Assalaamu alykum..


Update…Its a,months back sice i posted that update. have no computer and a phone only with little internet acsess and time.

Sadly our gilrs were never admitted into this islamic scholl , branch of ahsan ul uloom Karachi under supervision of mufti zarwali khan.

they wasted 1 month on empty promises being admitted and and we had to spent thousands of rupees for books ad on back Tags) in this institution nothing but slime up other backsides, running for positions and family politics and racism rules the day.

Teachers are hired by an unquakified principal not having any educatioanl background in leadership of a school, forget about an islamic school.

women awho wear make up, berelvis etc are hired without checking their standards of ilm in deen anad dunya and real qualifications to teach and graduation certificates of the teaching association.

the curriculum is absolutely laughable, no organisations, books to teACH ARE taken from here and there.

haraam picture activities, paintings on walls of animate objects, principals and teachers with make up, no clue how to teach.

Teachers and parents complains are brushed aside and ideas for improving this school and provide quality education are dismissed.

The female and male principal ( a married couple0 are seldom present in that school n are only busy going to umrah with mufti sahib.

Its all about making money in that school and the owner of that school has no clue, neither his uncle mufti za wali khan, whats going on in that school.

the principals never arrive in beginning  of office timing but close to instead of 8am.  often the female principal is not present several times during the weeek.



Uupdate… due to the Mercy of Allah and the dua of brothers and sisters, our kids joined a Islamic school about a week ago. still they’ll properly will begin first grade in most subject, and besides English, math, silence  in upper levels, maybe Arabic, but hifs and nasara are available to learn. They still want get real quality education considering the country we live in, but thats a huge step toward  a better future. i hope. his believes are still the same and and believes females  should learn in house everything form another women, not a educational institution, ie . I wish that our girls could became a qualified midwives to help other Muslim ladies, females in general. he propagates still that they cant learn like this as in  times of sahaaba they had no school to learn this. this can only be a statement of a man and a person who had no insight how complex actually pregnancy and delivery and postpartum care is which requires anatomy lessons as well, etc..  by  all respect this logic should be applied to madaris education as well and labeled haaraam as in time of the sahaba they were no madaris of the type today existed and no mass graduation or admission took place in form school teachings on schedule ..

too being told its believed to be  jaddo afflicted( me thats why i might state those things and iom not in my senses and my husband would surely never do such things isnt going to help our situation at all!! Im not insane, I’ve not lost my senses , neither do I make up what ive written before.

I swear by Allah, the books, the malaaika and the entire creation Im not a liar and my kids will proof witness to this facts and im  not stating this due to jadoo afflictions!

I’ve contacted local ulema, friends  who are ulema to just sit with us and talk and give us solutions and naseehat to our problems. but no aalim ever replied, no email from hardhat desai has reached my inbox or spam for months.i dint know why

so if this happens to muslim women and her children, what should i do? I can write down my whole live since conversion which was never a easy and pleasant one. but ill might be labeled a complete liar or ungrateful wife and muslim  woman which seem to ne he standard reply when a woman like me resorts for help as nobody is helping or listening.

Yes im ungrateful at times, l.ike most men and women and children. but im not pagal, not shameless, neither disobedient. im broken down .

im still waiting for ulema and their replies.i sent to local madaris and abroad and to hadhrat desai. but i don’t receive any reply on my mails.Perghaps its getting lost on either side


I request any Muslim and especially Ulema Haqq to provide me valid proof for the following claims as
I’m left alone defenseless struggling to provide my children education which my husband , who follows Hadhrat Mufti A.S. Desai.

Our oldest child is 11 Years OLD AND YOUNGEST 6. None can actually read, write or understand their own mother language, forget about other subjects and languages

My husband follows his sheikh in this regard to the extreme( in our marriage which brought much unnecessary suffering and sanctions , loneliness to the point of blank mental breakdown and severe health problem, mockery from tghe ummat, disatncing of Muslims from us, hassad, evil eye ,jadoo on our family..

