Friday, 8 May 2009

Answering Stereotypes

''Islam restricts the rights of women and allows them to be abused and controlled by their husbands.''

Or does it? Islamic states, including Bangladesh (three times), Indonesia, Pakistan(twice) and Turkey have all elected female heads of states, far outstripping the number of times this has happened in non-musim nations. Do you really think these women were abused at home and controlled by their husbands?

Here's what the Quran says

004.001 O mankind! reverence your Guardian-Lord, who created you from a single Person, created, of like nature, His mate, and from them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;- Fear God, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (That bore you): for God ever watches over you.

004.004 And give the women (on marriage) their dower as a free gift; but if they, of their own good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, Take it and enjoy it with right good cheer.

004.019 O ye who believe! Ye are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should ye treat them with harshness, that ye may take away part of the dower ye have given them,-except where they have been guilty of open lewdness; on the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing, and God brings about through it a great deal of good.

004.128 If a wife fears cruelty or desertion on her husband's part, there is no blame on them if they arrange an amicable settlement between themselves; and such settlement is best; even though men's souls are swayed by greed. But if ye do good and practise self-restraint, God is well-acquainted with all that ye do.

''Islam is a violent religion which caters for terrorism, war and violence towards non-muslims''

Not true actualy, Islam translates into ''peace''

Again, heres what the Quran says

008.061 But if the enemy incline towards peace, do thou (also) incline towards peace, and trust in Allah: for He is One that heareth and knoweth (all things).

It's also worth noting that suicide is forbidden in Islam.

Also, there are more wars against Muslims then what they start themselves, including American invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the crusades and the actions of Israel.

''Islam the religion of Arabs and Pakistani people''

Indonesia - 200 million muslims
Nigeria - 67 million Muslims
China - 20 million Muslims
Russia - 25 million Muslims
Ethiopia - 30 million Muslims

Total number of Muslims worldwide = 1.5 billion

Saudi Arabia + Pakistan = 185 million

Arabs and pakistani people make up just the 12% of muslims

[I'll update this later]

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