Sisters, as much as brothers, are responsible for contributing to Islamic work in America. There are a number of things that can be done on a personal, family and community level.
"Women in Islam" is perhaps the most controversial and misunderstood topic today.
A sad reality of our community is that there are Muslims, inside and outside of the Muslim world, who often fail to live up to Islam’s ideals when it comes to half of the Ummah, i.e. Muslim women. Muslim men and women’s ideal relationship in the context of the community is one of brother-and-sisterhood in faith. These are ideals that must be revived today.
In addition to practical tips in this section on dealing with and addressing Muslim women and their issues, here are two excellent must-read online books on this subject: