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  • Yes, it is.

    According to Islam, a woman's testimony is court is always half as important as a man's (Koran 4:11) A woman receives half as much in inheritance as a man (Koran 2:282). Women are 'a degree below man' (Koran 2:228). This is just from the Koran, not from hadith or anything else. And then you have, in the Sura, Mohammed flat-out saying a woman's mind is deficient.

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  • No, Islam Is Not Sexist

    It's about interpretation. Where you see sexism and oppression, I see dignity, piety and honor. Where you see too many clothes, I see nothing but her face or eyes, compared to seeing thongs and butt, tight skimpy shirts and pants, and multiple sexual partners. I can count on a Muslim woman having maybe one or two sexual partners before I marry her, if not none, which is much more likely. Compare that to the opposite when it comes to non-Muslim women. That counts for both the men and women by the way.

    Men and women are equal in Islam, they just have different and what some would call, natural roles. Not to mention that men are naturally dominant, whereas women are naturally submissive.

    Does everyone who calls Islam sexist forget to mention that men are supposed to lower their gaze and protect women? Of course they do.

    Lets stop being politically correct and see what is, for what it is. Men and women may be the same species, but they are from the same psychologically.

    And anyone who would like to misinterpret Islam for their own personal reasons, I challenge you to go to scholarly opinions, Muslim or non-Muslim, and see what these "learned and educated people" have to say about the "controversial ahadeeth" within Islam. You people seem to neglect the influences of culture and the age, almost every single time.

  • Of course it is sexist!

    Only those who don't study Islamic texts, or those willfully trying to deceive others or themselves, could possibly come to the conclusion that Islam is not sexist. Here is only one of several examples from accepted Islamic texts.
    In Sahih Bukhari we read:
    Narrated Ibn Muhairiz: I entered the Mosque and saw Abu Said Al-Khudri and sat beside him and asked him about Al-Azl (i.E. Coitus interruptus). Abu Said said, "We went out with Allah's Apostle for the Ghazwa of Banu Al-Mustaliq and we received captives from among the Arab captives and we desired women and celibacy became hard on us and we loved to do coitus interruptus. So when we intended to do coitus interrupt us, we said, 'How can we do coitus interruptus before asking Allah's Apostle who is present among us?" We asked (him) about it and he said, 'It is better for you not to do so, for if any soul (till the Day of Resurrection) is predestined to exist, it will exist."
    Sahih Bukhari 5:59:459
    Here are the salient points -
    Muhammad's followers conquer fellow Arabs. The wives and daughters of the dead become the property of the Muslims. There is no condemnation from Allah or Muhammad about the legitimacy of this practice, not a peep about the rights of these poor women and girls who have just seen their fathers and husbands killed in battle. The men, missing sex with their wives, decide to have sex with these captive women. Let us not be coy about this - THEY DECIDED TO RAPE THEM. It is doubtful that these newly widowed and parentless girls would welcome the sexual advances of these 'men'. Rape is a given in the situation. Once again, not one word from the beneficent Muhammad about the impending rape of these girls. He condones it clearly. The men come to him to ask if they should pull out before climaxing while raping them. Muhammad, the model for all human behavior for all time, tells them not to pull out, because if a pregnancy is meant to be, it is meant to be.
    Apologists will say that these verses are taken out of context, but I challenge them to show how the context changes the barbarity of these actions. These verses, which appear in the same form in several Islamic texts, and they fall under the category of things that sound bad no matter how you say them.
    Islam sexist? No doubt.

  • Muslim women are sexists!

    People think that Muslim women who cover their faces are oppressed. .They are not..They are liberated. This is because she is no longer valued for something material such as the good look or the shape of her body she wants to comply others to judge her for her personality kindness. .This is how people should judge for who she actually is.

  • Males are seen as higher citizens

    Everything is relative. That means that compared to some other countries such as the United States Islam is sexist. But even not looking at the standards of other places I still believe this. Women are not allowed even half of the same privileges as the males are. Important things they are denied are education and owing land.

  • How could you say otherwise?

    A religion which allows marital rape of women, tells them they need to act a certain way to not get raped and constricts and controls women's lives in a way not done to men is of course sexist. The veil is a sexist concept and not should be forced upon women because their hair is so sexy

  • Yes it is obviously sexist.

