A Woman’s Role In The Ummah

Sisters, your role in society is like the role of the archers in the battle of Uhud. They were not at the forefront or in the thick of the action, BUT they held the most important position. They guarded the army. If they moved, the whole army would be uncovered and defeated. In the same way, if you leave your most important position, you leave the army-the Ummah uncovered.

  • You are the silent heroes,
  • You are the foundational structure of great generations,
  • You are the mothers who look after the family,
  • You are the first of the teachers of this Ummah,
  • You are the ones who teach the Muslim men courage, truthfulness, kindness, perseverance, and patience,
  • You are the carer’s of the men of this Ummah,
  • The success of this Ummah lies upon your shoulders.

Allah states that a woman’s primary abode is her home. This does not mean she plays no role in society. She is like the engine of a car hidden in the bonnet. Everything of the car is meaningless without the engine. The engine being concealed does not mean it is insignificant. Infact, being concealed reveals its real value.

A woman is like a live wire tucked away. If it is exposed it will shock people. It is concealed yet provides the current for electricity. A woman is like the battery in a mobile phone. All the features of the mobile phone mean nothing if the battery is not there. It is concealed but provides the main function.

Being concealed and doing what Allah wants us to do reveals the real value of women.

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  1. Asslamualaikum

    I really like the way you describe the real value of women. This shows the importance of women on earth. Jazaak Allah and please keep it up.


    • This is a very generous way to show us woman how appreciated we are and to keep us as sisters in closeness with Allah Our Creature…whom united us to find loving companions like yourselves that we dont get from disbelivers…thanks for showing love…Shukran I should say As Salaamu Alaikum

  2. Assalaamu’alaikum Shaykh,

    Subhana’Allah Mufti saab, I am indebted to your acts of sharing knowledge in such a manner, Islam’s beauty is illuminated to me from this site, Alhamdulillah. I feel this site is a Mercy to me from Allah [swt]. Alhamdulillah.

    I pray Allah [swt] Keeps you steadfast in this & and; Increase you in knowledge. I pray He Grant you the best in Jannah. Please keep us struggling sisters in your du’aas. Jazak’Allahukhair.

  3. Asslamualaikum I love reading your saying about the woman roll.it make me fell good that I’m a woman

  4. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

    Marsha Allah, may Allah increase you in wisdom and insight and of course, knowledge and taqwa and sincerity. the responsibility now lies on our shoulders, we those who are privilege to read this beautiful masterpiece, to ensure this message gets to every sister and mother of this Ummah. Allah Protect the Ummah of His Beloved Nabi. Ameen.

  5. Jamila

    Admin umm usamah,i have to say you are doing wonderful work of serving Din, shaykh and all students of shaykh mufti Desai.You all are credit to our iman sister i want to say i love you dearly for ALLAH SUBHANAHU WA TALA and please keep up the good. I want to ask few questions and speak to you so please may you give me your contact details. xxJamila

  6. Admin

    Assalāmu ‘alaykum;

    Dear Sister Jamila,

    Barakallahu feek,You are most welcome.You may email me at admin@idealwoman.org.

    Umm Usamah
    Idealwoman.org Admin

  7. Sara ummumayr

    elhamdolilah this is a very beautiful website and this is like islamic school for me and all sisters here for us in Holland and worldwide
    ummusamah you are the best:D

  8. Dear Compiler,

    MashaAllah you’ve taught us very nicely what woman and her role is in society, unfortunately millions of woman are unaware of their own value and they’re roaming in the world carelessly. I pray to Allah to guide woman who guide’s society.

    Was salaam

    Imran Mohammed

  9. I love this site. Ma sha Allah

  10. I want to conform about the darul fiqh and darulifta Australia sites r both of ther r trustable and concernd to u.

    • Admin

      Respected Brother;

      The Darul Fiqh website is headed by Mufti Faraz al-Mahmudi. Mufti Faraz al- Mahmudi studied under Shaykh Mufti Ebrahim Desai at the Darul Iftaa. The answers on his website are well researched and reliable.

      The Darul Iftaa Australia website is headed by Mufti Faizal Reza. He also studied under Shaykh Mufti Ebrahim Desai at the Darul Iftaa. His website is reliable and authentic.

      We recommend both the DarulFiqh and DarulIftaa Australia websites.

      Idealwoman.org Admin

  11. I heard an Aalim saying that “Women are the architects of society”. Wow!!!! I believe that the greatest asset that the Ummah possesses are its women, however we need to search our souls and our history, to once again acknowledge our responsibilities and value. May Allah Ta’ala guide us all. Aameen.

    The articles posted on this Web are more informative to women and of highest quality. May Allah ( swt ) gives you more and more strength to post such articles in the time to come.

  13. Concise yet very powerful analogies.

  14. assalamualiakum mashallah n jazakallah mufti saab for specially starting website for women.this is really useful .may allah succeed u in both d worlds.plz do pray for me.

  15. As Salaamu Alaikum wr wb
    This is a very powerful and profound website. May Allah Ta Barak Ta’ala shower the producers of this website with endless rewards and blessings in this world, the grave and in Jannatul Firdous, Allahuma Aameen!!
    There are countless (and growing) numbers of women whose lives have been shattered and hearts broken, by the test of “Marriage and Divorce, etc.. Allah Ta Barak Ta’ala knows best our test and the lessons we must learn, In Sha Allah Allahuma Ameen.
    Where are the stories about Sahaba (Ikram) women and the mothers and wives of Prophets? They endured tests beyond our imagination.
    The strength necessary to help heal the heart and to be reassured that trust in Allah Ta Barak Ta’ala and to never despair of his mercy, grace and endless blessings, would be a fantastic Take-Away after visiting this site. Women need daily doses of “Food For Thought”.
    How do we apply knowledge about Islam in our daily lives so that we become stronger with each test and not broken to the point of leaving Sunnahs, Fards and Islam in its entirety, May Allah Ta Barak Ta’ala Save Us From This In Sha Allah Allahuma Ameen!!
    Jazak Allah Khiar

  16. AOA
    masha-Allah very nice and beneficial site for women. i wants to become an ideal women and i hope this website will guide me….

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