What is a woman?

The Cambridge dictionary gives the following definitions:
“Man: an adult male human being.”
“Woman: an adult female human being.”
As to male and female, it gives the following definitions that apply also to non-humans.
“Male: belonging or relating to the sex that fertilizes eggs and does not produce babies or eggs itself.”
“Female: belonging or relating to the sex that can give birth to young or produce eggs.”

But to the believer in Al-Quran, men and women are more than that.

“O mankind, do not harm for the sake of your Lord, who created you from one soul and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And do not harm for the sake of Allah, through whom you ask one another, and the wombs. Indeed, Allah is ever, over you, an Observer.” Quran 4:1

We understand from this that woman and man complete each other; they have something in common and they have their differences.
To see them as equal, in a mathematical sense, would be unfair to both.

As to the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, we find the following sound narration:
“Indeed, women are shaqaiq of men.”
Shaqaiq is an Arabic word and it contains all the following meanings:
one of a pair; match; twin; double; counterpart; duplicate; equal; equivalent; peer; parallel; fellow.

We know from sound narrations that he spoke highly of his mother who died during his childhood.
He always spoke highly of his first wife Khadija who was 15 years older than him and who passed away before him.
We even have a narration, where he put one knee on the floor and rised another so that his wife Safiyya could mount a camel.

We have no narration that he ever mistreated a child or a woman, or treated them in a dehumanising way. Certainly, he was a mercy to all.

Anyway, modern people think they know better and blindly dismiss hard learnt lessons from the past.
So here is a dose that might help you rethink the present.
What follows are some quotes from those who have gone astray in modern times.
They have shiny titles; minister, senator, attorney, secretary of health, writer, broadcaster …blah, blah, blah.
They have openly used dehumanising and offensive words against women.
Here we go:
“birth-giving machines” and “baby making devices” -Hakuo Yanagisawa, Japanese minister?!, describing women.
“Birthing person” -Xavier Becerra, a US attorney?!, describing mothers.
“Throw her [Meghan Markle] down one [a well].” – Jeremy Kyle, a broadcaster?!
“At night, I’m unable to sleep as I lie there, grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she [Meghan Markle] is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant, “Shame!” and throw lumps of excrement at her.” -Jeremy Clarkson, a broadcaster?!
And all that machinery that supports these people!
A sick machinery that supports sick individuals.

What is wrong with them?
Do they not have mothers?

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