And my husband , an aalim , and previous twice married man with kafir children and claims All secular education is absolutely haraam and every Islamic and secular school is haraam and girls and females in general are not allowed to receive education in any way but being taught cooking, cleaning, sewing and being a slave as marriage is slavery..

Sadly i think my husband misunderstands it quiet a bit.Nowhere have i read  hadhrat saying this type of stuff and i should show him  my proof in Islam and from hadhrat for me claiming that children, Muslims have the right of education and females are not  prohibited from education.

My husband states that hadhrat desai and sharia rulings states that all secular education is haraam, all Islamic schools all over the world are haraam, girls madrassas are haraam, only stiff plain madrassa education( which by the way has urdu peoetry and urdu language are included and a student has to have some basic secular education in math and urdu in order to study and be able to read and write)Even sex separated schools, even Islamic schools are haraam and teachers faassiq and theyb teach haraam.

girls in particular have no right for education and hadith clearly states to prohibit females from learning writing and reading as it will ruin their character.

Yes, Hadhrat Desai states  that the system of nursery and secular education and intermingling and certain kuffar related educational actions are haraam.( AKA KUFFAR HOLIDAYS, HARAAM PICS, VIDEOS ETC.)

Which makes sense and I agree

So my husband OPTED FOR HOMESCHOOLING. SADLY ONE MAN IN HIS 60’S( HIS AGE) CANT TEACH NEITHER SUPPLY ALL THE NEEDED SUBJECTS, NEITHER MATERIAL OR TEACHERS TO DO THE JOB.besides some math, or English which too has had been not done well and kids still lack behind greatly.

Too we have no relatives or i any friends here to help educating 5 children and helping with housework. too aim chronically sick, weak, exhausted and stressed out and due to some problems we have no peace in our home and all are under non stop stress. kids fight all day and clean for the most part and stay indoors.

I fought for years for the kids to be able to get out and walk and play to use their build up energy and get some light and fresh air daily, which i stopped getting once married in Pakistan to him.Only indoors ,thus many wonderful health problems popped up. And if outside than in thick burqa in black color which dioesen breath and draws the heat on me like a magnets thus giving me breathing and fainting problems for years..( due to injunction of hijaab too females are not allowed ton receive any type of education, as its an excuse to leave the home and in girls madrsaaa girls are only being taught how to argue and disobey their husbands and in laws due so learning’ and thus  their rights . He too claims the same about secual eductaed females and uneducated` females that they only argue and disobey to to their secular knowledge and secular knowledge is waste of time. an and hadith my husband likes to deny)

He , neither I, are skilled enough or educated enough to teach most things to children. Neither do we have the time , material{ halaal without pictures and written by Muslims}, neither any type of curriculum, lesson planning, printers , etc..

Too our personal situation does not allow us to home school and in 6 years of my husband claiming he home schooled , a little English here and a little math here, our kids , aged 11, 10, 9, 7, 6 cant  read really on their own( besides our son who is an exception  by himself, dont know even seasons of the year, month of the year, time telling, comprehension, urdu, Arabic,(arabic numbers, moth..)

i followed by husband obediently in all he taught me and told me. Putting our little girls and me in extreme,e hijaab, spending most of our times indoors, which is no way mentally or biophysical productive. Living in a hot, bad lighted humid moldy home. with growing children . I obeyed. We putt our  little girl in strict hijaab from infancy on.As taught be his sheikh and elders. By age of 2 their all wore burqa and scarf, Even in extreme heat and nights to sleep. Their hair is really damaged.. earlier.

sex separation as well from infancy.

Kept away along with me from society, neighbors. Not allowed to talk to them or play with other kids as they are all faasiq`, and endanger our morals and imaan and i as woman would only gossip outside in front of  door.

Thats also one of the reasons why i and children  couldn’t learn  urdu for 12 years of marriage.

I can elaborate here more but its getting off the topic.

