Women’s Rights in the Holy Quran in the Light of Seerah al-Nabi (PBUH)

Muhammad Suleman Nasir *
Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Islamic Studies and Arabic, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan.


Islam treated all mankind on an ethical basis. Differentiation is neither a credit nor a drawback for the sexes. Islam has specific guidelines, limitations, responsibilities, and obligations for both men and women. Muslim women are the subject of much concern in the Holy Quran. The Holy Quran appears to be weighed in many in favor of women. In the present era, Muslim women are unaware of most of their rights mentioned in the Holy Quran. In Islam, rights were given to them by Allah through revelation and no one can reverse them. Men and women both are equal in the sight of Allah in terms of their rights and duties. Both are equal in their humanity. The Holy Quran granted the women to work, to acquire knowledge and protection from slander, backbiting, and ridicule. The women’s right to inheritance is of great concern. Women have a legal right and to be a witness in contracts. Quran bestowed a woman civil, societal, political, and economic rights. Islam also secures the rights of divorced women and widows. A descriptive and analytical research methodology will be implemented in this study. This article is the study of the rights of women according to the law of the Holy Quran in the light of Seerat-un-Nabi(ﷺ). It is concluded that Islam has bestowed all the fundamental rights of women mentioned in the Holy Quran.


Rights of Women, Fundamental Rights, Laws of Holy Quran, Equal status, Islamic teachings.


Vol 3

Issue 1

January – June 2020