Originally Posted by osho
There is such a bias, prejudice and indiscrimination against women by the so called religious circles that even they differentiate women and men in worship of the God. How much gender sesitization they require !
Even here they consider women diferent or may be inferior to men. Women are not allowed to raise their hands fully and are not allowed or recommended or have been given option to go to mosque because woman is a living bomb and it may not explode while raising hands fully or going to mosque where they may become a source of secuction and will rob men of their faith, chastity and honour!
Firstly, there is very little difference in the way men and women conduct their worship and prayer is no different. If there is a difference, it is for the convenience of the women, not because she is half-human or inferior. I would consider another point of criticism as opposed to vouching for women raising their hands to their ear lobes. I would recommend a read or two of the authentic sources of history that tell us women frequented the Masjid and areas of the world where this still continues, rather than drawing baseless conclusions and then spreading them too, only to make yourself look bad. If we, as Pashtuns don't allow our women to see the face of the Masjid save the day she visits a Janazah or maybe her own, that is a different story. That is culture clashing with religion, and has no base in Islam. I wonder why men speak so loudly, and that too Pashtuns, about the rights of women, when in our own homes, there is every sort of deprivation on the female's part. So why the constant gender debate in regards to Islam? It may be a loophole to you, or just another point of Islam you feel you need to target and attack, so when every other issue has been done and dusted, you consider this one. Islam is the only religion that gives two individuals equal rights. I pity you if you're stuck in the misconception that by not raising her hands to her ear
lobes, a woman is considered inferior. What a way to criticise the religion.