When i reasoned they are illiterate and have right secular education and deen. He states  I’m wrong and the poof is that nabi sslalaahu alayhi wa sallam was illiterate and thus No Muslim need secular or any type of education to worship Allah.

so i replied as well that hardhat advised me , and other ladies, and males to read the books of the pious , aka moral stories of saints , fazali amal or behetsi zevar to get closer to Allah . And ladies too should be able to write ulema for qurries and how in heavens or hell can one find out about halaal and haraam , ie e numbers, vaccine ingredients, etc, if one cant read and write and inst educated about what going on around the world.

Females only have to learn how to cook, clean, have children, raise the,, sew clothe, obey and serve and please their husbands and in laws..

My husband claims our way of live, aka extremes in many points, are in absolute conjuration with hadhrat desai, but he still;  still until today shown me any letter that he stated or supported our way of extremes.

But complains about me and mistrust me and labeling almost all haraam. Beds, carpets, geesers, hot showers, etc.. All haraam and bidat and luxuries…. I will tell on request what in details.

I lived with my kids long enough under self induced poverty, extremes, sanction in name of islam.

I cant take it anymore.

Every aalim and Muslim calls for female staff in schools, madrassa,midwives, lady doctors, dentist, lab  and x ray personal, etc,  hospitals, counters, Muslim engineers, doctors, etc, etc.. hoe in heavens should this happen if everything is labeled haraam. if this would be truly the case than islam would have become a religion of stupidity and ignorance in every field.

the first C section had been performed by sahaaba, one of the first one to write and who m,ade the pen wasIdris alayh  isalaam, manty of the sahaabia were we eduxctae in medince, writing reading, hadith, quraaan

My husband too beilieves that its not good for females to become haafiz due tio their menses. so hr detested that our gilrs become hafiz. i fight for their rights.

One point to note is that he has been married before me and adopted 3 kidfs intio the famikly, /thiose children he put all efforrts in tio eductaed them asecular, deen wise and made sure they bec ame haafis and i have to hear that for years how much he misses those kids and how much he loves them and how much effort he putb into these kids. /fibnally that wife left along with her kids,

theyb were allowed to receive secualr eduicatin, befirsddmn others, hawere in an islamic school, giot deeniay, and became haafuiz and they werte niot in strict purdah is oin  our case, neither then wife. they did not wear niqaab, hijaan amny tyoe dsince age of 2 years, and were not kept indoors  and away form all as in our case.

wehn i con frionted my husband he said he had permission form hnadhrat desia as hadhrta desua saixc he had no right of the kids rtthus he shopuld not buity any hurdle between the wife and ther kids. ie vaccinations are haraa,m ans that wife wanted to get her kids c=vaccinate dso my husvband said they are haraam and he consukted hadhrat and he advi9ced let her vaccinate her children and dont let her decide between you and her kids.

so how much sharia right and zstatue did he have over this wife as he says he has over me , including having the sharia granted right over me to assess my emails, letters, messages, phone calls, etc to prvent me from straying….which i readily gave to him until i had enough , last moth

I feel a bit sorry to go public.

but i dont receive replies and advice from hardhat neither local ulema as they all block and dont want to interfere in other peoples affairs even though i ask for sharia rulings, help a woman in Pakistani and her kids will be always at loss and rights only on papers and men always right and supported

so i have no other option but to go public.

as my husband dont change in this regard at all and we waste precious time and he will be dead one day and m y son has tp

support 4 sisters and me and later his own family. How , though begging and selling onions while he got many abilities and interest which could be .

He says risq is fixed, okaayy. but in which way one dont know and we have to work for our  risq a little bit and dont put our families and ourselves into not needed sufferings!

May Allah forgive me..but i have no choice .We need help

Wa slaam

i feel sorry to state that my life since marriage and conversion is just like the real life book.. Not without my daughter.. Nicht ohne meine tochter. many of those fears and negative extreme report seen and heard in meadi has actually happen to be true. at least in my muslim life and m,y kids life


Donating one’s hair to make wigs for children with cancer

Q: I am a female in need of advice about the cutting of hair in terms of disposal. I cut my hair on Friday and someone mentioned this foundation to me where you can donate your hair and they make wigs for children with cancer to use. Now my mum says she’s not sure if it’s a good idea because Islamically you must bury your hair and I agree with that. However, I really just want to make a difference for a cancer-suffering child and of course I won’t do it if it’s wrong. My question is: Is it wrong to donate your hair for cancer patients?


