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THEY SAY: “THE WOMAN IS A PERSON…WHY DO YOU NOT GIVE HER HER FREEDOM?”


THEY SAY: “THE WOMAN IS A PERSON…WHY DO YOU NOT GIVE HER HER FREEDOM?”




“They say: ‘The woman is a person, so why are all these restraints and controls placed upon her – why do you not give her her freedom?’ In reply it can be asked, is there freedom in allowing her to step outside of the Islamically legislated standards of behavior? This is in fact slavery; it is not freedom. Freedom is her remaining in compliance with her virtue and femininity, and that she performs those duties which she is best suited for. This is freedom. 

As for when she is forced into the maze of general employment, and into men’s jobs, and she is naturally a vulnerable woman – then this is from the causes of her destruction, and from that which damages the very pillars of the society.”

“The Honorable Place of the Woman in Islam” by Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan, hafidhahullaah


Taken from “My Home, My Path”, Page 45

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