Muslim Woman's Participation in Social Life: New,
'Women's Emancipation during the Prophet's Lifetime'
[A5] Paperback - 182 pages, Vol 2,
**by Abd al-Halim Abu Shuqqah,
Transl. by Adil Salahi,
Published by Kube.
'Muslim Woman's Participation in Social Life: Women's Emancipation during the Prophet's Lifetime.' This is the author's abridged version of his longer work of the same title Tahrir al-Mar'ah fi 'Asr al-Risalah; it illustrates the status of the Muslim woman in Islam which differs from what is assumed in society today.
The emancipation of women cannot be complete unless it is coupled with the emancipation of men. This can only be accomplished by drawing our social values from the Qur’an and the sunnah. In this volume, the author shows that mixed social life was the pattern in the early Muslim society established by the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
The author’s study comprised 14 great anthologies of hadiths, but in his book he only rarely includes hadiths from any anthology other than the two most authentic ones of al-Bukhari and al-Muslim. This series will illustrate the status of the Muslim woman that is greatly different from what is assumed in most Muslim societies today.
Several studies identify that Islam gave women their independent status as well as equality with men. However, very little had been written on how this was implemented in real life. His review of the Hadith anthologies gave Abu Shuqqah the idea that a thorough study of the transformation the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, brought about in the status of women and in male-female relationships was needed and so he decided to undertake this task. Essentially, he hoped to highlight the role, status and activity of Muslim women during the Prophet’s lifetime and how women’s emancipation was duly fulfilled.
Abd al-Haleem Abu Shuqqah (d.1995) was a teacher and scholar. He had a passion to revive the Islamic spirit in the ummah and dedicated his life to learning and teaching. He taught in Egypt, Syria, Qatar and Kuwait. His particular focus was on Hadith studies.
Also see The Character of the Muslim Woman, Volume 1,
*Dimensions : 21 x 15cm.
**Contains some non ASWJ references. Book listed for the purpose of dawah, to combat western misconceptions.