“Men and women are no different when it comes to ascendance of spiritual positions, the power of leadership, and the capability to lead humankind.” WOMEN! Empires have fought over them, movements were inspired by them, and civilizations were raised by their words and the strength of their arms.
If I recall correctly it was the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who once said that if not for Khadija and Imam Ali Islam would never have survived. Women, we would do well to remember are in no way lesser than men - not in their religion, not in their station, and certainly not in their ability to serve. Whether as mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, wives or anything else in between, women are who they are and their worth should not be open to debate or tied to some temporal criteria.
Is it backward to posit that men and women have different rights and obligations by the very nature of their differences? And if so, how so?
What is the argument behind feminism if not to deny women their gender to better transform them into commodities?
Why can’t women be offered the courtesy of their own choices and freedom? Why does society insist on defining women’s role in society, when it should call on women to define their own reality? Islam came to liberate women at a time when women were objects to be traded off, disposed of, owned and abused …
Women are more than the definitions the West has given them or what Wahhabist Saudi Arabia has reduced them to … Women were born free! Women were honored by God to rise as mothers and see Heaven laid at their feet.
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