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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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Q&A: husbands are superior to wives?

Is it true that in Islam husbands are superior to wives? An email from a reader We were recently sent an email by ‘Lee’ who asked the above question of us and wanted a detailed response to help him educate people who argue that Islam treats women as second class citizens. Well Lee this misunderstanding has arisen because of mistranslation [...]

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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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