The Supposedly Misogynistic Scholars of Islam

❝As for coffee, the author (al-Buhuti) says:

“It should be obligatory (for the husband to have it available) if she is someone who habitually drinks it and is something she cannot usually do without, and also based on the culture.”❞

— al-‘Allamah, Ibn Qa-id al-Hanbali (r) [Hidayah al-Raghib]

If it were women who were obligated instead of men, this would be cited as yet another example of women’s oppression by misogynistic classical male scholars.

If the kind of oppressive patriarchy did permeate the work and mindset of the ulama, as many today claim, why would they have even the slightest concern for the beverage preferences of women, so much so that they would comment on it and incorporate it into their treatises?

One of the problems with the feminist evaluation of Islamic scholarship is its egregious selectivity. Examples like this are systematically ignored and even suppressed as that would undermine and contradict the feminist thesis.

 

If it were women who were obligated instead of men, this would be cited as yet another example of women's oppression by…

Posted by Daniel Haqiqatjou on Sunday, November 20, 2016

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