Ideal Muslimah- lecture 8- teacher Umm Yusif- 9th April, 2014

Ideal Muslimah
Lecture #8

(From the book Ideal Muslimah by Dr. Muhammad Ali al-Hashimi)

Chapter 1: The Muslim Woman and Her Rabb (cont.)

1.   She accepts the will and decree of Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) p. 34

The Muslim woman who is obedient to the command of her Lord naturally accepts His will and decree, because this is one of the greatest signs of faith, obedience, taqwa and righteousness in a person. So the Muslim woman who is guided by the teachings of Islam always accepts whatever befalls her in life, whether it is good or bad, because this attitude of acceptance is good for her in all cases, as the Prophet (salla Allahu alihi wa sallam) explained:

"How amazing is the affair of the Muslim! His affairs are all good. If he experiences ease, he is grateful, and that is good for him. If he experiences hardship, he faces it with patience and perseverance, and that is also good for him." [Muslim]  

Levels of Patience
a. Recounting a difficult trial during the life of Urwah ibn Az-Zubayr

2.   She turns to Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) in repentance

The Muslim woman may find herself becoming neglectful and slipping from the Straight Path, so she may fall short in her practice of Islam in a way that does not befit the believing woman. But she will soon notice her error, seek forgiveness for her mistakes or shortcomings, and return to the protection of Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala):

(Those who fear Allah, when a thought of evil from Satan assaults them, Bring Allah to remembrance When lo! They see [aright]!) (Qur'an 7:201)

More information regarding repentance

3.   She feels a sense of responsibility for the members of her family

The responsibility of the Muslim woman for the members of her family is no less, in the sight of Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala), than that of the man. Her responsibility is in fact even greater than a man's, because of what she knows of the secret life of her children who live with her most of the time: they may tell her things that they do not tell their father.

    4. Her main concern is the pleasure of Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala)  

The true Muslim woman always seeks to earn the pleasure of Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) in everything she does. So she measures everything against this precise standard.


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