I found this article on the net somewhere. Mashallah it's a good reminder for us Sisters' even though i do agree it has generalised quite a bit. We do have alhamdulilah good Muslim Sisters present in this Ummah.
May Allah subhanna wa taála make us better Muslims. Ameen.
O Women of the Ummah!
By: Umm Azzam, Sawt al-Jihaad
I entered a large society. I walked through its districts and roamed its squares. I wanted to explore its condition and discover its hiding places. I realized that there is no need to explore or to discover, for its doors are open and its secrets exposed.
So i asked about my fellow sisters. I saw them deceived by fake appearances, tried with attractive looks, running after new trends with fake slogans, competing with each other so each one could say, "I am the best."
You see them walking freely in the markets, lost in the streets, wasting money; and at weddings they are clothed but naked, everyone of them shows off her expensive dress, her high heels, and her diamond jewelry set.
You see them wearing a new dress at every gathering, and with every dress a new phone, and they vie with each other with their phones, and in their brilliant colors, and their advanced styles.
We see the the extravagance and wastefulness, and the heedlessness without any reminders.
They closed the doors upon themselves and pulled their curtains so they do not get disturbed by hot air or dirtying dust; or by disturbing wailing, painful cries, loud noise or burning fire. It is like they were created for themselves, they've been deceived by the dunya and its fancy glitter and its temporary enjoyments, and forgotten or were made to forget that they have a family other than their real family, brothers other than their real brothers.
They are tied to them by the best humanly bonds; those who are expelled from their homes, their hearts defeated and their money stolen.
We see men killed and imprisoned by an oppressive oppressor, and a destructive order. We see women who live lives of fear and hunger, in homes that are lifeless after the parting of the loved one, and the absence of the guardian; darkened environments as a result of the cut off light and the destruction.
She fears that the enemy's soldiers will break down the door, and tear up the protective cover of the loved one. She wipes away the tears of a desperate, poor child. Violent hunger is in his stomach. He sleeps in the open air without cover and can't find anything warm except his mothers embrace. He cannot sleep without being awoken by the noises of the tanks and explosions.
All this is the result of the enemy who ran over our lands with oppression and force, with power, hatred and enmity; stealing and robbing... We see blood and limbs, imprisonment, persecution and destruction; and still, these women have closed their balconies, and they have turned away their hearts.
Until when this turning away and desertion? And until when this heedlessness and forgetfulness? O sister, how do you sleep so nicely while there are eyelids kept awake by the enemies' hands? And how do you enjoy living while your brothers go through what they go through from tragedies and severe trials? How do you enjoy life when your sisters go through what would rob the bedfellow of sleep and disturb the ears that hear?
O descendant of Khadeejah, 'Asmaa' and 'Aa'ishah... isn't it time for you to realize that in the dunya there is life and death, truth and falsehood, trials and ease, fitnah and revenge, Islaam and Kufr?
Who from among the women today carries the worries of the Ummah? Who among the women cried over the massacres of Jineen, Nablous and Rafah?Which one among the women cried over the fall of Kaabul? Or which among them cried over the fall of Baghdaad?
By Allaah, you don't see among the women except those who cry over their love, and are not the least pained over that which befalls this Deen and its people!! (Illaa Man rahima Rabbee)
O sister, you have to wake up the hearts of the men, and elevate the determination of the heroes, and say, "We refuse humiliation and subjection, misery or subserviance; and we want to be free from having to bow to the cross worshippers."
You have to push your loved ones to the battlefield. The Most Beloved, The Lord of the lords, is more deserving that we sacrifice what is most beloved to us for His sake, from our lives, and our wealth.I say to you my Muslim sister, the least that is expected from you is when the men leave for Jihaad, that you stay silent and are pleased by Allaah's orders.
And [that you are] cautious that you do not repel others from the Path of Allaah, and that you do not become an obstacle on their way to paradise or Allaahs' pleasure.Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning), "Those who prefer the life of this world instead of the Hereafter, and hinder (men) from the Path of Allah (i.e.Islam) and seek crookedness therein - They are far astray." [Surat Ibraheem, verse 3]
So be like Al-Khansaa', Nusaybah Bin Ka'b and Safiyyah Bint 'Abd al-Muttalib whose examples still can be found in our time, those who sought to lift the humiliation and shame from the forehead of the Ummah, and raise the banner of victory for Islaam and the Muslims with the blood of their sons, and the piercing of their livers, and sought to stop the spread of the kaafir communism in the lands of Islam and its people.
O sister, why dont you become like the example of Umm Suraaqah? And what do you know about Umm Suraaqah? She sent her son for Jihaad in Afghanistaan, and when he was martyred, they [the mujahideen] said, "how do we inform her about her son's death?" So they said, "if Shaikh Abdullah 'Azzam talks to her it will lighten her burden." So Shaikh 'Azzam called her and gave her the glad tidings of her son's Shahaadah and he told her words of comfort and patience, but she didn't need those words at all, and it was as if she was waiting for this news with longing. So she replied to the shaikh saying, "Alhamdulillaah for Suraaqahs' martyrdom. In a week I will send you his brother to replace him."
[this story was mentioned in the book Dour al-Nisaa' fil jihaad wal 'iddah by Sheikh Yousef 'Uyayri Rahimahullaah]