Galatians 3:28, says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” This is one of many verses in the Bible that teach the equality of men and women within Christianity.
The view of women in Islam however is much different. In the both the Qur’an and hadith, women are viewed as being less than a man. In fact, Muhammad declared that the majority of the inhabitants of Hell are women (Sahih Bukhari 1:6:301). The Qur’an states that it takes two women to equal the witness of one man (Qur’an 2:182), and the hadith references this Qur’anic verse to “prove” women are deficient in intelligence.
In religion, women are also considered inferior. When Muhammad was asked why, the hadith states, “He said, ’Isn’t it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?’ The women replied in the affirmative. He said, “‘this is the deficiency in her religion.’”
Islam is a works-based religion, and teaches that at the Day of Reckoning, the mizan or scale will weigh everyone’s good deeds and sins. “We shall set up scales of justice for the day of Judgment, so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least” (Qur’an 21:47).
If you good deeds outweigh the bad, you will enter paradise, however if the sins outweigh your good deeds you will go to hell. “Then those whose scales are heavy, they are the successful. But those whose balance is light, will be those who have lost their souls, in Hell will they abide” (Qur’an 23:103).
So the reason that the majority of inhabitants in Hell are women is because women are unable to pray or fast if they are having their menstrual period. In fact many Muslims do not allow a woman having her period to enter the mosque or touch the Qur’an during this time. In essence the Qur’an teaches that many women will end up in hell simply because they were born female.
A Muslim lives their entire lives without knowing if they have been good enough to attain enough good deeds to enter Paradise.
Thank and praise God that because of His grace and the finished work of the cross of Jesus Christ, we do not have to fear if we have been good enough to make it to heaven. We are grateful we are saved by grace through faith, not by our works!
Pray that Muslims will begin to question the teachings of their religion and ponder why their God (Allah) would create women – only to have most of them end up in Hell.
Pray that they will begin to awaken to the fact that the God of the Christians is a merciful, loving God who is not willing that ANY should perish – but rather come to the knowledge of the truth through Jesus Christ.
Ask the Lord to open their understanding to the value and worth that they have in God’s sight and receive His revelation that He has a plan for them to give women a good future and a life of hope (Jer. 29:11).