August 2002: Page 1, 2, 3, 4

Submitters Perspective

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Women and Politics in

Cont’d from page 1

Here we witness one of the first Muslim women in charge of a nation, ruling them as a queen of Sheba. Can we learn a lesson from the Quran? We should.

The lesson is that, God in the Quran never put restrictions on a woman in a ruling position. Contrary to what the traditional Muslim scholars and Hadiths teach, a woman in a leading political position is not against God’s system or against the Quran. It might be against the chauvinistic views of the men who wrote the corrupted history of Hadiths.

What did the books of man, the Hadith books, teach about women in leadership positions? Completely the opposite, and then they claim that Hadiths do not contradict the Quran. Of course the reason is that the Prophet Muhammad would have never contradicted the Quran, but those who invented these stories about him did.

In one of the most famous Hadiths that is often raised in the face of any Muslim woman seeking higher education or higher position in her career is one by a man called Abu Bakra who narrated a Hadith reported in Bukhary that states that any community ruled by a woman will never succeed.

The fallacy of this Hadith is not only proven in history but in the fact that Abu Bakra himself was reported in the Muslim history books to be punished publicly for bearing false witness. Despite this known story of his bearing false witness, Bukhary did not remove his Hadith from among his collected Hadiths according to the rules that Bukhary himself claimed to follow. Such a bearer of false witness should never be

allowed or accepted as a witness ever, according to the Quran (24:4). Bukhary did not follow the Quran or his own rules. I guess he liked the degrading of women he found in this hadith.

We need only to look at what God is teaching us in HIS BEST HADITH BOOK, and not at what the men who invented the Hadiths are trying to confuse us.

Every one of us has a choice, either believe God and His book or believe Bukhary and other men who contradict the Quran. Only those who choose God will be the successful ones.


Sharif K.

Noah's Ark


Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark...


ONE: Don't miss the boat.

TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat.

THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.

FOUR: Stay fit. When you're old, someone may ask you to do something really big.

FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.

SIX: Build your future on high ground.

SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.

EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage.

NINE: When you're stressed, float awhile.

TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

ELEVEN: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.

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