Status of Women in ISLAM – Quick References


MEN AND WOMEN ARE EQUAL

“O Mankind, keep your duty to your Lord who created you from a single soul and from it created its mate (of same kind) and from them twain has spread a multitude of men and women…”.
[Noble Quran 4:1]

“He (God) it is who did create you from a single soul and therefrom did create his mate, that he might dwell with her (in love)…”
[Noble Quran 7:189]

“The Creator of heavens and earth: He has made for you pairs from among yourselves”
[Noble Quran 42:11]

“Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has faith, verily to him will We give a new life that is good and pure, and We will bestow on such their reward according to their actions.”
[Noble Quran 16:97, see also 4:124]

WOMEN HAVE EQUAL RIGHT TO RECEIVE EDUCATION

Prophet Mohammed pbuh said “Seeking knowledge is mandatory for every Muslim”. [Al-Bayhaqi]

WIVES HAVE LEGAL RIGHT IN HUSBAND’S INCOME

“Whatever men earn, they have a share of that and whatever women earn, they have a share in that.”
[Noble Quran 4:32]

BEST MEN ARE BEST HUSBANDS

The most perfect believers are the best in conduct and best of you are those who are best to their wives.
[Ibn-Hanbal, No. 7396]

SEVERE HUMILIATING PUNISHMENT TO THOSE WHO ACCUSE CHASTE WOMEN

[24.4] And those who accuse free women then do not bring four witnesses, flog them, (giving) eighty stripes, and do not admit any evidence from them ever; and these it is that are the transgressors,

“It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed: Avoid the seven noxious things. It was said (by the hearers): What are they, Messenger of Allah? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Associating anything with Allah, magic, killing of one whom God has declared inviolate without a just cause, consuming the property of an orphan, and consuming of usury, turning back when the army advances, and slandering chaste women who are believers, but unwary.”

[SAHI MUSLM, Book 001, Number 0161]

WOMEN ARE MEN’S PARTNERS IN LIFE  ! A BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIP OF LOVE AND MERCY

“And among His signs is this: That He created mates for you from yourselves that you may find rest, peace of mind in them, and He ordained between you love and mercy. Lo, herein indeed are signs for people who reflect.”
[Noble Quran 30:21]

KINDNESS TOWARDS WOMEN – A MUST


“Be kind with the soft and gentle ones (females).”

A WOMAN IS A QUEEN IN A MAN’S LIFE

“And woman is a leader on her husband’s house and she is accounted for that.

WOMAN’S SHARE IN INHERITANCE 

“Unto men (of the family) belongs a share of that which Parents and near kindred leave, and unto women a share of that which parents and near kindred leave, whether it be a little or much – a determinate share.”
[Noble Quran 4:7]

MOTHER IS MORE SACRED THEN PARADISE FULL OF HOORS
MOTHER AS WOMAN IS 4 TIMES MORE IMPORTANT THEN FATHER

“Paradise is at the feet of mothers.”
[In An-Nasa’i, Ibn Majah, Ahmad]

O Messenger of God, who among the people is the most worthy of my good company? The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, Your mother. The man said then who else: The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, Your mother. The man asked, Then who else? The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, Your mother. The man asked, Then who else? Only then did the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) say, Your father.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

ITS A MUSLIM MAN’S DUTY TO BE NICE WITH HIS WIFE

“…and to your wife you have a duty and a responsibility.”

MEN AND WOMEN ARE EQUAL BUT DIFFERENT IN RESPONSIBILITIES

“Women are the other halves of men.”

ISLAM URGES BEST OF THE BEST TREATMENT WITH WOMEN

“And you are recommended to treat women with the best … and indeed you are advised to treat women with goodness.”

ONE CAN NOT FORCE HIS DAUGHTER TO GET MARRIED WITHOUT HER ‘UNCONDITIONAL AND CONSENT OF FREE WILL”, IF HE DID, THE MARRIAGE WILL BE CONSIDERED VOID

Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said: “A grown-up girl shall be asked permission about herself. If she is silent, it is her permission; and if she declines, there shall be no compulsion on her.”
(Muslim).

Ibn ‘Abbas reported that a girl came to the Messenger of God, Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), and she reported that her father had forced her to marry without her consent. The Messenger of God gave her the choice… (between accepting the marriage or invalidating it).
[Ibn Hanbal No. 2469]

A MUSLIM MEN CAN NOT HURT MUSLIM WOMEN

Narrated Abdullah bin Amr: “The prophet said, ‘A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue and hands. And a Muhajir (Emigrant) is the one who gives up (abandons) all that Allah has forbidden.’ ”

WOMEN NEED SYMPATHY


Narrated by anas bin malik: the prophet passed by a woman who was sitting and weeping beside a grave and said to her, “[O Women don’t cry that much] Fear Allah and be patient.”

PROPHET PBUH APPROVED YOUNG GIRLS SINGING (PURPOSEFUL SINGING – SONGS OF BRAVERY)

Narrated by ar-rubai’ bint mu’auwith: the prophet came to me after consuming his marriage with me and sat down on my bed as you (the sub-narrator) are sitting now, and small girls were beating the tambourine and singing in lamentation of my father who had been killed on the day of the battle of badr. then one of the girls said, “there is a prophet amongst us who knows what will happen tomorrow.” the prophet said (to her),” do not say this, but go on saying what you have spoken before.”

