In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Lessons in Pious Women
By Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

The Muslim Ummah is facing great challenges and Our Duaas are Not Working, even during the Month of Ramadaan, or on the Night of Lailatul-Qadar, or even on the day of Arafat at the time of Hajj. Allah accepts Duaas/Prays of True Muslims only, not Munafiqhs/Hypocrites (Ref: Al_Quraan_002:186, 040:060, 050:016, 009:080). Pious Women had played great roles in building any Nation and the Quraan has given many examples on it, which includes many Pious Women including Mary mother of Jesus (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), wife of the Pharaoh, as well as the wives of Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), which our sisters can take as a Role Model for Women. The wives of Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) are our mothers. Take Lessons from the Quraan and not from hearsay.

Example of a Concept of a Daycare:

Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) stayed with his foster-mother, Halimah bint Abi Dhuayb, until he was two years old; that was the Concept of a Daycare.

It is ok to have Daycare where trained women with true love with humanity, can help others to leave their kids for the day, so that other women can concentrate on their work. All schools need to upgrade to have daycare facilities with online monitoring facilities for parents, around the globe, if they don’t have it yet.

Example of Business Lady as a Leader of an Organization:

Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) initially worked as a consultant under Hazrat Khadijah (Radi Allahu Anhu) and later got married with her. It was an example of a Business Women as a Leader of an Organization. It is ok for women to work or run businesses etc. by observing Quraanic Veil (Hijaab like women do at Hajj).

Examples of Female Army Generals & Female Teachers:

After Muhammah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), Ayisha (Radi-Allahu-Anha) used to Teach Muslims at Masjid-e-Nabwi. There are many Hadeeth narrated by her. When there were confusions between Ali (Radi-Allahu-Anhu) during his Khilafat, she had Lead a Muslim Army and immediately after clearing the confusions, she returned back home in support of Hazrat Ali (radiallahu anhu). It is ok for women to Teach in an institution etc. and also, she must be ready like a Reserve Force as a second or third option by observing Quraanic Veil (Hijaab at Hajj) under Quraanic Directives.

Suggestions for House Wives:

Those who are and want to be a house wife, in addition to housekeeping they must know Driving, to pick and drop her kids from school. She must know Math and Science subjects including Computers, to help her kids succeed in exam as well as to become a champion in his/her professions under Quraanic Directives.

You also need to learn from other societies. It is my personal observations in Canada, where Chinese communities are doing very well. One of reason I found that they truly love and help each other. Their retired grandparents look after their grandkids, while young people male and female work, work and work, without wasting any time and of course after getting good education where ever they can. This is one way to boost family economy.

Suggestions for Husbands:

For those whose wives are working to share their burden, they must help her for housekeeping etc., under Quraanic Directives.

After Retirements:

It is my personal observations that those who gets retired and do nothing after retirement, many of them are getting heart stroke, diabetic etc. Try to spend more active time on learning and teaching the Quraanic Directives. To live healthy you need a balanced diet and exercises. By doing household works you also get lots of exercises. Keep in mind, in those areas where people are having severe food shortage, you will hardly find any obese person. First symptom that one may get heart stroke, diabetic etc. is his/her belly getting bigger except for pregnant women.

Without Right Education, People (Men & Women) and Nations are Blind.

There will be NO CHANGES WITHOUT ACTIONS. (Ref: Al_Quraan_013.011)

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