Mary, the mother of Motherhood and more (Four Great Women Series Part 2.1)

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In today’s society equality for the female is sought through materialistic means. Feminist want to close the gap that exist between male and female by opposing the so called Patriarchal system. The women today challenges the status Quo because they are not part of it. Has an egalitarian society in that sense ever existed ? are there possibilities for the existence of such a society ?. Let us set the premises for such an argument and have a holistic approach for it.

Politician and “Green Party” Leader Natalie Benette debated in may earlier this year at the Oxford union. She argued against the motion( We are all feminist) using the FIFA analogy :stating that FIFA would not allow women to play with men even if they have the ability, and therefore we as society are far away from being a complete feminist society.I’ll pose the question and ask would it be equally fair then to have professional man to play in a women football league ? The emphasis here lies on the women that has the ability to play in male dominated football league. The answers to the question is the answer to the roots of all contemporary contentions, hold by the Neo-feminist movement. How can you treat something equal when they are different initially ?

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Internchange is not going to enumerate the differences rather use commonalities that can make man and woman equal in a way people tend to neglect. Make both genders equal in a sense without omitting the undeniable nature of a woman. Mary the mother of Jesus notorious modesty and spirituality became an example for many generations. All of these achievement at the tender age of twelve. We want to eradicate the believe that Women are lost if they carry babies, especially if the father is not there.  We live in a society that weakens the Motherhood. Shall this be an empowerment to the Single mothers out there “you have an enormous force behind you”. Let us all together guard our chastity receive the honour believe in words of our lord, and obey him devoutly. Sounds simple in incredibly hard times. The noble Qur’an says

And [the example of] Mary, the daughter of ‘Imran, who guarded her chastity, so We blew into [her garment] through Our angel, and she believed in the words of her Lord and His scriptures and was of the devoutly obedient. ( 66:12)

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This verse is so powerful and gives us an inside of the historical context of the situation. ALLAH سبحانه و تعالى defends  Mary( May Peace be upon her) at a time allegation were flying like bullets. What really blows my mind is that the verse, although used as a moral guideline and yardstick  to attain superiority over others fulfils its purpose of defending her in one verse.

Mary and the family

As we discussed in the previous episode of “The Four Great Women ” women are mothers to a nation. This notion has died during the 60’s due to the contribution of the likes of Gloria Steinmem,Bella Abzug and Betty Friedan. In this article we will present a solution for the dilemma of the modern woman. We are going to look at how important motherhood is in harsh conditions, and appreciate the qualities of a woman.The remedy and the real liberation lies in the ability to forget about male and female. ALLAH  سبحانه و تعالى make this clear by using Mariam (MPBUH) The mother of ISA ( jesus MPBUH), as an example to follow as mentioned in similar Correlation with Asiyah (MPBUH).

Mariam (MPBUH)  also known as Mary or the Mother of Isa (jesus MPBUH) is a key figure in the history and is known for many qualities. We want to Understand why she was mentioned by the messenger of Allah ( سبحانه و تعالى ) as being the mother of a nation and one  out of the Four great women. What can we learn from her ?. Let the article speak for itself  ,and express empowerment. People tend to overlook the weight Mariam  (MPUBH) personality holds. Although to fully understand we must look at the bigger picture

The Noble Quran tells us

But when she delivered her, she said,

“My Lord, I have delivered a female.” And Allah was most knowing of what she delivered, “And the male is not like the female. And I have named her Mary, and I seek refuge for her in You and [for] her descendants from Satan, the expelled [from the mercy of Allah ].”  3:36

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These are the words  of Mariam’s mother. What is so interesting about the statement Mariam’s mother makes, is that she was expecting a boy to carry on the legacy.The believe that only man were fit for purpose  refuted by ALLAH (he exalted is he) as he deliberately chooses to respond  to her prayer by giving her a daughter instead of a boy.Furthermore we can see that there are differences between male and female. This might be one of the biggest evidences that Islam does not discriminate against genders. Another example for superiority and Wisdom in the Qur’an over human reasoning.

Mariam’s mothers took her to the Mosque of Baitul Magdis, and talked to the care taker and worshippers at the mosque. Zechariah Mariam’s cousin was of them. He later won custody over her.The mother took charge and her say had weight in a male dominated society.

The household  Mariam( MPBUH) was raised will reveal how such a great character was developed. Her father Imran  died before her birth.This formed an even stronger individual. Lebron james says similar

” Being the only man in the household with my mom definitely helped me grow up fast”

This is also would apply to Mariam ( Mary MPBUH) and her mother who vowed during her pregnancy that she would let the newborn serve Baitul Maqdis. In the religious code of earlier Prophets, there was a method of worship through which a child, out of one’s children, could be freed  from all worldly services and devoted exclusively for Allah سبحانه و تعالى .

. ALLAH سبحانه و تعالى , out of his consideration for the sincerity Mariam mother accepted that very girl and thereby made her status distinct from any other girl of the world.

From here we learn that a mother holds a certain measure of guardianship over her child  in respect of his or her education and training. Mariam’s mother would have never vowed  if the mother had no right of guardianship over child,

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The noble Quran says:

So her Lord accepted her with good acceptance and caused her to grow in a good manner and put her in the care of Zechariah. Every time Zechariah entered upon her in the prayer chamber, he found with her provision. He said “O Mary, from where is this [coming] to you?” She said, “It is from Allah. Indeed, Allah provides for whom He wills without account.” 3:37

This verse gives us insight on how convicted Mariam (MPBUH ) was as an individual . She invested her entire energy into the worship.The worship that lead to liberation. Worship which channelled her energy into positivity. We want you to critically examine this fraction. She became more confident and independent by worshipping Allah سبحانه و تعالى. is it merely the effect of placebo or something more profound. Young female have the ability to generate extra energy which could be linked to the fact that women have traditionally been care takers of their own homes, which required enormous energy. This type of energy is still  detectable in our society .This type of energy today is translated into performances, as widespread of studies suggest that young female outperform male in educational institution such as universities.

So where does the energy come from, and what else will we learn from such a great women. The answer to that and more will be revealed in  “Mary,The mother of Motherhood and more 2.2”

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