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While the spread of Islam extended, in theory the rights of women should have as well. However, Islam has not been able to protect global women
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The three major monotheistic religions of the world can each be recognized for their contribution to the world. While Judaism is most recognized for its length of existence, and Christianity for its massive following, the latest statistical records reveal that Islam has the fastest growing rate in all religions. Despite the fact that Islam is considered to be among the youngest of the world major religions, the most recent figures shows approximately one billion Muslims, while Islam continues to spread predominantly in over 40 countries in the world (Encyclopaedia Encarta). Islam belongs to the same family of monotheistic faiths that includes Judaism and Christianity. The origin and development of Islam was in Saudi Arabia over 1,400 years ago (Singer). Before Islam, women were treated harshly, as well as tortured, to the extent that a woman was denied all rights of inheritance and ownership. Men, on the other hand, had absolute power over women (A. Jawad). In order to most effectively understand the present struggle of Islamic women one must analyze the past condition of these women by having an understanding of their past and how their rights have developed.
The conditions of women before Islam were miserable
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