The Treatment of Women in Islam - WHAT IS A WOMAN IN ISLAM


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)