Guess who is Progressive on Women? Vatican or Al-Azhar?
On most aspects of women’s rights, the clock cannot be rolled back. In fact, birth control and planning can be instrumental in social and economic planning.
Among the four religious power-houses that affect the social lives of 60% of humanity, the Anglican church is out front but has probably lost its way a bit. Then we have the *howzas * of Qom taking the lead on behalf of Shiite rite within Islam. And click to read how Al-Azhar is also starting to make sense. The Vatican is far, far behind.
We agree that too radical a change creates social problems and some current moral standards may turn out to be fads or outright dangerous for society in the long run. However, a woman’s ability to control her own reproductive faculties is here to stay and it is best to harness it for the benefit of women, children and society at large.
(Courtesy: Irtiqa Blog – http://www.irtiqa-blog.com/2013/04/the-role-of-al-azhar-university-in.html)