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Letters to Tahira (Tahira ke Naam Khatoot)
by G. A. Parwez
translated by Mrs. Suraiya Alvi

Sectoin - I

  • Letter 1: The Status of Men and Women  2
    • Status of Woman under The Prevalent Laws
    • Influence of Christianity
    • Our Moral Code
    • Waris Shah
    • Woman and Quran
    • Birth of a Human
    • Zauj (One of a Pair)
    • Both Man and Woman are Respectable
    • The Quranic Aim
    • The Principle of Division of Labour
    • Woman's Individual Qualities
    • Common Capabilities
    • Men Rule the Women
    • Why Translations are Incorrect
    • Traditions
    • Another Hurdle
    • Correct Comprehension of the Verse
    • The Beating of Women
    • Girl's Share in Inheritance
    • Women's Evidence
    • Psychological differences Between Men and Women
  • Letter 2: More explanations pertaining to position of men and women
    • Sub-conscious Ideas
    • Masculine Gender
    • Cognizance of Heaven
    • Women of an Ideal Society
    • Heaven in a Home
    • Christianity and Woman
  • Letter 3: Marriage, divorce, and Polygamy
    • Mother's Lap
    • Mutual Relationship of Husband and Wife
    • Nikah
    • Age of Nikah
    • Polygamy
    • Basic Condition
    • Divorce
    • Iddat
    • Man's Prerogative
    • Peculiarity of Islam
    • Repressed Women
  • Letter 4: Second wife
    • Story of the Princess
    • Zaidi and Sabira
    • Sabira's Thriftiness
    • Sacrifice and Hard-work
    • Trials of Sabira
    • Sabira's Condition
    • Who is the Culprit?
  • Letter 5: Incompatible marriages
    • Custom of Female Infanticide
    • Custom Is Still Alive!
    • Waywardness of Rasheed
    • Shakira's Mother
    • Wedding
    • Eternal Silence
    • Reformation
  • Letter 6: Demands for Dowry
    • Match-making Problems
    • Demand for Dowry
    • Dirty Mentality
    • The Bargaining
    • Dower (Meher)
    • Hindu Custom
  • Letter 7: Friction between a Woman and her Mother-in-law
    • Secrecy
    • Destiny
    • The Conscience
    • God is the Sustainer
    • Trust in God
    • Obedience to Parents
    • The Quranic Injunction About Parents
    • The Quran and Other Religions
    • Nature of Obedience
    • Mother-in-law Problem
    • Separate House for the Newly Weds
    • The Tussle
    • Conclusion
    • The Advice
  • Letter 8: Education and training of children
    • Body and Mind
    • Education of the Child
    • Child's Nature!
    • Mother's Duties
    • Immature Mind
    • A Child's Training-ground
  • Letter 9: Concerning ‘hijab
    • Quranic Demands
    • Problem of Veil
    • House Imprisonment
    • A Secondary Problem
    • Display of Adornment
    • Outside House
    • Showing off
    • Permission to see each other
    • What should we do?
    • The Hypocrites
    • Our Condition
    • The Need for Right Education
  • Letter 10: Our Modern Women
    • Life of a Modern Wife
    • Ill-Health
    • Increase of Expenses
    • .... and This Step
    • Women's Responsibilities
    • Being Envious of a Man
    • Duties of Men and Women
    • European Women
    • Member of Assembly
    • Practical Example
  • Letter 11: The Importance of Minor Matters at Home
    • Small Happenings
    • Social Manners at Home
    • Exemplary Righteous Woman
    • Punctuality
    • Not a thing in its place
    • Absent-Minded
    • Mismanagement
    • Compatibility
  • Letter 12: Why are our homes are Turning inot a Hell?
    • Deen and Religion
    • Early-age Marriage
    • Second Wife
    • Divorce
    • Criticism On Islam
    • Early History of Islam
    • Condition of Modern Homes
    • Stagnation of Woman
  • Letter 13: Choosing Marriage Partner for Daughter

Section - II

  • Quranic Injunctions:
    1. Status of Man and Woman
    2. Nikah (Marriage)
    3. Dowry (Meher)
    4. Strained Relationship
    5. Iddat
    6. Inheritance
    7. Progeny
    8. Nursing a Child (Breast feeding)
    9. Polygamy (More than one wife)
    10. Concubines

Section - III