A: It is not permissible for women to cut their hair and further, donating hair is not permissible. Human hair should be buried.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وفيه قطعت شعر رأسها أثمت ولعنت  زاد في البزازية وإن بإذن الزوج لا طاعة لمخلوق في معصية الخالق ول​ذا يحرم على الرجل قطع لحيته والمعنى المؤثر التشبه بالرجال اه (الدر المختار 6/407)

الانتفاع بأجزاء الآدمي لم يجز قيل للنجاسة وقيل للكرامة هو الصحيح كذا في جواهر الأخلاطي (الفتاوى الهندية 5/354)

فإذا قلم أطفاره أو جز شعره ينبغي أن يدفن ذلك الظفر والشعر المجزوز (الفتاوى الهندية 5/358)


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

Harun Yahya – Is he reliable?


I want to draw your kind attention to Harun Yahya. He started with refuting Darwinism, materialism etc. with his books. Bow now he is spreading poison through media and his influence is greatly increasing in turkey and surrounding countries and especially the modern youth will take his example and say that this is islam. Some of his activities/ views are shortlisted:


His channel A9 started on March 21, 2011 shows his shows with nude women wearing tight clothes, sometimes showing cleavage.

He says that hijab is not fard at all, a woman can wear whatever she wants

He says the women who has to give dawah to unveiled women should also remain unveiled.

He also plays pop music on the channel and dances with the nude girls on TV and says islam can co-exist with music, dance.

Hazrat Eesaa (AS) has already come and he is influencing various political affairs.

He says Imam Mehdi (AS) has already come and is in Istambul.

In one video he says Imam Mehdi(AS) came in 1981 in istambul.

He says it is Turkish Islamic union which is important and not any other Islamic union.

He praises Mustafa Kamal ataturk and says he has done great service for modern islam in Turkey.

Islamic reform will come only by the urban, fashionable, educated men and women.



(All these facts are available in youtube videos and one can easily check). The information can be checked on these sites

One can also watch a documentary “Harun yahya exposed!” by furkan vakfi, who exposes Harun yahya(but in turkish language).



I request esteemed muftis to look into aqeedah brothers also unanimously treat Harun yahya’s books and documentaries authentic.

Please give verdict about Harun Yahya and what common muslims should do, especially who are following his books.



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuh.


We have perused Harun Yahya’s official website[1]. The website explicitly promotes a “modernist” view of Islām, and criticises and distorts orthodox interpretations of Sharī‘ah as well as the ‘ulamā’ who uphold them. As a result, he propagates a number of problematic views.


Furthermore, we have inquired from reliable sources and we are aware that Ahl e Haq in Turkey oppose him.

A few examples of the problematic views expressed on his website are:



He considers music to be absolutely permissible in Islām and claims those who regard it as impermissible do so without any sound basis, and have rather introduced an innovation into religion. Some of his comments on the website are:


“How is it that music, art and beauty is condemned, when music, art and beauty are gifts from God?”

“There is nothing from the Quran that prohibits music or the arts…This is bid’ah, or heresy, and those who introduce such things are committing a sin. As it says in the Quran…’ Say, ‘Did God allow you to do this, or do you tell lies about God?’ (10: 59).”

“They spread the lie that music, paintings and dancing are forbidden in Islam.”

“Music, dance, having fun, being happy, art, science, paintings are all allowed for Muslims.”

“Just like the Qur’an does not ban music, dance or entertainment, Prophet Mohammed (saas) did not do anything that would indicate something like that, either.”


By “music” here, he does not mean mere singing without instruments. But, as clear from other statements on his website, “music” includes the use of musical instruments. Musical instruments are strictly forbidden in Islām.[2] Rasūlullāh prophecised that there would be groups of people from his ummah who will falsely assert that musical instruments are halāl. (Sahīh al-Bukhārī)[3]


The view of the prohibition of musical instruments is upheld by all four orthodox madhhabs (schools) of Islamic jurisprudence.[4] Hence, his claim that music is permissible in Islām opposes the clear sayings of Rasūlullāh (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) and the views of the vast majority of the fuqahā’ (jurists).


