Originally Posted by Agnosthiest
How many times do i have to tell you that is not a religious problem? The country has only been modernised in the last 50 years. Centuries old traditions can't be shunned overnight, change is coming slowly. There are alot of qualified women sitting at home doing nothing, but there are plans in place to change that, as well as to educate those that are not able to get an education still. There are more women employed today than there were 10 years ago, and 20 years from now, the figure will be far higher than today.
Not true. The opposite in fact.Another example is the Koran’s teaching that the earth is like a carpet. This presented an obstacle to the theory that the earth is a sphere.
The QUran CONFIRMS that the earth is round.
The Qur’an mentions the actual shape of the earth in the following verse:
"And we have made the earth egg shaped". [Al-Qur’an 79:30]
The Arabic word Dahaha means egg shaped. It also means an expanse. Dahaha is derived from Duhiya which specifically refers to the egg of an ostrich which is geo-spherical in shape, exactly like the shape of the earth.
The verse you're talking about is this one,
Verse 71:20 "And Allah has made the earth for you as a carpet (spread out)." [Al-Qur’an 71:19] But the sentence in the above verse is not complete. It continues in the next verse, explaining the previous verse. It says: "That you may go about therein, in spacious roads."
you can read more here
'Saudi Arabia supports countless madrassas around the globe. And most muslims pay tribute to it. It makes no sense to just discount it as you did. You have to do better than that.
It supports "madrassa's" but doesn't tell the countries concerned how to use the funds they give. That would be like intefering in their countries policies. I personally think they should not just hand out funds without making sure how they are spent.
This Hadeeth highlights the spiritual and personality differences between men and women, and how this affects them when they are called as witnesses. Their nature is different to a man, they are shy. Hence for the sake of justice, it was necessary to have 2 women , one backing up what the other says. This was to ensure that justice was served properly, in the case of women being witnesses. It does not mean that they are intellectually inferior , but that because of their very nature, the testimony should be fair.Then put into context and make us understand. How is it that mohamamad said that women were deficient?
The weakness in religion does not mean they are weaker in faith. It means that when women are menstruating and having the bleeding they do after childbirth, they are exempt from prayers and religious services. Men are always obliged to pray etc. but women are exempt during certain times.
This hadeeth you brought here, is explained in more detail if your'e interested
Are Women Intellectually and Spiritually Inferior?
and the below sheds more light on your "mainteners of women"
Are Women Inferior to Men?
Some people misinterpret the verse 34 of surat An-Nisaa’, in which Allah Almighty says: [Men are the managers of the affairs of women because Allah has made some to excel the other].
If you hang around all the wrong places for information on Islam you will only be fed distortions.