Before Islam, women were marginalized with no rights. Islam came more than 1400 years ago to restore women as an integral part of the society. Islam gave women their rights and responsibilities the same way men were given rights and responsibilities.
“O mankind! Reverence your Lord, Who created you from a single soul and from it created its mate, and from the two has spread abroad a multitude of men and women. Reverence God, through Whom you demand your rights of one another and family relations.” Quran Chapter 4 Verse 1. Women
Today Muslim women are involved in all fields of human life. They are doctors, attorneys, engineers, teachers and much more. So do not be surprised that one of them became the first Muslim woman astronaut.
Anousheh Ansari was the “First Female Private Space Explorer& First Space Ambassador” in year 2006.
Please join our next session of “Lifting the Veil” series about “Women in Islam.”
Thursday August 4, 2016 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Islamic Community Center of Augusta
465 Old Evans Road, Martinez, GA 30907