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Women Between Islam and Western Society

Women Between Islam and Western Society

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Woman between Islam and Western Society highlights the conceptual difference about women in Islam and in the west by analyzing that the evils of Muslim Society stems from the gap between principle and practice, whereas the evils of western society are the result of a clash between principles and realities. Western civilization has formed principles independent of religious principles.
Woman between Islam and Western Society highlights the conceptual difference about women in Islam and in the west by analyzing that the evils of Muslim Society stems from the gap between principle and practice, whereas the evils of western society are the result of a clash between principles and realities. Western civilization has formed principles independent of religious principles.

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Modern times have seen women coming out of
their homes to enter every department of life. But
they have not benefitted by being accorded equal
status with men in life outside the home. What
this new departure has done is leave insoluble
problems in its wake, one of them being illegal
sexual relationships. For the free mixing of men
and women can seldom culminate in any other
way.

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A sexual relationship which is formed outside the
fold of marriage seems initially to be a simple
matter, but when a child is born in such a situation,
it becomes evident — generally too late — that it is
not such a simple matter, and that normally
welcome event — the birth of a child -— can have
the gravest of consequences both for the child and
the parents. It is a sad fact that a large number of
illegitimate children are born in the West, despite
contraceptive devices being in general use. An
official report in 1985 revealed that nearly one in
five children born in Britain was illegitimate and
that nearly one in three had been conceived by
unmarried parents. Such illegitimate children
frequently begin their lives in ignorance of who
their fathers and mothers are. They are looked after
in official institutions and then enter society more in
the manner of animals than human beings.

The subject of juvenile delinquency has been
studied exhaustively. The Encyclopaedia Britannica
says that it is among the most baffling social
maladies of the 20th century. A world-wide
phenomenon, it varies in quality and frequency
from country to country.12 The child delinquent is

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depicted as a nervous, negative creature suffering
from psychological abnormalities, which can be
traced to their having been deprived of their
parents and which sooner or later manifest
themselves in criminal activity.13

In a report of Time magazine it is revealed that in
America each year about 300 children kill either
their father or mother.14

It is a known fact that the weakest of all
newborn creatures is the human child. He needs,
more than any living thing, the love, care and
guidance of his parents. But the encouragement
given by western, civilization to women to do
something so unnatural as to leave home and
enter into illicit relationships has resulted in
children having been deprived of blessings
which God had intended to provide for them
through their parents. Sometimes they are
denied the attention they need because their
parents are out at work for the whole day in
some office. Sometimes it is because their
parents have separated that they are left alone;
and sometimes it is because they were born out

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of wedlock, that the parents do not consider it
their responsibility to look after them.

In western countries, where the marriage bond
has weakened to a very great extent, and even
quite trifling differences can result in separation,
divorce has become common, and the resultant
broken homes have had the same disastrous
effects on children as illegitimacy. It is little
wonder that children, who are deprived of the
normal tender, loving care of a united family,
degenerate into animal-like creatures and
frequently develop criminal tendencies. One
glaring example is Charles Sobhraj, the
internationally notorious criminal. Sobhraj’s
Indian father and European mother did marry,
but separated soon after his birth, so that he
never knew what it was to live in a united home.
He was brought up independently without
receiving any proper education, and it is not,
therefore, surprising that he gradually developed
criminal tendencies. Later a life of the most
horrifying crime, he is now serving out a lengthy
sentence in an Indian jail.

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Should not this give pause to the headlong rush into
women’s emancipation and all the social instability
which ensues?

NOTES

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1984), vol. 19, p. 909.

2. Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society
(1976), p. 17.

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1984), vol. 19, p. 909.

4. Bible, I Corinthians, 11:8.

5. J.M. Roberts, The Pelican History of the World
(New York, 1984), p. 334.

6. Statesman (New Delhi), April 26, 1986.

7. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1984), vol. VIII, p. 127.

8. The Times of India (New Delhi), July 11, 1986.

9. Ibid., May 23, 1986.

10. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1984), vol. III, p. 586.

11. Plain Truth. May 1987.

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12. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1984), vol. II, p. 913

13. Ibid., vol. 5, p. 273.

14. Time, October 19, 1987, p. 60.

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