We sometimes wonder if there is any true and real negative vibes between feminism and religion or not. It happens because being feminists we can’t always determine which way we are going in the eye of religion since many a times it has been tried to impose on us that we should sit behind and follow men doing nothing at all otherwise we will be violating the e rules and regulations of religion. Ever believed in such a theory? If you did, after going through the entire article you might want to rethink and reconsider your standing.
You see, as far as modern world is concerned, There are four major religions are co-existing together, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism. Among these Islam is based on pure monotheism theory which means there is only one Creator and no one else to be prayed to or to be worshipped and Prophet Muhammad (SM) is regarded as the guide and leader not as God or God’s child, Christianity is almost monotheism apart from associating Jesus Christ directly as God’s son, Hinduism believes in the existence of multiple Gods with multiple kinds of powers while Buddhism is a practice, philosophy and tradition based religion.
Yes, I know the shades and tones of every one of those are different. Women’s position and status varies too from religion to religion with certain rules and regulations and things like those. Still none of the religions asks women not to demand their rights. Women are encouraged to be treated as human not a product to dominate and rule over in every religion’s points of view. From the religious point of view, on denial of our birth rights as humans we are allowed to demand for what is ours as well keeping our religious rules in mind. So, if being a believer is the thing that’s stopping you for moving forward and ask for your rights, try to overcome that since you can really afford to stand up for what you believe in even respecting your religion. There is nothing to worry about that as feminism and religion are not supposed to be contradicting to each other once you know how to balance them together.
There is a common saying “is God a man, not a woman?” Well, let’s not put a gender tag on Almighty just because of a twisted system of men’s domination has been running on for so long and because we, the women have been allowing it to be. It is not God’s fault that men have taken the lead and women have been following them since the beginning of human race. It’s a two-way effect and unfortunately, we can’t just shake off our share in this unfortunate, ongoing, seemingly never ending system. So blaming Almighty isn’t a solution to this, the real way that can get us of out of this is to stand strong and united not forgetting who we are and what we stand for.
Let’s keep one thing in mind that a rainbow cannot be called as one until there is the harmonious and proportional blend of all of the seven colors that takes to make it. Similarly, a harmonious and proportional co-existence between men and women is necessary to bring and build up a great, healthy systematic society. We can create this by looking and moving forward in turning anger and frustration into an igniting and illuminating power that can drive the dark force out from our society without harming it at all.
Just remember, there is no space for extremist ideas in the zone of feminism and religion. So, let’s just be open and positive respecting our own religious perspectives without giving up any of our human rights which are ours to have forever.