Women have honored position in Islam: Said Aqil

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Women have honored position in the Islamic perspective, the General Chairman of the Islamic organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Said Aqil Siroj, said.

The statement was conveyed during commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of Muslimat NU at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex Central Jakarta, here on Sunday.

“The Quran enshrines women in Surah An-Nisaa. An-Nisaa means women. There is no such Surah in the Quran Ar-Rijal (Men),” he said.

In the history of the Islamic struggle, women also made decisive moments. In fact, the first person who defended Islam was a woman named Sumayyah.

“Sumayyah was killed by Abu Jahal, after that her husband Yasir,” he said.

He also told a story about Umar bin al-Khattab, the second caliph of the Muslims, who remained silent when his wife scolded him.

The wisdom of those stories is the primacy of women who must be guarded by anyone.

This is also based on the words of the Prophet Muhammad.

“Then respect your wife. The Prophet said, a good husband is a husband who loves his wife,” he said.

Source: ANTARA News