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TRANSLATOR'S FOREWORD
Publisher's Note
PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
Chapter 1: The Muslim Woman and Her Rabb
The Believing Woman is Alert
She Worships Allah (SWT)
She Regularly Prays Five Times a Day
She May Attend the Jama`ah (Congregational) Prayer in the Mosque
She Attends Eid Prayers
She Prays Sunnah and Nafil Prayers
She Performs Her Prayers Properly
She Pays Zakat on Her Wealth
She Fasts During the Day and Prays at Night in Ramadan
She Observes Nafil Fasts
She goes on Hajj to the sacred House of Allah (SWT)
She goes for `Umbra
She is obedient to the commands of Allah (SWT)
She does not sit alone with a "stranger"
She wears correct hijab
She avoids mixing freely with men
She does not shake hands with a non-mahram man
She does not travel except with a mahram
She accepts the will and decree of Allah (SWT)
She turns to Allah (SWT) in repentance
She feels a sense of responsibility for the members of her family
Her main concern is the pleasure of Allah (SWT)
She understands the true meaning of being a servant of Allah (SWT)
She works to support the religion of Allah (SWT)
She is distinguished by her Islamic character and true religion
Her loyalty is to Allah (SWT) alone
She enjoins what is good and forbids what is evil
Chapter 2: The Muslim Woman and Her Own Self
Introduction
1 - HER BODY
Moderation in food and drink
She exercises regularly
Her body and clothes are clean
She takes care of her mouth and teeth
She takes care of her hair
Good Appearance
2 - HER MIND
She takes care of her mind by persuing knowledge
What the Muslim woman needs to know
Muslim women's achievements in the field of knowledge
She is not Superstitious
She never stops reading and studying
3 - HER SOUL
She performs acts of worship regularly and purifies her soul
She keeps company with righteous people and joins religious gatherings
She frequently repeats du`a's and supplications described in Hadith
Chapter 3: The Muslim Woman and Her Parents
She treats them with kindness and respect (birr)
She recognizes their status and knows her duties towards them
She is extremely reluctant to disobey them
Her mother comes first, then her father
She treats them kindly
Chapter 4: The Muslim Women and Her Husband
Marriage in Islam
She chooses a good husband
She is obedient to her husband and shows him respect
She treats his mother and family with kindness and respect
She endears herself to her husband and is keen to please him
She does not disclose his secrets
She stands by him and offers her advice
She encourages her husband to spend for the sake of Allah (SWT)
She helps him to obey Allah (SWT)
She fills his heart with joy
She makes herself beautiful for him
She is cheerful and grateful when she meets him
She shares his joys and sorrows
She does not look at other men
She does not describe other women to him
She tries to create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility for him
She is tolerant and forgiving
She is strong in character and wise
She is one of the most successful wives
Chapter 5: The Muslim Woman and Her Children
She uses the best methods in bringing them up
She demonstrates her love and affection for them
She treats her sons and daughters equally
She does not pray against her children
She is alert to everything that may have an influence on them
She instils good behaviour and attitudes in them
Chapter 6: The Muslim Woman and Her Sons and Daughters-In-Law
A- Her daughter-in-law
Her attitude towards her daughter-in-law
She knows how to make a good choice in selecting a daughter-in- law
She knows her place
She gives advice but does not interfere in their private life
She respects her and treats her well
She is wise and fair in her judgement of her daughter-in-law
B - Her son-in-law
Her attitude towards her son-in-law
She knows how to make a good choice in selecting a son-in-law
She respects and honours him
She helps her daughter to be a good wife to her husband
She is fair, and is never biased in favour of her daughter
She deals with problems wisely
Chapter 7: The Muslim Woman and Her Relatives
Islamic view of kinship ties
She maintains the ties of kinship even if her relatives are not Muslim
She fully understands the meaning of upholding the tie of kinship
She starts with the neighbour whose home is closest to her own
The true Muslim woman is the best neighbour
Bad neighbours
The bad neighbour is a person who is deprived of the blessing of faith
The bad neighbour is a person whose good deeds are not accepted
Her good treatment of her neighbour is not lacking
She puts up with her neighbour's mistakes and bad treatment
Chapter 9: The Muslim Woman and Her Friends and Sisters in Islam
She loves them as sisters for the sake of Allah (SWT)
The status of two who love one another for the sake of Allah (SWT)
She does not forsake or abandon her sister
She is tolerant and forgiving towards them
She meets them with a smiling face
She is sincere towards them
She is faithful and kind towards them
She is kind to them
She does not gossip about them
She is generous and honours her sisters
She prays for her sisters in their absence
Chapter 10: The Muslim Woman and Her Community/Society
She has a good attitude towards others and treats them well
She is truthful
She avoids giving false statements
She gives sincere advice
She guides others to righteous deeds
She does not cheat, deceive, or stab in the back
She keeps her promises
She is not a hypocrite
She is characterized by shyness [haya']
She is proud and does not beg
She does not interfere in that which does not concern her
She does noshow off or boast
She does not rejoice in the misfortunes of others
She avoids cursing and foul language
She does not make fun of anybody
She is gentle and kind towards people
She is compassionate and merciful
She strives for people's benefit and seeks to protect them from harm
She helps to alleviate the burden of the debtor
She is generous
She does not remind the beneficiaries her charity
She is patient
She is easy-going and does not bear grudges
She is easy on people, not hard
She is not envious
She avoids boasting and seeking fame
Her speech is not exaggerated or affected
She has a likeable personality
She is friendly and likeable
She keeps secrets
She is of cheerful Countenance
She is lighthearted and has a sense of humour
She tries to make people happy
She is not over-strict
She is not arrogant or proud
She is humble and modest
She is moderate with regard to her clothing and appearance
She loves noble thinand always aims high
She is concerned about the affairs of the Muslims
She honours her guest
She prefers others over herself
She checks her customs and habits against Islamic standards
She follows Islamic manners in the way she eats and drinks
Spreading the greeting of Islam
She does not enter a house other than her own without permission
She sits wherever she finds room in a gathering
She respects elders and distinguished people
She does not look into other people's houses
She avoids yawning in a gathering as much as she can
She follows Islamic etiquette when she sneezes
She chooses the work that suits her feminine nature
She does not imitate men
She calls people to the truth
She is wise and eloquent in her da`wah
She mixes with righteous women
She strives to reconcile between Muslim women
She mixes with other women and puts up with their insults
She repays favours and is grateful for them
She visits the sick
She does not wail over the dead
She does not attend funerals
The Author's Conclusion
GLOSSARY
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The Ideal Muslimah

The Ideal Muslimah

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