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Humanity can only survive and prosper with the survival and
prosperity of the family unit, with each member of the family
fulfilling his or her obligations and receiving his or her rights,
while bound to universally accepted virtues, of which are
included faith, purity, chastity, respectfulness, good manners
and upright morality. Of course, different civilizations and
cultures present different views on these issues and virtues.
In the Islamic revealed scriptures, there are many eloquent
expressions of woman’s equality with man, and the special
relationship and bond between man and woman. For instance,
the Most Majestic says:
Surely for men who submit to Allah and for women who
submit to Allah, for believing men and for believing
women, for devout men and devout women, for truthful
men and truthful women, for steadfast men and steadfast
women, for humble men and humble women, for
charitable men and charitable women, for fasting men and
fasting women, for men who guard their chastity and
women who guard their chastity, for men who remember
Allah much and for women who remember Allah much,
for all of them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a
mighty reward. [33:35]
And Allah, the Exalted, says:
…they are garments for you, and you are garments for
them… [2:187]
Clothes and garments are a necessity for warmth, protection,
covering, and adornment: in our clothes we find comfort,
security, satisfaction and identity. The male and female are in
need of each other in a way similar to how the naked body of
the human stands in need of clothes to face his natural and
social environment.