Shipping Weight (LB): 2
Author: Muhammad 'Ali Qutb
Translator: 'Abdur-Rafi' Adewale Imam
Size: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1
Publisher: International Islamic Publishing House
Publishers Note: All praise and thanks belong to Allah alone, the One, the Almighty, and All-Merciful. Blessings and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad, the last of His Messengers and Prophets, his family, his Companions and all those who follow in his footspeps until the end of time.
Since Women around the Messenger, the English translation by Abdur-Raafi' Adewale Imam of a modern work in Arabic by Muhammad 'Ali Qutb, was first published in 2007, we have received many letters and email messages from readers who say they have enjoyed the book, and have learned much that was new and inspiring to them about the earliest Muslim women. They have also been candid enough to tell us that there were some copyediting errors in the first edition, and a couple of readers offered to correct those for us. They also pointed out that some passages or references in this translation were unclear or confusing. This is a common issue when translating from Arabic to another language: there are concepts that Arabic speakers take for granted, but for which a non-Arab would need a more detailed explanation.
As a result of the feedback from these readers, we have taken paints to annotate, rephrase and disambiguate all such passages in the text. We thank them all with the Islamic phrase, jazakum Allah khayr (may Allah reward you). We are espcially grateful to 'Umm Abdullah', who actually mailed us her copy of the book with the suggested corrections marked in red ink! May Allah reward these sisters for their sincerity and their willingness to contribute their time and efforts in this regard.
It is our hope that this revised and annotated second edition of Women around the Messenger will be of even greater benefit than the first-to many Muslim women and men.
May Allah bless the efforts of all who contributed to the production of this book, and may it be acceptable to Him.
Printing: One Color
Net Weight (LB): 1.26
Country of Printing: India
Full Description: This is the 'women's lib' age as the West prefers to term it. But is it true? Is it not a lip-service age turning women practically to 'dolls' or something like dolls in the real life?
Women entering the fold of Islam played an enviable prominent role, side by side their counterparts, men, in shaping and developing the Muslim society as a model from the onset, emancipating humanity, men and women, from the shackles of deep-rooted ignorance. Women in Islam have very special place, status and dignity unknown to mankind before or after.
The life sketches of the early female believers, in this book, stand as beacon and outstanding models for the so-called 'weaker sex' and call for the revival of the pristine lofty high position of women in the society once again.
This work is an attempt at dispelling any misconception by bringing into focus biographies of the first generation of Muslim women and the important role they played in the overall development of their society, right from the beginning. It is hoped that this book will not only strengthen the resolve of the already well-acquainted Muslims who follow the footsteps of their predecessors, it will also spur them into emulating the examples of those righteous, noble and pure women.