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Women in Islam: Status and Roles of Muslim Women in Islam

The oppression and harsh treatment of women in Islamic countries and Islamic tradition - including examinations of human rights in Islam and feminism in Islam.
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Women in Islam: Image Gallery of Muslim Women in Burqas, Chadors
One of the points on which Islam is criticism by both Muslims and non-Muslims is the treatment of women. Under Islam, women often must remain covered, are denied contact with non-related men, can be denied the ability to get jobs and education to the same extent as men, are treated as having less political or social worth than men, and are discriminated against in a variety of ways.

Saudi Women and Hypocrisy
In Saudi Arabia, there are many restrictions on what women can and cannot do, can and cannot wear. In fact, their lives are restricted in a myriad of ways that does not occur in many other Arab Muslim lands. And, while people are generally obedient while in that nation, there are many rules that they abandon once they leave.

Does Islam Oppress or Liberate Women?
Many argue that the restrictions Islam places on women - like wearing a veil or being denied contact with men they aren't married to - makes them second-class citizens. Many Muslims, including women, counter that suppressing public sexuality and sexual temptation gives women more freedom. What do you think?

I Am A Muslim Woman

Why Do Muslim Women Wear a Veil?
Many Muslim women have veils imposed on them; other Muslim women wear veils by choice. Why? None of the reasons typically offered for why women in Islam must be covered are credible and the most likely explanations don't make Islam look very good.

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