As a member of the Advisory Committee of the Islamic Supreme Council of America, whose aim is to present the peaceful, moderate, tolerant face of Islam, Dr da Costa undertook the writing of this work as a mission to elucidate the true respect and love for women inherent in the Islamic faith.
Relying explicitly on the source texts of Islam, including the Holy Quran and the sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Dr da Costa details classical Islam’s true teachings regarding the rights and roles of women. He then presents brief case studies of several leading female figures from Islamic history, including Mary mother of Jesus and Hagar hand-maiden of Sarah, whose exemplary lives truly demonstrate the honour and power God has bestowed upon women.
If we consider Islam in its traditional form, as practiced by the majority of Muslims throughout the world, we too may witness
The Honour of Women in Islam.
[Shaykh Yusuf da Costa, 2005]