What do the enemies of Allah SWT want from the Muslim Woman?
There are those who want to distract the Muslima from meeting her noble obligations of following the religion of Allah SWT as commanded by the Prophet Muhammad SAWS and becoming successful in the Hereafter.
Shaytan and his army use many methods to ruin a Muslima and evict her from her rightful place in Paradise, as he had done with her mother, Hawaa (Eve).
First: Shaytan distracts her from the only purpose Allah SWT had created her to fulfill, that of ibadat. He uses this worldly life as a bait towards an atmosphere of incessant insatiability. Constantly changing trends and fashions stir desires to acquire the latest and the greatest and the delusional satisfaction and pleasure assumed to accompany them. Any pleasures received, however, are short-lived and temporary as trends shift and become outdated. She becomes stuck in a never ending cycle of competition, unfulfillment and ingratitude.
Allah did not create us for this. Indulging in these matters is usually accompanied by wasting time, money and igniting enmity and competition between the rich and the poor alike: for the rich to differentiate themselves from the poor and for the poor to portray the false perception of wealth.
Second: Shaytan ignites enmity between woman and man. In fulfilling her Islamic obligations, he makes her into a daughter that is put down, a humiliated mother, an abused wife and an oppressed sister! Likewise, Men are always unjust, hypocrites, dictators, freedom preventers and suppressers. This is a fabricated war that these evil ones have started for no reason other than to direct her to rebel against her father, be arrogant with her brother and disobedient to her husband.
They do not call for justice, mercy and unity. They call for hatred, arrogance and destruction, both in this temporal life and the everlasting next.
Third: They do not stop at their call for rebellion against parents, brothers and husbands; rather, they plot against Islam. They call upon you to rebel against the obligations of Islam and the decrees of the All-Knowing King. Islam, to them, is unjust and Islamic laws are imperfect and restrictive. They call upon her, day and night, to rebel and insist on the disobedience of this religion. They try to rid her of religion. They try to rid her of comfort and safety under generous parenthood, happy marriage and good brotherly relations.
These devils portray piety and honor as chains on freedom. To them, Hijab does not cover the head, but also covers the mind; prayer, fasting and Zakat are a waste of time and effort; and obedience to the husband is slavery and a remnant of the Stone Age. They distort all facts and change all truths, all to serve their evil goals.
For a Muslim Wife:
Beware of the loyalists of Satan who want to lead you astray. Be a slave of Allah, righteous and descendent of righteous women and know your role in building this great Ummah. Perform your duty and be grateful, do not become a cause for destruction. Be a maker of righteous generations that will lead mankind, again, to what is right and proper, to the great religion of Islam.
For a Muslim Husband:
Treat your wife kindly. Do not be harsh, tough and despotic. Do not force your will and decisions upon your wife in every matter without consulting with her. Take into consideration her feelings, exchange views on the matter and be pleasant with this wife. Do not consider your wife like some kind of chattel [instead of another human] and therefore deal with her with coldness and coarseness without any compassion or gentleness. In the Farewell pilgrimage, the Prophet (pbuh) laid down the basis of behavior amongst spouses: treat each other kindly.
Source: Modification from ‘Tuhfat Al-Arous’, Mahmoud M. Al-Istambili