This is not the Islam you see on Fox News nor what some narrow minded Muslims follow from their interpretations; not cultural Islam… this is the REAL Islam found in the Quran and Sunnah (the way of our Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him). If you are curious to learn more check out Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, Al Ghazali, Zaytuna College, Sandala and Seekers Guidance. There are more wonderful lectures on youtube too.
1. Islam is a feminist religion. (Before you bellyache, read on)
2. Women are given the right for divorce.
3. Women are given right to own property.
4. Women have the right to voice their opinion.
5. Women are given a mahr (dowry paid to the woman, not her family).
6. Women are given the right to participate in war.
7. Women are given the right to choose her husband.
8. Women are encouraged to get her education.
9. Women are equal to men in God’s eyes.
10. Science and faith are compatible.