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Preface

All praise is due to Allah the Exalted. May Allah exalt the mention of His Prophet and his household and render them safe from every derogatory thing. I believe that I cannot present any new information on the issues related to women's rights and the place of women in Islam. Therefore I have attempted to collect, arrange and summarize some of the relevant information on this subject and present it for the benefit of the reader.I hope and pray for guidance from Allah the Exalted that I am successful in reaching my goals.

It is a great injustice to accuse Islam of wrongdoing and oppression to women when there are many statements of the revealed book of Allah, the Qur'an, and of the teachings of the Prophet (Peace be upon Him) which negate and disprove this false slander. Allah, the Exalted, says:

(O Mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tr ibes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honorable of you in the Sight of Allah is the believer who has Taqwa (piety and righteousness). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware)

[49:13]

Allah, the Exalted, also says:

(And among His Signs is that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find peace and repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for people who reflect)

[30:21]

The Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said:

"Verily women are the twin halves of men."

[Abu Dawood #234 , Tirmidhi #113 & others]