Personal Statement : My Father 's Life

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I was born in a time when women were considered nothing more than an object to bear children. There were no equal rights so you can imagine what things were like for me in Mecca. When I was born in 565 A.D I came from a very successful family. My father was a very respected businessman. I was lucky because I inherited his business skills in trading. In a society where women were looked down upon it was very hard for them to accept the fact that I was my father 's daughter. Upon my father 's death, I took over his business and I was able to prove to everyone that I could not only sustain but create my own wealth. I earned the right to be respected by all the businessmen. My business was expanding and was doing so well that I needed to hire more caravan leaders who were able to travel, but also whom I could trust. I had heard of a young man named Mohammed whose professionalism was recognized by all whom he did business with. Wanting to see for myself if these stories were true of Muhammad, I asked my servant, Nufaisa to take Muhammad and watch him conduct business. Nufaisa came back saying that this young man was the nicest, kindest person she had ever met. He treated everyone with the utmost respect, but what amazed Nufaisa the most was that he was able to double my profits. Hearing this story I knew I wanted to marry him. I didn 't need a man to take care of me financially. I fell in love with Muhammad my friend and partner. So I asked him to marry me and he agreed. It…

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