The Women in the Holy Quran
The Women in the Holy Quran

The Women in the Holy Quran

يٰۤـاَيُّهَا النَّبِىُّ قُلْ لِّاَزۡوَاجِكَ وَبَنٰتِكَ وَنِسَآءِ الۡمُؤۡمِنِيۡنَ يُدۡنِيۡنَ عَلَيۡهِنَّ مِنۡ جَلَابِيۡبِهِنَّ ؕ ذٰ لِكَ اَدۡنٰٓى اَنۡ يُّعۡرَفۡنَ فَلَا يُؤۡذَيۡنَ ؕ وَكَانَ اللّٰهُ غَفُوۡرًا رَّحِيۡمًا

O Prophet! Ask your wives, daughters, and believing women to draw their cloaks over their bodies. In this way it is more likely that they will be recognized ˹as virtuous˺ and not be harassed. And Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

What can we infer from this verse of Surah-al-Ahzab is the meaning of word “woman” and it is “a hidden being”. The Quran, the book revealed for humanity to teach it how the life is spent actually, makes the people aware of right and wrong and gives the guidance of preventing conflicts between humanity. So, this Holy Quran has also given the solution of rising conflicts about women assaults fourteen hundred years ago.

Every order in Quran about woman and her rights depicts that she is a being not for prominence but for hidden. But this Pakistani culture of Haya has been transformed into a “show off” culture without any discriminancy of gender due to obsession of our people with that of the west. The last incident of a tiktoker Ayesha Akram Baig happened on 14th August, is the result of the negligence of the lesson we have been taught.

As there is being discussed that she has worn full clothes then why has so happened with her. The answer to this is that the woman was not limited to just wear full clothes but to the extent of hiding her face and to hide all body parts except some. The vulgarity starts from the uplifting of gaze. It depends on a woman dressing whether she attracts a man or not. It is the woman in most cases who allows somebody to cross his limits and lets him do whatever he wants. I am not saying that a man has no negative role in a woman assault. He has also been given orders of keeping his gaze low. The fault is from both parties and the nation involved in such heinous act is given such strict punishment as it was to Qaum-e-Loot.

The society is not improved due to a better government. A society is created by the persons living in it and living a life as promoted by Islam will lead to a prospering society.


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