In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Ever Merciful.

Muslims who believe in the Messiah,
Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani(as)
Muslims who believe in the Messiah, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani (as), Love for All, Hatred for None.

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Preface

Lajna Imaillah U.S.A. is an active auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, and Allah has blessed its efforts in propagating Islam. By the Grace of Allah, the number of women seeking the truth and accepting Islam is rapidly increasing. One of Lajna Imaillah’s responsibilities is training and educating its members and therefore it was decided that Lajna produce literature for this purpose.

The first such publication was a booklet called The Handbook for Muslim Women produced by Lajna Imaillah in 1975, under then President Rasheeda Saeed. However, by the beginning of the 1990’s, it was apparent that the original booklet needed to be revised and updated.

At the 1992 National Lajna Executive Meeting, the National President, Amtul Hakim Abdullah, formed a committee to produce another booklet that would help Lajna members, new converts, and women of our society understand Islam and Ahmadiyyat. As committee Chairperson, Shakurah Nooriah conducted the survey among all the Lajna members in the U. S. A. for suggestions for the contents of this booklet. When the mass of suggestions came back, the committee realized that a complete book would be required to cover all the topics that Lajna members felt were important. This book is the result of that survey. Alhamdolillah, all Praise belongs to Allah.

The compilation and editing were done by Dr. Aziza Rahman with assistance from Aisha Sharif; chapters were written by Fatimah Haneef, Shakurah Nooriah, Dr. Aziza Rahman, Zakia Mahmood, Ruqaiya Asad and Nycemah Yaqub. Other Committee members who provided materials and information are Khullat Alladin, Maryam Deveaux, Tahira Lateef, Nasira Bhatti, Sadiqa Sajid, Tazeen Ahmad and Aisha Sial. Munawar A. Saeed reviewed the manuscript and typesetting was done by Dr. Wajeeh Bajwa. May Allah reward their humble efforts.

All praise and gratitude belongs to Almighty Allah. May Allah accept this humble effort and make it truly a useful tool for the training and education of our members. Ameen.