The Foundations And Concepts of Islam
“The believers men and women are friends of one another.”
“And they (woman) have rights (over their husbands) similar (to those of their husbands) over them.”
“And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour. And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say: ‘My Lord! Bestow on them your mercy as they did bring me up when I was young.’
While Allaah honours woman, He makes it clear to all mankind that He created her to be mother, wife, daughter and sister; and ordained for these roles, special regulations that are peculiar to her.
Why was man created?
It has been discussed in the previous chapter that, Allaah created Adam and created for him his wife, Hawwa and made them live in
1. That Allaah created the creation for His worship. That is the purpose of creating them. He says,
“And I created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me.”
It is also known that the perfection of the worship that is required of man can not take in the abode of bliss and eternity but in the abode of trials and tribulation. The abode of eternity is that of bliss, not that of examination and commandments.