(I have tried to translate from Tamil.)This is from an article of mine.
-Shameela Yoosuf Ali
“I am a woman ; Most wonderful creation of God.I am all set and ready to render my contribution to this world .
I would bow down my head in front of none but God The Almighty. As a segment of the great humankind and as a wedge of this infinite and boundless Universe I am aware of my autonomy and my obligations.
I would try my best to use them without abusing. Before fitting me into the roles of sister, wife and mother, think of me as an Individual. An individual with unique likes and dislikes, a being with flesh and feelings.
I have my own way of seeing this world, my own set of ideas. I have my own boundaries; I have a world of my own. Respect me for who I am. My freedom and rights were given to me by my God. Do not blockade them in the name of Culture and tradition.”
If a woman can express herself flawlessly in these words and if the people around her life, can comprehend and let her live her life ,I would say that she is the most luckiest woman on earth.