Do you think women should have access to places of worship?
According to me we have no right to stop women from worshiping at any place where she wanted to go for worship. We as being Muslims have no proper knowledge about Islam. Islam has given equal right to women for worship, but In some parts of world there is a big misunderstanding that they think that the women should not go out for worship. Why should we stop them when God has given equal right of worship for women?
(According to the Quran, men and women have the same spirit, there is no superiority in the spiritual sense between men and women. [Quran 4:1, 7:189. )
If there was a code of conduct for the way a man should treat a woman, what according to you should that code entail?
A man should make sure of the protection of every women and should respect her and keep in mind that a woman is also a human being like a man. She has the right of freedom. Marrying a woman is not hiring a servant. Man has to care of his wife.
What is the one thing that you think a woman shouldn’t do that a man can?
There are certain things in Islam what women should not do like Prostitution, Drinking Alcohol etc. There is a reason why women have been asked to wear a hijab. God knew the mind of a man and tried to protect her from it. She would not need it if we could give a safe environment to women and change men’s thinking about women.
Name one woman you admire (other than your mother) and tell us why?
I have to mention my mother. She is the back bone of my life. She is the one helps me grow up, gives me advice, takes care of me, shows me the right way, always support me greatly, and does many many things just for me. First is my mother. The second is my friend who is a photographer and a teacher. She is a fighter, is very brave and she never gives up. I want to follow her footsteps.
Ayaz is a graphic designer by profession, a devout Muslim and an adventure lover.