Wake-Up Time For Freedom

28 May

Do you want freedumb or freedom?
(Author Unknown)

I thought I would share with you something I was thinking about and conversing with my mother about the other day. Somehow or the other, we got around to talking about the Queen – which is bound to happen once in awhile since we live in England. Anyhow, we were talking about her and then it just occurred to me how enslaved this woman is. Just think about it. This woman has to dress a certain way, look a certain way, eat a certain way (if she eats with the wrong fork – she can just forget it!), she has to believe a certain way (she has to be a member of the Church of England), she has to mourn a certain way (when she didn’t show enough emotion for Diana’s death, the people got upset with her), she has to talk a certain way, etc., etc., etc. Sheesh! Ugh…would I hate to be in a situation like that.

 

BUT, guess what? She is not the only one like that. Think of all those famous people out there. Just by looking at newspapers with the recent accounts of the Oscars we can see how these people have no freedom at all. They all have to have the "right" hair, "right" dress, act in the "right" way. These people don’t have the freedom to age! If they grow too old and wrinkly, they have to get all this plastic surgery done to change otherwise they are discarded and set aside.

BUT, guess what? They aren’t the only ones who have no freedom.

Just take a look outside and look at the general population. They themselves are trapped into the same things. They have to act and look a certain way – talk a certain way. They have to keep buying new clothes to match the latest styles and fashions of that time or season. If they don’t have the right clothes and don’t act in the right way – they are degraded into feeling like misfits or nerds within their society.

All these people think they have absolute freedom, but the true reality is that they don’t.

What are women’s rights in Islam?
Courtesy of Islamic.Org

In a "truly" Islamic society, women have the following rights in Islam:

 

 1. The right to obtain education.

 2. The right to have her own independent property.

 3. The right to work to earn money if she needs it or wants it.

 4. Equality of reward for equal deeds.

 5. The right to express her opinion and be heard.

 6. The right to provisions from the husband for all her needs and more.

 7. The right to negotiate marriage terms of her choice.

 8. The right to obtain a divorce from her husband, even on the grounds that she simply can’t stand him. (Please note that God deeply frowns upon divorce as a solution unless there is hardly any other alternative but it does not mean that men have more right to divorce their wives than women do)

 9. The right to keep all her own money (and she is not responsible to maintain any relations).

10. The right to get sexual satisfaction from her husband.

11. Custody of her children after divorce.

12. The right to refuse any marriage that does not please her.

Harsh Realilty

There has been no dearth of movements and organisations working for the rights, upliftment, liberation and emancipation of women. There is a lot of hue and cry about their status, role and rights. Inspite of all this the women related statistics make a dismal reading.
 

    • 5,000 brides are murdered or commit suicide in relation to dowry every year in India.
    • Female foeticide is rampant in India and China. Of 8,000 abortions conducted at a clinic in Mumbai, 7,999 were female fetuses.
    • Some 600,000 women die each year from pregnancy related causes, most of which are preventable.
    • 70% of world illiterates are women.
    • 70% of people in abject poverty are women.
    • Only 1% of world assets are held by women.
    • In Africa for every HIV infected male there are six HIV infected females.
    • 50% to 75% of women experience domestic violence.
    • Nearly 30% of marriages end in divorce in the West.
    • Half the population on the globe lacks basic sanitation and 1/3 of the world population is without safe drinking water.
    • Basic education for all would cost $6 billion and water and sanitation for all would cost $9 billion.
    • Reproductive health service for all women would cost $12 million annually.


But Annually,
 

    • $700 billion is spent on the world’s militaries.
    • $400 billion is spent on narcotic drugs.
    • $50 billion is spent on cigarettes.
    • $33 billion is spent on cosmetics and weight loss programs.
    • $17 billion is spent on pet food.
    • $12 billion is spent on perfume in Europe and in the U.S.
    • $11 billion is spent on ice cream in Europe.

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One Response to “Wake-Up Time For Freedom”

  1. Elektra Magduhlana Marie October 26, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    NERDS RULE 8-|

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