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Islam gave Economic Rights to Women 1300 years Before the Western World

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Zakir Naik

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Let's discuss

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the economic rights of the woman in Islam.

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Islam

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give a woman the economic rights 1400 years ago 1300 years before the Western world

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when the Quran was revealed at the advent of the Prophet Muhammad, Salah Salem, any adult woman, whether married or unmarried, she was allowed to own or disown the property without the permission of anyone else.

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If you read history, the first time the Westerners gave right for a married woman, to own or disown the property without the permission of the husband was in 1870s.

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Under the special married woman Property Act, and this special woman's marriage Property Act was further revised, and it needed to end at 97.

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Imagine, Islam gave rise to the woman to own or disown 1300 years before the Western world.

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In Islam,

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a woman is financially more secured.

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Before she's married, it is the duty of her father and her brother. And after she's married, it's the duty of her husband and a son to look after her financial aspects, lodging, boarding clothing and all of the financial aspects, She need not work for a living financially, a woman is secured.

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It is the duty of the man in the house to earn the living. The financial burden is put on the shoulders of the men in Islam.

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But if both the ends don't meet, and a woman wants to work, she can work as long as it is within the purview of the Islamic Sharia. She maintained his hijab

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and she follows the Quran and say Hadith because there's no verse in the Quran, which prohibits a woman to work as long as it is not against the Quran and the Hadith.

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There are many professions which are prohibited for the woman. Those professions which exhibit the body, for example, modeling, acting, dancing, all these professions, they are haram for the woman, it's prohibited.

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Furthermore, there are many professions, which are prohibited for the woman as well as the men. For example, working in alcoholic bars, working in gambling, den, doing dishonest business, cheating, bribing all these appropriate for both men and women.

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There are many professions which are noble.

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And we want the woman to do

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there are some professions, which is the woman want the both the ends to meet, they can do for example, they can do cooking at home, pottery, weaving, knitting,

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they can work in places which have got segregation of sexes, where the monastery is protected, where the job is maintained.

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They can take up noble professionals such as teaching,

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they can become nurses and doctors, if I want my wife, my mother, my daughter to maintain a hijab, but natural we should make a woman for some of them as doctors.

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But if you analyze in Islam, the woman is financially secure. She need not work for a living. It's the duty of the man to look after the financial burden. Before she's married, as I mentioned, it's the duty of the Father and the brother. And after she's married, it's the duty of the husband and the son to look after her lodging, boarding clothing and all financial aspects She need not work. But if she works, and if that work is within the purview of the Islamic Sharia. Then whatever she earns,

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She need not spend on the family. She can keep it for herself. That's her right. But if she wants to take part

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and help in the financial aspects she can but no one can force her.

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In Islam

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during marriage, the woman is on the receiving end.

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The Quran says in Surah Al Assad chapter number four was number four Wow to Nyssa started out the hidden Anahola that gift to the woman in marriage adore as a gift

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in Islam, Mara. That is a marital gift is compulsory for a marriage to Solomon eyes. Without my hair. A marriage cannot Solomon eyes Islam.

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In Indian culture

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where we live it is the opposite

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It is the woman who gives dowry to the husband.

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In Islam its opposite. It is the man who gets to the Ruby wife my hair a miraculous gift

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adore.

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But unfortunately

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in the Muslim society, many of us have made it as a joke. In India we keep math as 786 rupees, you can't even buy a pair of shoes which 786 rupees.

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And for namesake they give 2000 rupees on this mascara.

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No saying that the Prophet kept nice Miss color my hair, if you have the same wealth as the Prophet and other Ali Mallow president and if we you will need mascara 19 Miskell good, you may be having 10 times 100 times more well than what the prophet had and has Raleigh Mallow president and you want to even if you have 190 1900 Miskell if you want to follow the profit,

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the spend on the

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weddings lavishly.

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Let me keep the Nica in the mosque for namesake but Halima on a big ground

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spending lakhs of rupees

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millions of rupees

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and they want to keep them hair as 786 No no make a mockery of Assam

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the Indian culture unfortunately some of the Muslims, they're being influenced by the Indian culture you know in Indian culture, it is the woman that gives the dowry to the hoodie husband.

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And you know depending upon the market, if you want to marry a graduate

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you may have to give five lakh rupees, half a million rupees, if you want to marry an engineer, you have to give 10 lakh rupees 1 million rupees, if you have to marry a doctor, you may have to give 50 lakh rupees 5 million rupees, as the herd then catches are being sold in the market places and Islam to demand.

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dowry from the would be wife is haram. It is prohibited, demanding directly or indirectly both prohibited. You can tell the parents of the would be bride that my son, he likes to travel in a Mercedes car. Give me an indication on the Mercedes car for dowry. You know my son he likes to live in a three bedroom apartment, you may indication that you want a three bedroom apartment for dowry demanding dowry directly or indirectly is private in Islam. If willingly if the parents of the girl, the bride wants to give some gift to the daughter, there's no problem but you cannot force or cannot ask or request directly or indirectly it is private in Islam.

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So, if you analyze in Islam,

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the woman there on the receiving end during marriage

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and furthermore, irrespective

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the woman may be very rich, the wife may be very rich or she may be poor. irrespective whether the husband is rich or poor. It is yet the duty of the husband to look after the food, clothing, lodging and non financial aspects of the wife. He cannot say okay, my wife is rich, I'm poor, yet it is his duty.

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Furthermore, just in case,

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if those takes place, or if a woman gets widowed, she gets maintainence for the adult period for the waiting period. And if she's pregnant, it extends till she gets delivery of the child till she gives birth of the child and if the child is born, she will get financial support till the child grows up