A woman in Islam is considered a “toy” (that is why I used the word “what” instead of “who”). This is taken literally from what the prophet Mohammed and the Just Khalif Umar Ibn Al Khattab (one of Mohammed’s fathers-in-law) declared; from actual acts toward women in most Islamic countries today; and from the different doctrines concerning women in Islam (marriage in Islam, the rights of women, the status of women compared to men, a woman’s duties to her husband, etc.)
In his book Al-Musanaf (Vol 1, part 2, p. 263), Abu Bakr Ahmed Ibn Abd Allah (one of the Muslim scholars) said; “umar (the Just Khalif) was once talking when his wife interjected, so he said to her, “You are a toy, if you are needed we will call you.” Amru Bin Al Aas (also a Khalif) said, “Women are toys, so choose” (Kanz-el-Ummal, Vol. 21, Hadith No. 919).   Mohammed himself said, “The woman is a toy, whoever takes her let him care for her,” according to Ahmed Zaki Tuffaha on page 180 of the book Al-Mar’Allah wal-islam (“The Woman and Islam)
Sura 4:34 (a chapter in the Koran ) states, “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other.” On page 36 of his book, The Women and Islam, Ahmed Zaki Tuffaha wrote, “God established the superiority of men over women by the above verse (Sura 4:34), which prevents the equating of men and woman. For here man is above the woman due to his intellectual superiority….”
As Christian’s, we can rejoice in what the Bible says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28)
In Islam not only is a woman considered a toy and men superior, but woman are also considered to have many deficiencies:
1.      Women are deficient in intelligence and religion.
In Sahih Al Bukhari’s book, which Muslims consider the most authentic book after the Koran we read, “Allah’s Apostle once said to a group of woman ; “I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious, sensible man could be led astray by some of you.”  The woman asked; “O Allah’s Apostle, what is deficient in our intelligence and religion?”  He said; “Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?”  They replied in the affirmative.  He said; “This is the deficiency of your intelligence…Is not it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?” The woman replied in the affirmative. He said: “This is the deficiency in your religion….This Hadith has been agreed upon, which gives it the highest degree of authenticity in Islam.  That is why it has been accepted and used by eminent scholars such as Ghazali, Ibn Al Arabi, Razi, and others. CONTINUE

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