“If you educate a man, you educate an individual, if you educate a woman you educate a family.”
The reason is that man gets busy in earning his livelihood and in other affairs of life getting education and training. Therefore he is left with neither any opportunity nor leisure to work for the correction and reformation of the other members of the society. On the other hand, Allah has created woman totally different from man. When she grows up and emerges as a wife or mother leaving behind the stage of daughter or sisters. She develpos warm and passionate love with her husband and children. As Allah has endowed her with the capacity of efficaciousness, he has also blessed her with the quality of influencing others. As she conquers her husband with her sweet and kind temper and her coquetry, she influences her children many times better than it due to the deep abiding bond of motherhood. that is why a thinker says “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” and only that woman can be the true ruler who is properly educated and trained.
Aisha bint Abu Bakar RA Umm-Al-Mu’minin (Mother of Believers). is the lucky woman who was born and bread in Abu Bakar’s house and got elementary education from there. She is that model lady who, during her adolescense and youth got, special education and training under the kind supervision of the affections and compassions of the preceptor of minkind Rasulullah Muhammad saw. She is that fortunate and sagacious woman whose curriculum of reading was revealed from the skies which was designed and arranged by Allah, the creator of the universe. The point of meditation is what would have been the status of the great character, magnificense of the attributes of learning and morality, and height of the perfection of personality who had undergone these three blessed and sacred factors in order to obtain education and training.
it’s a fact that every mother wishes to educate and train her daugther in a way that not only her own personality but also all the good traits that can be found in the world of possibilities, may be reflected in her being so that she may look a complete model of effeminacy. certainly, Aisah RA, the mother of all the true Muslimah who is embellished with all the sterling traits of head and heart, also yearn to see all of her own attributes in all her sons and especially in daugthers.
in Islam seeking knowledge is obligation for every Muslim. Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.”-Sunan Ibn Majah 224.
Abu Musa (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “The guidance and knowledge with which Allah has sent me are like abundant rain which fell on a land. A fertile part of it absorbed the water and brought forth profuse herbage and pasture; and solid ground patches which retained the water by which Allah has benefited people, who drank from it, irrigated their crops and sowed their seeds; and another sandy plane which could neither retain the water nor produce herbage. Such is the similitude of the person who becomes well-versed in the religion of Allah and receives benefit from the Message entrusted to me by Allah, so he himself has learned and taught it to others; such is also the similitude of the person who has stubbornly and ignorantly rejected Allah’s Guidance with which I have been sent.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
**Commentary: This Hadith has already been mentioned, and is repeated here to highlight the eminence of knowledge and to induce Muslims to gain it. We learn from this Hadith that there are three categories of people. First, those who acquire knowledge of the Qur’an and Hadith, act upon it and also impart it to others. Such people benefit from this knowledge themselves and extend this benefit to others also. By virtue of this quality they are the best of all. Second, those people who acquire knowledge and impart it to others, but do not fulfill the requirements of that knowledge. Such people are inferior in rank to the people of the first category and can be taken to task for their omissions. Third, those who shun the knowledge of the Qur’an and Hadith. Neither they study and hear the two themselves for their own benefit, nor do they acquire knowledge to impart it to others for their benefit. This is the worst category of people. Every Muslim should try to be in the first category of the people
so as long as education, training and correction on the part of women is not started, no real progress can be possible, no success can be achieved and no reformation of the society can be effective. as a Muslimah it necessary to seeking knowledge especially in our religion. because we are the first school for our new generation and we produce the best generation for this world.
so How beautiful woman in Islam? when people said Oppressed, inferior, and unequal to them. Instead Islam raised the status of Muslimah by give them education. In Islam women and men are equal (also in education). Allah clearly states that all humans are equal: “To whoever, male or female, does good deeds and has faith, We shall give a good life and reward them according to the best of their actions.” (Quran Surah An-Nahl : 97)
So Muslimah (may Allah bless you), woman in Islam is important position in this world. do not believe that yourself is below anyone just because you are Muslimah, just because you are wearing Hijab/Niqab. do not believe that your Hijab/Niqab limit your ability, limit your world.
Education is the power. Education is education and it’s the right of every human being.
Be an Educated woman!!!
*source : Riyadus Saleheen, O Muslim Sister, Maulana Masood Azhar., whyIslam.org.