John of Damascus a Syrian monk and presbyter19th-century Arabic icon The earliest surviving written criticisms of Islam are to be found in the writings of Christians who came under the early dominion of the Islamic Caliphate. One such Christian was John of Damascus c. The second chapter of his book, The Fount of Wisdom, titled "Concerning Heresies", presents a series of discussions between Christians and Muslims.
Woman and Islam Islamic religion has its established guiding teachings and principles that ensure its followers submit totally to the will of Allah for all the adherents. In effect, Islamic religion recognizes the fact that people and things around them affect their survival irrespective of their age, community, families, and the nation.
The quality of life of the Muslims invariably affects the existence of the Islamic nations and religion as a whole. Muslim women are highly vulnerable to various health problems due to the strict religious ideation of most of the conditions that affect them.
Islamic women as most of the women from other contemporary communities face numerous health challenges, including reproductive health problems such as increased cases of maternal death, destitution, poor access to maternal health services, and social violation of their human rights.
As such, the health challenges make it necessary for the adoption of policies that recognize their critical value in the society. In addition, it necessitates the need for the adoption of social-cultural values, beliefs, and practices that recognize sustainability of the health of the Muslim woman Suad and Najmabadi Structure of the research paper This research paper analyzes different health issues that affect the health of the Islamic women from a religious perspective.
In specific, the analysis focuses on the ways in which Islamic religious and cultural practices affect negatively the health of the Islamic woman.
The essay also discusses the perception of the Muslims towards medication. The paper extends to analyze the various health issues affecting the Islamic woman and having a strong relationship with Islamic religion. The health issues analyzed include obesity and diabetes, vitamin D deficiency, and acts such as abortion and their influence on different Islamic doctrines.
The analysis also provides ways in which people respond to these health challenges and religious solutions alongside the ways in which the U.
How Islamic religious and cultural practices affect negatively the female health Religious and traditional practices reflect the values held by the members of the community for the duration that span generations.
Muslims have specific religious and cultural practices that influence the health outcomes of the people in the society including the women. Harmful traditional practices of the Islamic religion that affect the health of the women negatively include female genital mutilation FGMearly marriages, restriction from using reproductive health methods to control birth, and early pregnancies.
The cultural values and beliefs affect their health outcomes in a variety of ways. It increases their risks of infections FGMmaternal morbidity, maternal mortality, and lack of self-expression in the society. Similarly, the above stated cultural practices signify the violation of their human rights and freedom of speech, expression, and decision.
The inequality caused by the unfair treatment of the Islamic women in the society increases their vulnerability to various health factors that affect their well-being Weigl Islamic religious beliefs also influence the health of the Islamic women.
Islamic religious holy days such as Id al-Fitr and Id al-Adha provide the Muslim women and the society opportunities to re-unite, promoting their mental well-being.
Islamic religion recognizes that life begins days of gestation. It prohibits abortion of the fetus after this period. However, the fact that it allows abortion before the above days puts the health of the Islamic women at risk.
In addition, Islamic religion restricts the use of birth control methods by its women. The restriction makes them play a little role in making decisions related to their reproductive life; hence, their vulnerability to maternal mortality and morbidity. The Islamic religious belief that allows men to marry up to four wives also makes the health of the Islamic woman vulnerable.
The belief places the women at risk of health problems such as sexually transmitted infections due to the polygamous nature of their families Suad and Najmabadi What do Muslims think of Medication?
The Islamic religion is opposed to its followers using any drugs apart from those prescribed for medical purposes.
For example, Prophet Muhammed said, "all intoxicant is Khamir alcohol and all Khamr are Haram not permitted by the doctrines of the religion. In addition, Islamic religion recognizes that Muslim should seek medical attention since Allah did not let any disease exist without giving its cure.
As such, it shows that the religion recognizes the importance of medication for treating health problems except in cases of diseases associated with old age Piedmont and Village Health Issues Obesity and diabetes According to Islam, health is the greatest gift from God to humankind.
Human beings should express the gratitude of giving them health by taking care of it. The religion also recognizes that God will hold the Muslims accountable for the ways in which they looked after and utilized their bodies.
Obesity and diabetes are majorly lifestyle diseases.
Islamic religion has no unique perception on the condition, but some consider as a violation of the God's laws.
For example, religious analysis shows that obesity and diabetes signify the violation of the Islamic doctrine "do not cast yourselves into destroying your bodies by your own hands 2: Obesity and diabetes have a significant effect on the health of the Muslim women.
Islamic religion recognizes that human behaviors have consequences to their health as shown by obesity and diabetes. Significant evidence shows that the obesity alters the body image of the Islamic women affecting their mental well-being. However, wearing hijab has been shown to improve the confidence of the Islamic women towards their bodies Cortese and Calderini Women who wear hijab have a more positive image in situations where the society and the religion consider ideals of the body such as beauty and appearance.We highly recommend this video by an Arabic speaking scholar Nabeel Qureshi who knows both religions well: Seeking Allah.
Top of pageConsiderations of Orthodoxy. The term fundamentalist has come to be a pejorative term. However, it need not be. (from the last sermon of Prophet Mohammed) (Women in Islam) There is a generally common perception in the West that the ethical treatment of women in Islam amounts to gender discrimination, oppression and a transgression of basic human rights.
The treatment of women in various Muslim societies today,therefore, should not be taken as necessarily reflecting the teachings of Islam.
Many customs practiced in certain areas are not in accordance with the Koran, but are simply rituals handed down over time within that region/5(5). Women's roles in the Bible The status of women in the Christian Gospels.
Sponsored link. Women in ancient Israel: Women's status and freedoms were severely limited by Jewish law and custom in ancient Israel, as they were in essentially all other cultures at the time.
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