Writing the Forgotten Heroines series is an amazing, eye-opening journey for me. With every woman I read about, and every story I write about, I realize what an amazing heritage we have to look back on and learn from, subhanAllah. Let's reclaim it and make our generation, and those of the future, equally strong and beloved to Allah.
Men, the forgotten heroines of Islamic history would put you all to shame today. Don't think that, as men, you have no need to learn about the Sahabiyaat or other women - if anyone needs to know about them, YOU do.
Honour the Ummahaat al-Mu'mineen, honour the women of the Muhaajireen and the Ansaar, honour the women who raised the likes of 'Umar ibn Abdul Aziz and Imam Bukhari, honour the women whose wisdom guided the successful khulafaa', the women who funded the Jihad against the Crusaders, the women who plunged into battle with swords and heads held high, the women who saved their brothers in Islam from certain death.
Honour them by raising your daughters to be like them, honour them by empowering your sisters to be like them, honour them by supporting your mothers to be like them, honour them by being allies to the women of the Ummah of RasulAllah (sallAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam).
Muslim men, on the Day of Judgment, how you wielded your status as qawwaamoon will either be a means of entering you into Jannah amongst the Sabiqoon al-Awwaloon, or it will be a means of throwing you into the depths of Jahannam for being of the most unjust oppressors.
Be a man, learn about the women of Islam, and raise both your sons and your daughters to not only know them and respect them, but to become them.