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By Dr Magdah Amer

This sequence, "An Islamic viewpoint at the laws for Women", is a choice for either Muslims and non-Muslims to find the helpful jewels of Islamic laws towards
women. The sequence discusses a couple of matters and clears up misconceptions which are of serious gain to the Muslim girls lifestyles concerning rights and tasks, engagement, marriage,
polygamy, divorce, veil, and so forth. it is actual that a few of these matters were tackled earlier than through many authors, yet what makes this sequence specified is that the writer, as a girl, should be higher figuring out and skilled concerning women's matters and delicate matters

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On the other hand, the relationship between husband and wife in Islam comprises mutual care, consideration, respect and affection which satisfy the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of the family members. The Qur’an says among its signs is the fact that: He has created spouses for you from among yourselves so that you may console yourselves with them.  (Al-Anbiya’: 87) The previous verse tells how it is required that a husband and wife should be as garments for each other. Just as garments are for protection, comfort and covering for human beings, also Allah expects husbands and wives to be so for one another.

One should seek understanding of the rules of Islam in light of their context and relevance to the wider scope of Islam. Islam should be taken as a whole in all its aspects, not to take a partial aspect or rule and leave another.  (Al-Baqarah: 223) The meaning of the second verse is indeed miraculous. It covers the slightest details of the manners in the relationship of a husband and a wife. It ordains the man to have foreplay with his wife, approach her kindly and warmly, with sweet Waman’s Rights 47 words before going into the physical intercourse as a sign of respect for her tender feminine feelings.

Reported by Muslim. 22 An Islamic Perspective on Legislation for Women financial capacity, while others say that the wife’s standard is what counts. Yet a third group formulated a compromise wherein both standards of husband and wife are to be taken into account. It is based on the purport of the word “ reasonable” in the previous verse, as it implies the rights of each of them (husband and wife). According to al-Qurtubi, it is not reasonable that the maintenance allocated for a rich wife be the same as that of a poor one.

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