Are men and women equal in God’s judgment?

Women in Islam (Submission)


Are men and women equal in God’s judgment?

The answer is different when it comes to God compared with traditional Islam. Every Westerner thinks that Islam is very chauvinistic and oppressive towards women. In Islam of today as practiced by most traditional sectarian Muslims, this is very true. However, in true Islam (Submission), as revealed in the Quran, nothing could be farther from the truth.

God treats men and women as spiritual equals., Quran 3:195 tells us :

“Their Lord responded to them: “I never fail to reward any worker among you for any work you do, be you MALE OR FEMALE, YOU ARE EQUAL TO ONE ANOTHER………”

Many of the Muslim countries who claim to follow Islam are treating women as a second class citizens, and some of these women accepted this situation thinking that is what Islam (Submission in English) is advocating. As mentioned previously, God, in the Quran made a complete spiritual equality between men and women, See 3:195.

Most of the degrading, humiliation and poor treatment in these Muslim Countries for women, came from the desertion of the Quran , and refusal of the word of God in favor of some fabrications written in Hadith books that put women on the same level with animals, monkeys , asses or dogs.

The total respect and rights guaranteed by God for the Muslim women can not be taken away by a lie written in another man-made book. While God made men and women spiritually equal as seen in 3:195 the traditional Muslims who prefer Hadith over Quran always remind the women of this alleged Hadith:

“Women are naturally, morally and religiously defective”. (Bukhary).

That is what Bukhary writes not what God says, not what the prophet who represents the message of God could have said, since this statement is totally against the Quran. Because women usually do not have the physical strength of man, hadithists see them as “naturally defective”. They forget that women have other natural qualities in which they are superior to men, like their ability to endure pain, the ability to bear children, etc.

Hadithists see women as “morally defective”, conveniently ignoring the fact that the vast majority of individuals jailed for murder, rape, child abuse, etc. are men. And hadithists claim that women are “religiously defective” but it is they (not God in the Quran) who forbid their daughters from praying and fasting during their menstrual periods and it is they (not God) who discourage the women from going to the mosque, even for Friday prayers.

Their problem is that they have taken the words of men instead of the words of God. After making it all but impossible for a woman to practice her religion for about 25% of her life (the amount of time most women have their periods), is it any wonder that hadithists claim that the majority of people in Hell are women????!

However what God revealed in the Quran is very different. The spiritual equality between men and women is reiterated in 4:124, as follows:

“As for those who lead a righteous life, MALE OR FEMALE. while believing, t hey enter Paradise; without the slightest injustice”

and again in 16:97:

” Anyone who works righteousness, MALE OR FEMALE, while believing, we will surely grant them a happy life in this world, and we will surely pay them their full recompense for their righteous works.”

and yet again in 40:40,

[40:40] Whoever commits a sin is requited for just that, and whoever works righteousness – MALE OR FEMALE – while believing, these will enter Paradise wherein they receive provisions without any limits.

I believe it is time to go back to the Quran, and believe God, before a day comes when the messenger will complain to God, that the Muslims deserted the Quran, 25:30

By L.S.


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2 thoughts on “Are men and women equal in God’s judgment?

  1. I have just stumbled across your blog. And I find it very interesting.

    I have a few questions. I was ready another thread where “Domestic violence, Wife abuse and beating a quranic perspective” (something along those lines was mentioned.

    Is that a thread? Despite searching on the blog, I could not find it. If you can put up the link?

    Also I noticed in the above thread (https://haram.wordpress.com/2007/04/11/are-men-and-women-equal-in-gods-judgment/) that you said “bukhari/Bukhary” said this not God or the prophet Muhammad.

    Does that mean you are a Quran only muslim? Quranite as some call them? Where God alone is the core belief?

    What is your opinion on the standard, traditional Islam (as interpreted and practised today, where ahadith are claimed to be be integral to understanding and reading the Quran as well as supplement to the Quran with regards to details?

    If you ask “scholars” be that american, arab, european, asian, african, australian, etc there tends to be a consensus that this is how it is. They also hold that there are no discrepencies between the Quran or the ahadith. Of course they will automatically call anybody who does not agree with that stance as being heretics, deviants etc.

    What is your stance on that?

    Ultimately majority of muslims have not studied the quran let alone the tonnes of volumes of ahadith from a variety of collectors/authors such as Bukhari and Muslim being among the top verified and “authentic beyond dispute or doubt” (Sahih) to Trimidhi, Sunan Dawud etc. which then pose the question howone can ascertain that they are in fact true and part of Islam, when one is not familiar with their messages in regards to the Quran. But anyways each to his own. But of course ahadith would reverse the many nice conclusions you have made on many topics which is the main problem. The hadith are also part of tafsir so what do you think of that?

    Do you think any muslim, provided he/she has the will and is literate, can interpret Islam by reading the Quran? Or do you support the standard norm of following the various “scholars” sheikhs, muftis, imams and other selvproclaimed authorities on Islam? Keep in mine that to date I have not been able to find a single list or authority which can tell the name the proper/authentic/authorized “scholars one should follow. There is not such international organizations or body.

    Depending on your answers to above, how do you find interacting with other muslims who may not share your views? I know majority if any do not take kindly to people who either follow only the Quran (as the ahadith have been heavily indoctrinated into people) or who interpret faith themselves.

    Best wishes

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