"Over fourteen hundred years ago, Islam gave women rights that women in the West have only recently began to enjoy. - Before Islam, women were considered shameful, female children were buried alive, prostitution was rampant, divorce was only in the hands of the husband, inheritance was only for the strong, and oppression was widespread. Islam came and abolished these practices. Even now, in “developed countries”, women are not granted respect, dignity and honour, let alone equal pay for equal work. Islam, however, regards women as precious and valuable, not to be disrespected or disgraced."
“When a woman is a daughter, she opens a door of paradise for her father. When she is a wife, she completes half of the deen of her husband. Allah has raised women’s status to so high that when she is a mother, Paradise lies under her feet. If everyone knew the true status of women in Islam, even the men would want to be women.”