He claims: “Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) is someone who avoids war, a man of peace. Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh) will cause the moral values of the Qur’an to rule the world through love, not through war.” It is clear from reading the full piece in which this was written that he believes Imām al-Mahdī will not engage in any battles whatsoever. This view opposes the clear sayings of Rasūlullāh (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam). For example, Imām Abū Dāwūd collects in his Sunan, under the chapter Kitāb al-Mahdī, that Rasūlullāh (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said while describing Mahdī that an army will be dispatched towards him which he will vanquish[5] The reason he supports this false description is to appease a non-Muslim and modernist audience.


He exaggerates Muslim behaviour towards non-Muslims. He claims: “According to the verses of the Qur’an, a Jew or a Christian is not a being to be hated but a loved companion whom he can spend his life with in this world and the hereafter… So the People of the Book – whom some people mention with hate – are actually friends and even companions of Muslims in the Qur’an.”


He arrives at this conclusion by twisting the meaning of some verses of Qur’ān.


While, certainly, we live peacefully and coexist with non-Muslims, we do not consider them “loved companions.” Rasūlullāh (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasalam) explicitly said:


لا تصاحب إلا مؤمنا


“Do not keep the (prolonged) company of (anyone) besides a believer.” (Jāmi‘ al-Tirmidhī)[6]


Muslims jealously cherish their Īmān – their ticket to eternal salvation – to the point of not accompanying those who may negatively impact their faith in any way.


Furthermore, the People of the Book who have heard the message of Islām, yet did not accept it, will not enter Jannah and will reside in Hellfire; hence, to claim they will be companions of Muslims in the afterlife is a gross misrepresentation of Islamic doctrine. Rasūlullāh (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) clearly said:



والذي نفس محمد بيده لا يسمع بي أحد من هذه الأمة يهودي ولا نصراني ثم يموت ولم يؤمن بالذي أرسلت به إلا كان من أصحاب النار


“By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad! No one from this ummah hears of me, neither a Jew, nor a Christian, and then dies having not believed that with which I was sent, except he will be from the inhabitants of Hellfire.” (Sahīh Muslim)[7]

He claims: “There is no sorrow in Islam: Islam is the religion of joy and happiness. Allah associates Muslims with laughter and happiness. Crying and sorrow are the qualities of the people of hell according to the Qur’an. Allah says of the people of hell  “…let them laugh little and weep much” (Surat at-Tawba, 82). Therefore a Muslim is responsible to live his life by laughing, being happy and pleased with Allah in complete joy.”

This is a skewed understanding of the Islamic perspective on joy and sorrow. The temporary abode of this life is neither one of joy nor sorrow, and a Muslim experiences both good times and bad times in this life.[8] However, a Muslim’s contentment resides in his heart, even if externally he is deprived and miserable.

In fact, Islām discourages outward expressions like laughter, which may suggest over-indulgence in this world and neglect of the afterlife. Rasūlullāh (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

لا تكثروا الضحك فإن الضحك يميت القلب

“Do not laugh much as laughter causes death to the heart.” (Sunan Ibn Mājah)[9]

When taking excessive enjoyment and pleasure from this world, laughing and expressing joy, one is distracted from the transcendent reality of the divine and the eternal life hereafter, and this causes heedlessness and “the death of the heart.” A Muslim’s true focus is on the afterlife. And this is what we find in the examples of the Prophet (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) himself and the best of generations, the Sahābah.

Harun Yahya advocates a view of moral relativity. He believes every person can behave however he or she pleases, whether or not it opposes religion, and yet remain an upright moral individual. He writes: “They (women) don’t want to wear headscarves. Fanatics do not allow it. Men want to shave, wear modern outfits and ties. Fanatics say they can’t do that.”

These are only some of the problematic views presented on Harun Yahya’s official website which stem from his modernist leanings.

