Out of Context (Part 8) – Women’s Rights in the Quran?
In Part 8 of the interview, Shaykh Omar takes questions from the audience. The Quran is very progressive with regards to women, says Sheikh Omar Suleiman. It was the first religious scripture to grant women the right to vote, inherit, choose who to marry and pursue divorce. In fact Prophet Muhammad was even accused of being a feminist. Yet we do have regressive cultures that fail to live up to such standards, but their regression stems from their economic and political situation not because of Islam.