Essential Living for Muslim Women

 

EQUALITY

EQUALITY

Allah, Most Gracious tells us: 9:71 “The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just, and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, practice regular charity, and obey Allah and His Messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy: for Allah is Exalted in power, Wise”.

Allah, Most Gracious tells us: 4:124 ”If any do deeds of righteousness,- be they male or female - and have faith, they will enter Heaven, and not the least injustice will be done to them”.

Societies past and present have embraced traditional influence about the roles, place, social status and importance of women in the family and in the society. For Muslims, traditional influences were clarified, confirmed and resolved throughout our Holy Qur’an. Men and Women are Equal. The fact that men and women have different physical body type and/or that women are “delicate”, is irrelevant and does not diminish a woman’s value in society nor within the religion of Islam. What truly matters is that men and women are believers who fear and respect Allah, Most Gracious. Males and females have the same responsibilities in Islam, when it comes to belief and worship of Allah, Most Gracious. Men and women are commanded to enjoin good and prevent evil; men and women are commanded to establish prayer, give charity and obey Allah, Most Gracious and His messenger. In Islam male and females are equal. Muslim women do not struggle for equality with men, we exert ourselves in the race to do good as defined in our Holy Qur’an in our effort to win Allah, Most Gracious good pleasure, to become the individual most loved by Allah, Most Gracious and to be nearest to Him alone.

Allah, Most Gracious tells us: 8:29 ” O ye who believe! if ye fear Allah, He will grant you a criterion, remove from you evil, and forgive you: for Allah is the Lord of grace unbounded”.

Allah, Most Gracious promises everyone who fears and respects the limits that He has established for all humanity that He will give them the ability to distinguish between truth and falsehood, right from wrong. The equality between men and women is also seen in the fact that Allah, Most Gracious give us equal rights gives us our designated fixed number years of life, our rewards, our accountability for our choices, and the strength to make our base instincts submit to His will. Allah, Most Gracious reminds us that none will be treated unjustly in regards to the tests/recompense received on earth or in the Hereafter. The Holy Qur’an addresses both men and women and reminds both that our Lord is more concerned with our level of taqwa (consciousness) not our gender, race, tribes or nations.

Allah, Most Gracious us tells us: 23:62 ”On no soul do We place a burden greater than it can bear; before Us is a record which clearly shows the truth: they will never be wronged”.

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