Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Women in Islam - Islam's Elevation of Women...!

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,

Praying you are all in the best of health and Iman, Insha-Allah.

Over 1400 years ago Islam gave women rights and privileges, which had never before been enjoyed under any other constitutional or religious systems. These rights were bestowed to females at a time when existing civilisations were not even prepared to regard or treat women as a human being! It was Islam which changed all this and elevated the status of women.

Islam does not give women identical rights as to men. This is because women and men are not the same. Had we been given the same exact rights as men, we would be simply their duplicates, which we are not (Alhamdulillah). Men and women are by nature physically and biologically different, and Islam has taken these factors into consideration and has treated both men and women on the basis of equality when there is a natural scope for it and has differentiated when such differentiation agrees with nature.

Islam gave rights to women right from the beginning. Unlike the Western women, women in Islam did not have to struggle for rights nor did we have to form any organisation or launch any movement. These rights were given to us without us even having to ask or demand for them. Islam bestowed innumerable rights on women in almost every field of human life as a bounty to us. All Praise be to Allah!

Learn about women in Islam, the rights of women in Islam, responsibities, status, duty, dressing, marriage and more by clicking on the links below. Upto 200 articles dedicated to women in Islam, uploaded on the Shariah Program:

  • Headscarf and Niqaab (Veil)

  • Life Sketches of Ummuhat ul Momineen (R.A)

  • Family Life

  • Guidance for Muslim Women

  • Stories of Women Reverting to Islam

  • Status and Rights of Women in Islam

  • Women and Islamic Dressing

  • Women's Islamic Q and A

  • Marriage in Islam

  • Audio Lectures on Women's Issues

  • Study, read, learn, educate yourselves.

    Wassalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.