Women, Islam, and Human Rights
This paper argues that women who are practicing Muslims need to become interested in civil rights because they are in the best position to effect change in Muslim society.
# 108084 | 907 words | 2 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on Sep 22, 2008 in Religion and Theology (Islam) , Gender and Sexuality (General) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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This paper begins with a look at the oppressive treatment of women in Mulsim societies and how this oppressive treatment took root. The paper then points out how Muslim women who recognize the civil rights abuses under many current Islamist regimes, remove themselves from Muslim society, which makes them unable to affect other Muslims. Consequently, these women cannot necessarily effect a change within Muslim society. The paper argues that women who are practicing Muslims are precisely the people who need to become interested in civil rights. In fact, women in Islam need to work for human rights, before there are no Muslim women left who believe in human rights. The paper concludes that by refusing to stand up to the unjust deprivation of their basic human freedoms, Muslim women are allowing people to corrupt their religion. Therefore, the preservation of Islam is the strongest argument for Muslim women working for Human Rights.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Hassan, R. (2007). Are human rights compatible with Islam? Retrieved August 21, 2007 from The religious consultation on population, reproductive health and ethics. Web site: http://www.religiousconsultation.org/hassan2.htm
- Karon, T. (2001). Time.com Primer: the Taliban and Afghanistan. Retrieved August 21, 2007 from Time Web site: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,175372,00.html
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