Islam, and the Different Views
In the islamic world people behave under very strong beliefs and influences of a religious figure in this case Allah.Woman are raised in a outrageous racist society where they are abolished by mens doctrine.
It tries to make women non-existent, since it is believed every inch on the woman body is a sexual temptation or appeal to men. The treat given to these woman is inferior since it is based on what Allah has made of woman, and what he has determined them to be. Temptations. Every law imposed in Islam is not only positioned under his influences, but throughout the book, Infidel, there is always a connection to Allah’s “fairness”, but “[if] a God is so just that almost every phrase of the Qur’an praises his fairness, [then how can he] desire woman be treated so unfairly?”. Since toddlers we have always believed in something, some kind of religion based and guided by a God, normally the one our parents follow.
We have been taught and expected to pray and follow its commandments. As we grow older, and start to understand the religion we have been raised upon, and decide whether or not we truly believe on its proclamation or testimony.In islamic culture you are just meant to believe, there is no choosing, there is no going back. Not believing is disappointing your ancestors,your religion, Allah, and disappointing Allah goes hand to hand with burning in Hell. The role of women in Islam, is shockingly different to western world. Not only their treat for woman but how woman believe they should be treated.
I believe a big part of how women are treated, has to do with them too believing Allah’s commandments are just and must be followed, or rather burn in Hell. A Muslim girl is “trained to be docile”. Woman must not feel wanted, must not feel free, must not feel wild, must feel guilty when they bleed once a month, since its proof that they are less worthy than man. Islam religion not only make women think less of themselves, but it is also a religion which enforces you to not only believe on it entirely, but at the same time encourages you to despise other religions or beliefs. Ayaan Hirsi Ali author of Infidel leaves us clear that Christians (Kiristaan) in muslim cultures are seen as impure, despicable.
Kristaan was a playground insult in Saudi Arabia. As I continue my argument we can see how Ayaan “went bewildered to [her] mother….
Ethiopians were kufr; [and] scornful”. Most of the people in Ethiopians were Christians, and Christians are not wanted in Muslim countries. In Islamic land/ community,”Mysterious attacks against Christians and other minorities [continue to happen]” this being evidence that over the years christians are still not wanted. Ayaan wasn’t just shocked that her school had a vast majority of Christians but that Ethiopians “smoked cigarettes, and laughed in public and looked men in the face.” It is interesting how religion is more forceful in some countries than others. It is evident how in Saudi Arabia, the country of its origin, Islam is stricter than in Somalia.
Or for example, in Ethiopia, there are more Christians than Muslims, which does not promote a very strict islamism. Over in Saudi Arabia, Jews are the most scornful human being. Children there are taught to pray for the health of their parents, and for the destruction of Jews. By law all women in Saudi Arabia must be in care of a man, and so covered up, “you [can only] see which way they were looking at by the direction their shoes pointed”. In Islam the men superiority is evident, making woman very reliable in men themselves. This not only becomes an expectation to man, but to woman as well.
It is better to go in the street with you ten year old son, than completely alone. If being a woman, going out on the street alone in not looked at terribly by society, but is at the same time sinful, since they “expose” themselves to other men. Sins are a major part of this religion as well. Some sins are more punishable than others. Most of the laws imposed, which are specially meant for woman, are based on sins.
Breaking the law is not to be punished by only the government, it is mostly punishable by Allah and his followers. For Islamic, government and religion are strictly attached. Which is favorable for those who believe in Islam deeply, but for those who dont, it narrows their freedom as much as possible. It is not only inconvenient for them but as well for international treaties, since decisions are based on not only gainance, but religion as well.The mixing of religion with politics connects/commits to the right to impose and to interpret the will of God. This can be interpreted as a threat, since if Allah wants the bad for you, you can’t fight it, it is how Allah wants it to be.
Religion is a great cause for deaths and wars, people involved or starters of these wars, are called religious extremists. Even though islam is a very big religion it is divided in subgroups, and these can be allies as well as they can be enemies. Some of this sub groups believe in the “cleansing”, purge or disinfection of other groups, which in 2006 led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people in Samarra. It is evident how the subdivisions of this religion and countries keeps getting in the way of itself succeeding, and this problems just keep expanding, since now a days, it is not only about the devalorization of woman, but also to their own peoples. In conclusion, Islam is a religion is which the guider is Allah, and people follow the will of Allah. It is also a religion which believes that women are inferior, any other religion is inferior, it is a religion which is subdividing the country in different ways, sometimes it is more of an obligation and less of a religion.
But some people truly believe on it, some people including women, believe this is their only way for them not to go to hell, and this is very well respected. Even though the role of woman is secondary in a ratio to anything in Islam, it is a belive, but I also believe, that if someone wants to chose another believe, they should have the choice. Citation “The Power of Religion.” The Economist. The Economist Newspaper, 13 July 2013.
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