Islamic failure series – Episode 12 – The testimony of women is worth half that of man
Finally, a scientific reason for why the testimony of women is worth half that of men. It is mentioned in the Quran http://quran.com/2/282
O you who have believed, when you contract a debt for a specified term, write it down. And let a scribe write [it] between you in justice. Let no scribe refuse to write as Allah has taught him. So let him write and let the one who has the obligation dictate. And let him fear Allah , his Lord, and not leave anything out of it. But if the one who has the obligation is of limited understanding or weak or unable to dictate himself, then let his guardian dictate in justice. And bring to witness two witnesses from among your men. And if there are not two men [available], then a man and two women from those whom you accept as witnesses – so that if one of the women errs, then the other can remind her. And let not the witnesses refuse when they are called upon. And do not be [too] weary to write it, whether it is small or large, for its [specified] term. That is more just in the sight of Allah and stronger as evidence and more likely to prevent doubt between you, except when it is an immediate transaction which you conduct among yourselves. For [then] there is no blame upon you if you do not write it. And take witnesses when you conclude a contract. Let no scribe be harmed or any witness. For if you do so, indeed, it is [grave] disobedience in you. And fear Allah . And Allah teaches you. And Allah is Knowing of all things.
Got it? So if the first woman errs the other would correct her. But let us hear the real scientific explanation from Sheikh Mohammad al-Arifi
The following video is in Arabic only with no subtitles, and this sheikh, who has got his show aired at prime time in many Arabic TV channels, says that women can either talk or remember, but can’t do both things at the same time, contrary to men who could do both at the same time. Because it is scientifically proven that the gland in the brain (which of course he doesn’t remember its name) is larger and works better in males than females. Thus, this is why Allah said these words in his flawless, error free, scientifically accurate, and perfect Quran!