People always wonder. People always ask. And people always talk about: Who are the best people in the world?

The Hadith of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, has a very simple definition:

“The Best People are those who are best to their womenfolk!”

In the original words of the Hadith Sharif, it reads like this:

Khayirukum, Khayirukum Li-Ahlihi!

So simple, and yet, so profound!

Isn’t this proof enough that this Islam is from Allah?

And Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, is indeed the Messenger of Allah?

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Woman: Root of All Evil?

Time was, in the Sixth Century AD, when women everywhere were male property and plaything.

Kings and commoners alike despised and abused women in every way they could.

Religion and religious leaders often treated women worse. They denied women were even people or they had a soul.

They went about saying it was woman who got man kicked out of Paradise, where God Almighty had put both man and woman when he first created them.

They called woman Gateway to Hell.

They called woman the Instrument of the Devil.

Religion and religious leaders more or less blamed woman for all of man’s troubles on earth.

And there were those in this world who did something about it.

[…]

“Those who spend endless hours and days debating if a woman can be a leader or not, and if she can be in charge of something or not, and drag the glorious and blessed name of Islam in this almost perverse and futile debate, all they need to do is just think about one thing. That is all they need to do. Think about one thing. Let them ask themselves just who was the leader of their kitchen, when their gourmet meal was being prepared the previous day, and who was in charge of that cup of tea or coffee – or some other similar drug – that their wife placed in their hand that morning. And then let them allow their imagination to wander: all the might-have-beens of that kitchen and all the likely brews that could have taken the place of that cup of tea or coffee. And then what they need to do – many of them at least – is to have a sense of shame and turn to God and repent from their folly and their arrogance.” (Dr. Pasha)