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And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves that you may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts); verily in that are signs for those who reflect.   [ Quran 30:21 ]

Islam brought women from the position of chattel in marriage to that of equal partners. In the matter of divorce, she changed from a completely impotent bystander, to one who could initiate divorce proceedings and claim her rights of dowry and inheritance. From a position of legal nonetity, she became a legal personality in the full sense of the term, able to hold property, entitled to a just share of her husband's and family's inhereitance property. Socially, with education equally required of her as well as of every man by Islam, she rose to a position of social and cultural influences and service. Even in religio-cultic practices and duties, woman was asked and expected to play a role equal to that of man, insofar as her special physical characteristics and maternal duties allowed. -- Lois Lamya Al-Faruqi Women, Muslim Society and Islam

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Mothers, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, sisters and friends whose footsteps etch soft, figure eights around the eyes. These are my women. My mothers through the ages who carry love like a shield as they march through centuries and shatter panes of gravity with their naked fists. -- Reshma Baig, The Memory of Hands




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