Wednesday 11 October 2023

Hadiths of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ related to Muslim Women

Generally, the hijab observing Muslim women are sympathized by the non-Muslims and branded as symbol of oppression and cruelty. But if one tries to read Islamic history, both prior to the advent of Islam and thereafter, the critics of Hijab wearing women will be bewildered to know the status Islam accords to women in Islam.

Prior to Islam, baby girls used to be buried right after their birth and the women folk were treated as a symbol of sex and nothing else. They were paraded naked around the Kaabah and put under extreme repression by the pagans of Makkah. The slave girls were treated worse than humans like the male slave. This was the time when two earlier Divine religions, that is Jewism and Christianity, were thriving both in Arab lands and beyond. Yet the Jew and Christian women were deprived of rights of inheritance and were also subject to repression and treated not at par with men.

In such deploring conditions meted to women, Islam came to their salvation and there are umpteen number of verses in Qur'an that address the rights of women and restored their status as respectable beings. There are numerous Islamic laws that spell out share of women in the share of property of inheritance and even that from their husbands. Many non-Muslims may now recall that this status was given to women only recently in the history lane. This speaks of void in their religious books and their indifferent attitude towards their women. In fact, Qur'an completes the inadequacies which were not addressed in the earlier scriptures. That is why it is said that Qur'an completes the last stage of completion of Divine Commandments.

Even the women were granted protection against pre-Islamic period of divorce and also granted the right to seek divorce from their husbands. A complete chapter of Qur'an was revealed as an answer to the redress of grievance by a woman, besides a complete chapter named after women and explains their rights and obligations.

Please read our previous posts on issues related to women, as mentioned in Qur'an: 
While Qur'an speaks extensively about women, there are number of Hadiths attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ about status, respect of Muslim women, in addition to many cautions so that they do not deviate from their stated role and importance as enunciated in Qur'an. This post is primarily means to share these Hadiths. 

We have just started developing this page and will add Hadiths related to women in Islam in time. Please do follow our later posts. All these Hadiths will clarify the mis norm being spread about Muslim women by non-Muslims on social media to belittle Islam and its "treatment " of women.

Some of the Hadiths about women / daughters are as under:
This is just the beginning. We will add explanation of the Hadiths mentioned above and more to these in time, In Sha Allah.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

Please refer to our reference page: Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to know more about sunnah / Hadith of Prophet of Allah. You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.

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