MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, YOGYAKARTA – Islam brings a mercy for the whole world. It is misleading that Islam does not honor females. In fact, Islam exalts everyone.
Men and women are biological creatures having intelligence and conscience. They live to learn one another.
Both of them are ones who need appreciation, respects, and actualization. Thus, that letting females becomes sexual violence victims means that we are not venerate them.
“Females and males are more than just equal. They are similarly created by Allah from thin (an extract of clay),” asserted Vice Chair of Majlis of Tarjih and Tajdid Hamim Ilyas on Thursday (28/1).
He elucidated that Al-Qur’an does not mention that a woman was created from the rib of a man.
“It was mentioned on the Old Testament to assert that women and men are animated creatures. Before the Old Testament was enacted, it had been debatable whether or not women were humans,” stated Hamim.
The Old Testament affirmed that females are human beings having a body and soul. Thus, a notion that a woman comes from a man’s rib is an illustration of the fact that she has a soul as his.