Women in Islam
Cont’d from page 2
Many of the chapters are capped with personal stories from sisters around
the world. These are women who have been subjected to both the best
and the worst of Islam, and their experiences enlighten, sadden
and amuse the reader. It’s a wonderful way to show the whole
picture. Lisa talks a lot about culture and that cultural difference
is apparent in these stories, but the underlying truth also shows
clearly—we are all united in our submission to God.
I hope that we can all find ways to make this wonderful book available
to our Muslim and non-Muslim friends. Only through enlightenment
can we change the way Islam is perceived and practiced. It’s
for the benefit of everyone’s soul. As Lisa says: For
the righteous believers there is happiness in this world as well
as in the hereafter. It does not matter whether these believers
are male or female. In my view, we can be truly happy only if we
are not op-pressed, nor oppressing others. Oppression hurts both
the op-pressed and the oppressors.
People are often unreasonable,
illogical and self-centered;
forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you
of selfish, ulterior motives;
be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win
some false friends and true enemies;
If you are honest and frank,
they may cheat you;
be forthright anyway.
What you spend years building,
they may destroy overnight;
If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous and scorn;
be joyous anyway.
The good you do today,
they often will forget tomorrow;
do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have,
and it will never be enough;
give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and GOD;
it was never between you and them, anyway.
God be Glorified...
Author unknown; submitted by sister