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Dearest Doves,

I am reading a short little book. I want to share some of it. It is uplifting. As you read, reflect deeply. What special and distinctive qualities do women have which are appropriate to suit our nature? What is our nature? You may want to journal your thoughts or share them with a friend, family, or husband.

Advice to the Muslim Woman
In Light of the Noble Qur’aan and the Authentic Ahaadeeth
by Sh ‘Alee bin Hasan bin Abd ul-hameed al-Halabee

Know, O believing sister, that you are a twin to the man, identical to him and a part of the human race. You are a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a granddaughter and a grandmother.

Our Messenger Muhammad said: Indeed women are the twins of men (Ahmad, Abu Daawood, at-Tirmidhee, from ‘Aisha and other than her).

So you, O sister in Islam, are a part of a great honorable Ummah and that this is the Ummah of Islaam, the like of which you will not find on this earth: an Ummah which brought forth leaders, ordinary men, great men and conquerors!

There is no doubt that the pious women from the Salaf of this Ummah were one the the greatest reasons for placing this Ummah to its mighty and elevated position.

Know, O good sister, that Allah, the Most Mighty, has given women a great status regarding authority and honor as He, the Most Majestic, says:

The believers, men and women, are supporters of one another, they enjoin the good and forbid the evil; they offer their prayers perfectly, give the zakah and obey Allaah and his Messenger. Allaah will grant His Mercy unto them. Surely Allaah is All-Mighty, All Wise (Soorah at-Tawbah 71).

Allaah has prescribed laws for you, O my sister, from His rules, regulations and legislative power.

He has given you special and distinctive qualities which befit you and are appropriate to suit your nature. Allaah, the Most Perfect, has said about Himself:

Should He not know who He has created? He is the Most Kind and Courteous, All-Aware (Soorah al-Mulk 14).