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Analysis Study Research Paper | Social Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023
Representation of Women in Pre and Post - Islamic Arabian Society: An Appraisal
Shakeel Ahmad Lone
Abstract: In the ancient period of human history, women had always been kept in subordination and treated as inferior to men in rights and privileges. Like other corners of the world, the Arabian society also treated her beyond the animals. She was deprived of basic human rights. However, Islam has rescued her from the brutal persecutions and advocated for her equal status in society. Islam came to honour the woman, guard her, protect her from the wolves of mankind, and secure her rights. Islam has empowered women with the most progressive rights: the right to education, the right to property, the right to marriage, and some other rights. In Islam, women are not inferior or unequal to men. Men and women have the same parents (Adam and Eva), therefore both deserve equal treatment. The Quran has also commanded or promised both of them equally. While Prophet Muhammad honoured women at a time when they were treated as sex toys, Prophet Muhammad once said, "The best of you are those who are best in treating their women" (Sunan al - Tirmidhi 1162). Islam has warned about the unpleasant treatment women receive. This paper will highlight the conditions of women before Islam and the role of Islam in their empowerment.
Keywords: Women, Islam, Rights
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,
Pages: 1552 - 1554