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Islam - Why do Muslims go on Hajj?

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ISLAM 1) Why do Muslims go on Hajj? 2) Select, describe and explain those rituals of the Hajj which will be of spiritual value to the pilgrim. 3) How is Muslim behaviour directed by Islamic teaching on the role and status of women? 4) Do you think it is possible to be a Muslim without going to a mosque? (Consider more than one point of view) Spiritual equality, responsibility and accountability for both men and women is a well developed theme in the Qur`an. Understanding the spiritual equality of women in Islam is to understand that equality between men and women in the sight of God is not limited to purely spiritual, religious issues, but is the basis for equality in all temporal aspects of human life. ...read more.

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Verily, God is ever watchful over you! (4:1) In Islam, women are not a commodity to be advertised in public. Their dignity is preserved by Shar`iah law. Women are allowed to work and to earn money but as long as it is held within the boundaries of Islam. The Qur`an states that both genders were deliberate and independent and there is no mention of Eve being created out of Adam's rib or anything else. Even the issue of which sex was created first is not specified, implying that for our purposes here on earth it may not matter. Women are independent individuals, as exemplified by the fact that all human beings will be accountable for their own intentions and deeds on the Day of Judgment when no human being shall be of the least avail to another human being (82:19). ...read more.

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For, He it is who has made you inherit the earth, and has raised some of you by degrees above others, so that He might try you by means of what he bestowed upon you (6:164-165) Women in Islam are allowed to study and to search for knowledge. There is no difference between men and women in this factor. The Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) declared almost fourteen centuries ago that the pursuit for knowledge is incumbent on every Muslim male and female. Women in Islam are entitled to freedom of expression and are allowed to express themselves if they have anything to say. It is reported in Qur`an and Hadith (Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)) that women used to participate in serious discussions with the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) himself as well as with other Muslim leaders. ...read more.

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