Monday, October 14, 2013

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH WHO IS MOST BENIFICIAL AND BENEFACTOR.
THE TRUE AND REAL SENSE OF CORE HUMAN VALUES, THE TRUE AND REAL WOMEN'S RIGHT, THE RESPECT AND DIGNITY. 
Bukhari :: Book 7 :: Volume 63 :: Hadith 206
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Barira's husband was a slave called Mughith, as if I am seeing him now, going behind Barira and weeping with his tears flowing down his beard. The Prophet said to 'Abbas, "O 'Abbas ! are you not astonished at the love of Mughith for Barira and the hatred of Barira for Mughith?" The Prophet then said to Barira, "Why don't you return to him?" She said, "O Allah's Apostle! Do you order me to do so?" He said, "No, I only intercede for him." She said, "I am not in need of him."

The above mentioned Hadith shows how fiercely women guarded their independence and free-thinking. A slave woman called Barira negotiated her freedom and the money was paid by a wife of the Prophet. After her freedom, Barira exercised her legal right to annul her marriage with Mughith, the man she had married when she was a slave. Mughith was deeply in love with Barira and could not bear to be separated from her. He would cry inconsolably and roam the streets of Medina chanting her name. The Prophet saw him one day and moved by his condition asked Barira, "Why don't you return to him?" Barira asked, "Do you order me to do so?" The Prophet replied, "No. I only intercede for him." Barira turned down the advice by saying, "I am not in need of him"

SOURCE:
Bukhari.
http://www.sunday-guardian.com/analysis/early-islam-saw-the-rise-of-free-thinking-women

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