Do you have any children Muq? I'm sure your daughter would appreciate you telling her she cannot be all that she can be...that allah has different purposes for her...<quoted text>
1. Yes, one should wait and watch and see the result of fight between the forces of truth and falsehood.
2. It is your "misconception" that Islam does not gives "right" to women. In fact it was islam which gave women "rights". Before islam, women only had "duties" but no rights.
But now the Western world has taken top another extreme. First they debated whether women have any rights? Now they have gone to "another extreme" and started saying "Men and women are exactly equal to each other, so they both should have same rights".
This is an extreme position and unreasonable and illogical as the first position that women have no rights.
Islamic position is the middle path, al always. It says that men and women are made complimentary to each other and not as "direct competitors against each other".
Women have different duties and men have different duties and each have rights and responsibilities in their respective areas.
The western concept of women rights, puts double burden on them and destabilizes the family structure. In Islam it is the family which is basic unit of human civilization and men and women are one who constitute a family.
3. I advice you to focus less on Iran and its economy and worry more about your own economy. What Iran is suffering is the result of your country's biased attitude towards it. The same thing they did to Iraq and Libya before it.
04. The 'Universal calendar" provided by our Creator is the Lunar Calendar which is the basis of dates for Festivals in all societies of the world from time immemorial.
The so called "Scientific Solar Calendar" has taken so many twists and turns from its origin to its present shape, that it amazes if any one can call it "scientific".
But we follow both the Calendars, 1434 H for our religious dates and Ramadhan and Hajj and 2012 for dealings with other people.
We get "best of both worlds"!!
Agreed with what you say about Iran...same as Iraq and Libya...do you see the same end results as those first two examples taking place in Iran? I do...
So the creator gave you your lunar calendar, eh? I'll be darned, well, I wonder who gave it to the chinese thousands of years before muslims began their exploitation of the world or centuries upon centuries before some desert wanderer created a myth of a moon splitting in half...how did the chinese get the original lunar calendar from the creator?