My brothers and sisters everywhere! With this essay, I am not singling …
My brothers and sisters everywhere! With this essay, I am not singling
out the adherents of Islam—to which I ascribe—but rather I am writing
this essay to every man and woman throughout the whole world.
I ask Allah that He facilitates that this essay reaches every ear, falls under
the sight of every eye, and is understood by every heart.
By Allah, I have written this essay sincerely. I do not seek from anyone
reward or praise. I only seek to convey to all my brethren in humanity,
irrespective of their races or religions, an aspect of the great message
that Muhammad the son of ‘Abdullah, Allah’s final messenger to all the
peoples of the earth, was sent with.
Specifically, I have chosen to explain the wisdom behind those laws that
Allah has legislated regarding women. As contingent upon these laws, an
individual’s bliss on earth is gained and his humanity is achieved. Moreover,
these Islamic regulations pertaining to women have been singled
out for attack by the enemies of humanity, who seek to follow their desires
and who are short-sighted. Rather, they have put an end to a person’s
bliss on earth and exchanged that with misery and a wretched life.
They have attacked these Divine regulations, so that they may turn humanity
away from Allah’s true religion, His straight path, and bliss in this
world and the next – toward which the final Messenger of all Divine
messages came to give glad tidings and to invite all humanity to receive.