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The Status of Women in Islam (Special Folder)

In today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with negative images of Islam. Because of this, one major misconception that many hold is that Islam oppresses women. But what do we really know about the status of women in Islam?

What are the rights Islam affords women?

How did the Prophet Muhammad treat women during life?

We compiled this special folder to address these questions and more about women in Islam.

About has many more resources that deal with these issues, and we invite you to browse through them to find out more detailed answers to these and other, related topics.

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We hope this introduction gives you basic answers and a useful foundation for further reading and research about women’s status in Islam.

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We wish you a fruitful journey of research and discovery.


Women in Islam are given a high status. A prevailing principle we find in the Quran is one of egalitarianism. All human life has value and every human being has inalienable rights regardless of gender. Therefore, if we hear of women’s rights being taken away and women being oppressed or denigrated, we can know that it is not from Allah, Islam, or the Prophetic tradition of Islam.