Rights of Women in Islam and West: A Comparative Analysis


  • Professor Dr. Matloob Ahmad Chairman, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, The University of Faisalabad. Author
  • Dr. Uzma Begum Principal Govt Postgraduate Girls College khrick, Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir. Author
  • Muhammad Qasim Doctoral Candidate, Department of Islamic Studies, The University of Faisalabad, Pakistan. Author
  • Mubashar Hasnain M.Phil Scholar, Department of Islamic Studies, The University of Faisalabad, Pakistan. Author


Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H), Rights of Women, Islam, West, Quranic, Ahadees, life, respect


This is an article with the topic “Comparative analysis of the rights duties of woman in Islamic civilization” Muslim women’s role is highlighted in this topic through Quranic guidance and Ahadees of Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W), and through the status of woman in the pre-Islam era is also highlighted. Besides this, it reflects different rights and duties of woman. In this article comparative analysis of both the Islamic and Western civilizations is highlighted. At the end after deducting result from the discussions conclusion is presented.  Before Islam the woman was treated as wretched element of the society and thrown in the darkness of ignorance. She was hopeless and cannot hope for her evolution. The Islam raised awareness and protested against this cruel attitude and taught that the whole life revolves around both man & woman. The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) provide guidance and teachings regarding the most ignored gender (the woman) as no champion of woman’s rights can promote this cause and with such zeal and zest. The woman is respectable either she is in western or Islamic civilization. The women should be respected everywhere. If we analyse the western civilization, we will come to know the reason of accepting Islam by woman is that the Islam suggests separate domains for man and woman. For this particular reason western ladies are accepting Islam and the logic behind this is that the Islam is the religion of nature, it is complete code of life and it is the only religion which addresses the nature of woman and it protects her rights and respect. Islam gave her a status which she cannot imagine.  



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Rights of Women in Islam and West: A Comparative Analysis. (2022). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 3(2), 135-152. https://irjmss.com/index.php/irjmss/article/view/77

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