What is the Status of Women in Islam?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 Islam regards man and woman as two components of humanity, one completing the other. Woman is half of humanity and man is the other half. Both play a part in performing the functions of humanity and, in fact, one without the other is incomplete and cannot function properly for the purposes of humanity. Thus, both are complementary as well as supplementary to one another in life. Any program of life ignoring one of these components, man or woman, will be defective and incomplete. Therefore, it is not practical to form a society consisting of only women or only men. They are dependent on each other, man cannot become independent of woman, can woman ever live a full and complete life without man. Both need each other, not only for sexual relationship, but also for emotional satisfaction, as well as for companionship.

Seeking knowledge is the obligation of every Muslim, male or female. The type of knowledge that is most emphasized is religious knowledge. have professionals of both genders available for the benefit of the public; chastity and honor. God has declared she is a believer - shall enter paradise and It is also required within a society to such as doctors, teachers, counselors, social workers.

In Islam, a woman has the right to own, inherit and dispose of her property as she likes. At the time of marriage dowry given by groom to the bride is for her personal use and she keeps her own family name rather than taking her husband's. She has the right to vote and voice her opinion even in the affairs of government.

God enjoins good conduct toward women from birth to death. Verbal, psychological, emotional, sexual, and physical violence are forbidden, as are false allegations against women's in the Holy Qur'an:

“Anyone who does righteous deeds, whether a male or a female - provided he or she is a believer - shall enter paradise and no injustice will be done to them, even to the size of the speck." Al-Qur'an 4:124

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References: What is Islam? The Institute of Islamic Knowledge, al-quraan.org