Excellent I'm glad you brought these up.
Oh... goody, let's play!
Absolute equality is neither just or fair. Why? There's a few factors to consider.
That depends on what you define as "equality" doesn't, it?
Is a man or a woman capable of physically being stronger than the one or the other? Is a man able to give birth or carry a child in the womb or deliver a baby?
What does that
have to do with equality. Also, to keep it body-building related
What the west deems as 'equality' is in the absolute. Such as in the US the divorce laws of 50:50 splits unless a prior writing is written out.
You are slightly confused about US divorce laws – but that's hardly surprising; you seem to be slightly confused about a great many things. But I digress... There's no 50:50 split mandated anywhere, and numerous factors are taken into consideration, although the system is biased to favor women.
Furthermore Islam defends the dignity and value of women, protects women while the west exposes them to vulnerability and exploitation.
It does, does it? It defends their dignity and value by allowing men to marry more than one woman (4:3) and by treating them as object of desire, to bribe men with (2:25)?
Lets now take a look at your claims one by one and see what's actually happening.
First of all, a will and inheritance is mandatory in Islam, unlike in the west where people are often left out of any kind of inheritance and the government or corporations or certain organizations can posess property if no will is left behind. In Islam it's set in stone so that no one is ever left out of what they inherit.
So you're free to mandatorily provide an inheritance? Sucks that your things aren't yours to do with as you please...
Also, it's not surprising that you're again slightly confused about inheritance laws "in the West" (whatever that means - as if all Western countries have a uniform system in regards to inheritance). Tell me, which corporations possess property that hasn't been disposed of in a will?
The way wealth is divided is with wisdom amongst the younger/elderly and the two genders.
Also divided by following the instruction that males inherit twice as much as females (4:11). Don't forget that. We wouldn't want to be unfair now, would we?
Thus God who created us takes into account what is just towards men and women as to not overburden one or the other while protecting the family which is the foundation of society.
Wait... you just got done telling us that men must provide for women. How is that not overburdening? Why can't women provide for themselves?
As I already mentioned, the idea of western 'equality'. Where is the justice in a man working his ass off his whole life, and some whore marries him for his money, gets children, divorces him and gets 50:50 while she didn't lift a finger in her life. This is injustice towards the man.
As I already mentioned, you have no idea what you're talking about. There's no "50-50" split mandated anywhere in the law. You're taking a very complex and diverse set of laws from multiple jurisdictions and distilling them down to what is, demonstrably, a lie.
When a woman is married she is given a gift which is solely her own that can be anything or any amount and the purpose of it is to protect the women or it can be symbolic. The man cannot take it back.
A woman can divorce and there is no blame on her if she decides to, however Islam discourages divorce, but allows it. It discourages it as the first step is counselling and trying to determine what a problem is and try to hold the family together.
Sure, she just can't have sex for three months after getting a divorce and must provide information on her menses to her ex during that time (2:228).
I'll start again with the 'absolute equality'. The oppression of women in the west led to extreme feminism which tried to make women absolute equals to men again. So if a "man can do it" "I can do it". So that includes shoveling roads, driving trucks, looking like a male bodybuilder on stage jacked with male hormones, anything goes. The reality however is, still like any society the burden of a woman bearing children, taking care of family and children still exists. So in reality it is the west that oppresses women by overburden responsibilites upon a woman.
Why shouldn't women shovel their driveways or drive trucks? They're not delicate little flowers. They're people, and most are a lot tougher than you give them credit for.
In Islam a woman does not have to work as the responsibility falls purely upon a man to provide for his family. However if a woman wants to work or run her own business a man cannot TOUCH her earnings what so ever. Anything she contributes towards him or the family is considered charity as it is her own property and no one can touch it.
In the West, a single woman only has to work if she wants to provide for herself; just like a single man. That's pretty fair and equal. If she's married and working or not is decision to be made by her husband. So unfree and unjust!
Can a woman do "ANY KIND" of job in Islam such as being a stripper 'if she wants to'. No but again this is where the looseness of western values falls short.
Could a woman attend University under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan? Can women drive cars in Saudi Arabia? Can women become Judges in Iran? Or would a woman wanting to do any of those things be a result of the "looseness of western values" too?
The what? Please state what you are talking about because there is no 'sexual harassment laws'. If anything the only such laws would be for punishing men who sexually harass women. The protection of women in Islam is of great importance.
Right... they protect them so well, in fact, that a woman who reported being raped in Dubai was, herself, prosecuted and convicted for being raped. Although she was eventually pardoned, after the outcry of people of "loose" morals no doubt, so was her attacker. Great importance, indeed.
What "freedom". Define "freedom".
noun. The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
Freedom to go out with men, date, sex?
Sure, those are all things that an adult woman should be able to do, if she so chooses
. She should have the power and the right to act, speak and think as she wants, without hindrance or restraint.
The whole point of a wali as you mention is a gaurdian. Someone to protect the woman when they can be exploited by asshole men just as is evident on most bodybuilding boards where guys post pix of girls they banged in one night stands.
You don't think much of women, do you? You think they're incapable of making good decisions or taking care of themselves; you just seem them as pretty little flowers, powerless against the big bad men who're out to pluck them from the field. And you fancy yourself the big, strong man to care for and protect them...
Tell me please that you wouldn't be concerned for your own daughter?
Sure I would, and while she was a still a child I would care for and protect her to the best of my ability. But once she was an adult, I would trust her to take the life lessons that I had taught her and apply them wisely and make her own decisions. I wouldn't appoint myself her guardian or dictate to her how she is to live her life.
Yes in western society it is quit ethe norm for children to tell their parents F off, be disrespectful and do whatever the hell they want as society definetely encourages this and many other 'freedoms'. The point of the parents is to raise their children with etiquette, values, respect, a future. The point of the father protecting his daughter is just that.
Teenagers are rebellious in every society and under every system. Some are disrespectful - some extremely so. But it's hardly the "norm" for children to tell their parents to fuck off.
I do have one question: you do realize that most of us here live in Western societies and know what's actually
happening in those societies, right? It seems kind of silly to lie to us about it. It's not like we'll take your word over the evidence we observe every day with our own eyes.
If she wants to marry someone and there is no fault with the man and he is sound, but the father objects and the woman still wants to marry the wali can be overruled by a judge. The whole point is to ensure the safety and well being of a woman.
Why don't you trust the woman to ensure her own safety and well-being, but require a wali and, sometimes, even a Judge? Because you don't have respect for women, that's why.
So as you can see everything comes down to protection of women, protection of family and justice. So it's not lack of rights but in fact giving proper rights and not the so called 'freedoms' that the loose western values are slowly eroded by.
Yes. Which is why in Dubai women who're raped are protected by being convicted...