Re: Some Imams 'biased against women'
Reply #2 - December 16, 2008, 02:10 PM
I would not say it is the imam's fault for being perceived as biased against women. It is the scripture in their hands that does not give them a way to assist the women who come to them.
It is not like the koran and sunna has some bad stuff for women 'on earth' which is balanced by some good stuff. Most people assume the balance exists because it is a "comforting truth" for them. Because it is much more comforting to realize that a religious book has some balance in it.
However the reality not so comforting. And that is extremely unfortunate. The book that was passed to us from a 7th century warrior culture, does not have pretty much anything of value, in favor of women in the 21st century. And surely very little (nothing?) to counter-balance the injustice and insults to women on Earth throughout the book.
I only found 3 items that are in favor of women here on earth, and the 3 items were not of any real vale. (i.e. do not bury your daughters, which is covered by ALL secular laws under the murder laws). Perhaps someone on this site who used to look at the koran with more favorable eyes then mine, could have found more perhaps?
"Ask the slave girl; she will tell you the truth.' So the Apostle called Burayra to ask her. Ali got up and gave her a violent beating first, saying, 'Tell the Apostle the truth.'"