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    Advice to Women (for my Muslim Sisters)

    My Dear Sister,

    Know that you are man's sister and half of humanity. You are a
    mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, grand daughter or grand mother.
    The Prophet said, what translated means, Women are, indeed, men's
    partners. [Abu Dawood]. You are a member of the great nation of
    Islam, the best nation ever produced for mankind. No other nation on
    earth has more great men, leaders and conquerors than this nation. It
    is the nation of guidance and the straight religion, and it leads
    humanity to righteousness and truth. It transforms people from
    worshippers of slaves to worshippers of the Lord of slaves, from
    life's pressures to the pleasures of the Life after, and from the
    injustice of other religions to the justice of Islam.

    Your ancestors, great women of Islam, were one of the main reasons
    for this great nation to take this great place among all nations.
    Allah, Who granted Islam to this nation, made a high place for Muslim
    women, and decreed that they share in the responsibilities of
    enjoining truth, forbidding evil and raising the flag of Islam. He
    said, what translated means,

    The believers, men and women, are loyalists of one another, they
    enjoin righteousness and forbid evil, they offer their prayers
    perfectly and give the Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah
    will leave His Mercy on them. Surely Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.

    Allah has given Muslim women what they can bare of orders and duties.
    He is the God Who knows His creation,

    Should He not know what He created? And He is the Most Kind, All-
    Aware (of everything). [67:14].

    My dear sister, you are called upon today to truly become an active
    member of the Muslim nation, strive to establish victory for Allah's
    Word, implement the Quran and help build the generation of Iman.

    What Do Your Enemies Want From You?
    There are those who want to distract you from doing your duty. They
    want to distract you from meeting your noble obligation, that is, to
    defend the religion of Allah and raise His Word high. Those enemies
    use many methods:

    They distract you from what Allah created you to perform of worship,
    belief and Da'wah (propagating Islam). They use this worldly life as
    their bate: Jewelry stores, fashions that originate in non-Muslim
    countries, new models all the time, desires raised, hunger that can
    never be satisfied, pleasures and competition for them and endless
    ways for joy. Allah did not create us for this. Indulging in these
    matters is usually accompanied by wasting time and money and igniting
    enmity and competition between the rich and the poor.

    They ignite enmity between you and man. To those sinners, you are a
    daughter that is put down, a humiliated mother, an abused wife and an
    oppressed sister! Men are always unjust, hypocrites, dictators,
    freedom- preventers and suppressers, according to them. There is a
    fabricated war that those evil ones are starting for no reason other
    than to direct you to rebel against your father, be arrogant with
    your brother and disobedient to your husband. They do not call for
    justice, mercy and unity. They call for hatred, arrogance and

    They do not stop at their call for rebellion against parents,
    brothers and husbands, rather, they plot against Islam. They call
    upon you to rebel against the obligations of Islam and the decrees of
    the All-Knowing King. Islam, to them, is unjust and Islamic laws are
    imperfect and restrictive. They call upon you, day and night, to
    rebel and insist on the disobedience of this religion. They try to
    rid you of your religion. They try to rid you of comfort and safety
    under generous parenthood, happy marriage and good brotherly

    Those devils portray piety and honor as chains on freedom. To them,
    Hijab does not cover the head, but also covers the mind; prayer,
    fasting and Zakat are a waste of time and effort; and obedience to
    husbands is slavery and a retum to the stone age. They distorted all
    facts and changed all truths, all to serve their evil goals.

    Dear Sister, The goals that your enemies and the enemies of your
    religion are seeking to achieve are well known. They want you to be
    available for them to fulfill their evil desires whenever they wish.
    They want you to be a mistress that has no honor. They want you to be
    found everywhere, on roads and in places of sin, without honor,
    religion or manners. They seek for you only what they want you to do.
    The Western world has gone through this all. Women of the West are
    the part of society that is facing injustice and dishonor. They
    strive to please men who keep changing partners and seek pleasures
    but with no responsibility and no consideration of the evil
    consequences of their sinful actions. O Muslim sister, read and know
    about those women who discarded shyness and honor and followed their
    desires, what was the result of their deeds? Was their end honorable
    and desirable, or was it a shameful and hated end?

    Advice For My Sister In Islam
    Be proud of your religion and the religion of your ancestors. Be a
    good example for your sons and daughters and sincere in your
    belonging to this mighty nation. Know that honor is an honor to all
    wise people, and that adultery is dishonorable to all nations, even
    if some called it freedom. Know that adultery is also done with the
    eyes by seeing, with the ears by listening, and with the mouth by
    kissing, as was mentioned in a Hadith related by Imam Muslim. Your
    happiness is in being an obedient and believing daughter, a loyal and
    generous wife and a pious and merciful mother. Know that prayer is
    the cornerstone of Islam. Fasting one day, for the sake of Allah,
    takes your face seventy years away from Hellfire, as the Hadith,
    related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim, states. Charity is a major cause
    for gaining forgiveness and for repentance to be accepted. Those
    women who are showing parts of their bodies to men, will not enter
    Paradise or smell its fragrance and are cursed, as in the Hadith
    related by Imam Muslim. Hijab is an honor and protection for you.
    Hijab must be modest in color and not exotic, wide and thick and not
    revealing, different from the dress of non-Muslim women and men.

    My Dear Sister,

    These are words from the heart. These are words of good and sincere
    advice. Beware of the loyalists of Satan who want to lead you astray.
    Be a slave of Allah, righteous and decendent of righteous women and
    know your role in building this great nation. Perform your duty and
    do not be a cause for destruction. Be a maker of righteous generation
    that will lead mankind, again, to what is right and proper, to the
    great religion of Islam.

    This article appeared in a recent issue of the "Muslim Creed" [Vol. 3
    No. 2, February 1995] a free of charge Islamic Magazine meant for the
    dissemination of the Islamic creed, knowledge and Methodology of
    Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah in the light of the Qur'an and the Authentic
    Sunnah as understood and practiced by the Salaf. It is published
    by "The Dear of Islamic Heritage".

    This article has nothing in it that I would disagree with.

    But it certainly doesn't include some advice for muslim women that is much more important.

    The article stresses on being an obedient wife and a merciful mother, etc. But it doesn't even encourage education, using your mind, complete equality with men, taking up careers in religious and non-religious spheres, fighting against oppression that many muslim men DO impose on the women in their lives. Until we get away from the typical eastern views on a woman being nothing more than a wife and a mother and a sister, and move onto viewing a woman as an individual the way she is viewed in the Quran...we're not going to move forward.
    I believe in dragons, good men, and other fantasy creatures.