Indeed the role of women in Islam is misunderstood by Many! *Especially by Muslims themselves

Why its about Men? Men doing this and Men doing that! No let me correct myself. Why its about Muslim Men? Muslim Men doing this and Muslim Men doing that! Why its about Muslim Men oppressing Muslim Women? Why its about Muslim Men segregating Muslim Women?
Why some people being Muslims want to portray it as a Gender issue? Why they measure Islam on the weights of the Secular Western Tradition? Why these “Progressive” Muslims or “Feminist” Muslims fail to see that the Muslim Women wants to pray separate! Muslim Women do not want men to check out their figures and rate them in the house of God.

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Why these Muslims do not understand the verse in the Holy Quran that clearly states to Lower the Gaze to both Muslim Men and Women, something that is outright ignored by the many muslims so influenced by the Bollywood and the whole sexualized cultural life. Why these Muslims fail to understand that Men and Women did pray separately and not sholder to sholder even when the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, was leading the Salah! 

Islam doesn’t discourage Muslim women from achieving what is Halal (permissible in Islam). Just like Men, she has a right to gain knowledge, infact it is an obligation on her! Just like a Muslim Men, she can become a Nurse, a Doctor, a Physician. She can be a Business woman, an entreprenuer, an artist, Judge, a Politician. She can be an Islamic Scholar just like a Muslim Man. She even can be a soldier and be in the battlefield. But what these confused Muslim brothers and sister who so proudly label themselves as “progressives” fail to understand is that even though Muslim Women can do all these things like man, she still has to observe the obligations that are upon her based on Shariah (Quran and Sunnah) just like Muslim Men.

So Islamophobes say stuff like this I understand- they are dumb. But when self labelled “progressive” muslims speak in the same tone that makes me not so easy.

Some one in Ann Arbor doesn’t really get that, with all due respect brother Ahmed Chaudry. If you have issues with the gender segregation at the Ann Arbor Masjid, you should definitely talk to the Imam of the Masjid, Sheikh Moataz al-Hallak. You should have done that before you posted this article at, because that would have been the right thing to do!

I would urge Muslim Sisters, especially from Ann Arbor area to post their views not only here but also at his article. May Allah guide us all, Ameen.

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2 responses to “Indeed the role of women in Islam is misunderstood by Many! *Especially by Muslims themselves

  1. Zayn

    I agree with you. Muslim women given “back corners of masjids” is clearly something the author is feeling is unnecessary, but he doesn’t realize that it’s for the protection of women…
    Anyways, thanks for sharing this.

  2. Eliza

    I don’t get it. First of all, we can become doctor’s, etc. But we have to take care of the kids. There are no house husbands! Let us do it but give us the means.
    In the Mosque, who cares if men and women look at each other. Allah put us here partly to propogate and carry out his will. Put us in a social environment and let Allah take care of the rest.

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