Muslim women who are sincerely devoted to Allah organize their lives according to the provisions Allah commands in the Qur’an and they are very meticulous to live by the morality of the Qur’an. Therefore, as is the case with all other people, the religion of Islam grants honor, dignity, respect and a superior morality to the esteemed Muslim women who, throughout their lives, live in the way of Allah.
It is the faith and fear of Allah that improves one’s morality and demeanor, makes it impressive and solidifies his character. This is a secret Allah reveals in the Quran and an important piece of information upon which people must ponder and take lessons.
The morality of the Qur’an grants people the strongest, well-founded and beautiful personality. As Allah announces in the Qur’an: “… We have sent them their admonition” (Surah Al-Muminun, 71), living by the morality of the Qur’an gives “admonition” to people. Therefore, a woman who lives by the morality of the Qur’an will possess an honorable and sedate character which deserves respect. No matter to which inculcations they have been exposed by their societies, families or acquaintances, people of faith put them aside and live by the character of a Muslim described in the Qur’an. A Muslim woman develops her character in accordance with the morality of the Qur’an and in compliance with Allah’s will. Leaving all sorts of weaknesses, obsessions and ill-manners peculiar to people of the ignorant society, they build a firm character brought by moral perfection.
A Muslim Woman is Submitted to Allah
A Muslim woman sincerely believes in Allah and submits to Allah with a profound faith. She comprehends that there is no god but Allah, that He is the Owner of all beings, that He is beyond everything and that He is All-Mighty. As a result, she fears only Allah and she only lives to earn His good pleasure. She only prays to Allah, sees only Him as a friend and seeks only His help. She leads her life aware that blessing, if any, reaches her if only Allah wills so and any harm befalling her can only be prevented by Him alone. She knows that only Allah can protect her. Therefore she has no expectations of any kind from any human being. Taking the moral perfection of prophets who put their trust in Allah as an example for themselves, they say, “…By no means! My Lord is with me! Soon will He guide me” (Surah Ash-Shu’ara, 62), no matter which hurdle they come across. Because she derives her strength from her faith and her resoluteness in earning Allah’s good pleasure, she possesses a robust mental endurance. In the Qur’an Allah relates this morality of believers as: “(Allah)'s guidance is the (only) guidance, and we have been directed to submit ourselves to the Lord of the worlds” (Surah Al-Anam, 71)
A Muslim Woman’s Guide is the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of Our Prophet (saas)
When the concept of morality in the societies where people do not live by the Qur’an is considered, it is seen that most people act in compliance with their habits and their own desires. Their guides are usually the general way of doing things and their own desires. Because their guide is only the Qur’an and the morality of our Prophet (saas), Muslim women act reasonable all the time, make wise decisions and consequently get the best results. Moreover, throughout their lives they do not experience the despairs and troubles that women in ignorant societies experience. They lead the pleasant life Allah promises to all Muslim women and men in the Quran: “Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has Faith, verily, to him will We give a new Life, a life that is good and pure and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions.” (Surah An-Nahl, 97)
There is one significant feature of the female character in the societies where people do not live by the Qur’an; they limit their horizons, ideals, thoughts and lifestyles to a very narrow span. However a Muslim woman is aware of her responsibilities. Therefore she never pursues her own desires and fulfills a few responsibilities and disregards the provisions of Allah. She never limits her ideals and thoughts in life. She considers the problems of people, children, women and elderly all around the world who suffer from poverty, epidemic illnesses and the difficulties they go through because of war and conflicts as her own problems and thus makes effort to solve them.