RIGHTS OF WOMEN PROTECTED BY ISLAM HEAD OF THE AHMADIYYA MUSLIM COMMUNITY
AHMADIYYA MUSLIM JAMA’AT - SRI LANKA
Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmads address on Day 2 (23rd August, 2008) of the Khilafat Centenary Convention (Jalsa Salana) in Germany
The Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (Ameer-ul-Mumineen) has once again spoken of the high status of women in Islam. Society has developed many misconceptions regarding the role of women in Islam, however the truth is that the religion grants women equality in all aspects of life.
His Holiness stated that women have been granted a very high status in Islam and therefore they ought to protect this status by following a path of integrity. In this respect he spoke of the importance of honesty in all aspects of life and stated that a true person was he or she who avoided all types of hypocrisy. A truthful person created an atmosphere of peace and love which permeated its surroundings.
Women in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community had always excelled with regard the spirit of sacrifice. His Holiness said that it was incumbent that women continued in this regard. Those less fortunate were always to be remembered. His Holiness advocated that whenever Ahmadi families spent money on themselves they should make it a habit to also help those in need. Such help ought never to be viewed as a favour but simply as a means of attaining the love of God Almighty.
Women played a crucial role within their individual families. The future development of children was dependent on the examples set by their parents. The media continued to promote a materialistic society and thus it was the duty of Ahmadi parents to inculcate in their children the love of God, as opposed to the love of wealth.
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