Islam sees a woman, whether single or married, as an individual in her own right, with the right to own and dispose of her property (whether that she is living with her father, husband, or anyone else).

Women and men are equal before God. Both are accountable before God.

Islam encourages the husband to treat his wife well, as the prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) said:

“The best among you are those who are the best to their wives.”(Ibn Majah, 1978, and Al-Tirmizi, 3895)

Also marriage is strongly encouraged and is both a legal agreement and a sacred bond. Islam sees every women married or unmarried, as individual in her own right.

She has the same right to own property, earn wealth and spend it as a man has. Her wealth does not become the property of her husband after marriage or divorce.

A woman has the right to choose whom she marries and, when married does not change her last name, out of respect for her lineage. A woman can seek a divorce if her marriage does not work out.