Islam recognizes and fosters the natural differences between men and women despite the natural equality. Some types of work are more suitable for men and other types for women. This in no way diminishes their efforts or its benefit. Islam considers that the reward for the value of work of both sexes should be equal.
Muslim women and Muslim men have the right and obligation to seek for knowledge. They both have the capacity for learning and understanding.
In Islam, a woman has the basic freedom of choice and expression, based on her individual personality.
In Islam, a woman has freedom of choice; she is free to choose her religion also.
Women in Islam are encouraged to contribute their opinions and ideas. Women would pose questions directly to the Prophet and offer their opinions on religion, economics and social matters.
A Muslim woman's testimony is valid in legal disputes. In fact, in areas in which women are more familiar, the evidence is conclusive.
In Islam women are required to acquire appropriate education. Since it is also their obligation to promote good behaviour and condemn bad behaviour in all spheres of life, they have to be well educated to perform this duty in accordance with their own natural talents and interests.
A Muslim woman chooses her husband and keeps her name after marriage.
Concerning motherhood, the Prophet Muhammad said: 'Heaven lies under the feet of mothers.' This implies that the success of a society can be traced to the mothers that raised it.
Islam recognizes that the first and greatest influence on a person comes from the sense of security, affection and training received from the mother. Therefore, a woman having children must be educated and conscientious in order to be a skilful parent.
The right to vote has been given to all Muslim women 1400 years ago (when the Quran was revealed). A woman can voice her opinion on any public matter and participate in politics.
In Islam, men and women are considered equal but different, with unique roles, functions and skills; in society and in the family each member has different responsibilities; Generally, Islam considers that women are entrusted with the nurturing role and men, with the guarding role. Therefore, women are given the right of financial support.
In Islam men and women are equal with different roles and responsibilities. Men are entrusted with guardianship and great financial support. They are required to provide women with not only monetary support but also physical protection and kind and respectful treatment.
The Muslim woman has the privilege to enter into legal contracts and to manage all of her assets in any way she pleases. She can run her own business and no one has any claim on her earnings, including her husband.
In Islam women are granted untouchable economic rights, among which is the right to inherit from their relatives. Both men and women in Islam inherit their legal share from their relatives, a right granted to women 1400 years ago, when the Quran was revealed.
Mary, the mother of Jesus is very highly respected and referred to as a pious and virtuous woman, model for the women in the entire world.
Islam establishes a woman's equality with men in her humanity. Women and men are considered to have both come from the same essence; hence they are equal in their humanity. Neither gender can be superior, because it would be contradiction of equality.
While in Islam the maintenance of a home, providing support to her husband, and bearing, raising and teaching of children are among the first and very highly regarded roles for a woman, if she has the skills to work outside the home for the good of the community, she may do so as long as her family obligations are met.