Before deciding to go to the presentation, I was told that Zakir Naik has modern views in regards to Islam, being a medical doctor in his practise before he took up preaching and studying comparative religion. I wasn’t that optimistic with his presentation, but it really opened up a lot of Quranic information that women who doesn’t study Islam comprehensively are deprived of.
As women, information that heightens our position are taken away and taken out of context in order to inject power to the patriach. This is a sad truth.
I learnt a lot of what the Quran stated the women’s role actually is, that it isn’t exclusively for the kitchen and she has the right to take up a job if she wishes, that her role as a mother heightens her stature in the afterlife. Moreover, Islam gives women their rights earlier than Western civilisation did. Where the suffragettes started in the Nineteenth Century, women in Islam was already given the right to vote and work according to the Quran. Women are basically equal to men, but both genders play different roles.
Naik’s presentation focused on six roles of women: spiritual, education, economic, social/family, legal and political; and because these are quite dry, I’ll give you this link so you can read up on it. It’s the same things, but I would like to cut to the chase of how much I love Bruneian women who take no shit from people who are going to downgrade our position.
The prophet (PBUH) said: “Indeed in dates there is a cure”.
Reported by Muslim (14/3) and Ahmad (6/152)
Benefits of Dates
All the prophet’s (peace be upon him) kindness on his nation is shown in Dates and in recommending them as he explained the useful things even in such matters.
The benefits and utilities of dates are shown as some doctors mentioned the benefits of Iftar on Dates and said: (starting Iftar with dates has a lot of healthy and nutritional benefits, some of these benefits are:
Dates are easy to digest so they don’t exhaust the fasting person stomach.
Dates decrease the great hunger feeling of the fasting person and so he doesn’t rush into excessive food eating which causes digestion disorders.
Dates prepare the stomach to receive the food after being inactive through out the day with activating the release of digestive secretions and juices.
Dates are very rich with sugary energy and so the body is supplied with the most important nutrients which is sugar that is irreplaceable as a nutrient for the brain cells and nerves.
Dates protect the fasting person from having constipation as a result of changing meals times or as a result of having low fiber amounts in meals.
The alkaline salts in dates adjust the acidity of blood which result from excessiveness eating of meat and carbohydrates which causes a lot of hereditary diseases as diabetes, gout, renal stones, gall bladder inflammations, high blood pressure and hemorrhoids).
The research of date’s benefits, prepared by nutrition department of hospitals administration in the health ministry in Kuwait.