We should raise children in a way that they would plant a kiss on their mother’s hand: Islam calls for this behavior. Respect, from child to mother, doesn’t contradict the emotional relationship between mother and child. Women should be held to a high esteem within their families. This is the way to prevent oppression against women.

Husbands, children, fathers and brothers should behave in a respectful way towards women. If women are regarded as respectable in the family environment, an important part of problems in our society will be solved. We should raise children in a way that they would plant a kiss on their mother’s hand: Islam calls for this behavior: this can be observed more frequently among religious or ethical families that are more familiar with religious concepts. Children, in any family, should always respect their mother. Respect, from child to mother, doesn’t contradict the emotional relationship between mother and child. Women should be held to a high esteem within their families. This is the way to prevent oppression against women. Imagine that in a family and in a home, the man hurls all kinds of insults at his own wife, including behavioral and verbal insults and physical abuse.

Unfortunately, there are certain places in our country in which there are still instances of physical abuse. This issue should not occur. Of course, this occurs many times in western countries. And this is not unexpected. Westerners, particularly European races, are wild. They have a neat appearance, they wear ties and they use perfume and other such things, but they still have the same wild nature and they still behave in the same wild way that they have always behaved throughout history. They easily kill people and they coldheartedly commit crimes. Therefore, it is not surprising if women are beaten in the home by the Europeans and by the Americans. But such a thing should not be even imagined in an Islamic environment although it unfortunately exists. Therefore, these are two fundamental issues. In my opinion, there is room for detailed planning in this regard.

May 11, 2013