    It's crystal clear, Islam is sexist. Two women equals one man as it says in Islam. Also, men can have several wives, as many as their heart's content, and yet a woman can only dedicate her heart to one man, even if he breaks it and abandons her after making her pregnant. That has sexism written all over it! If someone else thinks it's not sexist by saying that it's men's job to save women, then they're wrong. That clearly shows that Islam thinks women are too weak and vulnerable to take care of themselves, and that they need a man to protect and defend them, which is complete and utter nonsense. These type of beliefs are what break down young girl's spirits and society doesn't let them be things that they can easily be, that men are. Women are also supposed to cover their faces and the rest of their bodies. Nothing can show except for their eyes and hands. After a woman gets divorced or her husband dies, she has to go through iddat where she can't see any men at all. Why? So she doesn't get pregnant with someone else's baby. Yet men can go after other women, rape them, have a baby that he abandons and it's absolutely fine! However if a woman has a baby who her supposed "man who has to protect her" and leaves, she is tortured for the rest of her life. All of this clearly shows why and how Islam is sexist.

  • The women are not free

    The women have to do their natural roles basically be a housewife and while men are allowed to marry multiple women at the same time women are not. Covering themselves doesn't matter because then personality does come first but in the scriptures it just mentions men being perverted instead of accepting women for who they are and not their looks and also it sort of allows rape which is unacceptable.

  • It has always been sexist!

    In Islam you are not allowed to date. You are not allowed to go out in shorts and short sleeve shirts, you have to cover up every part of your skin. Women get raped and end up dying. This country is Misogynistic. It needs to stop and allow women to do what they want.

  • 13 year old boy

    They are obviosly sexist the women cant even leave there house are show any of there skin but there face and hands.I mean what are they supposed to do if there husbands die are get locked up and they have any other boy in there house cause then they have no way to get any food,water , are any thing else they need

  • You don't have to be sexist to practice Islam... Or Christianity or Judaism.

    Many Muslims are sexist, true. However, if Islam were to miraculously disappear, you'd still have a lot of sexism in the world. All 3 major western religions have histories of misogyny and unfair treatment of women. Women's rights have advanced considerably in many western societies over the past 50 years, and it's possible that societies in Asia and the Middle East will see equal rights expand over the next few generations.

  • In the name of Allah the gracious and the merciful.

    Look people, lets come to one reality. Islam is not sexist and not a violent religion. It has never been and never will. If you gonna talk about the polygamy, then let me clarify something. The Quran said,"marry women of your choice by two or three or four but if u FEAR THAT YOU COULD NOT DO JUSTICE THEN MARRY ONLY ONE. I am sorry. What? Marry only one? Yes. Look thats the only religious text that says that. Look polygamy is a solution for your problem in america. There more women than men. If all the men gets married to every women, what happen to the remaining women? See, you have to look at it in a diffrent light.

    Ok, if u gonna say the prohet(pbuh) married a young child. Well, thats true. Do you have any problem with that? Look, in the past the tradition and culture is different. In the past, the arab bury baby girls alive and the prophet(pbuh) condemn this action. In the past, parents sold their children away at a very tender age. The prophet initially did not wany to marry Aisha but his companion asked him to. So the father of aisha met the prophet asking the prophet to marry his child. The prophet then personally ask the child and aisha agreed. Come on its the greatest man in history. Of course she wanted to marry the prophet. I challenge anyone to come forth and bring me more concrete evidence.

    Christianity on the hand, promote incest which is wrong on so many levels. In genesis alone there are 8 different accounts of incests. For example, Lot's two daughter made him drunk and slept with him. Thus, they were impregnated by their father. And there many more. I am sorry. Is this the kind of story god wants everyone to learn from? I bet you will hide the pages from your child because of the fear of them reading it and thinking its alright.

    So thats it from me. Peace be upon you all.

  • Its not sexist

    Islam teaches to respect women. Just read it online and listen to islamic lectures! It explains everything really nicely. Everything makes sense. You might think its sexist, its not. Allah said to marry one wife, or more IF you can treat ALL of them the SAME. Hard to do? Most men just marry one. Women cover bodies because its their sign of respect.

  • No, I don't believe Islam is sexist.

    Islam is no more sexist that Christianity. Certain tenets of Islam are prescribed for women, just as they are for men, and Islam is about love, just as Christianity is about love. Probably all religions are sexist to a degree, but Islam does not deserve to be set apart from other religions in this way.

  • No it is not sexist

    Sexism is everywhere in our society and we should not pretend it does not exist in any culture. Most western society practiced it openly. Does other society rather than Islam really champion this with great distinction? Get your own answer with all the facts before putting words into context. Peace Out.

  • No, I don't believe islam is sexist.

    Islam is no more sexist that Christianity. Certain tenets of Islam are prescribed for women, just as they are for men, and Islam is about love, just as Christianity is about love. Probably all religions are sexist to a degree, but Islam does not deserve to be set apart from other religions in this way.

