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roles of muslim men and women

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Roles of Muslim men and women. According to the Qur'an, men and women are two units of a pair. The Quran says: "O mankind! We created you from a single soul, male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may come to know one another". ...read more.


However, a man being financially responsible for the family does not prohibit a woman having a career of her own, and personal property and education is encouraged. However women in Islam are seen as independent and self reliant individuals, therefore challenging the traditional view of a family structure. ...read more.


Even where these differences are acknowledged, scholars and other commentators vary as to whether they are just and whether they are a correct interpretation of religious imperatives. Conservatives argue that differences between men and women are due to different status and responsibilities, while liberal Muslims, Muslim feminists, and others argue in favor of more original, traditional interpretations. ...read more.

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