WWWT organized an online lecture on the topic of ‘My Dignity – My Pride’ on Saturday, 12 September 2020. Renowned scholar Ms Rumaisa Zahidi spoke about the importance of self-respect for women and how they should protect it. Ms Rumaisa is a scholar Of Quranic Studies And Iqbaliayat, an Islamic motivational speaker and PhD scholar in Genetics.
In her half-hour-long talk, Ms Rumaisa shed light on contemporary challenges of morality, particularly with reference to the ideas of honor, dignity, and decency. She said that Islam asks both men and women to safeguard their honor, and put equal responsibility on both for upholding virtues and values in the society.
You can watch the complete lecture on YouTube here
Hazrat Khadija (RA) was born to a father who was a successful merchant in Mekka. She inherited business skills from her father. After her father died, she (RA) took over the business and started trading from Makka to Syria and to Yemen to earn her living. It was a great example of leadership and wisdom as at the time, the world was rooted in male dominance and it was extremely dangerous for women to live independently and do trade.
Soon her business expanded and grew larger than other Quresh traders. She (RA) earned repute with fair dealing of goods, which led her to earn the titles of ‘Ameerat-Quresh’ (Princess of Quresh) and al-Tahira (The Pure One).
Philanthropy by Hazrat Khadija (RA)
Hazrat Khadijah (RA) distributed her wealth and earnings among those who truly deserved them. She (RA) helped widows, sick people, orphans, and help poor girls with their mandatory dowry. She (RA) is one of the most inspiring figures in the history of mankind and her resilience, courage, bravery, honesty, loyalty, love for Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H, commitment to the religion, and mankind will be remembered forever.
As righteous women, we should follow in her footsteps to lead an exemplary life.