Glasgow Muslim community wants to educate people about women’s rights in Islam
Members of Glasgow’s Muslim community strive to change people’s views on women’s rights in the Islamic religion.
Following the Taliban’s seizure of power in Afghanistan, there are more and more reports of the status of women accessing education or having a job.
Although the barbaric and outdated restrictions are enforced by the hardline Taliban government, they have nonetheless led to conflicting views and beliefs that women are of lower status, or are not truly free, when practicing. Islam.
Now the Ahmadiyya Muslim community in Glasgow is looking to educate people and is hosting a unique online event this Sunday to discuss misconceptions about women’s rights in the Islamic religion.
The virtual event will be broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube this Sunday, October 3 at 6 p.m., where viewers can enjoy engaging lectures and get their questions answered as well.
Spokesman Ahmed Owusu-Konadu said: âOne area that is very poorly understood in the public eye is that of women’s rights in Islam.
âThe media don’t tend to show this side of Islam, they report on the Taliban and other organizations that abuse women. People think this is what Islam teaches.
âThe Taliban regime has become a problem because the women of the country try to leave, they have been prevented from going to school or to work.
“We thought the time was right to educate the public and let them know what are the teachings of Islam and show that the atrocities that are happening in the world by these so called Islamic nations are not associated to our religion. “
It is hoped that Sunday’s event will open the eyes of the public to the fact that Islam teaches that the rights of women are equal to those of men.
Mr. Owusu-Konadu added, âRegarding the spiritual aspect, men and women are equal in the sight of God. Whatever station a man can reach, a woman can reach it too and vice versa.
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âHowever, when it comes to the physical aspect, the way Almighty God created us is a little different and we include it in our responsibilities with our families, in the community and in the religious sector.
âFor example, men and women don’t play football together because their physical makeup is different. In athletics, women wouldn’t run with Usain Bolt because it’s unfair.
âIt comes down to the physical aspect of it. God made man physically stronger and taller, which would mean that we use this form of protection for women.
âIf you see a man abusing a woman, it’s contrary to what his build is supposed to be used for. He is supposed to protect his wife and his family.
On Sundays, anyone, of any religion or origin, can attend the panel and ask their questions about religion.
Mr. Owusu-Konadu added, âPeople should come to this education platform. Education is the key. Education is power. We need to look at people the right way rather than stereotyping them and understanding what they stand for.
âBecause groups like the Taliban and Isis align themselves with Islam for their own selfish interests, people confuse this with the Islamic religion.
“They are hiding behind this beautiful teaching.”