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    the role of women in islam

    as a liberal, canadian woman, who does not belong to religion i am very curious about the attitudes towards women in various faiths. my peers (though personally i am undecided due to lack of knowledge) often find much fault with the way muslim women are regarded. surely if i were to convert to a particular belief system i would want to know how i can expect to be treated.

    for example there is the practise of covering women. because i am canadian i have seen a wide variance in how this is done. my pakistani muslim friends (also women) dress pretty much the same as me except that they have beautifully decorated clothes they wear to family or religious gatherings (n the style of india or pakistan). a girl i went to college with once told me about her decision to wear the hijab (i think that is what you call the hair covering...please make excuses for my ignorance ) which indicates to me some freedom of choice. the mothers of my son's schoolmates cover everything but their faces. still some other women cover everything except their eyes. i admit to feeling self conscious around these women as if perhaps i seem improper in their eyes.

    there is also the practise of women not being allowed the social freedom that their male counterparts enjoy. this is another area i have seen varying in degree.

    my non-muslim peers interpret this to mean that women are unequal or inferior in muslim culture. some even find it quite offensive. i would like to know the how and the why of it before i make any judgment on the subject. any thoughts?

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    You woman, why are you posting on the internet?? Don’t you know you have no say in society? And certainly no opinion on this subject and this is a religious matter.

    Shame on you…. You, go serve your man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinie View Post
    You woman, why are you posting on the internet?? Don’t you know you have no say in society? And certainly no opinion on this subject and this is a religious matter.

    Shame on you…. You, go serve your man.
    I'm going to ask my man what his views on this are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscar View Post
    I'm going to ask my man what his views on this are.
    Don't you mean that you are going to ask your man what your views are on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscar View Post
    I'm going to ask my man what his views on this are.
    And in that case, he will wind up in the doghouse

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    Don't you mean that you are going to ask your man what your views are on this?
    You know me just a tad toooooooooo well

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    so far i find the replies to my query not only unhelpful but ignorant. i am sorry for anyone who disagrees with the way muslim women are treated but i wish to know facts...not to bandy about insults. please keep any negative comments to yourselves if you have no information to offer me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlwright View Post
    so far i find the replies to my query not only unhelpful but ignorant. i am sorry for anyone who disagrees with the way muslim women are treated but i wish to know facts...not to bandy about insults. please keep any negative comments to yourselves if you have no information to offer me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlwright View Post
    so far i find the replies to my query not only unhelpful but ignorant. i am sorry for anyone who disagrees with the way muslim women are treated but i wish to know facts...not to bandy about insults. please keep any negative comments to yourselves if you have no information to offer me.
    See what you've done now Mikey? You think this is ignorant..... wait til Nomad comes on.

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    See what you've done now Mikey? You think this is ignorant..... wait til Nomad comes on.
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