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On Hazrat Khadija’s (RA) anniversary, Mirwaiz pitches for equal rights to women

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Srinagar: Addressing a gathering of devotees at the shrine of Hazrat Sheikh Abul Qadir Jeelani (Dastgeer Sahib) at Khanyar on the eve of last day of Aishra-e-Rehmat  (10th day of Ramzan), which also coincides with the death anniversary of

Hazrat Khadija-tul-Kubra, Muttahida Majlise Ulema patron Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said Islam has laid great emphasis and clear guild lines  on giving equal rights to women and treating them with respect and dignity.

He said despite this it is a matter of serious concern that women are looked down as inferiors and treated shabbily in our society.

Mirwaiz said women have to stand up for their rights and their rightful place as granted to them by Islam.

Paying tributes Hazrat Khadija, he said that she was truly “The Mother of the Believers”, who was the first to accept the message of wisdom as it was delivered to her by prophet Mohammad (SAW).

Shedding light on the sacred month of Ramazan, Mirwaiz said that the basic aim of this month is to introspect at the individual and collective level and to create a society based on religious principles and values. He said the holy month gives an opportunity to the Muslims to once again devote themselves to Allah.

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