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In the Name of God بسم الله
alik got a reaction from Mashadi86 in Men Superior to Women?
As many have already said, it's not a matter of equality. Men and women are not equal, but they are equivalent.
I don't understand how a Shia, someone who places great value in sayda Fatima (as) can claim that women are inferior to men. I don't understand how any Muslim can do that actually.
Indeed, a man HAS to work and provide for the women while the women CAN work and DOES NOT have to use her money for the family, that is the husband's job. The examples are multiple and women have many duties and many rights, so do men.
I once heard something along the lines of the following: God (swt) entrusted males with running the society and running the family. Man is responsible for matter, what is non-living and animals. Women, on the other hand, are entrusted, by God ÓÈÍÇäå æÊÚÇáì, with man.
When Imam Hussein (as) was martyred, asyda zaynab (as) took a stand and made a speech for the ages in the court of damned Yazid. She was a woman, was she not ?
Yet she, along with sayda Fatimah (as) and others are great idols for us all, both men and woman, to emulate.
God created us equivalent, our deeds decided on what we are.
The hadith, when authentic have certain explanations that scholars have elaborated. They do not imply that men are "superior" to women, whatever that may mean.
The laws present in some "Muslim" countries that place restrictions on women's rights are the result of culture, not religion. And this should be fought by us all, blind obedience is not of Islam and acceptance of what our ancestors do without subjecting it to the rule of the Holy Quran and of our minds, is not of Islam.