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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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gave 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 Salaam, 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 1817.

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Under the special married woman poverty act, and this special woman's marriage property act was further revised, and it needed to end in 87.

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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 is the duty of her husband and a son to look after her financial aspects, lodging, boarding clothing and all the financial aspects, she need not work for a living financially, a woman has 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 maintains the hijab.

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And she follows the Quran and say Hadith because there is 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 won 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 modesty 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 is the duty of the man to look after the financial burden. Before she's married. As I mentioned, it is 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.

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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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and Islam

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during marriage, the woman is on the receiving end.

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The Quran says it's really such a big number for us. Number four, Walter Nyssa Satya Nadella that gift to the woman in marriage adore as a gift

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in Islam mahad that is a marital gift is compulsory for a marriage to solemnize. Without my hair, a marriage cannot Solomon eyes in Islam.

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In Indian culture

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where we live, it is the opposite

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Is the woman who gives dowry to the Buddha has been

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in Islam. It's opposite. It is the man who gives to the Buddha be wife mahad a monetary gift

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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 my hair as 786 rupees, you can even buy a pair of shoes with 786 rupees.

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And for namesake they keep 2000 rupees on nice miska

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News saying that the Prophet kept nice nice colors my hair if you have the same wealth as the prophet and has really mellow pleases Him, and if we do nice miskell 19 miskell good, you may be having 10 times 100 times more wealth than what the prophet had and has really mellow pleases Him. And you don't even know if you're paying 190 1900 miskell if you want to follow the profit

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they spend on the

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weddings lavishly.

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They may keep the nicca in the mosque for namesake Baba Lima 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 give him hair as 786 now to make a mockery of Islam,

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the Indian culture unfortunately some of the Muslims that are being influenced by the Indian culture, you know in Indian culture, it is the woman that gives the dowry to the wdb 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 herds and capitals are being sold in the marketplaces. 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.

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Give me an indication I want a Mercedes car for every you know, My son, he likes to live in a three bedroom apartment, give me an indication that you want a three bedroom apartment for a very demanding dowry directly or indirectly his private in Islam. If willingly if the parents of the girl, the bride want to give some gift to the doctor, 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 they are 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 and poor, yet it is his duty.

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Furthermore, just in case

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if there was displaced or if a woman gets widowed, she gets maintained ins 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 even gets financial support is the child grows up