  • Its Not Sexist

    When discussing gender in Islam it is important to differentiate cultural beliefs from religious one. To start the Muslim God found in the Qur’an is considered gender neutral. Although the term huwa(He) is used to describe Him, it is also used to refer to genderless, inanimate objects. There are variations in interpretations when it comes to concluding if Islam is sexist. When you look at how women were created it can indicate sexism. Many Islamic traditions testify to the fact that "God brought Eve out of Adam's crooked rib" and understandably, many have taken this to be a sexist statement. 13th century Sufi Ibn Arabi however, used the same traditions to argue the sacredness of sexuality and of the woman’s role; Eve is like a branch to which Adam is the root - the branch longs for the root, since it represents her origin, but the root’s existence is only for the sake of the branch. The implications of this are dependent on the perspective, sexist or men and women are seen to be of equal import but serve different roles.

  • Out of context

    Picking and choosing, yes the Koran says that that they inherit half what a a man gets . Will that's because women are to be taken care for by they man she doesn't have to work if she doesn't want to. Also a man has to take care of his sister too even though they inherited too

  • Misconceptions of Muslim Women’s Rights

    People have a big misconception about the hijab (the headscarf that is typically worn by Muslim women). Actually, the hijab was worn and invented during pre-Islamic times; along with the veil (or Niqab). The hijab is not a mandatory part of Islam; it's only mandatory for a women to cover her hair and to dress modestly. The hijab is an Arab traditional scarf. My main counter argument is: The hijab is not sexist because it is a symbol of faith. Muslim women are proud and they are representing their religion. In addition, Muslim men have a dress code as well: Muslim men cannot wear silk, gold/jewelry, cannot walk around with their shirts off, and men have to cover their legs from above the knee.People always attack Islam and launch the sexist allegation, but how about the Amish women and other women of orthodox religions. Dress code and modesty for men and women is mentioned in chapter Al Noor (the light). This chapter also talks about marriage.Chapter Al-Rum (The Romans), 30:21, of the Quran says: “Woman was made from the rib of a man. Not from his head to top him nor his foot to be stepped on by him, but from his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.
    People mistake oppressive Western and Central Asian Culture (such as Iraq and Afghanistan) for Islam. In the Quran Muslim women have rights to financial dowries, education, voting, divorce, etc. These rights are all listed in the Quran because Islam is a social political religion.
    People should learn about what they fear or don't understand because tolerance/knowledge is the key to peace. Many have the misconception that Islam is a violent religion, but actually Islam is one of the worlds most peaceful religions. Islam really emphasizes equality because Prophet Muhammad was an illiterate man. This gave leeway for people of all social-classes and economic status to enter the religion. Because prophet Muhammad was illiterate, the religion welcomed people and followers from all walks of life. In addition, not only does the Quran address human rights; but also animal rights. Prophet Muhammad said: "Whoever is merciful to a sparrow (bird), God will be merciful to him on the day of judgment." Also, the Quran says it is a crime to break a limb off a plant or to even kill an insect (96th chapter of the Quran).

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    When discussing gender in Islam it is important to differentiate cultural beliefs from religious one. To start the Muslim God found in the Qur’an is considered gender neutral. Although the term huwa(He) is used to describe Him, it is also used to refer to genderless, inanimate objects. There are variations in interpretations when it comes to concluding if Islam is sexist. When you look at how women were created it can indicate sexism. Many Islamic traditions testify to the fact that "God brought Eve out of Adam's crooked rib" and understandably, many have taken this to be a sexist statement. 13th century Sufi Ibn Arabi however, used the same traditions to argue the sacredness of sexuality and of the woman’s role; Eve is like a branch to which Adam is the root - the branch longs for the root, since it represents her origin, but the root’s existence is only for the sake of the branch. The implications of this are dependent on the perspective, sexist or men and women are seen to be of equal import but serve different roles.
    When discussing gender in Islam it is important to differentiate cultural beliefs from religious one. To start the Muslim God found in the Qur’an is considered gender neutral. Although the term huwa(He) is used to describe Him, it is also used to refer to genderless, inanimate objects. There are variations in interpretations when it comes to concluding if Islam is sexist. When you look at how women were created it can indicate sexism. Many Islamic traditions testify to the fact that "God brought Eve out of Adam's crooked rib" and understandably, many have taken this to be a sexist statement. 13th century Sufi Ibn Arabi however, used the same traditions to argue the sacredness of sexuality and of the woman’s role; Eve is like a branch to which Adam is the root - the branch longs for the root, since it represents her origin, but the root’s existence is only for the sake of the branch. The implications of this are dependent on the perspective, sexist or men and women are seen to be of equal import but serve different roles.


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Bullish says2013-05-04T01:06:10.183
You had to single out Islam? The Bible says some pretty sexist stuff too. Those of you who say "Oh yeah but it's out of context", sure, anything older than 100 years can be "out of context".. And since I don't like singling out the Bible either, literally almost everybody was sexist just a century ago.