Author: Abd al-Halim Abu Shuqqah (Translated and Edited by Adil Salahi)
Publisher: Kube Publishing (2020)
Pages: 138 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The Prophet S.A.W established complete equality between men and women as he said, “Women are full sisters of men”. Yet both have their respective special functions. This volume draws out the features of the Muslim woman’s character as outlined in the Qur’an and Sunnah. It shows that much of what we imagine to be Islamic rulings are no more than social traditions.
This Eight volume series is the author’s abridged version of his longer work with the same Arabic title, Tahrir al-Mar’ah fi ‘Asr al-Risalah spanning a twenty-five-year study comprising fourteen great anthologies of ahadith, but in his book he only rarely includes hadiths from any anthology other than the two most authentic ones of al-Bukhari and Muslim.
This volume draws out the features of the Muslim woman's character as outlined in the Qur'an and Sunnah. It shows that much of what we imagine to be Islamic rulings are no more than social traditions.
Several studies identify that Islam gave women their independent status as well as equality with men. However, very little had been written on how this was implemented in real life. His review of the Hadith anthologies gave Abu Shuqqah the idea that a thorough study of the transformation the Prophet brought about in the status of women and in male-female relationships was needed and so he decided to undertake this task. Essentially, he hoped to highlight the role, status and activity of Muslim women during the Prophet’s lifetime and how women’s emancipation was duly fulfilled.
This book takes Muslims back to the way charted by the Prophet (peace be upon him), adding nothing and leaving nothing out. It is a book of documents, written by a scholar who is rich in knowledge, keen to present his faith in its true colours.
From Foreword By Muhammad al-Ghazali
Fabricators have falsely attributed to the Prophet their own invented statements which impose illiteracy on women. Some of those in authority have fallen for their deception and have refused to open schools for girls. These same fabricators have also invented rulings and provisions prohibiting women from going to mosques. They have even sunk further in ignorance, limiting women’s role to the satisfaction of physical desires only.
CHAPTER 1:Woman’s Status as Outlined in the Qur’anCHAPTER 2:Women’s Status as Portrayed in the SunnahCHAPTER 3: Women’s Noble Attitudes
CHAPTER 4: Examples of the Strong Character of Muslim Women and Their Awarenessof Their Rights and Duties
CHAPTER 5: Muslim Women of Distinction
CHAPTER 6:Authentic Hadiths About Women ThatAre Wrongly Applied
CHAPTER 7:Comments on the Status of Muslim Women
About The Author
Abd al-Haleem Abu Shuqqah (d.1995) was a great teacher and scholar. He had a real passion to revive the true Islamic spirit in the ummah and dedicated his life to learning and teaching. He taught in Egypt, Syria, Qatar, and Kuwait. His particular focus was on Hadith studies.
He lived in Jordan for a while, then in Syria before moving to Qatar where he worked as a teacher. He stayed in Qatar over the period 1956-1967 then moved to Kuwait where he resided for another twelve years, 1967-1978. During this time, he often visited Syria during the summer holidays to see his sister and to pursue his Hadith Studies, particularly under Shaykh Nasir al-Din al-Albani. In 1978, he returned to Egypt where he lived until he passed away in 1995.