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“Men are allowed to beat their wives”, “women are subservient to men”, “men are in charge of women”

We hear the same arguments about women being treated badly in Islam again and again, and recently the same old arguments have cropped up on social media like Twitter and Facebook and blogs.

So we took the time in our Friday 10th January 2014 Khutba to go over the objections and once again provide the evidence to prove that Islam as a religion does not treat women as lesser than men.

Women in Islam: The accusations answered (again)

“Men are allowed to beat their wives”, “women are subservient to men”, “men are in charge of women” We hear the same arguments about women being treated badly in Islam again and again, and recently the same old arguments have cropped up on social media like Twitter and Facebook and blogs. So we took the [...]

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The Stronger Sex – Spiritually Speaking

Question: Do you believe in God or a universal spirit? [IF BELIEVE IN GOD, ASK]: How certain are you about this belief? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, not too certain, or not at all certain? [IF BELIEVE IN GOD, ASK]: Which comes closest to your view of God? God is a person with whom people can have a relationship or God is an [...]

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Ask the VM: Does Islam allow men to beat their wives?

‘Mr Curious’ recently emailed us asking; Why does Islam allow men to beat their wives? There are injunctions of the Holy Quran and there are the interpretations of these injunctions. The two things are totally different. Further, up to now all interpretations of the Holy Quran were by men and, with the best will in the world, they [...]

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Men are in charge of women!

This is a continuation of this speech. In the above article we shot down the rubbish presented by Nicky Campbell in the BBC program the Big Question, and explained what the verse actually means. Here we look at more translations of that verse, which The Big Question presented as “men are incharge of women”

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Women are subservient to Men

In a Sunday morning TV programme in the UK, The Big Question, the presenter translated 4:34 of the Holy Quran as “Men are in-charge of women” whereas the correct translation is “Men are maintainers of women”. We have checked a number of translations of the Holy Quran by Muslims and by non Muslims, and they all translate this verse [...]

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