Islamic Women in the Socio-Political World

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How the role of Islamic women in the society came about is along narrative of Islamic history. But what is obvious in the past and at present is the haggling persistence of women to excel and be seen in the contemporary age. It can be realized that religion in many ways affect every individual's perspective and thinking along with the social function that it plays.


It is also important to note that because of this great change from the time Islam entered the two places, it is no longer easy to identify which are the pre-Islamic ways and which are not as everything is affected by this so-called religion that seems to cover all aspects and ways of living in Senegal and Nigeria. In relation to this, the society covered by the virtues and rules of Islamic religion can be observed and be seen to have a patriarchal form where male dominates the female. This is where we get to see the real and the original role of women in the Islamic society.
It can't be argued that part of the teachings of the Q'uran is for women to be submissive to their husbands especially after marriage. It is also said that a woman has no right to talk with other male other than her husband or close relatives. Going over what is mandated and what is expected for women to do is against the Q'uran. However, this kind of belief and practices no matter how oppressive as seen by many feminists and critics continue to spread and obviously still being practiced to places where Islam resides. But going deeper to the subject of women's oppressive role in the Islamic society, there can be no doubt that women for their part somehow influence male as they make decisions that affect political and economical status. ...
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