بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلوة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد:
All praise due to Allah, who has created this unique and vast world. Peace and blessings be, upon his last prophet Muhammad (SAWS) and his companions.
Honorable chairperson, respected judges and audience, today in this august, and competitive occasion, I would like to deliver speech on the topic “women`s status in our society”
Respected audience: Before the advent of Islam, women were no better than animals. They were exploited, and treated like a commercial commodity. They had no rights, no privilege and not status in the society. Above all, the birth of a ...view middle of the document...
But, despite the above mentioned facts, women are abandoned from their basic rights in our society. They are treated with ill manners, and used like commercial commodities. Today we see arise in cases of rape, molestation, teasing and a lot of other sexual abuses. No doubt, the main reason of these menaces, is nothing but nakedness and immodesty. That is why almighty Allah said addressing prophet Mohammad (SAWS) peace be upon him: O! Prophet!( يأيها النبي قل لأزواجك وبناتك ونساء المؤمنين يدنين عليهن من جلاببهن- الأحزاب-59 ) Tell thy wives and thy daughters, and to women of the believers, to draw their cloaks close round, when they go abroad.
Respected audience: It is unfortunate that these days female feticide, had been a common practice in our society. It is indeed a heinous crime. It seems we are reverting back to the Dark Age. People buried their female infants alive, and today we kill our female infants by adopting the device of feticide. At this juncture we should recall this verse of holy Quran: ) (بأي ذنب قتلت - التكوير- 9“For what crimes she was killed”
As regards acquiring knowledge of females in our society, it is very shameful. As we see, scant attention is being paid by us towards their education. While it should be a prior duty of every parent to impart education to children from their childhood, especially female children. The holy prophet says: The person, who brought up three daughters, embellished them, gave them education and took care of them even after their marriage, his entry to paradise is ensured by God.
Dear audience: It is unfortunate, today lot of money is spent in marriage ceremony, but little attention is being...