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The Intellectual Independence of Women

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Article translated to : العربية
among the most interesting attributes gave to the women is that islam respect her intellectual independence, knowledge, allegiance, testimony and her point of view.
 allah the almighty says in the quran :  '' o you who have believed, when female believers come to you as migrants (i.e., those who have left their homes. the arabic word means both emigrants and immigrants) then test them allah best knows their belief. so in case you know them to be believers, then do not return them to the steadfast disbelievers. they are not lawful (wives) to the disbelievers, nor are the disbelievers lawful (husbands) for them.'' (al-mumtahina : 10).
''this verse -beside the rules it contains – mentions that the women in the era of muhammad (pbuh) had an independent respectful intellectual status.''[1]
“and the muslim women weren't inferior to men in science and knowledge, some of them were scientists in philosophy, history, transliteration, poetry and all other life sciences”.[2]
[1] muhammad alghazaali, “ fikh assira”, p 260
[2] alladi evilin cobold in his book “looking for allah”, p28
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