“No other religion in the world has given a similar status and importance to women as to which Islaam has accorded them. Only in Islaam will you find that it honors women by giving them the same honor as our mothers who deserve our utmost care and kindness. This is a reality which, from day one, children are dependent on their mothers for their growth, training and upbringing. Raising children with a good upbringing is such a gigantic task, and it requires such attention, patience, love and effort that it is beyond the capacity of men.
Only women truly know which difficulties they have to face, which type of sentimental situations they confront and how they spend sleepless nights, and what sort of hardships they go through during the day in raising their children. Where women require wisdom and far-sightedness during such moments of nation building, they also have a need to acquaint themselves with high morals of humanity, superior standards of life, teachings of the religion and changing trends in the contemporary world. This is how our new generation undergoes various phases of training so as to assume their responsibilities while firmly sticking to its past, present and future identity.
A woman is revered and respected in all her roles as mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law or wife. She is respected in all circumstances.”
From: Golden Stories of Muslim Women written by Abdul Maalik Mujaahid (First Edition: May 2014)