Political Rights of Women as Per Islam 'A Study of Its Concept'
Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol 4, Issue 8, Sept 2014
9 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2014
Date Written: September 1, 2014
Rights are the priciest bounty ever bestowed to the entire creatures by Almighty Allah as it is the most valuable recognition ever received by them. Islam does not recognize a man and neglects a woman or recognizes a human being and ignores animals. Rather, all have been honoured and treated in same manner as creatures and according to their natural features. However, Islam accords topmost priority and concern to women especially in terms of kindness and respect. History has also proved that no religion or system attached tremendous concern and attention to women as Islam did. Under the spontaneous and plausible shadow of such religion, they maintain An utmost and luxurious position that a times over placed that of men. They receive same reward with the men for same deed as they also receive same punishment with them for same sin without mere discrimination as a result of gender. This present paper is aimed at exploring and discussing the political positions of women in Islam. As the women especially the Muslim women have been suffered by the hands of the society and partial cultural practices, the misconceptions that women cannot vote or cannot hold an office have hampered the growth of the society and have denied women in exercising their political rights. However Islam has guaranteed the political rights to women 1400 years ago. The present paper discusses the political rights of women as per Islam and its concept in Islamic context.
Keywords: Political Rights, Women, Islam and Oppression
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