There are various roles that are attributed to the Islamic women, and they are clearly outlined and defined in Islam. One of such role denoted as primary is the nurturing of their children in addition to being dutiful wives to their husbands. Such duties she ought to carry on with unrelenting devotion and enthusiasm. Although many associate Islamic women as oppressed gender, they are actively affirming their rights and responsibilities as given by the Quran.
That explains why women have taken up roles that were initially believed to be for men. They have as well ventured into education matters that have enabled them to succeed even in politics among other professional ventures (Lovat, 2012). However, such roles vary from one Islamic country to another. For instance, Islamic women in Western countries are allowed to attend the same class with their male counterparts something that is prohibited in a majority of Eastern countries (Lovat, 2012).
Likewise, Islamic women in other countries are forced to marry men that they do not love while others have a say on the men they wish to marry not forgetting to mention that other Islamic countries still practice wife inheritance. However, there are various developments that might be expected since they have taken root in other countries. By illustration, Muslim women are engaging in politics in recent times. That would be deduced from the recent tides that took place in Egypt, Tunisia, and other Islamic states (Lovat, 2012).
Moreover, they are becoming courageous in expressing their opinions and views in various aspects affecting such as education and health issues. That is in line with the Quran that holds that man and woman are equal, and therefore, have equivalent parts to play as long as they are promoting the values of Allah.
Lovat, T. (2012). Women in Islam: Reflections on historical and contemporary research. Dordrecht: Springer.