Expository Essay: Muslim Women Empowered by Their Religion
This essay was written to analyze and provide information on the article Muslim Women Empowered by Their Religion by Weam Namou, provided by mcreview.com. The article provides details on the Prophet Muhammad and his first wife Khadij relationship. Also, it provides information on the three different women interviewed in this article, Nouran Abdul Jawad, Norma Kassim, and Sarah Alfraham and their views about their culture and religion.
Paragraphs 3 and 4 describe the relationship of Muhammad and Khadij and elevating women. Muhammad was a 25-year-old who became employed by Khadija; who was 15 years older than him. Khadija was impressed by the many successful trips that Muhammad made and she ended up proposing to him. Muhammad did not care about Khadija’s age and was not intimidated by her leadership. Muhammad loved her amazing character, superior business smarts, and humanitarian efforts that led her to be hailed as the Princess of Mecca. Muhammad made Khadija his wife and remained monogamous for 15 years until her death. She was the one person he turned to for advice, and she helped him both financially and intellectually to found Islam. Muhammad helped elevate the status of women, which made the Islamic law guarantee them rights by letting them own property, operate a business, receive equal pay for equal work, have total control of their wealth, marry whom they want, keep their own name when they marry, inherit property, and have their marriage dissolved in the case of neglect or mistreatment.
Paragraphs 5 through 49 focuses on the interview between the three women Nouran Abdul Jawad, Sarah Alfraham and Norma Kassim. The first section of these few paragraphs focus on Norma Kassim. She is a mother of six who works full time as a business development manager and she is a part-time doctoral candidate in Islamic Philosophical Thoughts at the International Islamic...