Ahmadi Ladies

Assalamu ‘Alaikum Warahmat Allah Wabarakatuh,

The removal of yet another myth. An allegation of non-Muslims against Muslims, and non-Ahmadi Muslims against Ahmadi Muslims, is that each group respectively suppresses women. Alhamdulillah, a new programme called ”Real Talk Ladies” has been quickly establishing itself on MTA over the past few months and puts to bed any idea that Ahmadi women are oppressed. It is a programme specifically for Muslim sisters across the globe – regardless of whichever Muslim background they herald. All of the ladies in my family absolutely love it and enjoy the empowering and honest perspectives offered by the various panelists and audience guests. I have put the videos in below for all of the lady readers who visit this blog to enjoy. Please retweet the link and forward it to all of your friends.

This is yet another element of the progressive nature of Islam Ahmadiyya. Connected to this is the new ”Aisha Academy” which opens this month in Canada and offers three year degrees in Islamic studies to successeful ladies. Also of interest are the tremendous achievements of Ahmadi ladies at the Jalsa Salana who each year excell in almost all spheres of academia. All of this put together points towards a strong, righteous and responsible body of Ahmadi mothers who excel in their primary duties as mothers. May Almighty Allah bless all of the believing women in the world, Amin. Lastly, all of the above is only as it is due to the ”fadl” of Almighty Allah.

The below show titles are as follows:

  • Muslim Lady Identity
  • Converts and Their Journey to Islam
  • The Power of Prayer
  • Rewards and Challenges of Motherhood

(I again pasted in links to women related resources at the bottom of the post)

Jazak Allah Khayrul Jazaa’

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4 thoughts on “Ahmadi Ladies

  1. No problem. As I mentioned I was just curious. Women in early Islam were some of the greatest Jurists in Islamic history and trained some of the greatest Jurists that followed them – be they men or women. Shining examples include Hadrat Umm Salama (radi Allahu ‘anha) and Hadrat ‘A’ishah (radi Allahu ‘anha) who trained Hadrat ‘Urwah b. al-Zubayr (radi Allahu ‘anhu), her nephew, who later became one of the seven famous Jurists (faqih) of Madinah. Incidentally, Hadrat ‘A’ishah (radi Allahu ‘anha) also narrated one of the highest number of hadiths (3rd or 4th). Imam Shafi’i was taught by Sayyeda Nafisa (radi Allahu ‘anhu) who he stipulated should be the only person to lead his Janazah prayer on account of her exceptional knowledge and understanding of Islamic law – and she did lead it. Imam Ahmad b. Hanbal (radi Allahu ‘anhu), one of our greatest Jurists, was said to consider his wife’s opinion equal to his in terms of jurisprudence.

    I have not come across anything in the Jama’at which prevents or discourages a lady from practicing law. In fact, off the top of my head I can think of an Ahmadi lady who is a practicing barrister and another who is a Partner in a UK magic circle practice. I do recall, however, listening to Hadrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rahmat Allah ‘alayhi) once saying that it might be inappropriate for a lady to oversee certain criminal cases which involve hideous and graphic crimes of a sexual nature, etc. I have not heard anything different to this and would be interested to know if some other guidance does exist.

    A general answer can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBwZfbPtOXI

  2. I am not familiar with the detailed reasons behind individual cases as normally you just get to hear the yes’s and no’s. I am more concerned about the general consensus. If I were to say that I have heard such cases then that would just be based upon hearsay (hence not wanting to mention them if they’re based on particular cases). Sorry to be vague.

  3. I have a question. Should an Ahmadi girl be restricted from studying and practicing Law? This goes for both Waqfe Nau and non- Waqfe Nau girls. If so, why not and how does this link in with Women’s rights and Equality in Islam. Jazakallah.

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