The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description
Empowerment means moving from enforced powerlessness to a position of power. Women empowerment is basically the creation of an environment where women can make independent decisions on their personal development as well as shine as equals in society
A man is the crown of creation and it is the woman who decorate and adorns this crown with her charm and delicacy. The human society is a component of males and females. Both species are complementary to each other.
With the evolution of modern civilization, liberal education and true religious knowledge, a campaign in the form of the organization followed by many sub struggles, was launched in the international platform of the United Nations. UN WOMEN.
No nation could rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you; we are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of houses as prisoners.
Women empowerment refers to the ability of women to transform economic and social development when empowered to fully participate in the decisions that affect their lives through leadership, training, coaching consulting and the provision of enabling tools for women to lead within their communities, religions and countries. Women’s empowerment generally has three components.
- Firstly, women’s sense of self-worth.
- Secondly, their rights to have the power to control their own lives, both within and outside home.
- Lastly, their ability to influence the direction of social change to create a just social and economic order nationally, internationally and universally.
- Economic empowerment means to empower women economically by giving her rights of properties, lands ,financial responsibilities, adequate shares in jobs, business opportunities etc.
Social empowerment, in this, women’s social status should be equal to that of man by avoiding all discriminations based on injustice and inequality. Accordingly women are required to have respectable status in society, importunity to raise voice, struggle etc.
Political empowerment, women should be empowered by reserving their seats in national as well as provisional assemblies and providing their independent right of one women one vote.
Personally, they should be given equal liberty and freedom in their personal affairs such as, in case of marriage, vocational pursuit etc.
Constitutes no problem in case of women empowerment, rather Islam advocates it. Man and Women in Islam enjoy equal rights but equality does not mean similarity. Islam empowers women in the personal, social, and economic and politically spheres of life.
Personally, women have rights of marriage where she is allowed to choose her life partner freely.
Socially, women have granted more respect and veneration than that of man.
Economically, Islam gives a number of rights. For example, in market place women have also been empowered to do business and trade on the basis of morality. Hazrat Khadija R.A – the first and beloved wife of holy prophet (P.B.U.H) was a wealthy woman of Makah.
Politically, women are allowed to participate in political affairs of the state. The life of Hazrat Ayesha (R.A) is an example of women who can be far more learned than man and can teach scholars and experts. She narrated 2210 hadith of Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) and authenticated a number of traditions in Islamic fikah and jurisprudence as an authority over them.
As Islamic women limitations and restrictions should be kept in considerations. They are meant to do anything holding their faith in humanity and God Almighty.
“Real women are classy, strong, independent and lovable and one thing about them is, they know they deserve better.”