Equality of Men & Women in Islam

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Is it force for mulism to marry 4 wives?

Published August 5, 2013 by AbdulJabarAzimi

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Praise be to Allah:

Marrying more then one wife is not a rule but an exception. Many people are under the misconception that it is compulsory for a Muslim man to have more than one wife.

Broadly, Islam has five categories of Do’s and Don’ts:
> ‘Fard’ i.e. compulsory or obligatory
> ‘Mustahab’ i.e. recommended or encouraged
> ‘Mubah’ i.e. permissible or allowed
> ‘Makruh’ i.e. not recommended or discouraged
> ‘Haraam’ i.e. prohibited or forbidden

Polygyny falls in the middle category of things that are permissible. It cannot be said that a Muslim who has two, three or four wives is a better Muslim as compared to a Muslim who has only one wife.
Marrying more then one wife is just an optional not compulsory and it’s harram to force some one to marry more then one wife.

“There is no compulsion in Deen”
[Al-Qur’an ch 2 Verse 256]

Allah knows the best

by: Dr. Zakir naik

Islaam Is For Everyone – In Islaam,Do Men have superiority over Women

Published July 6, 2013 by AbdulJabarAzimi

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Some mistakenly translate “qiwamah” or responsibility for the family as superiority.

The Qur’aan makes it clear that the sole basis for superiority of any person over another is piety and righteousness not gender, color, 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 honored of you in the sight of Allah is (one who is) the most righteous of you. And Allaah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). “(Qur’aan 49:13)

The husband is responsible for the maintenance, protection, and overall headship of the family (qiwamah) within the framework of consultation and kindness. The mutual dependency and complementary of the roles of males and females does not mean “subservience” by either party to the other. Prophet Muhammad on whom be peace helped in household chores in spite of his busy schedule.
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Equality of Men and Woman in Islam, and their complementary nature to one another

Published December 11, 2012 by AbdulJabarAzimi

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In one sense, equality between men and women is possible and reasonable because they are both human, with similar souls, brains, hearts, lungs, limbs, etc. In another sense, equality between men and women is impossible and an absurdity due to their natural differences in physical, mental, emotional and psychological qualities, inclinations and abilities. Between these two we must tread to illuminate how they are equal, and how they are complimentary.

If total equality between all members of the same gender is impossible due to natural differences in strengths and other qualities, regardless of whether the gender is masculine or feminine, then it is definitely impossible between the two genders. Allah, the Exalted and Almighty, says in the Glorious Qur’an:

(And of everything We have created pairs, that you may remember (the Grace of Allah).)

[The Holy Quran, 51:49]

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