What is all this hatred and disrespect of women? Where does it come from? Do
"We are born of woman, we are conceived in the womb of woman, we are engaged and married to woman. We make friendship with woman and the lineage continued because of woman. When one woman dies, we take another one, we are bound with the world through woman. Why should we talk ill of her, who gives birth to kings? The woman is born from woman; there is none without her. Only the One True Lord is without woman" (Guru Nanak Dev pg. 473)
The promised comment:
Hi, I just want to clarify a few things.
Firstly, Muslims do not believe that Eve was responsible for the sin which brought her and Adam to earth.
In fact, reading through the Quran, we will get the impression that it was Adam who was more responsible.
We don't believe that Eve was the temptress of Adam.
Secondly, the Quran instructed both men and women to be modest.
In fact the Quran mentioned men first. Muslim men are instructed to lower their gaze and guard their private parts.
Therefore any assumption that Islam places the responsibility on women not to arouse male sexual feelings is incorrect.
Thirdly, Islam does not say to hurt or injure anyone who does not conform to its mode of modesty, be they Muslim or non-Muslim, male or female.
What happened in Afghanistan is a reflection of that society's continuing failure to understand Islam correctly.
Indeed, if the Afghans are good Muslims, they wouldn't be killing each other after sending the Russians packing.
Fourthly, the stoning of the woman needed clarification.
a ) For someone to be accused of adultery, there must be four adult witnesses who saw the sexual act without any doubt.
This means that they actually seen the male sexual organ entering the female sexual organ i.e sexual intercourse.
If they had merely seen the man on top of the woman but did not see penetration, then the charges of adultery cannot be levelled.
b ) Both man and woman are recognised as equal under the law. What applies to the man applies to the woman.
The question is - where is the man being stoned to death ?
There are many things which are wrong in these instances - and only by knowing what Islam actually says in these matters, can one sees the wide schism between Islam and the community which claims to practice it.
Not all Muslims practice Islam in the like manner not all Sikhs practice Sikhism.