Mujahid 212 - In April, the month that the Feminists make to campaign for women's emancipation opinions. What is emancipation? Emancipation is a term used to describe a number of attempts to gain political rights and equality in the social field. And generally this term is used in the context of women and men.

Then how the history of emergence of women's emancipation? Women's emancipation movement emerged from the West. In an Encyclopedia, a quotation from a meeting of two church conferences on women held in Rome in 582 AD issued a communique:

"Women are creatures who have no soul and therefore will forever enjoy the Garden of Eden and not enter the kingdom of heaven The woman is an abomination of the devil's deeds, there is no right to speak and laugh and should not eat meat, even as high as his right is to spend all the time to serve his master's men, or worship God. "(Encyclopedie La Rousse, said Femme).

So bad is the church's view of women, so the condition of women in the West goes from bad to worse to the seventeenth century. At that time women in the West were at the lowest level of slavery and humiliation.

In Britain there are laws that allow men to sell their wives for six pounds sterling. Around the year 1790, the price being 2 cents. (Abbas Akkad: Al-mar'ah fil al-Qur'an, p.192.)

So then came the feminism. This movement emerged in 1785 originated from an aristocratic society of nobles in Middleburg-The Netherlands. From the Netherlands this movement spread throughout Europe and America, spearheaded by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu & Marquis de Condorcet. Indeed, the feminist movement emerges as a result of women's dissatisfaction with the laws of the time, the norms dominated by the church in the 18th century, which oppress women.

How are the church norms that oppress women in the West? Here are some verses from the Bible:

But I want you to know this: The head of every man is Christ, the head of the woman is the man and the Head of Christ is God. (1 Corinthians 11: 3)

I do not allow women to teach and also allow him to rule men; let him be silent. Because the first Adam was made, then it was Eve. Moreover, it was not Adam who was tempted, but that woman who was tempted and fell into sin. (1 Timothy 2: 12-14)

If a man sells his daughter as a slave, she should not go out like the way slaves of men go out. (Exodus 21: 7)

The Bible teaches that men are superior to women absolutely in any case. There is not a degree of equality between women and men in piety to God. Women are at the lowest level.

Women are also forbidden to share their knowledge to anyone. This is still followed by the Catholic Church, so in the monastery, although in the community of the nuns are still the priest (male priest).

Moreover, giving orders, orders or words that tell anything to men, regardless of their age. Because women have lower degrees than men.

Not only that, the Bible also accused women as the cause of sin by Prophet Adam. And even more surprisingly, in the Bible there are verses about pro-slavery. Instead of forbidding slavery, but even allowing a father to sell his daughter for slavery.

Really, this differs greatly from the teachings of Islam. In surah an Nisa (4): 34, women also have the opportunity to be noble in the eyes of Allah SWT. In the case of piety to Allah SWT, not distinguished women and men.

Islam actually came to liberate women. Islam is present as an ideology of renewal of cultures, of church doctrines that oppress women, alter the status of women drastically. It is no longer as a creation of creation (the second being after a man) or the cause of sin. Precisely Islam elevates women as fellow servants of God as well as men.

If there are Muslims who follow the latah campaigning feminist ideas in the context of women's emancipation, then really, he is a Muslim who is blind to the teachings of Islam!