By Dr. Jamal Badawi
The status of women in society is neither a new issue nor is it a fully settled one.
The position of Islam on this issue has been among the subjects presented to the Western reader with the least objectivity.
This series provides a brief and authentic exposition of what Islam stands for in this regard.
The series starts with a brief survey of the status of women in the pre-Islamic era. It then focuses on these major questions:
1- What is the position of Islam regarding the status of woman in society?
2- How similar or different is that position from “the spirit of the time,” which was dominant when Islam was revealed?
3- How would this compare with the “rights” which were finally gained by woman in recent decades?
To be continues…