"Women Are The Shaqa'iq Of Men"

Question :
Is this Hadith authentic:
Women Are The Shaqa'iq Of Men
"Women Are The Shaqa'iq Of Men"
Abu Dawud no. 236.
And What does "Shaqa'iq Of Men" mean?

Answer :
Yes, this Hadith is authentic. It means - and Allah knows best - that they are like or equal to men except in those things that the Shari'ah has mentioned as exceptions, such as in inheritance, in giving witness, and in other matters that are supported by proof.
Ibn Baz

Tags : orat, woman, mard, man, misal, shaqaiq

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