Muhammad the Liberator of Women
by Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-Deen Mahmood Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih II(ra)
Throughout history, women have been powerless and weak. Before the Holy Prophet Muhammad’s arrival, a woman was regarded as man’s slave and property, and no religion or nation could offer the woman rights and freedom. When their husbands died, they were forced to marry relatives or sold for money. There was no law that could protect them.
Prophet Muhammad proclaimed in the name of God that men and women are equal. He declared that a man does not own his wife. He may not sell or force her into slavery. The teaching of the Holy Prophet raised the status of women as being not only equal to men, but also gave them freedom for social, physical and spiritual development.
This book is about women’s rights and freedom in Islam and shows that Holy Prophet Muhammad was indeed the liberator of women.
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