Women in Da'wah - III

 

1546498520 Training in the field of Da'wah:

On the theoretical side of this step, training women to work in the field of Da'wah (call to Islam) may need to consider the following aspects:

- Educational preparation through providing a good presentation of appropriate materials.

- Psychological preparation by ensuring that the women callers have faith in Allah, sincerity, hopefulness, pride in Islam, patience, and knowledge of the conditions and environments of those they are addressing.

- Social preparation by having the women Da'iyat (callers to Islam) live an Islamic life in the family and society in a practical application of Islam. They should abide by the ethics of Islam and of the Da'wah.

Adequate practical training and preparation is a must

This involves training female callers in speaking and writing to be able to bring Allah's religion to the people through speeches, lessons, lectures, and writing.

 

Women in Da'wah - II

 

156480A definite role

The work of the Muslim woman in the field of Da'wah (call to Islam) strengthens the man's work, and expands it into areas where her effectiveness supersedes that of the man. The woman's role does not end at door. She can be greatly effective by being a good example to others, by being good-hearted, kindly spoken, and of friendly conduct. She can offer assistance, and share concerns as well as joys. She can also use all appropriate opportunities to educate, guide and call others through observing the conditions of those whom she addresses.

Examples are needed

Women, who understood their role, started educating themselves and achieving their rights to education. Look at the Hadeeth [narration attributed to Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) narrated by Abu Sa'eed may Allah be pleased with him that a women said to the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) "The men are keeping you busy and we do not get enough attention from you; would you specify a day for us, women? He sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) promised them a day to meet them and educate and admonish them." [Al-Bukhari]

The fruits of this understanding and concern by the women companions of the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allah exalt his mention ) and the attention he gave them, are shining examples and a source of pride for Muslim women.

Women in Da'wah (Call to Islam) -part 1

 

156479 From the very beginning of the Islamic history, Muslim women have played vital roles in the propagation of the Divine Message (Islam). From the sacrifices of Sumayyah to the collected Ahadeeth [narrations of the Prophet ] of 'Aa'ishah women have been instrumental in the flourishing and spreading of this religion, the process which is called "Da'wah" in Arabic. Unfortunately, during our present times, the Islamic revival suffers from weaknesses in its properly qualified personnel, which limits its spreading and restricts the Da'wah work to an elite group of activists, with finite and limited efforts of Da'wah and Tarbiyah (education) being focused on women. Da'wah amongst women deserves, and should get, far more attention than it does. So far, except in a few instances, women have been distanced from the field of Da'wah work. If we consider the situation of Islamic Da'wah work and the position of women in it today, we can easily find the following problems: 1- Deficiency in Da'wah capabilities among women. 2- The ill-use of existing limited-resources in combination with a lack of personal initiative on the part of women. 3- A neglect or omission of women's issues in the planning of Islamic Da'wah. 4- Absence of adequate education and the lack of fundamental Islamic knowledge in the Daa'iyaat (female callers) in the field of Da'wah.

Women in Da'wah

 


dawah-ppt-4-638'Abdul Latif M. Al-Hassan and Sumayyah Bint Joan

From the very beginning, women have played vital roles in the propagation of the fundamental truths of Islamic Da'wah. From the sacrifices of Sumayyah, to the collected Ahadith of Ayshah, women have been instrumental in the flourishing and spreading of this deen. Unfortunately during these times, the Islamic revival suffers from weaknesses in its properly qualified personnel, which limits its spreading and restricts the Da'wah work to an elitist group of activists, with finite and limited efforts of Da'wah and tarbiyah being focused on women.

Da'wah amongst women deserves, and should get, far more attention than it does. So far, except in a few instances, women have been distanced from the field of Da'wah work. If we look at the reality, and the situation of Islamic Da'wah work, and the position of women in it today, we can easily find the following problems:

Deficiency in Da'wah capabilities among and by women.

The ill use of existing limited-resources in combination with a lack of personal initiative on the part of women.

A neglect or omission of women's issues in the planning of Islamic Da'wah.

 

Women in the Quran and the Sunnah


91W-I0BVVuLProf. 'Abdur Rahman I. Doi

In Islam there is absolutely no difference between men and women as far as their relationship to Allah is concerned, as both are promised the same reward for good conduct and the same punishment for evil conduct. The Quran says:

"And for women are rights over men similar to those of men over women." [Noble Quran 2:228]

The Quran, in addressing the believers, often uses the expression, 'believing men and women' to emphasize the equality of men and women in regard to their respective duties, rights, virtues and merits. It says:

"For Muslim men and women, for believing men and women, for devout men and women, for true men and women, for men and women who are patient and constant, for men and women who humble themselves, for men and women who give in charity, for men and women who fast, for men and women who guard their chastity, and for men and women who engage much in Allah's praise, for them has Allah prepared forgiveness and great reward." [Noble Quran 33:35]

This clearly contradicts the assertion of the Christian Fathers that women do not possess souls and that they will exist as sexless beings in the next life. The Quran says that women have souls in exactly the same way as men and will enter Paradise if they do good:

"Enter into Paradise, you and your wives, with delight." [Noble Quran 43:70]

"Who so does that which is right, and believes, whether male or female, him or her will We quicken to happy life." [Noble Quran 16:97]

The Quran admonishes those men who oppress or ill-treat women:

"O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should you treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the dowry you have given them - except when they have become guilty of open lewdness. On the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If you take a dislike to them, it may be that you dislike something and Allah will bring about through it a great deal of good." [Noble Quran 4:19]

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