Sunday, March 18, 2007

Islam gave women everything !!

"Another complaint from our sisters in Egypt and Algeria is that when an active, motivated and religion serving girl marries a conscientious, abiding man whom she came to know through Call related work, he forces her to stay at home and denies her participation in the Movement, putting out a torch that was lighting the path of other Muslim girls. It has apparently become so common that an Algerian girl working in the Islamic field once wrote to me asking whether it was harem for her to refuse marriage for the sake of avoiding the end of others of her sisters in Islam who had ended up in a life of laziness and idleness away from the field of the Movement and the Call, at the time when work was allowed to communist and secular women. "

from Priorities of the Islamic Movement in the Coming Phase - by
Shaykh Yusuf Al Qaradawi

This complaint is sad and unfortunately one that echos throughout the Muslim world. One that cannot be left unheard. Sisters, I urge you to read this quote from my hero, may Allah (swt) have mercy on her soul:

"Islam has provided everything for both men and women. It gave women everything--freedom, economic rights, political rights, social rights, public and private rights. Islam gave women rights in the family granted by no other society. Women may talk of liberation in Christian society, Jewish society, or pagan society, but in Islamic society it is a grave error to speak of the liberation of women. The Muslim woman must study Islam so she will know that it is Islam that has given her all her rights." - Zaynab Al-Ghazali

The torture of this woman was implemented to the fullest while she was held in capitivity by Gamal Abd Al Nassir's oppressive Egyptian government. When the dogs were tearing at her flesh and when she was being lashed across her back, she would still refuse to give up the truth. She did not allow this to make her lose focus or lose touch with what the true reality was. These oppressors, whether they are oppressive leaders in their homes or within their country, will soon meet their Creator and only then will the Supreme Justice prevail.

مَتَى نَصْرُ اللّهِ أَلا إِنَّ نَصْرَ اللّهِ قَرِيبٌ

"When (will come) the help of Allah." Ah! Verily, the help of Allah is (always) near!

(Quran 2:214)

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