The Qurâan likened the creation of the male and the female to that of the ânightâ and the âdayâ, implying that they complement each other ââ¦ like twin-halves of a whole.â But they are also functionally different; hence a successful and harmonious male-female relationship requires that the âdayâ (i.e. the male) must function as âdayâ and not try to become ânightâ, and similarly the ânightâ (i.e., woman) must function as ânightâ (which covers and conceals) and not try to become âdayâ. Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu âalaihi wa sallam) ordered, â. . when a girl reaches the age of puberty nothing must be seen of her body except this and this (he pointed to the face and hands).â And so Muslim women have always covered themselves in Hijabâconcealing arms, legs, bellies, head, hair, etc., in loose-fitting clothing.
Since women have a basic function of bearing and rearing children it was necessary that they be freed of an obligation to earn their livelihood. Thus the Qurâan obliged men to maintain, as well as to guard and protect them, and, in turn, obliged a woman to be obedient to her husband or guardian. Men and women ought to marry in Allahâs blessed name, and live in accordance with His guidance. Then, says the Qurâan, ââ¦ Allah places love and kindness betwixt their heartsâ in consequence of which they experience Sukun, i.e., peace, contentment and tranquility.
But Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu âalaihi wa sallam) warned that among the signs of the Last Day was Dajjal the False Messiah or Anti-Christ. ââ¦ The last people to follow him would be womenâ, and his spell over women would be such that ââ¦ a man would have to return to his home and tie down (i.e., coercively restrain) his wife, sister and daughter to protect them from being seduced by Dajjal.â This prophecy indicated that women would be deceived and swept off their feet by something that would turn their world upside down. It would appear to be positive, whereas the reality would be destructive. Indeed, it would be in consequence of Dajjalâs attack that the ânightâ would attempt to become âdayâ.
The Prophet prophesied 1400 years ago that women would ââ¦ dress like menâ. This is already manifesting in the modern feminist revolution. He also prophesied, ââ¦ women would be dressed and yet be nakedâ, indicating that the feminist revolution would spawn a sexual revolution that would culminate with people committing ââ¦ sexual intercourse in public like donkeys.â One has to be absolutely blind not to recognize that this prophecy is today fulfilled. Trinidadâs Carnival, for example, is now dominated by women many of whom are bent on parading their nakedness in a truly pagan public display of flesh and vulgarity. And many there must be who participated in Carnival yesterday, but who today turn away in disgust!
The best secular response to this wanton destruction of every sacred value that binds the sexes together is a public distribution of condoms. The implication of this dramatic and ominous fulfilment of those prophesies is that a society that so corrupts itself eventually self destructs. Neither government nor opposition have a clue of how to prevent such an ignominious end.