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Sisterhood and the Ideal Muslimah - Part One
This is a series of videos containing an excerpt from the book "The Ideal Muslimah" by Muhammed Ali Al-Hashimi. It pertains to the importance of sisterhood amongst Muslimahs, and the role that sisterhood plays in Islam. Insh'Allah these videos will be beneficial not only for my sisters out there, but my brothers as well, as the guidelines and importance of sisterhood and brotherhood are pretty much the same.
Sisterhood and the Ideal Muslimah - Part Two
This is a series of videos containing an excerpt from the book "The Ideal Muslimah" by Muhammed Ali Al-Hashimi. It pertains to the importance of sisterhood amongst Muslimahs, and the role that sisterhood plays in Islam. Insh'Allah these videos will be beneficial not only for my sisters out there, but my brothers as well, as the guidelines and importance of sisterhood and brotherhood are pretty much the same.
Sisterhood and the Ideal Muslimah - Part Three
​This is a series of videos containing an excerpt from the book "The Ideal Muslimah" by Muhammed Ali Al-Hashimi. It pertains to the importance of sisterhood amongst Muslimahs, and the role that sisterhood plays in Islam. Insh'Allah these videos will be beneficial not only for my sisters out there, but my brothers as well, as the guidelines and importance of sisterhood and brotherhood are pretty much the same.
Sisterhood and the Ideal Muslimah - Part  Four
This is a series of videos containing an excerpt from the book "The Ideal Muslimah" by Muhammed Ali Al-Hashimi. It pertains to the importance of sisterhood amongst Muslimahs, and the role that sisterhood plays in Islam. Insh'Allah these videos will be beneficial not only for my sisters out there, but my brothers as well, as the guidelines and importance of sisterhood and brotherhood are pretty much the same.
Women in Islam

At a time when the rest of the world, from Greece and Rome to India and China, considered women as no better than children or even slaves, with no rights whatsoever, Islam acknowledged women's equality with men in a great many respects. The Quran states:

"And among His signs is this: that He created mates for you from yourselves that you may find rest and peace of mind in them, and He ordained between you love and mercy. Certainly, herein indeed are signs for people who reflect." [Noble Quran 30:21]

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

"The most perfect in faith amongst believers is he who is best in manners and kindest to his wife." [Abu Dawud]

Muslims believe that Adam and Eve were created from the same soul. Both were equally guilty of their sin and fall from grace, and Allah forgave both. Many women in Islam have had high status; consider the fact that the first person to convert to Islam was Khadijah, the wife of Muhammad, whom he both loved and respected. His favorite wife after Khadijah's death, Ayshah, became renowned as a scholar and one of the greatest sources of Hadith literature. Many of the female Companions accomplished great deeds and achieved fame, and throughout Islamic history there have been famous and influential scholars and jurists.

With regard to education, both women and men have the same rights and obligations. This is clear in Prophet Muhammad's saying:

​​"Seeking knowledge is mandatory for every believer." [Ibn Majah]

​​A woman is to be treated as God has endowed her, with rights, such as to be treated as an individual, with the right to own and dispose of her own property and earnings, enter into contracts, even after marriage. She has the right to be educated and to work outside the home if she so chooses. She has the right to inherit from her father, mother, and husband. A very interesting point to note is that in Islam, unlike any other religion, a woman can be an imam, a leader of communal prayer, for a group of women.


​​​A Muslim woman also has obligations. All the laws and regulations pertaining to prayer, fasting, charity, pilgrimage, doing good deeds, etc., apply to women, albeit with minor differences having mainly to do with female physiology.


Before marriage, a woman has the right to choose her husband. Islamic law is very strict regarding the necessity of having the woman's consent for marriage. The groom gives a marriage dowry to the bride for her own personal use. She keeps her own family name, rather than taking her husband's. As a wife, a woman has the right to be supported by her husband even if she is already rich. She also has the right to seek divorce and custody of young children. She does not return the dowry, except in a few unusual situations.
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Words to My Muslim Sister

​​My Dear Sister,

Know, my dear Muslim sister, that you are man's sister and half of humanity. You are a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, grand daughter or grand mother. The Prophet said, what translated means, Women are, indeed, men's partners. [Abu Dawud]

You are a member of the great nation of Islam, the best nation ever produced for mankind. No other nation on earth has more great men, leaders and conquerors than this nation. It is the nation of guidance and the straight religion, and it leads humanity to righteousness and truth. It transforms people from worshippers of slaves to worshippers of the Lord of slaves, from life's pressures to the pleasures of the Life after, and from the injustice of other religions to the justice of Islam.

Your ancestors, great women of Islam, were one of the main reasons for this great nation to take this great place among all nations. Allah, Who granted Islam to this nation, made a high place for Muslim women, and decreed
that they share in the responsibilities of enjoining truth, forbidding evil and raising the flag of Islam. He said, what translated means

​​"The believers, men and women, are loyalists of one another, they enjoin righteousness and forbid evil, they offer their prayers perfectly and give the Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah will leave His Mercy on them. Surely Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise." [Noble Quran 9:71]

Allah has given Muslim women what they can bare of orders and duties. He is the God Who knows His creation,

​"Should He not know what He created? And He is the Most Kind, All-Aware (of everything)." [Noble Quran 67:14]

My dear sister, you are called upon today to truly become an active member of the Muslim nation, strive to establish victory for Allah's Word, implement the Quran and help build the generation of Iman.

Advice For My Sister In Islam

Be proud of your religion and the religion of your ancestors. Be a good example for your sons and daughters and sincere in your belonging to this mighty nation.

Know that honor is an honor to all wise people, and that adultery is dishonorable to all nations, even if some called it freedom. Know that adultery is also done with the eyes by seeing, with the ears by listening, and with the mouth by kissing, as was mentioned in a Hadith related by Imam Muslim.

Your happiness is in being an obedient and believing daughter, a loyal and generous wife and a pious and merciful mother.

Know that prayer is the cornerstone of Islam. Fasting one day, for the sake of Allah, takes your face seventy years away from Hellfire, as the Hadith, related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim, states.

Charity is a major cause for gaining forgiveness and for repentance to be accepted.

Those women who are showing parts of their bodies to men, will not enter Paradise or smell its fragrance and are cursed, as in the Hadith related by Imam Muslim.

Hijab is an honor and protection for you. Hijab must be modest in color and not exotic, wide and thick and not revealing, different from the dress of non-Muslim women and men.

​​Parts of This article appeared in a recent issue of the "Muslim Creed" [Vol. 3 No. 2, February 1995] a free of charge Islamic Magazine meant for the dissemination of the Islamic creed, knowledge and Methodology of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah in the light of the Quran and the Authentic Sunnah as understood and practiced by the Salaf. It is published by "The Dear of Islamic Heritage."
Assalamu 'Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, fantastic lecture on the status of Muslim Women i.e. 'Pearls' as mentioned by Muhammad al-Shareef. In-sha'Allah learn your true status as Muslim Women for you are PEARLS, and lead the Ummah to success once again.