PROPHET PBUH ALLOWED WOMEN TO TAKE A HUSBAND’S PROPERTY IF HE DOES’T FULFILL HIS DUTIES

Narrated by ‘aisha : hind (bint ‘utba) said, “o allah’s apostle! abu sufyan is a miser. is there any harm if i take of his property what will cover me and my children’s needs?” the prophet said, “take (according to your needs) in a reasonable manner.”

PROPHET PBUH ENCOURAGED WOMEN TO BEAUTIFY THEMSELVES AND USE COSMETICS

Narrated by ‘a’isha, ummul mu’minin: a woman made a sign from behind a curtain to indicate that she had a letter for the apostle of allah. the prophet closed his hand, saying: i do not know this is a man’s or a woman’s hand. she said: no, a woman. he said: if you were a woman, you would make a difference to your nails, meaning with henna

WOMEN ARE ALLOWED TO GO OUTSIDE WHEN EVERY THEY NEED

narrated by ‘aisha: allah’s apostle said: “you (women) have been allowed to go out for your needs.”

EXTREME CRIME OF KILLING FEMALE INFANT CHILD BECAUSE OF HER GENDER

“And when the female (infant) buried alive – is questioned, for what crime she was killed.”[Noble Quran 81:8-9]

When news is brought to one of them, of (the Birth of) a female (child), his face darkens and he is filled with inward grief! With shame does he hide himself from his people because of the bad news he has had! Shall he retain her on (sufferance) and contempt, or bury her in the dust? Ah! What an evil (choice) they decide on?”
[Noble Quran 16:58-59]

IF A MUSLIM MEN DISLIKE SOME THING ABOUT HIS WIFE, HE IS ORDERED TO FORGIVE AND TOLERATE

“Dwell with your wives in kindness for even if you hate them, you might be hating someone in whom God has placed so much good.” [Noble Quran 4:19]

IN CASE OF DIVORCE [GOD FORBID] MEN ARE ORDERED TO BE GRACIOUS TILL THE END

“When you divorce women, and they reach their prescribed term, then retain them in kindness and retain them not for injury so that you transgress (the limits)…”
[Noble Quran 2:231] [See also Quran 2:229 and 33:49]

SPECIAL INSTRUCTION ABOUT MOTHER AND FATHER

“And we have enjoined upon man (to be good) to his parents: His mother bears him in weakness upon weakness…”
[Noble Quran 31:14] [See also Quran 46:15, 29:8]

“Your Lord has decreed that you worship none save Him, and that you be kind to your parents…”
[Noble Quran 17:23]

REMINDER OF HOW A WOMAN SUFFERED PAIN TO GIVE BIRTH TO A MAN

“His mother bore him in difficulty or suffering upon suffering.”
[Noble Quran 31:14, 46:15]

ISLAM SEES MEN AND WOMEN AS A FAMILY ! A LOVING HAPPY FAMILY

“Enter into Paradise, you and your wives, with delight.”
[Noble Quran 43:70]

WOMEN HAVE SAME RIGHTS BUT MEN ARE A STEP ABOVE
///(ONLY BECAUSE OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES GOD HAS PUT ON THEM)///

“Women have the same rights (in relation to their husbands) as are expected in all decency from them, while men stand a step above them.”
[Noble Quran 2:228]

MEN ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR WOMEN’S ECONOMIC NEEDS !
WOMEN’S ARE MADE QUEENS OF THEIR HOME

Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.”

MEN SHOULD CAST DOWN THEIR LOOKS AND RESPECT WOMEN INSTEAD OF TEASING THEM

“Say to the believing men that they cast down their looks and guard their private parts; that is purer for them; surely Allah is Aware of what they do.
[24.30]

IF NON MUSLIM WOMEN, ACCEPT ISLAM, ITS MUSLIM MEN’S DUTY TO PROTECT THEM AT ANY COST

O you who believe! when believing women come to you flying, then examine them; Allah knows best their faith; then if you find them to be believing women, do not send them back to the unbelievers, neither are these (women) lawful for them, nor are those (men) lawful for them, and give them what they have spent; and no blame attaches to you in marrying them when you give them their dowries; and hold not to the ties of marriage of unbelieving women, and ask for what you have spent, and kt them ask for what they have spent. That is Allah’s judgment; He judges between you, and Allah is Knowing, Wise.[60.10]

SEXUAL INTERCOURSE IS THE RIGHT OF WIFE ONLY! 
A MEN SHOULD APPROACH HIS WIFE INSTEAD OF TRYING TO FLIRT WITH OTHER WOMAN !

“Jabir reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) saw a woman, and so he came to his wife, Zainab, as she was tanning a leather and had sexual intercourse with her. He then went to his Companions and told them: The woman advances and retires in the shape of a devil, so when one of you sees a woman, he should come to his wife, for that will repel what he feels in his heart.”[Sahi Muslim, Book 008, Number 3240]

References

  1. http://www.islamswomen.com/articles/women_in_quran_and_sunnah.php
  2. http://theislamicworkplace.com/positive-quotes/

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