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  1. If I ask this question it doesn't mean that I left islam right (btw I'm 12) Ok so why does Allah say Arijaalu Kawaamuna alnisaa men are superior to women When islam is all about equality

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Islam is not a religion of equality but of Justice. Equality implies no differentiation between the two. Men and women are different. Can men get pregnant? Can we put male and female in the same boxing ring? Islam is the religion of justice, Justice is about using things for what they have been created for. Not one single letter in the Qur’an enjoins equality, rather it enjoins justice.

“Verily, Allah enjoins Al‘Adl (i.e. justice)” (Qur’an, 16:90)

“Say: Are those who know equal to those who know not?” (Qur’an, 39:9)


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This is how Allah created human beings. Verse 34 of Sura Nisa, chapter 4, of Quran is as clear as daylight,

Men are guardians of the women due to what Allah has Made some of them to excel others and because they are spending from their wealth.

Quran 4:34, Tafseer Hub-e-Ali, page 33

In following Hadith narration Muhammad (saww) explains the superiority of men over women

from his grandfather Al-Hassan (asws) Bin Ali Bin Abu Talib (asws) having said: ‘A number of Jews came to Rasool-Allah (saww) and asked him (asws) certain questions, and from what they asked him (asws) was, ‘What is the excellence of the man over the woman?

So the Prophet (saww) said: ‘Like the excellence of the sky over the earth, and like the water over the earth, for the water revives the earth, and by the men, the women are revived. And had it not been for the men, Allah (azwj ) would not have Created the women. Allah (azwj) is Saying Men are guardians of the women due to what Allah has Made some of them to excel others and because they are spending from their wealth [4:34]’.

The Jew said, ‘By which thing is it like this?’ So the Prophet (saww) said: ‘Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Created Adam (as) from clay, and Created Hawwa (as) from its remnant, and the first one who obeyed Adam (as) was the woman. So Allah (azwj) Mighty and Majestic Made them descend from the Garden, and Explained the excellence of the man over the woman in the world. Have you not seen the women how they menstruate and it is not possible for them to worship due to the filth, and the men are not affected with anything from the menstruation?’

The Jew said, ‘You (saww) have spoken the truth, O Muhammad (saww)’

Quran 4:34, Tafseer Hub-e-Ali, page 34

Superiority of men over women is also reflected in Fiqh, Islamic Jurisprudence, such as

  • Women inherit half of what men inherit;
  • Women can not voluntarily fast without the permission of her husband;
  • Prerogative to declare Talaq to divorce is in the hand of husband - man, not wife - woman;
  • Man have more right over children than woman;
  • You don't know the meaning of word slave? Nobody is slave of Prophet or Imam. We are not Abdul Nabi or Abdur Rasool or Abdul Imam. Rather we are AbdaAllah. We are slaves of Allah.
    – Riyaz
    Commented Jul 7, 2022 at 11:07