16. Adam & Hawa: Insights on Gender Differences Part 3

Posted on July 18th, 2011

Hosai Mojaddidi went on in her lecture to explain what “high testosterone people,” or a “male brain” prefers. Check out this list:
  • Things
  • Facts, reason, and logic
  • Power / rank / status
  • Competing / achieving
  • Winning
  • Teams
  • Analyzing / figuring out
  • Assertion / aggression
  • Reports / information
  • Intellectual understanding
  • Companionship / doing
  • Teaching / leading
  • Being focused/ specific / "logical"
  • Order / rules / structure
  • Thinking
  • How things work

On the other hand, “low-testosterone people,” or a “female brain,” prefers:
  • People
  • Feelings, senses, and meaning
  • Relationships
  • Harmony / relating
  • Sharing
  • Groups
  • Intuiting / "knowing"
  • Co-operation, mutuality
  • Rapports / bonding
  • Empathizing
  • Love / intimacy
  • Closeness / being
  • Nurturing / growing
  • Being "wide-angle" / organic / holistic
  • Organic, fluid patterns
  • Feeling / experiencing
  • Personal and social impacts

So, obviously men and women are very different. The think differently, therefore their roles in life are different. What do you think the gender roles are in Islam?

Role of Men:
  • Worship Allah
  • Provide for the family
  • Lead the family
  • Social/Political Leadership

Role of Women:
  • Worship Allah
  • Preserve household balance
  • Nurture the family
  • Social Integration

Who was Adam? Why Was he created?
—"And when your Lord said to the angels: I am about to appoint a vicegerent in the earth. They said: Will you place therein such as will cause disorder in it or shed blood? We celebrate your praise and extol your holy names. He answered: I know what you know not." (Quran 2:30)

Who was Hawa? Why was she created?
—Adam opened his eyes and looked into the beautiful face of a woman gazing down at him. Adam was surprised and asked the woman why she had been created. She revealed that she was to ease his loneliness and bring tranquility to him.


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Muslim Woman101 - March 14th, 2017 at 6:49 PM
Wha happens when women have high testosterone brains. Are they less woman. This is the problem with binaries. When women are told these "traits" are feminine when they never inhabited these traits at all. And you wonder why muslim women opt for feminism. I was never meant to be no eye candy for any man "Adam opened his eyes and looked into the beautiful face of a woman gazing down at him. Adam was surprised and asked the woman why she had been created. She revealed that she was to ease his loneliness and bring tranquility to him". You need to stop lying to young girls. They need to know that its okay to be strong, competitive, brave, compassionate social. Don't force young women to play cookie cutter roles of women. Sorry luv but it does not work. This is comping from a very religious muslim woman if at any time you thought I was some non muslim troll.



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