The Value of a Woman in Islam


All praise is due to Allah the Lord of the universe may He Azawajal bless the Prophet Sallah Llah Alei Wasalam and the companions and all the generality of Muslims.

Woman are not created as slave, they have value to Islam as legislated in the Qur'an and Sunnah.

Abu Shurayh Khuwaylid ibn ‘Amr al-Khuzā‘i and Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with both of them) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "O Allah, I declare strictly inviolable the rights of the two weak ones: the orphan and the woman." [Hasan/Sound] - [Ibn Majah - An-Nasai - Ahmad]

The wording in Arabic is “inni uharriju/ اني أُحَرِّجُ”

This basically means, I declare blameworthy and deem a sinner those who transgress the rights of these two “weak” ones. So it is a warning to those who take advantage of orphans and women, in whatever way. This, of course, is in general.

Most have no problems understanding the first category, the orphan. However, we may hear objections from some concerning the second category, women. This is because we have these false and ridiculous claims being made these days that women are equal to men in every way and they can fend for themselves. They aren’t vulnerable and they can handle themselves. 

Sadly, these people do not understand that referring to women as weak is not an insult nor is it derogatory or belittling. It is simply stating a fact, a natural characteristic. 

Do we not see how many organizations and movements there are today to protect the rights of women? Why? Because they are being taken advantage of and abused in many ways. Why? Because they are weak and vulnerable. 

Computing Category

It is because many men take advantage of women in a variety of ways that they are threatened by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and warned against doing so.

 The believer takes this seriously. Knowing that the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) will advocate on their behalf and that he considers this a crime deters (or should deter) the believing man from wronging and violating the rights of women. This applies to husbands, bosses and whoever dares to violate her rights.

An important point we should keep in mind is that the weaker and more vulnerable a person is, the greater the care, attention and concern afforded them by Allah.

Be Easy With Your Wife

O you husband! It is not from good companionship that you overburden your wife and wear her out in fulfilling your rights upon her, but rather that you behave in the proper way and overlook some of your rights in order to fulfill that which is important, which is good companionship and being easy with your wife. 

May Allaah Rectify us all and keep us firm upon Goodness. Lastly may Jannatul Firdaus be out finally abode.




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