An integral part of society

By Abdellatif Sharaa

A doctor called me early in the morning and asked me for some products used to clean sensitive skin, and told me she will be waiting for me at Gate 5 of Jaber Hospital. I immediately realized that the place is the coronavirus quarantine site. I did my best to get the required products, and rushed to the hospital to deliver what the doctor wanted, and what I saw there made me happy, or to be more accurate, satisfied, because it was a different world.

The kind of organization and handling of matters was as in textbooks, and what drew my attention was the number of female staff. The doctor I went to see seemed very tired, and when I asked her about it, she said: “It is ok for the few of us to be tired now, so that the entire society is safe and healthy for a long time.” Let me tell you that this woman is an indivisible part of life – she really complements it, and is part of the society that delivers and raises the so-called the other half.

Almighty Allah asked us to care for women as mothers, sisters and wives, and honored her just like a man, equal to him and not a second-class person in this life. It is divine justice that women get the same rights as men, and a man has duties that are suitable to her emotional and psychological nature.

Women are an integral part in moving civilization forward and actively; they are occupying various positions and many of them have become leaders, members of parliaments, teachers, doctors, engineers and ministers, as they have proven they can carry out all roles in life without affecting their “traditional” role as a mother who raises children.

The woman has the right from her family and society to receive all that guarantees her an honorable life, including education, training and care. The woman who receives the right education can bring up a strong and leading generation, as the woman is the biggest influence on children, and she can instill good manners and pride.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Only an honorable man treats women with honor and integrity, and only a mean, deceitful and dishonest man humiliates and insults them.” So we have to understand that women are held in a special status even in religion, which puts her rights in its structure. The secret of life’s beauty is the woman, because her nature forces her to be passionate towards all those around her.

Final word: “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” -Margaret Thatcher

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