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The testimony of a woman is half as valuable as that of a man
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Now that we're on the topic of women's rights, this line of questioning could be pursued.

Again, establish the moral absoluteness of Mohammed's example and the Quran.

Now:

EW: I'd like to take a look at a verse from the Quran:

(This is a long verse, but it might be worth reading in its entirety in order to limit his escape options)

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YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! When ye deal with each other, in transactions involving future obligations in a fixed period of time, reduce them to writing Let a scribe write down faithfully as between the parties: let not the scribe refuse to write: as Allah Has taught him, so let him write. Let him who incurs the liability dictate, but let him fear His Lord Allah, and not diminish aught of what he owes. If they party liable is mentally deficient, or weak, or unable Himself to dictate, Let his guardian dictate faithfully, and get two witnesses, out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women, such as ye choose, for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her. The witnesses should not refuse when they are called on (For evidence). Disdain not to reduce to writing (your contract) for a future period, whether it be small or big: it is juster in the sight of Allah, More suitable as evidence, and more convenient to prevent doubts among yourselves but if it be a transaction which ye carry out on the spot among yourselves, there is no blame on you if ye reduce it not to writing. But take witness whenever ye make a commercial contract; and let neither scribe nor witness suffer harm. If ye do (such harm), it would be wickedness in you. So fear Allah; For it is Good that teaches you. And Allah is well acquainted with all things. If ye are on a journey, and cannot find a scribe, a pledge with possession (may serve the purpose). And if one of you deposits a thing on trust with another, let the trustee (faithfully) discharge his trust, and let him Fear his Lord conceal not evidence; for whoever conceals it, - his heart is tainted with sin. And Allah knoweth all that ye do.

Here's the most important point: Let him who incurs the liability dictate, but let him fear His Lord Allah, and not diminish aught of what he owes. If they party liable is mentally deficient, or weak, or unable Himself to dictate, Let his guardian dictate faithfully, and get two witnesses, out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women, such as ye choose, for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her

We see here that the verse is discussing witnesses. And it tells us that you should have two witnesses, and they are to be male. If two males can not be found, then a man and two women should be used. We are told that there must be two women so that they can keep check on each other. The implication is that women are so prone to errors in judgment the witness of just one woman is insufficient.

So Dr. Naik, the Quran clearly tells us that the testimony of one woman is not equal to the testimony of one man.

Since you earlier established that the Quran is to guide man for all time, you surely believe that in the year 2010 a man's testimony is more valuable than woman's, is that correct?

Dr. Naik: A lot of ramblings, asides about how well women are treated in Islam, etc.

EW: Dr. Naik, please stay on topic. You must either accept that the testimony of women is half as valuable as the testimony of women or you must deny that the Quran is an absolute guide to morality.

So let's take this possible scenario:

The police have been called to the scene of an alleged domestic dispute.

We have a man and a woman. The woman has a black eye. The woman claims the man hit her. The man claims she fell down the stairs. There's no physical evidence, so we must rely on the testimony of the parties involved.

So according to your theology, we must accept that man's word, correct? Since a woman's word is only half as valuable as a man's, there's no way around it. We must simply accept the man's version of events and move on, is that correct?

Dr. Naik: (I don't know how he'll respond, but for an audience of non-Muslims, it's reasonable to assume they'll be unsatisfied with his response)

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