Women In Islam

Islam does not discriminate between men and women; both are equal in terms of reward and both have rights and duties.

"Whoever does an evil deed will not be recompensed except by the like thereof; but whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer - those will enter Paradise, being given provision therein without account." Quran: Chapter 40:Verse 40

Women are the source of tranquillity and peace for men and vice versa, both sexes complement each other, equal in the eyes of Allah yet different. Muslims are urged to get married and form a family whenever they can.

"And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them, and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought."

Quran: Chapter 30:Verse 21

What does Islam say about mothers?

Allah ordered us to treat our parents with ultimate love and respect especially the mother irrespective of their religion.

"And We have enjoined man in respect of his parents-- his mother bears him with faintings upon faintings and his weaning takes two years-- saying: Be grateful to Me and to both your parents; to Me is the eventual coming" Quran: Chapter 31:Verse 14

"Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him alone, and treat parents with the best of kindness. Should one of them, or both, attain old age in your lifetime, do not say "Ugh!" to them (as an indication of complaint or impatience), nor push them away, and always address them in gracious words."

Quran: Chapter 17:Verse 23

A person came to Prophet Muhammad asking him who among people is most deserving of his fine treatment, the Prophet answered:

"Your mother". He again asked, ''Who next?" "Your mother", the Prophet replied again. He asked, "Who next?" He (the Prophet) said again, "Your mother." He again asked, "Then who?" Thereupon he said," Then your father." Prophet Mohamed, narrated by Abu Hurairah [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

What does Islam say about wives?

In Islam, the best Muslim men are those who treat their wives in the best possible way, Prophet Muhammad said:

"The believers who show the most perfect Faith are those who have the best behavior, and the best of you are those who are the best to their wives." Prophet Mohamed, narrated by Abu Hurairah [At-Tirmidhi]

What does Islam say about daughters?

Islam honors women as daughters and makes it a direct path for the greatest reward which is Heaven. Prophet Muhammad said:

"Whomever Allah has given three daughters and he took good care of them, showed them mercy then he will definitely enter heaven. A man from the people said, "What if they were only two daughters, Messenger of Allah?" He said, And two." Prophet Mohamed, reported by Jabir ibn 'Abdullah

In summary, Islam urges men to treat all women with ultimate respect, Prophet Muhammad said: I urge you to treat women well

There are many misconceptions about women in Islam; the UK is not an exception. Of the 5,200 Britons who converted to Islam in 2010, more than half are white and 75 percent of them are women.

"Islam in Women" is a documentary that interviews women who convert to Islam from different countries, and from various races and ethnic backgrounds. The conversations range from personal perspectives on why they have chosen Islam as their religion to divulging some of the blessings received since converting and revealing some of the challenges that have been faced since accepting Islam. In addition, some of the speakers address aspects of the cultural history behind Hijab and the gender issues surrounding Islam. A collage of women from various walks of life tells their stories from countries like Belgium, The Netherlands, Greece, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, UK, USA, Egypt, and Sweden. Check out this YouTube film.