Author: Abdul Hye, PhD
Publisher: Madina Masjid, Inc. (2006)
Pages: 102 Binding: Paperback 5 x 8.5 x 0.25"
Description from the publisher:
A Message For All Women…
All praise belongs to God. Everyone needs His guidance to become successful in this life and in the hereafter. Life moves very fast, especially in the west. Most women are busy with work and children, and have very little time to study religion or think about the hereafter. With an increasingly high divorce rate, many women end up as single parents and do not receive adequate financial support. Women have to deal with many problems, which lead them to become overstressed, overburdened, and overworked. This places most women into hardship, financial burden, and risk for health/mental breakdown. The feminist movement started in the late 18th century and has made "progress" in the areas of equal rights in the workplace and marriage. However, abuse, harassment, and general disrespect towards women are still rampant in this society. Islam has dealt with the issue of women's rights very clearly.
It has prescribed a means to dissemble harsh and lewd treatments and has replaced them with a respectable and just alternative. It quickly transformed the status of women from a lowly, destitute object to one of a respectable, upright, important member of society. Think about the quality of life; how have western "rights" improved women’s’ status? Are they really free of injustice? Are they free from harassment? Are they respected? Consider why women do the things they do. Do women dress a certain way because a male designer has told them that this is the latest fashion and because society expects it of them?
Do they find themselves competing to fit the standard of beauty set by men? Do they tolerate harassment to keep their jobs? Consider, also, why Islam is viewed as a religion that is "unfair" to women. Is this due to the way Islam is portrayed in the media? Is it because of what biases this culture promotes? And who said that Christianity, Judaism, or any other religion is a feminists' paradise? Have you actually studied these religions? Take a moment to ponder these things; prepare to learn the truth about what your religion really says. Then, with an open mind, consider why Islam is the ultimate ideal for women. This book is compiled with true information from the Old Testament, New Testament, Qur’an, and other holy scriptures to accurately present all the facts. This should help any individual understand what is at stake for the hereafter and how you can find the truth from God to make a rational choice.