Islam, Women and Empowerment
October 08, 2013 | Updated at September 27, 2017
Islam gives credence to women, certifying towards them respect, honour, dignity and equality. In the centuries prior to Islam, women were illtreated, looked upon as commodities and were given very little or any value at all. The status of women in Islam can only really be appreciated when the position of women is examined pre-Islam, known as Jahiliyyah (the period of ignorance). Conversely, the Quran generally speaks about women with high regard, respect and dignity.
In the context of the days of ignorance, women through Quranic revelation were uplifted and given a new leash of life. Since Islam was revealed to mankind, a new page was turned and women were lifted out from a darkness to a shining ray of light. They were given rights, fairness, justice, and were held in high estee...