In the name of Allah ,the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

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Translator's Word

            Dear Reader,
I would like to share with you few things I learned while translating this booklet. It is, I believe, only fair and just to note here that although there are quite a number of books about WOMEN in Islam that tackle rights, education, inheritance and other topics, I strongly feel that this book has introduced a comprehensive and exhaustive account of all these topics put together. The booklet gives accurate historical, social and political accounts of WOMEN from an Islamic perspective. All these ideas are supported with valid quotations from various resources.

            In a nut shell, the book is a good start for a person, male and female alike, who is interested in learning the view point of Islam on WOMEN and wants to keep this in perspective and comparative with other religions and societies. This work, I believe, is a courageous attempt to present the Islamic views about WOMEN in a simple, yet friendly atmosphere.

            I do hope that the reader will benefit from this humble contribution. Any comments, objections and corrections on the translation and editing are welcome. Please contact the translator at: P.O. Box 25283, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 11466, Fax: (+009661) 465-2597. Your contributions are appreciated and valued.