Women in Islam



Dr. Mohsin Shaikh Al-Hassan

Published — Saturday 5 January 2013

Last update 5 January 2013 1:06 pm

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Ladies and gentlemen, ensure that you are well informed as to how our religion (Islam) honors women and maintains their dignity and rights, for issues related to women are often a subject of great debate all around the world.
Islam honors women in the following way:
Both men and women have equal social responsibilities and status. They are both equal before Allah and the difference in the direction given are due to the fact that each has a certain role to pay in life and to the physical and psychological abilities of each.
Islam ensures women’s financial independence; all women have complete freedom to handle their own financial affairs.
We in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as Muslims believe that true Muslim is the one whose behavior reflects his true belief in Islam. The faith believed in the heart is reflected in the actions and behavior.
The following prophetic sayings are examples of the relation between Islam and good behavior:
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said:"Religion is Advice.” — Muslim 1\75 (55)
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: "He is not one of us who does not show mercy to the young and esteem to the elderly.” — Sahih 11\644(7073)
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “The one who cheats (or deceives) we are not one of us.” — Muslim 1\94 (101)

— Dr. Mohsin Shaikh Al-Hassan is a Saudi writer.

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