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Friday, March 18, 2011

Women in Islam

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How do women fit into Islam? What is their fate?
This has been the subject of many a debate

‘For the believing men and women, is a great reward’
This is from Surah al Ahzaab, the words of our Lord

It can be seen from reading the Holy Quran
That a woman has some privilege over a man

Praying is exempted during menstruation
Here Islam gives women consideration

A woman after marriage becomes a wife
For nine long months she carries new life

During childbirth she is exempted to fast
Islam is against the burying of girls in the past

They can pray at the mosque or even at home
They may marry or divorce, it’s their choice, their own

After marriage she can retain her old maiden name
And is rewarded for treating all her offspring the same

Once they are married they should live pious lives
‘And the best men are those who are best to their wives’

Islam shows equality my sisters and brothers
Don’t forget paradise lies at the feet of your mothers

Women in the UK had property rights from 1938
This right was given by Islam, 14 centuries to date

In the UK, women could vote from 1918
This was stated 1400 years ago in Islam, our deen

Women can work and lead a happily married life
But shouldn’t neglect her role as mother and wife

A woman for her child’s upbringing, deserves her credit
Islam also gives a woman the right to inherit

A woman’s status in Islam, we should never neglect
In Islam they are favored and deserve their respect.

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