Here is a fabricated saying ascribed to the exalted Prophet: Passing by a group of women the Rasool (S) said, "Give charity O Women! Most of you women will be in the Hellfire because you are Naaqisaati 'Aqlinw-Wad-Deen (Deficient in Intellect and Religion)." A woman protested why they would be in the Hellfire, and how they are deficient in intellect and Deen. Then he went ahead to explain that women cannot pray or fast during menstruation and the witness of a woman equals one half of a man's witness. Ref: [Hadith Bukhari (volume 1) Kitabul Haidh (The Book of Menstruation) chapter 208, Tarke Hayedis Saum (Leaving of Saum by a menstruating woman) Hadith # 295]
Without any doubt, you will find Mullahs and Mullanis trying to defend and rationalize even this great insult.
From: ISLAM: THE TRUE HISTORY AND FALSE BELIEFS
NAAQISAATI 'AQL-INW-WAD-DEEN: (Women Deficient In Intellect And Deen)
Vol 1 Pg 198 Kitabil Haidh #295. The Prophet (S) passed by a group of women. He said to them, “O Women! Give alms, because I have seen you burning in hell in great numbers.” When the women asked the reason for it, he said:
“You women curse too much!”
“You are ungrateful to your husbands.”
“In spite of being deficient in intellect as well as in religion, you are capable of prevailing over a man of wisdom. You are a creation the like of which has never been seen.”
“Is not the testimony of a woman one half that of a man? This is the measure of deficiency of your intellect!”
“And mind you, when a woman has her periods she is not allowed to pray or fast. This is the measure of your deficiency in religion.”
Dear reader, the Quran stresses gender equity. The Creator designed the physique and physiology of men and women. So the question of deficiency in intellect and religion does not arise. Traditions of this nature were fabricated for enslavement of women. The Quran nowhere mentions that women cannot pray or fast during menstruation or that a woman’s witness is only one half of a man’s. Without any doubt, you will find Mullahs and Mullahnis trying to defend and rationalize even this great insult.
Woman’s witness according to the Quran, verse 2:282. First of all, the matter under discussion only pertains to a deed of loan. The verse says that two men (not one) should witness the signing of the document. If two men are not available, then let there be one man and two women, all of them you satisfactorily consider competent as witnesses - so that even if the witnessing woman gets distracted (for example, by her baby), the accompanying woman may support and remind her. Hence, the second woman is not a witness in the court of law. She will not speak to the court. She is there only to support and remind the witnessing woman if she gets distracted.