling-place and your means of livelihood for a time." He said: "Therein shall you [both] live and therein shall you [both] die; and from it shall you [both] be taken out (at last)." O you children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your shame as well as to be an adornment to you but the raiment of righteousness that is the best. Such are among the signs of Allah that they may receive admonition! O you children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you in the same manner as he got your parents out of the garden stripping them of their raiment to expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where you cannot see them: We made the evil ones friends (only) to those without faith. (Qur'an 7:19-27)

On the question of pregnancy and childbirth, the Qur'an states: And We have enjoined on the person (to be good) to his/her parents: in travail upon travail did his/her mother bear his/her and in years twain was his/her weaning: (hear the command) "Show gratitude to Me and to your parents: to Me is (your final) Goal. (Qur'an 31:14)

We have enjoined on the person kindness to his/her parents: in pain did his/her mother bear him/her and in paid did she give him/her birth. The carrying of the (child) to his/her weaning is (a period of) thirty months. At length when he/she reaches the age of full strength and attains forty years he/she says "O my Lord! Grant me that I may be grateful for Your favour which You have bestowed upon me and upon both my parents and that I may work righteousness such as You may approve; and be gracious to me in my issue. Truly have I turned to You and truly do I bow (to You) in Islam [submission]." (Qur'an 46:15)
8.
What is mentioned about the equality of men and women in the Quran?
Men are always superior to women in all aspects
Women are always superior to men in all aspects
Men and women have the same religious and moral duties and responsibilities
None of the above
Men and women have the same religious and moral duties and responsibilities. They both face the consequences of their deeds: And their Lord has accepted of them and answered them: "Never will I suffer to be lost the work of any of you be it male or female: you are members of one another ..."(Quran 3:195)

If any do deeds of righteousness be they male or female and have faith they will enter paradise and not the least injustice will be done to them. (Qur'an 4:124)

For Muslim men and women and for believing men and women, for devout men and women, for true men and women, for men and women who are patient and constant, for men and women who humble themselves, for men and women who give in charity, for men and women who fast (and deny themselves), for men and women who guard their chastity, and for men and women who engage much in Allah's praise, for them has Allah prepared forgiveness and great reward. (Qur'an 33:35)

One day shall you see the believing men and the believing women how their light runs forward before them and by their right hands: (their greeting will be): "Good news for you this Day! Gardens beneath which flow rivers! To dwell therein for ever! This is indeed the highest Achievement!" (Qur'an 57:12)

Nowhere does the Quran state that one gender is superior to the other. Some mistakenly translate "qiwamah" or responsibility for the family as superiority. The Qur'an makes it clear that the sole basis for superiority of any person over another is piety and righteousness not gender, colour, or nationality: O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes that you may know each other. Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (one who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). (Quran 49:13)
9.
What did the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) mention about the status of a Mother?
Mothers are not important at all
Paradise is beneath the feet of a mother
Mothers are bad omens
None of the above
Once, when a man came to the Prophet (p), and expressed the desire to join a military expedition, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) asked him if he had a mother. When he replied that he had, the Prophet (PBUH) advised him, “Stay with her, for Paradise is at her feet.” (Reported by Ahmad, Basa’i and Al-Baihaqi)

On another occasion, when a man asked Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): “Who is most entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?” the Prophet (p) replied, “Your mother.” The man asked, “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” Again the man asked, “Who is next?” The Prophet repeated, “Your mother.” The man asked for a fourth time, “Who is next?” The Prophet (p) then replied, “Your father”
10.
Are women allowed to remarry in Islam after divorce or death of the husband?
Yes, remarriage for women is permitted in Islam
No, remarriage is not permitted for women in Islam
Only men have the right to remarry
None of the above
Islam is the way of life, and provides options for remarriage irrespective of whether for a man or woman. Similarly it also gives rights to both men and women to seek divorce and to part ways, however it is mentioned in the Quran that Allah likes not the ones who break relationships

 

Author:  Mohammed Azmath

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