Some Quran references on Women

muslim woman reading the quran

Many say that a religion can be measured based on its position with respect to women. All the following quotes correspond to certain extracts of the Quran.

Muslim men can marry up to 4 women, but women are not allowed to marry more than one man.

"If you are afraid of not being equitable with the orphans, then marry the women you like: two, three or four. But if you fear you would not act with justice, then marry just one or with a few of your slaves. Thus, you will be off doing evil." Sura 4-3.

The heritage of a man is twice the inheritance of a woman

"Allah instructs you concerning your children: for the male, what is equal to the share of two females. But if there are [only] daughters, two or more, for them is two thirds of one's estate. And if there is only one, for her is half.." Sura 4:11.

"Beating your wives," last resource!

“Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.”

Rewards for those who deserve the paradise

“[They are] reclining on beds whose linings are of silk brocade, and the fruit of the two gardens is hanging low” 55:54 - 56
“In them are women limiting [their] glances, untouched before them by man”
“Indeed, We have produced the women of Paradise in a [new] creation, And made them virgins, Devoted [to their husbands] and of equal age, For the companions of the right” 56:35-38

“Indeed, for the righteous is attainment Gardens and grapevines, And full-breasted [companions] of equal age” “[As] reward from your Lord, [a generous] gift [made due by] account” 78:31-36

Men have the upperhand in a divorce case

“Divorced women remain in waiting for three periods, and it is not lawful for them to conceal what Allah has created in their wombs if they believe in Allah and the Last Day. And their husbands have more right to take them back in this [period] if they want reconciliation. And due to the wives is similar to what is expected of them, according to what is reasonable. But the men have a degree over them [in responsibility and authority]. And Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.”


Plastic Procedures and the Islam


Doctors specialized in smartlipo plastic surgery and cosmetic; define it as a surgery to improve the appearance of part of the body. This can be done by choice or by necessity.

Plastic surgery is considered to be necessary is carried out when there is a need to do so, when something doesn't look good, when something missing when there is much or very little of something, or when something has been destroyed or warped. At the same time, it looks like cosmetic surgery because their outcome is to improve the appearance.

Defects resulting from disease include the scars left by leprosy or other diseases of the skin, or scars caused by accidents and burns. There is no doubt that these defects and scars cause physical and psychological pain, therefore Islam allows people afflicted by them to eliminate them or reduce them through plastic surgery. They cause the type of mental and psychological pain that allows this surgery as an urgent need, the need for allowing something that is ordinarily forbidden. Any type of cosmetic surgery that come with this under this section or need to because the reason for surgery causes damage is permissible, and is not considered to be changing the creation of Allaah.

Johlima, a 34 year old muslim woman resident in Wichita Kansas, decided to opt for plastic surgery - even when her husband was against the decision. Without the support of her family and her husband and against her muslim doctrine, Johlima decided to go ahead and visited her plastic surgeon in Wichita, Dr. Schweitzer. The Doctor offered complete discretion as he knew the risk of agression by her husband the patient was subject to. Johlimas husband had treathened her with cutting her face if she decided to undergo the planned liposuction and buttlift.

It must be point out here that some plastic surgeons do not differentiate between cases of serious need and other cases. Their concern is to earn money and satisfy their customers. The body belongs to Allah and he can order whatever you want on it. Allaah has told us the ways in which Iblis (Shaytaan) promised to bring people to the loss.

If the disfigurement is accidental, for example deep Striae and flaps product of pregnancy or breast reconstruction for women who have undergone the removal of any breast cancer product, and does not perform this operation with the purpose of beautifying oneself, but only to remove or reduce an accidental disfigurement, then there is no nothing wrong with doing it, in sha Allaah (Allaah knows best).

References on women's plastic procedures

Follower of the Quran calls “fornicators” women who wear perfume


Malik Ibn Benaisa (a researcher of the Quran), has been censured by the PSOE in Ceuta. According to the PSOE, Malik said at a Conference that women cannot expose their faces and hands nor wear high heels, nor wear jeans, even less "perfume". Women who do this are “fornicators”, as cited by the Islamic doctrine.

Sandra Lopez Cantero, the secretary for equal rights of the socialist movement has answered to Ibn Benaisa, “Hi is very wrong”. Ibn Benaisa has responded this accusation as a political move from part of Ms. Lopez. “She is trying to hurt me in a public way without previously consulting the context of what has said”

Ibn Benaisa (Doctor and specialist that investigated the liposuction cost has not denied having alluded to any of these points, although he has contextualized in Islamic doctrine. "My message has - challenged - has always been an advice, and not a way to impose, because this is not part of Islam, as in the Quran God us makes it clear that ' there is no compulsion in religion".

In connection with the use of the hijab, the Melilla has pointed out that its use "is rather than the Koran and other holy books as the Bible advises women to cover the hair". "Something the sisters and religious women practice and criticizing it would be criticizing the sacred books (the bible included)".

Take "heads down" is, from their point of view, "something common in a chaste person, not only by the fact of being a Muslim, because lowering the gaze sometimes and not be confused with the same persons of the opposite sex is something pure logic which is also prescribed in the Qur'an, where God tells us on numerous occasions, 'men and women should reflect chastity in the way they look at others.

Refences: La Vanguardia