Download the full Khutba “Women’d right in Islam”
Abstract: Islam gave true and due rights to women 1400 years ago when there was
ignorance and darkness. Islam uplifted the status of the women in a society.
In Islam spiritually both men and women are equal. There are certain non-Islamic
religions like Christianity that put the blame only on mother Havva “Eve” (Alaihis
Salaam), who forced Adam to eat the forbidden fruits in Jannah and according to
Christianity all human beings are born in sins because of Mother Havva. But Quran
put the blame of eating forbidden fruits equally on man and woman, on Adam as
well as on Havva.
Believing men and believing women are supporters of one another not only socially
but also politically. Women have also obligation to spread the message of Allah
and His Prophet (PBUH). They have also right to vote.
Islam gave economic rights to women 1400 years ago, 1300 years before the
Western world. In Islam, any adult women whether married or un-married, she was
allowed to own or dis-own her property without the permission of anyone else. If
women works by following the Islamic Sharia then whatever she earns, she need
not to spend on her family. She can keep all of her earning for herself. In Islam
during marriage, women are also on the receiving end.
Prophet (PBUH) said, “It is obligatory on every Muslim to acquire knowledge”.
The Prophet (PBUH) specially told the parents to educate their children specially
their daughters. We have examples of many women 1400 years ago who were
highly educated, learned and scholars in both religious and worldly knowledge.
With the advent of Islam, the darkness of that era vanished and Allah enjoined
kindness, love and compassion towards girls. Prophet (PBUH) also said, “Anyone
who up-brings two daughters with love and affection, and also did not favor his
sons over daughters, he shall enter into Jannah”.
Most of the other religions besides Islam consider women as an instrument of devil
but Quran refers women as a “Mohsina” means a fortress against devil. The Prophet
(PBUH) said: “Among the Muslims the most perfect, as regards his faith, is the one
whose character is excellent, and the best among you are those who treat their
wives well. Prophet (PHUB) said, “Among you the most respectable is the one who
respects women and the most disrespect is the one who …