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How Can Women Benefit Rewards of Jihad?

How Can Women Benefit Rewards of Jihad?

In Islamic culture, jihad is the highest degree of readiness and receptivity of the personality of a Muslim. However jihad is not specified only to men but to the woman, too. She has her own jihad and can perform a role of the same level as men’s jihad. Without doubt, the ground for activating this role has roots inside the family. Imam Ali’s (P) states: جهاد المراة حسن التبعل “A ... Read More »

What is Allah’s Favorite Form of Hijab for a Muslim Woman?

What is Allah’s Favorite Form of Hijab for a Muslim Woman?

Islam has strongly emphasized the concept of decency and modesty in the interaction between members of the opposite sex. Dress code is part of that overall teaching. There are two verses in the Qur’an in which Almighty Allah talks about the issue of decency and hijab as defined earlier. The First Verse In Chapter 24 known as an-Nur (the Light), in verse 30, Allah commands Prophet Muhammad as follows: قُلْ ... Read More »

What is the philosophy behind the dower for women?

What is the philosophy behind the dower for women?

In the Age of Ignorance, since the people did not attach any significance to the women, they would essentially place the dower of the women, which was their incontrovertible right, in the hands of their guardians and it was looked upon as the rightful property of the guardians. At times, they would even stipulate the dower of a woman to be the marriage of another woman; for example, a brother ... Read More »

why does a woman inherit less than a man in Islam?

why does a woman inherit less than a man in Islam?

Although it appears that the inheritance of men is twice that of women, a closer look reveals that from one viewpoint, the inheritance of women is twice that of men! This is due to Islam’s support for the rights of women. Explanation Islam has placed certain responsibilities upon men, as a result of which, virtually one half of their earnings is spent upon women whereas no such responsibilities have been ... Read More »

What is the Philosophy of Hijab?

What is the Philosophy of Hijab?

Undoubtedly, in this age of ours – which some have named as the ‘age of nudity and sexual freedom’ and in which, West-stricken individuals regard wantonness of women as being part of this freedom – the mention of Hijab is very disconcerting for this group of people and at times is even looked upon as a myth associated with the ancient times! However, the innumerable evils and the ever-increasing problems ... Read More »

What Rights does Islam offer to Women?

What Rights does Islam offer to Women?

With the onset of Islam and its special teachings, the life of women entered into a new phase – a phase which differed vastly from the previous one and became one in which women availed of all kinds of individual, social and human rights. The basis of Islamic teachings with respect to women is exactly what we read in the Noble Qur`an: وَ لَهُنَّ مِثْلُ الَّذِي عَلَيْهِنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ “…and they ... Read More »