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Thoughts on modesty: a woman’s perspective

By: Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood Source: ‘Every religion has its characteristic, and the characteristic of Islam is modesty.’ This statement made some 1400 years ago by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is just as relevant today as it was then. The Prophet (peace be upon him) lived in turbulent times, when slavery, debauchery, drunkenness and sexual abuse was rife; when poor women could be maltreated without redress and wealthy women could live totally without morals if they wished, without much criticism. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) was a teenage boy he was one of the founder members of a society of Knights of Justice created by his uncle, determined to...

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