“Over all, Islam improved conditions for women.”  p462 My World History (Early Ages) 

In Mecca, Muhammad’s first wife was a wealthy business woman.  I Medina none of Muhammad’s next eight wives ever became wealthy business women.

“Allah permits you to shut them in separate rooms and to beat them, but not

severely.” If they abstain, they have the right to food and clothing. Treat women well for they are like domestic animals and they possess nothing themselves. Allah has made the enjoyment of their bodies lawful in his Quran.”  Tabari IX:113

“If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, take the evidence of four

witnesses from amongst you against them; if they testify, confine them to houses until death claims them.”  Quran 4:15

“Allah directs you in regard of your Children’s (inheritance): to the male, a

portion equal to that of two females…. These are settled portions ordained by Allah.”   Quran 4:11

“And get two witnesses out of your own men. And if there are not two men

(available), then a man and two women [a man is worth two women, and one man is always needed],”   Quran 2:282

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