As a Muslim woman I’m considered inferior. My value is less than a man’s.
According to the Qur’an, men are considered above women.
“And they (women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them in kindness, and men are a degree above them” Sura 2:228 (Pickthall)
Men are in charge of women.
“Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other…” Sura 4:34 (Pickthall)
My testimony is worth half of a man’s.
“…And bring to witness two witnesses from among your men. And if there are not two men [available], then a man and two women from those whom you accept as witnesses – so that if one of the women errs, then the other can remind her.” Sura 2:282 (Sahih International)
The Prophet Muhammad said as a woman my mind is deficient.
“The Prophet said, ‘Isn’t the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a man?’ The women said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is because of the deficiency of a woman’s mind.’” Sahih al-Bukhari 2658
A man gets twice as much inheritance over a woman.
“Allah instructs you concerning your children: for the male, what is equal to the share of two females.” Sura 4:11 (Sahih International)
The hadith also says the majority of those in hell are women.
“The Prophet said, “I looked at Paradise and saw that the majority of its residents were the poor; and I looked at the (Hell) Fire and saw that the majority of its residents were women.” Sahih al-Bukhari 5198
There is equality in Christianity.
Before Muhammad was even born Jesus of the New Testament elevated the status of women.
Jesus’ first miracle was in response to a request by his mother.
“…there was a wedding in Cana…And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, ‘They have no wine’. Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come. His mother said to the servants, ‘Whatever He says to you, do it.’ …Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the waterpots with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim. …When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine…he said to him, ‘You have kept the good wine until now!’ John 2:1-11
Jesus first revealed Himself as the Messiah to a woman.
“The woman said to Him, ‘I know that the Messiah is coming’ (who is called Christ). ‘When He comes, He will tell us all things.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I who speak to you am He.’ John 4:25-26
One of His greatest miracles was at the request of women.
“…the sisters [Mary and Martha] sent to Him, saying, ‘Lord, behold he [Lazarus] whom You love is sick.’ …Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. …So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days. …Now Martha said to Jesus, “Lord if You had been here, my brother would not have died. …Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’ Martha said to Him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.’ …He cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth!’ And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, ‘Loose him, and let him go.’” John 11:1-44
Women were included as disciples.
“There were also women…who also followed Him and ministered to Him when He was in Galilee, and many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.” Mark 15:40-41
After His resurrection Jesus first appeared to a woman.
“…Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stopped down and looked into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?’ She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, ‘Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to Him, ‘Rabboni!’ (which is to say, Teacher). John 20:1-16
So how can I know the truth?
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