Woman in Quran and Bible
THE REASON BEHIND PAINS OF DELIVERY
God said to Eve when she tempted Adam, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing, in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband and he shall rule over you.
POSTPARTUM IN THE BIBLE
If a woman conceives, and bears a MALE CHILD, then she shall be unclean seven Days. But if she bears a FEMALE CHILD then she shall be unclean two weeks.
WOMAN'S VEIL IN THE BIBLE
[1 Corin. 11:5]
But any woman who prays and prophecies with her head unveiled dishonors her head - it is the same as if her head were shaven, for if a woman will not veil herself then she should cut off her hair. But if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil. JUDGE FOR YOURSELVES; is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered? (It seems that Christians are unaware of the obligation of the veil in the Bible, which made me put their verses in this book, and for those who attack the veil in Islam should notice these verses of their own Bible, and notice also this verse "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.)
WOMAN IS NOT THE GLORY OF GOD
[1 Corin. 11:7]
For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man, for man was not made for woman, but woman from man, neither was man created for woman, but woman for man.
WOMAN IS EVIL!
The leaden cover was lifted, there was a woman sitting, and he (the angel) said: this is wickedness.
HIDE WOMAN'S VOICE!
[1 Corin. 14:34]
The woman should keep silence in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says. If there is anything they desire to know let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.
[1 Timo. 2:9]
Woman should adorn themselves modestly and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly attire but by good deeds.
MARRIAGE BY FORCE!!
If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the dead shall not be marries outside of the family to a stranger; her husband's brother shall go into her, and take her as his wife.
Islam is a religion that honors and respects women
Allah Almighty ordered men in the Noble Quran to take care of women and to protect them; "Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has given the one more (strength) than the other, and because they support them from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient, and guard in (the husband's) absence what Allah would have them guard. "
(The Noble Quran 4:34)
Allah Almighty also ordered men in the Noble Quran to love and respect their wives; "O ye who believe! Ye are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should ye treat them with harshness, that ye may take away part of the dower [money given by the husband to the wife for the marriage contract] ye have given them, except where they have been guilty of open lewdness; on the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing, and God brings about through it a great deal of good. "
(The Noble Quran 4:34)
Allah Almighty equalizes between men and women; "To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills. He bestows female children to whomever He wills and bestows male children to whomever He wills. "
(The Noble Quran 4:34)
Let’s compare a few Verses from the Noble Quran to the Bible:
Let us look at Leviticus 12:2-5
in the Bible "A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her monthly period. On the eighth day the boy is to be circumcised. Then the woman must wait thirty-three days to be purified from her bleeding. She must not touch anything sacred or go to the sanctuary until the days of her purification are over. If she gives birth to a daughter, for two weeks the woman will be unclean, as during her period. The she must wait sixty-six days to be purified from her bleeding” This verse clearly says that a birth of a female causes a double pollution.
Compare the above verse to the following from Islam:
"To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills. He bestows female children to whomever He wills and bestows male children to whomever He wills.”
(The Noble Quran, 42:49) There is no difference between a birth of a boy or a girl in Islam.
Let us look at the following from the Bible:
"When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening. anything she lies on during her period will be unclean, and anything she sits on will be unclean. Whoever touches her bed must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. Whoever touches anything she sits on must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. Whether it is the bed or anything she was sitting on, when anyone touches it, he will be unclean till evening. (Leviticus 15:19-23
)" The woman becomes a disease when has her period. She is unclean and everything she touches becomes unclean with her. Let us look at the following from the Bible: "Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the uncleanness of her monthly period. (Leviticus 18:19
Let us look at Noble Quran:
"They ask you concerning women's courses (period). Say: They are a hurt and a pollution: so keep away (of making love) from women in their courses, and do not approach them until they are clean..."
