Muslim should not waste time discussing misconceptions
Fatwa No: 349423


Question: Assalamu alaikum, Shaykh. I sent you question. You answered the lower portion of my question and provided a link, and I thank you lot for that. However, you did not answer the upper portion of the question. so I send it again; it is mentioned in the next paragraph. I badly need the answer.
The way scholars describe women as lesser, incomplete, faulty, flawed, and imperfect creatures upsets me, and it seems that being a women is the biggest shame ever. Scholars explained the following hadith:
The woman has been created from a rib (the rib is crooked), and the most crooked part of the rib is in the upper region. If you try to make it straight, you will break it; and if you leave it as it is, it will remain curved. So treat women kindly. [Al-Bukhaari ]
They said that there is crookedness in women's nature. This upsets some women. They find it disrespectful and perceived that in this explanation, women are called inherently evil. I want to know whether this hadith does mean that women are inherently evil, spiritually inferior, and lacking in morality. What is the crookedness in women's nature actually?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

We have received many questions from you which all revolve around the same idea: a misconception of women being wronged and degraded. We have already clarified to you how Islam honored women and granted them their rights.

So we apologize to you for not answering any questions on this subject as we are busy answering many questions by our Muslim brothers and sisters regarding practical rulings.

Our advice to you is to be keen on learning the answers to questions that lead to doing good deeds, by which a Muslim hopes to achieve happiness in this worldly life and the Hereafter.

Allah says (what means): {Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer - We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.} [Quran 16:97]

Allah knows best.

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