The foundational aspects to understanding women

By: Ayatollah Javadi Amoli


1. The meaning of ‘woman’


When we want to speak about the foundational aspects to understanding women, first it is necessary to define what we mean by woman as opposed to man not a woman as opposed to her husband. A woman can take certain titles such as a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a grandmother, and the likes. Each one of these titles comes with special rights which have been mentioned in the books of law and jurisprudence. To make an example and woman with the title of ‘wife’ has been mentioned opposed to the title of ‘husband’ and each one of these titles has rights and duties in relation to the other. The title ‘mother’ has special rights in relation to children and visa-versa that must be observed. The title ‘daughter’ has special rights in relation to the parents. But, these titles will not be discussed in this research – only a woman in respects to being human opposed to a man will be discussed. But, in the continuation of this research other topics will also be dealt with.


2. A woman’s place in the universe