Say, this is my way, I call towards Allah with insight, as well as those who follow me (have faith (imaan)). Allah is pure, and I am not from the mushrikeen. (Including both men and women)
The mu’mineen men and the mu’mineen women are supporters of each other, they command (others and each other to do) good, prevent evil, establish salah, pay zakah and obey Allah and his Rasool (S.A.W). These are the ones on whom Allah shall soon shower mercy, verily Allah is Mighty, The Wise.
By the oath of time, verily indeed insaan is at loss, except those who have imaan, who do good deeds, who encourage (urge, council and dawat) each other towards (remaining steadfast on and propagating dawah towards) the truth and who encourage each other to exercise sabr.
Arabic – women also come under insaan.
(“This sura is so comprehensive that the renowned scholar Imam Shafee (R.A) stated that if nothing but this sura was revealed, it would have been sufficient”)
• This sura also elaborates the importance of dawat, that all mankind (insaan) are in loss that includes the men, women and children. Except those who have 4 points in their lives (1. Imaan, 2. Good deeds, 3. Encouraging good and 4. Sabr). Therefore, just as iman, salah, zakah, hajj and zikr etc…, are important, dawat also holds great importance. Just as one is grieved when he misses his salah. He must be grieved for missing out 2 ½ hours of dawah daily.
• There are many other verses regarding women participating in dawat such as:
These verses refer to men and women – dawat is a must for every Muslim. On the sermon which Prophet (S.A.W) gave to the Sahaba (men and women) on Hajjatulwidaa’ he said:
“So it is incumbent upon those who are present (124,000 Sahaba and Sahabiyyat were present) to convey it (this information) to those who are absent.
Taleem once a week (in some ones house) (A Friday )
Narrated Abu Saeed Al-Khudri (R.A): Some women requested Prophet (S.A.W) to fix a day for them as the men were taking all his time. On that he promised them one day for religious lessons and commandments. Once during such a lesson the Prophet (S.A.W) said “A women whose three children die will be shielded by them from the hell fire.” On that a women asked “even two (will shield her from the hell fire)
As we can see above- “In the effort of tabligh once a week women gather in a certain house for taleem/bayaan (where the religious talk of Prophet (S.A.W) takes place and the traditions of Prophet (S.A.W) are read out aloud and the sister listens attentively)
Also once in a while a brother who is married is brought under strict purda he carries out the sermon.
Taleem at home with the family
Narrated Malik (R.A) “We came to Prophet (S.A.W) (we were all youngsters) we accompanied him (in the path of Allah) for 20 days and nights, and Prophet (S.A.W) was very lenient and merciful when he saw within us the desire for our families. He enquired of what we left after us, we informed him. He therefore said “Return to your families and remain within them and teach them (having taleem) and command them (Ahkamat). He mentioned more…
Taleem at home (another narration)
Narrated Malik Ibne Huwair (R.A) I came to Prophet (S.A.W) with a group (Jamat) from my tribe, we accompanied him for 20 nights, and (we found him (S.A.W) to be) very linient and merciful. When he saw within us the desire to return to our families. He said “Return and remain within your families and teach them (having taleem) and establish salah and when the time for salah begins one from amongst you call the azaan and the eldest amongst you must lead the prayer.
Narrated Ibne Abbas (R.A): Once Allah’s Messenger (S.A.W) came out, while Bilal (R.A) was accompanying him. He went towards the women thinking they had not heard him (his bayan). So he preached to them and orderd them to give alms. (Hearing that) the women started giving alms, some donated their earrings, some gave their rings and Bilal (R.A) was collecting them in e corner of his garment.
Taleem takes place once a week in a certain house where a sister reads from a book of Fazail. Then once a month etc…, a bother comes and gives a bayan. This happens under strict purda with strict conditions.
• Also a part of the effort is going out into the path of Allah. To safeguard the imaan and to make the effort of imaan women can leave their homes and children. If women can leave their homes and go for sacred pilgrimage of Hajj then imaan is the foundation of Islam, why cannot women leave their homes for Imaan and go in the path of Allah. But with many conditions which differ to men as Prophet (S.A.W) said…
Women folk are accompanied by their mahram in the path of Allah
Narrated Ibne Abbas (R.A) He said, Rasulullah (S.A.W) said “ No man should stay alone with a woman, and woman is allowed to travel on her own except accompanied by a mahram (on hearing this) a man said, “Oh Messenger of Allah (S.A.W)! I have been written in so and so conquest and my wife already intended for Hajj, He (Prophet (S.A.W)) said “Go and perform Hajj with you wife”
Women giving sacrifice in the path of Allah
(One day) Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) was in the course of a journey and she was along with him. When Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) used to come back to Al-Madinah from journey, he would not enter it (during the night). When people came near Al-Madinah she felt labour pains. He (Abu Talhah) remained with her and Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) proceeded on. Abu Talhah said “O Rubb, You know that I love to go along with Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) when he goes out and enter along with him when he enters, and I have been detained as You see.” Umm Sulaim then said “O, Abu Talhah, I do not feel (so much pain) as I was feeling earlier, so we better proceed on and she felt the labour of delivery as they reached (Al-Madinah).
She gave birth to a male child. My mother said to me: “O Anas, none should suckle him until you go to Messenger of Allah Ta’la tomorrow morning.” The next morning I carried the baby with me to Rasulullah (S.A.W) and narrate the rest of the story.
Keeping in mind she was accompanied by her husband.