The Station of Women in Islam – Abu Humayd Saalim
Islam has ennobled the woman, fortified her position and raised her rank. It has commanded us to be good towards her.
In the times of jaaliyah she had no rights. When they had a female child, they buried her alive, for fear of being “dishonoured”. She had no rights to inheritance at all. She was treated like a slave. Islam came to raise her.
Even in the West, women have only recently gained the right to inheritance.
Islam allowed the women to seek a divorce, whereas this was only allowed recently in the west.
Regarding the pagan Arabs, Allah says: “And if one of them is informed of the news of (the birth of) that which he set forth as a parable to the Most Beneficent (Allâh) (i.e. of a girl), his face becomes dark, gloomy, and he is filled with grief!” (Az-Zukhruf 43:17)
This lecture deals with the status that Islam gives to the Muslim woman and the importance of her role in society.
Based on a lecture by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Haadee.
Shaykh Fawzan praised Shaykh Muhammad ibn Haadee
Recorded at the Salafi Centre of Manchester on 21/4/17 and streamed LIVE on Sunnah Radio