An Islamic Perspective on Legislation for Women Part II by Dr Magdah Amer

By Dr Magdah Amer

This sequence, "An Islamic standpoint at the laws for Women", is a choice for either Muslims and non-Muslims to find the necessary jewels of Islamic laws towards
women. The sequence discusses a few concerns and clears up misconceptions which are of serious gain to the Muslim girls lifestyles relating to rights and tasks, engagement, marriage,
polygamy, divorce, veil, and so on. it truly is actual that a few of these matters were tackled ahead of by means of many authors, yet what makes this sequence specific is that the writer, as a lady, may be higher realizing and skilled concerning women's matters and delicate concerns

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Generally, woman was so humiliated in ancient times. As soon as her husband died, she was considered a servant in the household of her deceased husband's relatives. Also, she was excluded from inheritance. On the other hand, the relationship between husband and wife in Islam comprises mutual care, consideration, respect and affection which satisfy the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of the family members. The Qur’an says among its signs is the fact that: He has created spouses for you from among yourselves so that you may console yourselves with them.

He then said, “ Do you wish me to tell you something that would do you better than using a servant? When you go to bed, say ‘Subhan Allah’ thirty-three times, ‘Al-Hamdulillah’ thirty-three times, and ‘Allahu-Akbar’ thirty-three times. ” 1 1 Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim. Waman’s Rights 33 The Right to Express Her Affection Some wives wrongly hide their affection and love for their husbands, and ignore showing any act of concern towards them either out of bashfulness or believing that the affectionate behavior in the husband/wife relationship is only expressed in their intimate meetings.

2 The Prophet (pbuh) advised Fatimah bint Qays not to marry a man because he was known for beating women. ’” 3 1 2 3 Reported by Abu Dawud. Reported by Abu Dawud. Reported by Muslim. Waman’s Rights 55 Ibn Hazm said: If the husband beats his wife without a reason in transgression, he should be punished.  Therefore it is lawful that if he attacks her in transgression, an equal punishment should be inflicted on him (causing him the same harm he did to her). Moreover, Islam gives woman the right to ask for divorce if her husband hit her for no reason or hit her harshly without mercy.

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