The Islamic Woman’s Role defined by Al-Ghazali

On Women

Janette Dillerstone

Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali is considered to be the greatest Muslim scholar ever existed after the prophet Muhammad. He is called “The Defender of Islam”. He has written around 1,000 books in the Fiqah of Islam. In his well-renown Book, “The Revival Of The Religious Sciences” Al-Ghazali defines the woman’s role:

– She should stay at home and get on with her spinning

– She can go out only in emergencies

– She must not be well-informed nor must she be communicative with her neighbors and only visit them when absolutely necessary

– She should take care of her husband and respect him in his presence and his absence and seek to satisfy him in everything

– She must not leave her house without his permission and if given his permission she must leave secretly

– She should put on old clothes and take deserted streets and alleys, avoid markets, and…

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25 life hacks you didn’t know you needed, but do. Probably.

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David Pogue is a member of a very select club. As of today, he’s one of the few people with four talks featured on TED.com.[ted_talkteaser id=1725] (Two others who’ve reached this mark: Julian Treasure and Juan Enriquez.) Yes, we’ve shown you his talks on simplicity in tech design, cool phone tricks and the downloading wars. But we just couldn’t help but add this charming talk that The New York Times technology critic gave at TED University during TED2013. Genuinely useful technology hacks for the whole family? Sign us up.

Watch the talk — it’s Pogue’s delivery that’s half the brilliance. But below, find a condensed version of the 10 tech basics everyone should know:

  1. Use the space bar to scroll down a page. Hold the shift key and the space bar at the same time to scroll back up again.
  2. Tab between boxes on online forms

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