Essay Status of Women in Islam for F.A. and B.A. students

 In this article, I have discussed the essay on the status of women in Islam and particularly in Pakistan. This essay is very important for an intermediate and gradual level. I have also given the outlines so that students can learn them and can write them.

Status of women in Islam


I. Introduction

           A.   The status of women from a historical perspective

B.      The status of women in pre-Islamic Arabia

C.      The status of women in Islam

II. The status of women according to the Holy Prophet (PBUH)

III. The status of women according to the Holy Quran

IV. Islamic view of the status of women in society

V. Conclusion


From a historical perspective, women have seldom received their rightful status in any society. There have been divergent views as to the status of women during the known history of this planet.

 Among the Greeks, the Romans, and the Christians, the woman was regarded as personal property. The pre- Islamic Arabia was no exception and the birth of daughters was regarded as a disgrace. Syed Ameer Ali wrote that “Among the Arabs, a woman was considered chattel.”

In Islam, women enjoy an exalted and dignified position that can never be found in any other religion of the world. Islam bestows women in a very respectable place. Islam is the only religion that gives respect to a woman as a daughter, as a mother, and as a sister. It recognizes the position of women to be the same as that of men. 

 The mother has a very good position in Islam. The Holy Prophet (S.A. W.) has gone so far as to say 

“Paradise lies underneath the feet of your mother.” 

With regards to women as a daughter, Islam gives a respectable status to women

 As regards the position of a woman as a wife, The saying of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) is categorical “ The best among you is the one who is best towards his family”  

Islam has drawn a clear line of demarcation between the duties of men and women in the business of their daily life. It envisages the natural division of work between men and women. While the man is best suited to fight and make his way through the thick and thin of life on account of his stronger physique and other attributes.

  The woman is entrusted with the onerous task of bringing up the younger generations because of the preponderance of the quality of love and compassion in her. This functional division of work from other kinds of activities in every sphere of life, Islam believes in the equality of men and women with regard to their status in society.

 According to the teachings of Islam, men and women enjoy equal rights in our society but their social responsibilities and duties are different. The woman is the queen of her house. Her main duty is to look after the children and her husband. However, Islam does not prevent women from serving in various social institutions. But Islam recommends the duties of women mostly at home. 

We come to the conclusion that our salvation lies in following the teachings of Islam. Therefore, we should follow our Islamic culture.

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