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Sultan Of Sokoto Says Gender Equality Not Acceptable In Islam, Rejects New Bill

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December 27, 2016 – Sultan Of Sokoto Says Gender Equality Is Unacceptable In Islam, Rejects Bill Seeking Equal Inheritance For Men & Women In Nigeria

  • Allow Us To Perform Our Religion, Islam Is Totally Against Gender Equality – Sultan Of Sokoto
  • We Have Been Living Peacefully With Christians, Please Allow Us To Follow What Allah Says – Sultan

The peace-loving Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saadu Abubakar III today moved against a bill seeking to ensure men and women have equal right to their parents inheritance.

The Islamic cleric who claimed that the proposed bill was against Islam vowed to pressure the senate to reject it.

This is what the Sultan told NAN today:

islam is against gender equality

Isn’t it unfair for a man to get more from his parents inheritance than a woman?

How is he different from a woman. Did God create a woman to be inferior?

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  1. Omokehinde

    December 28, 2016 at 1:09 AM

    Even God of Isreal who manifested Himself through His only begotten son-Jesus Christ also reject Gender Equality. However, the words of God doesn’t says or consider female or real woman to be inferior or slaves to their male counterpart. But in God’s divine plan for mankind, men are the head of every godly and submissive women aND the head of every godly home. About the inheritance, a man with a son and a daughter can will his entire estate or wealth to his daughter or give 70% of his wealth to his daughter and give only 20% to his son, that will be his sole decision based on reasons best known to him. Christianity does not discriminate based on gender, equal opportunities, right to education, professions or career and training. But God created Adam first as the head and then removed a rib from him to formed Eve. God would have created Eve separately without removing a Adam’s ribs. Christian faith allows for equal opportunities, equal rights under the law for all human beings regardless of their gender, but there is no such thing as gender equity in God’s divine plan for mankind.

    • OLA

      December 29, 2016 at 12:01 AM


  2. Amanda

    December 28, 2016 at 3:32 AM

    Naijagist is in haste. That’s normal way for you to think. Indeed Quran says men inherit more than women from their parents. There is wisdom behind it that many don’t know.

    One of the many wisdom is that, by default, women are going to be taken care of by their husbands. Which means they are under someone who carters for them. Men however have to care for themselves and their women.

    From Islamic point of view, even if a woman decides to work and earn her money, it is not obligatory for her to spend a dime from it on household. If she does spend it to help her husband or household, she has the right to get it back from him. That’s her husband responsibility. Hence, she is richer than her husband. This is not about women inferior to men. Thats backward thinking.

    So women automatically inherit small portion from her parents + allowance from her husband + her income from her job + she did not have to spend any of this on her household. She saves her money.

    Men on the other hand will continue to spend, spend and spend. This is just one of the many WISDOM. There are more.

    Understand now naijagists?

  3. IkeGod

    December 28, 2016 at 5:11 AM

    Guys i IkeGod is a born Christian with fear of God, if you ask me i will tell you that even my bible says that a woman is for man and not man for a woman, instead a man is for God and a portion of bible in the new testament that i will not quote here to avoid misunderstanding by some people says when a woman is in God’s presence she is to be silent and if she does not understand anything she should ask her husband when she gets home, what am i saying? from God himself a woman and a man are not made to be equal in anything. for God’s sake why cant our law makers emulate things that will favour us like every lawmaker living in his area to know the pains of the people he is representing, mark my words very soon they will want to make a move of stopping parents from flogging their children

  4. sola olaniyi

    December 28, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    lol @understand now Naijagists

  5. Endure

    December 28, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Naijagists you reasoned well on this issue of gender equality. However,I wouldn’t support such a bill either. I believe the issue of a woman and man having equal right to their parent’s inheritance should be decided by the family head which is the father and not the law makers. The law makers should pass a bill that will sentence corrupt politicians to life imprisonment and stop intruding in peoples home and their family matters. What’s their business with people’s properties that they labour for with all their lives? A father can decide to give huge part of his property to either his male or female child based on the reason best known to him. Then,of what concern should that be to our lawmakers? What’s their business in people’s family affairs?

    But not withstanding,from the biblical point of view we humans are created equal by God. We are all equal before the eyes of our creator. The bible book of genesis 1:27 made it clear that both (“male and female were made in the image of God”) regardless of who came first among them. Galatians 3:28 also made it clear that (their is neither jew nor gentile,neither slave nor free. Nor is their male and female,for you all are one in christ). So in a biblical sense, their is no gender inequality in connection with our lord jesus and the salvation but rather,the bible promote gender equality.

    However,the creator has chosen man as the head of the family and not the head of any other things outside the family. Being a man doesn’t mean I will be more entitled to large part of my father’s wealth or property than the woman,such notion or practices will clearly amount to total partiality. And the book of act 10:38 says (“God is not partial but in any nation a man… including woman… that fears him is acceptable to him”) so what makes a man feels he is more important than the woman? The concept of a man having a lion share in father’s property is purely an african ideology or tradition that is not based on any scriptural or biblical teachings. While man remains the head of the family as ordained by God,that shouldn’t take out the right of the woman to political,social and economic opportunities just like the man. But what I however disagree with is that,our law maker should not be the one to decide to any family by means of any bill what should be the decision of the father as to how he should share his property with the children.

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