Z.A. Bhutto (Author of THOUGHTS ON SOME ASPECTS OF ISLAM)
Islamic Activism - The Choice - Ep16
Women, Diversity and Politics in Islamic Societies
It is often claimed that Islam and Sharia1 upgraded the status of women. This opinion is true from some aspects. For example, before Islam, in the Arabic society in which Islam was born, burying new-born baby girls was a tradition which denied girls even to come into existence. In this society, women were considered part of their husbands' properties and not persons2. A woman on the death of her husband was passed down to the son as a lawful part of his inheritance3.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. All aspects of a Muslim's life are governed by Sharia. Sharia law comes from a combination of sources including the Qur'an, the sayings of the prophet and the rulings of Islamic scholars. Sharia is a now a familiar term to Muslims and non-Muslims. It can often be heard in news stories about politics, crime, feminism, terrorism and civilisation. Sharia law comes from a combination of sources including the Qur'an the Muslim holy book , the Hadith sayings and conduct of the prophet Muhammad and fatwas the rulings of Islamic scholars. Many people, including Muslims, misunderstand Sharia.
Islam teaches the importance of both belief and practice; one is insufficient without the other except for some Sufis. The following six beliefs are those that are commonly held by Muslims, as laid out in the Quran and hadith. Muslims are asked to put their beliefs into practice by performing certain acts of worship. As in all faiths, since adherence to religious obligations and practices is a matter of individual choice, some people are very strict in performing these duties, while others are not. Islam contains many rules for daily life and human relationships. The first source of these rules is the Quran and the second is the hadith or reports of the prophet Muhammad's words or actions.
The primary source for the views of Muhammad are the sayings recorded in the Koran. The official Islamic.
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Islam portal. Political aspects of Islam are derived from the Qur'an , the Sunnah the sayings and living habits of Muhammad , Muslim history , and elements of political movements outside Islam. Traditional political concepts in Islam include leadership by elected or selected successors to the Prophet known as Caliphs , Imamate for Shia ; the importance of following Islamic law or Sharia ; the duty of rulers to seek Shura or consultation from their subjects; and the importance of rebuking unjust rulers. A significant change in the Islamic world was the abolition of the Ottoman caliphate in The defeat of Arab armies in the Six-Day War , the end of Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union with the end of communism as a viable alternative has increased the appeal of Islamic movements such as Islamism , Islamic fundamentalism and Islamic democracy , especially in the context of popular dissatisfaction with secularist ruling regimes in the Muslim world.