(Quran: 2:222) Notice that Allah Almighty was concerned first about the pain the woman would suffer and then her uncleanness second. Let us look at the following from the Bible: "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law, and if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for woman to speak in the church. (1Corinthians 14:34-35
)" Notice how the Bible doesn't allow women to get education on their own. Only the woman's husband is the source of education for her. He must always be the only source for her!. This clearly prohibits her from studying and pursuing her education.
Compare it with Islam:
"Seeking knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim man and Muslim woman.”
(A Saying from Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him)
Let us look at how the Bible doesn't allow women to inherit as long as a son is present:
"If a man dies and leaves no son, turn his inheritance over to his daughter. (Numbers 27:8
Compare it with the Nobel Quran:
"From what is left by parents and those nearest related there is a share for men and a share for women, whether the property be small or large, a determinate share.”
(The Noble Quran, 4:7)
What the Bible Says about women:
Let us look at Ecclesiastics 7:26-28
"And I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare.... while I was still searching but not finding, I found one upright man among a thousand but not one upright woman among them all".
Let us look at Ecclesiastes 25:22
"Of the woman came the beginning of sin, and through her we all die." (From the Catholics Bible).
Let us look at Ecclesiastics 22:3
"The birth of a daughter is a loss" (From the Catholics Bible). What more despising statement to women than this do we need to read?
Let us look at the Tenth Commandment, Exodus 20:17
"You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor [this includes the wife as a belonging]." This verse lumps a wife together with his servants, animals and house.
Let us look at Exodus 21:
7 "If a man sells his daughter as a servant....” A man could sell his daughter as a slave as he chose.
Let us look at 1 Corinthians 14:34-35
"As in all Churches of the saints, the woman should be subordinate as even the law says...for it is shameful for a woman to speak in church."
Let us look at 1 Timothy 2:11
"Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness. I permit no woman to teach or have authority over men. She is to keep silent, for Adam was formed first then Eve, and Adam was not deceived but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor."
Let us look at 1 Corinthians 11:6
"For if a woman will not veil herself then she should cut off her hair, but if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her wear a veil...for man was not created from woman but woman from man. Neither was man created for woman but woman for man."
Are women equal to men in Islam?
"And among God's signs is this: He created for you mates from amongst yourselves (males as mates for females and vice versa) that you might find tranquility and peace in them. And he has put love and kindness among you. Herein surely are signs for those who reflect.”
(The Holy Quran 30:21)
Let us look at the following Noble Verses from the Noble Quran to further prove equality between men and women in Islam:
"And when you men have divorced women, ...then either retain them in kindness if you reconcile, or part with them in kindness. Do not retain them to harm them so that you transgress limits. He who does this has wronged himself.”
(The Holy Quran 2:231)
"O believers! It is not lawful for you to inherit women against their will, nor that you should put restrictions on them, that you might take what you had given them...Consort with them in kindness, for if you hate them, it might happen that you hate something in which God has put much good.”
(The Holy Quran 4:19)
"Women impure for men impure. And women of purity for men of purity. These are not affected by what people say. For them is forgiveness and an honorable provision.”
(The Holy Quran 24:26)
"...Indeed the noblest of you in the sight of God (among men and women and races and nationalities) is the one most responsive to the truth (taqwa).”
(The Holy Quran 49:13)
"And their Lord has heard them and says: 'I don't let the work of any worker be lost be they male or female. You both proceed one from the other..”
(The Holy Quran 3:195)
" Indeed, men who submit and women who submit, believing men and believing women, and men who obey and women who obey, and truthful men and truthful women, and men who persevere and women who persevere, and men who are humble and women who are humble, and men who give alms and women who give alms, and men who fast and women who fast, and men who guard their chastity and women who guard their chastity, and men who remember God much and women who remember God much. God has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward.”
(The Holy Quran 33:35)
"And the believers men and women are friends one of the other, they enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong, and they establish worship and pay the poor due, and they obey God and his Messenger. As for these, God will have mercy on them...”
(The Holy Quran 9:71)