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Sunday, 10 February 2008

Women in Islam. And More Stuff.

So, right now, i am meant to be revising for a mock on Islam which i have tomorrow morning. but what i really want to be doing is writing a blog. so i thought i would combine the two, in a pseudo-productive sort of way. So here are some musings on Women within Islam:

Some people argue that before Islam was introduced to Arabia, women had fewer rights, and that men were permitted to commit polygamy an unlimited amount of times, but other theologians and historians believe that it was a much more egalitarian set up, ie there was more equality between the sexes.

Once Islam had been established, so had the roles of men and women in Arabic society, and within the muslim faith. most people agree that women and men have spiritual equality before God, and in religious terms, but where they differ is in the belief that men and women have different roles and responsibilities within society. The role of the man is as a provider and as a head of the family. he has a responsibility towards his wife/wives and his children. on a non-family orientated spectrum, the man's space is in public, whereas the woman's domain is in private. The woman's responsibility is towards raising her children, and beginning their spiritual education. she is financially dependant upon her husband, but he is dependant upon her for his wellbeing and comfort.

Unfortunately, i must cut this blog short, as i can barely keep my eyes open. but on a more vain note, i want my hair cut like this:

Alexa Chung is just too pretty.

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