Tariq Ahmad Banday,
In the intricate canvas of the universe, women stand as the vibrant colors, playing a crucial role in the grand orchestra of life itself. Quoting Allama Iqbal, “Wajood-E-Zan se Hai Tasweer-E-Kainat mein Rang: Isi Ke Saaz se hai Zindagi Ka Soz-e-Daroon,” highlighting the profound impact of women on the essence of life.
Often, when women introduce themselves, they simply say, “I’m a housewife.” However, let’s delve deeper into this role. They are the architects of the nation’s future, the builders of society, undertaking a monumental task with no annual leave, medical leave, or casual leave.
It’s time to reframe the narrative. Instead of merely stating, “I am a housewife,” women should proudly declare, “I am a Nation Builder, contributing to the future of this nation with unwavering dedication.” This perspective acknowledges the immense responsibility and sacrifices made by countless women whose names might remain unknown but whose contributions have shaped the world we live in.
Every day is Women’s Day, considering the multifaceted roles women play as mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself exemplified respect for women, emphasizing their importance.
As we recognize the sacrifices and contributions of historical figures like Bin Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Bin Qasim, Salahuddin Ayubi, Tariq Bin Ziad, and many others, let’s not forget the mothers, wives, and sisters who supported and stood beside them. Their behind-the-scenes efforts often go unnoticed but are instrumental in the success of great leaders.
May Allah Almighty grant us the wisdom to acknowledge and appreciate the role and status of women in society. Ameen.
*Columnist & Social Activist, Tariq Ahmad Banday from Handwara, shares his reflections on the invaluable contribution of women to the fabric of society.*