Ronald Jennings described the prevailing stereotype of Muslim women as property. He said they were owned by their fathers or guardians, sold at marriages and denied inheritance to which the Qur’an entitled them. It is important to note that though Jennings criticises the treatment of women, he also acknowledges that Islam does give rights to them referring to the Qur’an and this constructive view is also shared by a nineteenth-century sound able Muslim jurist, Amir Ali. Today, unfortunately we still witness the poor status of women in majority Muslim countries. Muhammad Ahsan made a compelling statement when he stated, women make up about half of the world’s population but they are behind in the development process compared to their male counterparts.