REWARD FOR GOOD DEEDS
In Islam, the reward for doing good is same for males and females* "Whoever does righteous deeds, man or woman, provided he is a believer,
will enter Jannah where they will be given abundant provision" (Surah Ghafir:40)* "The noblest of you, with Allah, is the one who is most pious" (Surah e Hujurat:13)
RIGHT TO EDUCATION
"It is compulsory on every Muslim to get education" (Tabarani)
"Rasool Allah had fixed a separate day of the week to teach SAW the Muslim women when he would advise them and teach them the commands of the Shariah" (Saheeh Bukhari)
RIGHT TO OWN PROPERTY: In Europe, this was not achieved until the 19th century. In India, this was enacted in 1956. In Islam,1400 years ago, a Muslim woman had a right to own property
(b) Meher(In Islam, a mahr is a payment, in the form of money or possessions paid by the groom, to the bride at the time of Islamic marriage.Father/brother had no right to it.)
(c) The husband had to provide for the family (even if the woman was wealthy) Women did not need to work outside the house to support the family.
(d) The daughter is supported by her father. Sister by her brother.Wife by her husband.Mother by her son
RIGHT TO MARRY
Marriage is invalid without her consent. But the guardian's consent is additional to this to protect her from mistakes due to her youth and inexperience.
RIGHT TO DIVORCE "A woman complained to Rasool Allah SAW about her husband. He asked her if she would return the orchard he gave her as Meher.
When she said she would RasoolAllahSAW called her husband and asked him to take back the orchard and he then dissolved the marriage." (Saheeh Bukhari)
RIGHTS AS A WIFE
The husband has to provide for her needs. "And live with them with kindness" (Surah An Nisa:19)"You have rights over your wives and they have rights over you.
Your right is that they shall not permit anyone you dislike to enter your home and their right is that you should treat them well in the matter of food and clothing" (Tirmidhi)
"The believers who show the most perfect faith are those who have the best behavior and the best of you are those who are the best to their wives" (Tirmidhi)
RIGHTS AS A DAUGHTER: "Whenever Fatima RA (daughter of Prophet Muhammad) visited her father, he would get up from his seat, kiss her forehead, hold her hand and make her sit in his seat.
Whenever he visited her, she did the same." (Abu Dawood)
"Whoever supports two daughters till they attain maturity,
he and I will come on the day of resurrection like this..." Rasool Allah SAW then joined his first two fingers.
Aisha RA "A woman came to me with her two daughters asking for charity. She found nothing with me except one date fruit which I gave to her.
She accepted it and divided it between her two daughters and she ate nothing out of it. She then got up and left. When Rasool AllahSAW came I narrated the story to him.
He said "whoever is involved( in the responsibility) of (bringing up) daughters and is kind towards them,
then they would become a protection for him against hell fire" (Bukhari & Muslim)
RIGHTS AS A MOTHER: "We have enjoined man concerning his parents, his mother carried him in her womb while suffering weakness upon weakness and then weans him in two years.
Give thanks to Me and to your parents and towards me is your final destination.
If they argue with you to commit shirk of which you have no knowledge, then do not obey them, yet treat them kindly in this world" (Surah e Luqman:14-15)
"Asma bint e Abu Bakr asked Rasool AllahSAW "My mother who is a polytheist and ill dispossessed towards Islam has come to visit me.
Shall I maintain relations with her?" He replied "Yes, maintain relations with your mother" (Bukhari & Muslim)
RIGHTS AS A MOTHER "A man asked Rasool AllahSAW "Who among the people deserves the best treatment from me?" Rasool AllahSAW said "Your mother!" The man asked, "Then who?
" He said "Your mother!" He again asked, "Then who?" He again said "Your mother!" He again asked, "Then who?" He said, "Then your father!" (Bukhari & Muslim)
STATUS OF WOMEN IN ISLAM Islam sees man and woman as naturally different and thus advocates the principle of division of labor rather than equality of labor!
The strength of a building lies in the quality of its individual bricks. Home is the basic unit of society. It is the training ground for future generations.
Woman's work is of prime importance and can never be considered inferior! Islam raised the status of women without sacrificing their femininity or traditional values!