Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Prize winner, was interviewed by Emily Parker of the Wall Street Journal in “Subprime Lender” March 1-2, 2008.
Parker writes in “Subprime Lender”:
‘“They said we are destroying their religion because we are giving money to women.”
Some protested that women shouldn’t work outside, or get involved with money. The man, the argument goes is supposed to be the breadwinner of the family. Mr. Yunus told his critics to go back and study Islamic history. “The prophet’s first job was to work for a woman [Khadijah], who was a businesswoman,” he explains. Some critics said that in Islam, women are not supposed to go out. Mr. Yunus response? ‘That’s not true. In Islamic history women were everywhere. “’

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