One must avoid listening to his programmes or reading his books on religion. Imām Muhammad ibn Sīrīn (may Allāh Ta‘ālā have mercy on him) said:

إن هذا العلم دين فانظرو عمن تأخذون دينكم

“Verily, this knowledge is religion, so be mindful from whom you take your religion.”[10]

Hence, Muslims must avoid any material of Harun Yahya.



And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best

Zameelur Rahman

Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai with the following comments:

People with corrupt beliefs win the confidence of people through some interesting and commonly accepted programmes. Thereafter, they unleash their corrupt poisonous beliefs and philosophies. Harun Yahya also used this ploy through his programme of marvelling at the creation of Allah and then incorrectly assumed authority on religion. The general masses must always guard themselves from such ploys.


[1]This was done, having disabled images on the website. We advise all viewers to do the same.

[2] فى البزازية: استماع صوت الملاهي كضرب قصب ونحوه حرام…ولا يخفى أن فى الجلوس عليها استماعا لها، والاستماع معصية فهما معصيتان

الدر المختار مع رد المحتار، دار المعرفة، ٩:٥٧٧

[3] النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: ليكونن من أمتي أقوام يستحلون الحر والحرير والخمر والمعازف (فتح البار، دار السلام، ج١٠ ص٦٥)

[4] المعروف في مذهب الأئمة الأربعة تحريم المزامير والأوتار والكوبة كلها فالضرب بها وسماعها حرام عندهم (الغناء فى الإسلام، دار عرفات، ص٦٨)

[5] عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «يَكُونُ اخْتِلَافٌ عِنْدَ مَوْتِ خَلِيفَةٍ، فَيَخْرُجُ رَجُلٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْمَدِينَةِ هَارِبًا إِلَى مَكَّةَ، فَيَأْتِيهِ نَاسٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ مَكَّةَ فَيُخْرِجُونَهُ وَهُوَ كَارِهٌ، فَيُبَايِعُونَهُ بَيْنَ الرُّكْنِ وَالْمَقَامِ، وَيُبْعَثُ إِلَيْهِ بَعْثٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ الشَّامِ، فَيُخْسَفُ [ص:108] بِهِمْ بِالْبَيْدَاءِ بَيْنَ مَكَّةَ وَالْمَدِينَةِ، فَإِذَا رَأَى النَّاسُ ذَلِكَ أَتَاهُ أَبْدَالُ الشَّامِ، وَعَصَائِبُ أَهْلِ الْعِرَاقِ، فَيُبَايِعُونَهُ بَيْنَ الرُّكْنِ وَالْمَقَامِ، ثُمَّ يَنْشَأُ رَجُلٌ مِنْ قُرَيْشٍ أَخْوَالُهُ كَلْبٌ، فَيَبْعَثُ إِلَيْهِمْ بَعْثًا، فَيَظْهَرُونَ عَلَيْهِمْ، وَذَلِكَ بَعْثُ كَلْبٍ (سنن أبي داود)

[6] عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ: «لَا تُصَاحِبْ إِلَّا مُؤْمِنًا، وَلَا يَأْكُلْ طَعَامَكَ إِلَّا تَقِيٌّ»: هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ إِنَّمَا نَعْرِفُهُ مِنْ هَذَا الْوَجْهِ (جامع الترمذي، دار الغرب الإسلامي، ج٤ ص٢٠١)

[7] فتح الملهم، دار إحياء التراث العربي، ج٢ ص١٩٥-٦

[8] قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: مثل المؤمن كالخامة من الزرع تفيئها الريح مرة تعدلها مرة (البخاري ومسلم(

[9] سنن ابن ماجه، دار الرسالة العالمية، ج٥ ص٢٨٥ وقال محققه شعوب الأرناؤوط: إسناده صحيح

[10] صحيح مسلم، قديمي كتب خانه، ج١ ص١١



Somali muslimah wears niqaab to cover shattered face

Somali woman Ayan Mohamed waits 23 years for surgery to fix shattered face


(CNN) — Ayan Mohamed wears a niqab that covers her face, not for religious reasons but to hide what lies beneath.

