| Religion: Empowering Women or Disempowering |
Religion itself is a contradictory issue. Religion can be the source of both comfort and conflict for women. All religions can empower women, and all have empowered women at various times. They can also disempower women and have done numerous times. Religious quotations can be seen and interpreted from different angles. Therefore, the question is less about religion and more about those who entitled themselves religious. Many religious make wrong interpretation to dominate women because it’s a very sensitive issue. Generally, people do not want to argue with religious quote. They accept it as God want to have it. However, most religious systems are patriarchal in belief and practice, and, as such, could be inhospitable to women.
What is religion?
According to me, Religion is a set of beliefs. The system of activities and beliefs directed toward that which is perceived to be of sacred value and transforming power. It intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the Universe.
The five largest religious groups by population, estimated to account for between 5 and 7 billion people, are Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism.
Religion: Empowering women or disempowering
All religions can empower women, and all have empowered women at various times. They can also disempower women and have done numerous times. Women are suppressed, disregarded and abused by every religion in the world. They are considered inferior to men by these organizations and are therefore condemned to be a second-class type of person. Here I will try to shape out the women’s position, status, rights of women comparison to men, property rights, education, role of women in religion etc and at last, draw a valid conclusion.
Women in Islam
At a time when the rest of the world, from Greece and Rome to India and China, considered women as no better than children or even slaves, with no rights whatsoever,...