International Womens Day

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International Women’s Day International women’s day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to division, weather national, ethnic, linguistic, cultured, economic or political. “A women’s whole life is a history of the affections.” In 1975, during International women’s year, the United Nations began celebrating International women’s day on 8th March. International women’ day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the 20th century in North America and across Europe. Since, those early years, international women’s day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries. But in Islam our Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) taught us fourteen hundred years ago about the equality of men and women. Before the advent of Islam, women were buried alive and had no status in the Arabian society. It is generally agreed that the rights granted to women in the Quran and by the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) were a vast improvement in comparison to the situation of women in the whole world prior to the preaching of Islam. Yet just as the woman’s movement in the west began to pick up stream in the 20th century, the same thing occurred, although to a lesser extent.

“A man’s face is his autobiography, A woman’s face is her work of fiction.”

One example of the differences between western feminism and Islamic feminism concerns the issue of “veiling.” “Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” The charter of the United Nations signed in 1945 was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. Since, then the UN has helped create a historic legacy of internationally agreed goals to advance the status…...

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