Belgium: Giving women less inheritance than men is normal, Smeyye Erdoan say

2015-03-31 05:52:12 | Al Muslim News
Belgium: Giving women less inheritance than men is normal, Smeyye Erdoan say

 

Women receiving a lower share of inheritance than men are normal, considering men’s responsibilities according to Islam, Sümeyye Erdoğan, the daughter of the Turkish president and the deputy head of the Women and Democracy Association (KADEM), has stated.

During her lecture in Brussels, capital city of Belgium on “the perception of Muslim women around the world and the fight for the equality,  Erdoğan said the topic of inheritance distribution in Islam was among the most discussed in terms of equality, Anadolu Agency reported.

They ask why daughters are given lower shares from a will while sons receive more. But when we look closely, we see that men are assigned the responsibility for bringing the bread home, while women are not. So naturally giving higher inheritance shares to men is normal, fair and righteous,  Erdoğan said. “For instance, a married couple can both work. But the man should give some of his income to his wife, while the woman decides herself how to spend her own money,  she added. “We don’t have any reason to be diffident. When you examine the history of the world for practices that dominated women, you mostly see Western countries. You don’t see Islamic countries,  she said.

Erdoğan also supported the idea of “gender justice,  which she said emphasized notions such as “balance and fairness.  This, she said, contrasted to “gender equality  which comes from Western culture and envisions a “prototype world of women and men.  Erdoğan criticized feminism for identifying Islam as the reason why women are kept at home, saying that in fact Islam did not oblige women to ask for permission to work.

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