The status of men and women in Islam


According to Islam, God will reward both men and women (Sura 16:97; 33:35; 43:70). Heavenly women are the reward for Muslim men in paradise but the Qur’an is silent about the reward for Muslim women. The testimony of 2 women is equal to that of one man (Sura 2:282). A man is allowed to beat his disobedient wife for her ‘rebelliousness’ (Sura 4:34). According to Ahadith and Shari’a, to divorce his wife a husband has to utter just 3 times, ‘I divorce you.’ Muhammad said: Women are deficient. Amongst the inmates in paradise women would be in the minority.