Look at this verse:
"And do not give the weak-minded your property, which Allah has made a means of sustenance for you, but provide for them with it and clothe them and speak to them words of appropriate kindness."
I just saw on an Islamic forum that female leadership in Islam is not allowed because of the above verse. If women are weak minded to handle the property, then they can't lead a state.
Firstly, the worlds oldest and highest Islamic authority has said women in fact CAN be rulers of a state and become judges too: 1) http://eng.dar-alifta.org/foreign/f.aspx?ID=882435 2) http://eng.dar-alifta.org/foreign/ViewFatwa.aspx?ID=6809
Also this semi-liberal salafist site has said women can be rulers or judges too (its questions 109 and 110 you'll need to scroll down): http://worldreminder.com/Q-A-ABOUT-ISLAM/The-first-group/Chapter-7-Family-and-Women-Affairs
If women were indeed weak minded, then why does the Quran allow inheritance for women? This automatically refutes the statement that this verse refers to women. We also know in Islam women can own property and be in the workforce.
This verse refers to those who are not yet old enough to be on their own. So it most likely refers to children.