Channel: Zakir Naik
In Islam, men and women are equal.
according to a Hadith, which is mentioned say Buhari, won number eight, in the book of Isaiah, chapter number 200. Number two, a person came to the Prophet nama Salah solemn Muhammad peace be upon him and asked him, that who is the person who deserves the maximum love and companionship in this world. And the Prophet said, Your mother, the man asked who next? The Prophet said, Your mother, the man asked after that to the Prophet repeated for the third time, your mother, the man asked after that, who, then the Prophet said, your father, in short, 75% three foot of the love and companionship
of the children.
I do too to the mother
25%, one fourth of the love and companionship goes to the Father. In short,
the mother gets the gold medal, she gets the silver medal, as well as the bronze medal, the father has to be satisfied with a mere consolation prize.
These are the teachings of Islam. In Islam, men and women are equal. But equality does not mean our inequality. There are many misconceptions, especially when women are concerned in Islam.
Many Muslims or non Muslims, they have a misconception,
which can be removed if you understand the authentic sources, Koran and decided correctly. As I mentioned, men and women are all equal. But equality does not mean inequality. Let me give an example.
That if in a class of students, two students, student A and B, they come out first, and both acquire 80 marks out of 100.
But if you analyze the answer sheet,
10 questions, each carrying 10 marks. In the first answer, student a gets nine out of 10. Student B gets seven out of 10. So in question one, student a has a degree of advantage than shouldn't be in question two. So then B gets nine out of 10. And student a gets a one out of 10. In question two, student B has a degree of advantage than student a. In the remaining eight questions, both get eight out of 10.
And if you total the marks of both the students both get 80 out of 100. So if you analyze, both student A and B are all equal, but in the answers to some questions, student a has a degree of advantage. In answers to some questions, student B has a degree of advantage. But overall, both are equal. Similar in Islam, men and women are equal. Brotherhood in Islam does not only mean that the same sex is equal. The university better in Islam means that besides race, caste and creed, even the facts are all equal. Men and women are equal in Islam. But in some aspects, the men have a degree of advantage. In some aspects, though men have a degree of advantage.
But overall, both are equal. For example, if a robber enters my house,
I will not say that I believe in women's rights. I believe in women's liberation. Therefore, my sister, my wife, my mother should go and fight the robber.
Because Allah says in Surah Nisa, chapter four, verse 34, that Allah has given men more strength than the other, that men have more sun than the woman. So when strengthens concern, the men have a degree of advantage. So since they have been given more strength, it's their duty to protect the woman. You're, the men have a degree of advantage.
Well, love and companionship is concern
which children should give to the parents.
The woman have a degree of advantage. As I mentioned earlier, the mother gets three times more respect and companionship than the Father. Here, the woman have a degree of advantage. But overall, if you analyze men and women are equal in Islam,
and for more details,
you can refer to my video cassette. I've given a talk on human rights in Islam, modernizing outdated, it's part one,
that is the lecture and part two is the question under session.
These discuss the issue in great detail and many misconceptions which are there in the minds of the human being have been removed here.
In this talk,
I have divided the human rights in Islam and the six broad headings, spiritual rights,
economic rights, social rights, legal rights, Educational Rights, and the political rights. And I've described there that overall men and women are equal.