15 reasons why muslim women should leave Islam
1) Slavery: Free Men can have sex with female slaves; Free Women can't have sex with male
2) Iddah: After a woman's husband dies, she has to wait 4 months and 10 days before marrying
another man. "A woman who is observing iddah following her husband's death may go out
of the house during the day to meet her needs, such as dealing with government procedures if
there is no one who can do that for her. But at night she should not go out except in cases of
necessity. "(IslamQA) Men don't have to do any of this.
3) Inheritance: In general a daughter inherits half as much as her brother.
4) Diyah(blood money): If you kill a Muslim man by mistake the blood money(or compensation)
you have to pay is 100 camels; for Muslim women it is 50 camels; for non-muslim men it is the
same as muslim women(50 camels), and for non-muslim women it is 25 camels. For example
in Saudi Arabia, when a person has been killed or caused to die by another, the prescribed blood
money rates are as follows:
* 300,000 riyals if the victim is a Muslim man
* 150,000 riyals if a Muslim woman
* 150,000 riyals if a Christian or Jewish man
* 75,000 riyals if a Christian or Jewish woman
* 6,666 riyals if a man of any other religion(eg. Hindus)
* 3,333 riyals if a woman of any other religion(eg. Hindus)
5) Witnesses: In rulings of hudud the witness of one man is equal to that of two women. This is
also the case with financial transactions.
6) Divorce: In some schools of Islamic jurisprudence, a man can divorce a woman by "I divorce
you" three times. All agree that to divorce a woman, a man should say that he is divorcing her
and then wait for 3 menstrual cycles of the wife before the marriage is officially over. A woman
cannot just divorce her husband. She has to ask her husband to divorce her or she has to ask an
Islamic judge to annul their marriage. This is called Khul'. Men don't have to do this.
7) Imam: A woman can't lead the men in prayers.
8) Leadership: A woman can't lead a state. She can't lead the prayers if men are participating.
She can't be an imam and offer the Friday sermon. She can't be a judge. Ibn Hazm reported
in his book Maraatib al-Ijmaa' that there was scholarly consensus on this point. In the section
he says: "Out of all groups of the people of the Qiblah [i.e., all Muslim sects], there is not one
that allows the leadership of women." Al-Qurtubi reported something similar, and al-`Allaamah
al-Shanqeeti said, "There is no difference of opinion among the scholars on this point." The
evidence for this is the quranic verse: "Men are the protectors and maintainers of women,
because Allah has made one of them to excel the other" [al-Nisa' 4:34]. There is a hadith of
Abu Bakr who said that when the Prophet heard that the Persians had appointed the daughter
of Chosroes as their queen, he said, "No people who appoint a woman as their leader will ever
prosper." (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 13/53).
9) Men are allowed to hit their wives: The ruling mainly comes from this verse: "As to
those women on whose part you see illconduct, admonish them (first), (next) refuse to
share their beds, (and last) beat them; but if they return to obedience, seek not against them
means (of annoyance)." [al-Nisa' 4:34] There is also a hadith from sahih muslim that sais the
following: "Fear allah with regard to women, for you have taken them as a trust from allah and
intimacy with them has become permissible to you by the words of allah. Your right over them is
that they should not allow anyone to sit on your furniture whom you dislike; if they do that then
hit them but not in a harsh manner. And their right over you is that you should provide for them
and clothe them on a reasonable basis." Narrated by Muslim, 1218.
10) Obedience: In islam a man's right over a woman is that she should obey him in everything
that doesn't contradict the faith. The evidence is this hadith: Ibn Maajah (1853) narrated
that `Abd-Allaah ibn Abi Awfa said: When Mu'aadh came from Syria, he prostrated to the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) who said, "What is this, O Mu'aadh?" He
said, I went to Syria and saw them prostrating to their archbishops and patriarchs, and I wanted
to do that for you. The Messenger of Allaah (S) said, "Do not do that. If I were to command
anyone to prostrate to anyone other than Allaah, I would have commanded women to prostrate
to their husbands. By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, no woman can fulfil her
duty towards Allaah until she fulfils her duty towards her husband. If he asks her (for intimacy)
even if she is on her camel saddle, she should not refuse."
The Shaafa'is and Hanbalis said: she does not have the right to visit (even) her sick father
except with the permission of her husband, and he has the right to prevent her from doing that...
because obedience to the husband is obligatory, and it is not permitted to neglect an obligatory
action for something that is not obligatory.
11) The majority of people in hellfire are women according to islam and they are intellectually
deficient: This is one of the hadith that is used to prove this:
It was narrated that Abu Sa'eed al-Khudri said:
"The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went out to the Musalla
on the day of Eid al-Adha or Eid al-Fitr. He passed by the women and said, `O women! Give
charity, for I have seen that you form the majority of the people of Hell.' They asked, `Why
is that, O Messenger of Allaah?' He replied, `You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your
husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religious commitment
than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.' The women asked, `O
Messenger of Allaah, what is deficient in our intelligence and religious commitment?' He
said, `Is not the testimony of two women equal to the testimony of one man?' They said, `Yes.'
He said, `This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Is it not true that a woman can neither pray
nor fast during her menses?' The women said, `Yes.' He said, `This is the deficiency in her
(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 304)
12) If the prophet were to command anyone to prostrate to anyone other than Allah, he would
have commanded women to prostrate to their husbands:
Ibn Maajah (1853) narrated that `Abd-Allaah ibn Abi Awfa said: When Mu'aadh came from
Syria, he prostrated to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) who said, "What
is this, O Mu'aadh?" He said, I went to Syria and saw them prostrating to their archbishops and
patriarchs, and I wanted to do that for you. The Messenger of Allaah (S) said, "Do not do that. If
I were to command anyone to prostrate to anyone other than Allaah, I would have commanded
women to prostrate to their husbands. By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, no
woman can fulfil her duty towards Allaah until she fulfils her duty towards her husband. If he
asks her (for intimacy) even if she is on her camel saddle, she should not refuse."
13) Aqeeqah/Sacrifice for new born: It is sunnah to slaughter one sheep for girl and two sheep
for a boy in celebration for their birth. Here is the evidence from the hadith:
It was narrated from Umm Karaz that she asked the Messenger of Allah about `aqeeqah and he
said: "For a boy two sheep and for a girl one, and it does not matter whether they(the sheep) are
male or female." Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1516; he said, it is hasan saheeh; al-Nasaa'i, 4217;
Abu Dawood, 2835; Ibn Maajah, 3162, without the last part; Saheeh Abi Dawood, 2460.
14) A woman can't travel without a mahram(male guardian):
The Prophet Mohammed said: "No woman should travel except with a mahram." Narrated by al-
Bukhaari and Muslim.
15) A women is not allowed to admit anyone into her house whom her husband dislikes:
It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be
upon him) said: "It is not permitted for a woman to fast when her husband is present without his
permission, or to admit anyone into his house without his permission. And whatever she spends
(in charity) of his wealth without his consent, ...." (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 4899; Muslim,