This Is For Every Woman

  • Jane Grey

    “My sisters: this is for you.”

    Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is
    ever High, Exalted, Great. – Surat An-Nisā 4:34

    Today is for every woman who ever felt “not good enough”

    • actual anonymous

      The same word for “in charge” was used as “to hold justice and keep equality to” 100 verses later. Excel can also be known to “hold accountable for (wealth)”.

      • Realitycheck

        Thanks. That’s what’s needed here!!

  • Real Feminist

    What about Fatima Zahra (a.s.) the daughter of the Holy Prophet? She is one of the four best women in the world, yet there is no honourable mention of her? She is the daughter who was called “Mother of her Father” and the Prophet used to stand up and offer his seat to her whenever she entered the room. She is the lady who the Prophet said that “Whoever angers her angers me, and whoever angers me angers Allah (s.w.t.).” After the prophet’s death, she suffered horribly at the hands of her oppressors. Fadak, the land entrusted to her by her father was usurped and she in an act of defiance she gave a sermon at the mosque from behind a curtain, exhorting the people for forgetting their duties towards women and their rights.

    What about Zainab ibn Ali (a.s.)? Furthermore, her daughter, Lady Zainab was put through a horrific trial at the Battle of Karbala. She had to witness her brother Hussain ibn Ali slaughtered mercilessly along with her two sons and relatives simply for standing up against the cruelty of Yazid ibn Muawiya. Her hijab was snatched from her and she was paraded through the streets of towns, humiliated. Despite all this, when she was brought to the ruler’s court, she delivered an awe-inspiring speech which won over the people’s hearts and sparked a revolution that led to the collapse of the Ummayad dynasty.

    Please take a look at the speech of Syeda Zahra and Syeda Zainab and see for yourself how powerful they were:

    • Real Feminist

      *Lady Zainab was Syeda Fatima’s daughter. Sorry for not clarifying.

  • Narah

    This is… beautiful! I nearly cried, thank you so much for writing this. :) I really needed to hear something like it.