Islam has approached the issue of good treatment of women and orders us to take special care of them. We’re all surrounded by time, people, culture, and society that produce the different forms of a perspective. One of the many topics is Islam and how they treat their women.
The media has strongly altered the minds of non-muslims and the conflict grows between the “West” and “Islam”, in particular of women. Not only this, there clothing is criticized by all over the world. Misconceptions such as, “How do you see in this” “Do you have something to hide inside” “Are you bald underneath” all represent how women wear Hijab in Islam. Islam is a religion of peace. In fact, Muslims are one of the most generous communities in this world.
Islam was revealed at a time when the majority of humanity denied the existence of women. They were skeptical, burned alive and treated very harshly. With the advent of Islam, women’s dignity and respect were restored.
“And for women has rights over men, similar to those of men over women.” (Quran 2:26)
Respect Towards the Mother
Although Islam commands us to respect our parents but elevates the status of mother over father. One should treat them with respect under all circumstances and approach them with mercy. Islam also teaches us to never raise voice in front of your parents and to never harm them either physically or verbally.
“Heaven lies beneath the feet of mothers”. (Prophet of Islam)
Respect for Daughters
Before Islam was revealed, women are considered to be disrespect in society, while men were the cause of pride and all the glory. Allah Almighty condemned this attitude and created equal rights for men and women. Islam gave them the right to education, marry the person according to her wish, work and share father property equally.
“Whoever Allah has given two daughters and is kind towards them, will have them as a reason for him to be admitted into Paradise.” (Prophet of Islam)
Respect for Wife
A woman is a daughter, mother, wife, and sister. So far you’ve got the impression of how important it is to take care of women in Islam.
“The best among men is the one who best treats his wife.” (Prophet of Islam)
Being nice includes good communication between both parties. Being nice include encouraging one’s wife.
Islam teaches us to Feed our wife when we eat ourselves, clothe our wife when we clothe ourselves, and to not strike her nor malign her under any circumstances.
“Treat your women well and be kind to them, because they are your companions.” (Prophet of Islam)
Islam teaches us to live in harmony and security so that the rights of other people are respected. It also teaches us to respect non-muslims. In reality, respecting your women is not an option, it is an obligation! It is a direct order from the creator of this Universe himself. Whoever does not comply with this order, there are strict punishments. Muslims have an obligation to full the education of their family members, to provide them with knowledge regardless of gender, race, age, or marital status.
As long as people do not follow the guides, the evil in this world will always spread hatred.