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The Girl-Child: Q81:8-9 - Click Here

Before the advent of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), female infants were often buried alive, because they were viewed as an economic burden; women were routinely mistreated and abused, rarely accorded the respect they deserved, hardly, if ever, given any rights.

The Qur'an detailed the rights and responsibilities of women, who forever more were lifted out of the dark shadows of their tragic lives, and provided with honour, dignity and respect: for example, the right to choose their own spouse, to divorce, to inherit from parents, relatives and spouse, to fulfil their potential as living, breathing, thinking human beings and, above all else, no longer treated like mere possessions, to be discarded - even killed - at will.

Justice will be delivered to those tragic infants, who were buried at birth only because of their gender, on the Day of Judgement: in silence did they endure extreme suffering, in the Presence of God, they will be silent no more, nor will all those victimised girls and women of the past, present and of the future.

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