Author: Sheikh Saeed Ansari Nadwi, Sheikh Abdus Salam Nadwi, and Allama; Qazi Mohammed Saeed, Rafique Abdur Rehman (translators)
Publisher: Darul Ishaat (2003)
Pages: 303 Binding: Hardcover
Description from the publisher:
Women were looked down upon in Arabia – nay, all over the world – before Islam. The Quran emphasized her status and Muslims came to respect and value her.
Islam defined the rights of women and in the words of a Hadith, “woman is the guardian of her husband’s household.”
This book recalls the lives of the Prophet’s wives, daughters, and other famous women of the time. It emphasizes the fields where they excelled. Their exploits cover the religious, political, and literary fields. They used to weave cloth, till the soil, engage in writing and do business.
Muslim writers have written biographies of famous women. Ibn Kathir and Ibn Sa’d were notable amount them.
The second part of the book deals with specific departments of their lives. It draws a pen picture of the faith of these women, their character and social life and their services to humanity.
The authors have done a painstaking job and the translator has done justice to their work.