“She wears it to cover the deformity. She covers it because people would stare, children would cry,” says Edna Adan Ismail, Somaliland’s former foreign minister and first lady. “It’s not easy to look at.”

Ismail founded the region’s first maternity hospital, The Edna Adan University Hospital. The facility is now a bustling general clinic providing care to all.

For 11 years, she’s been seeking help to repair Mohamed’s face, which was torn apart by shrapnel during the Somali Civil War. Mohamed was just two years old when she was injured.

She is now 25 and can’t close her right eye. Food falls from the hole in her cheek when she tries to eat. She’s long learned to deal with stares and awkward questions.

“The hardest thing for her is when somebody asks what happened to her face,” Ismail says, translating the softly spoken words from Mohamed, who’s seated beside her. “It just hurts me,” Mohamed says.

They’re sitting at a press conference in Brisbane, Australia, a shiny modern city some 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) — and a world away — from her home and her daughter in Burao, northwest Somaliland in the Horn of Africa. Her child, Marwa, is just two years old, the same age as Mohamed when she was so horrifically injured.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. John Arvier from the Wesley Hospital is explaining the extent of the damage to her face and what’s going to be done to fix it by a team of experts, who are offering their services for free.

“Essentially Ayan is missing most of the tissue of her midface from the bottom part of the eye socket, the whole top jaw and most of the cheekbone and her palate,” Arvier says.

“The surgery will involve replacing, with a small synthetic implant, the rim of the eye socket. Then the bulk of the missing tissue will be replaced by muscle that comes up under the cheekbone on the side of the head.”

The hardest thing for her is when somebody asks what happened to her face.
Edna Adan Ismail

Skin taken from her forearm will be moved to her face, and a plastic surgeon will also use cartilage from her ear to rebuild her nostril. Extensive dental work will then be needed to reshape her smile.

From behind her veil, Mohamed expresses her faith in the team of surgeons. “I’m confident, I’m not worried.”

Ismail adds, “She’s a brave woman. She’s had to live with this a long time… she’s very relaxed. I’m the one who’s falling apart.”

She first heard of Mohamed’s plight when the girl’s mother went to her hospital several years ago seeking help. Then, the hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland had been open just one year and didn’t have the expertise to deal with Mohamed’s problems. It still doesn’t.

Ismail spread the word about Mohamed’s injuries and a website was built. Photos were taken. And, since it was uploaded to YouTube in 2009, a video about Mohamed’s need for help has been viewed more than two million times.

Two years ago, a group of Rotarians in Australia met and vowed to bring Mohamed to the country for surgery. It wasn’t easy.

There’s no postal service in Somaliland so something as simple as sending a letter required outside help. And then there was the travel — Mohamed had to travel hundreds of kilometers to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for scans, x-rays and assessments.

Just when the medical challenges seemed to have been resolved, the Australian government refused Mohamed’s visa application. It was the second time a country had denied her approval to enter because her injuries weren’t deemed to be life threatening.

“Since this is not a growing cancer or a heart condition or a situation that could kill her overnight, I guess some people would classify that as not life threatening,” Ismail says. “But then when you’re a young women what’s more life threatening than not having a face?”

“The first visa denial was from the United States, and that was hard. And then when the visa was denied a second time in Australia, we thought ‘who will have the courage to tell this to Ayan?’,” she says.

She saw a river for the first time yesterday… and walking up to this conference room she saw fish in a fish tank for the first time.
Edna Adan Ismail

“Here’s a woman who’s only begging to have medical treatment which she’s not able to access anywhere else. I’m glad that the decision was reversed,” she adds.

Since Mohamed arrived in Brisbane there have been a number of firsts.

“She saw a river for the first time yesterday,” Ismail says. “And walking up to this conference room she saw fish in a fish tank for the first time.

“She rode an elevator for the first time (and) we had a few lessons to learn how to ride the escalator — we had a few almost-trips but we’re here,” she laughs.

Ayan will undergo surgery on Saturday. Recovery will take weeks, if not months.

When the scars have healed Ayan hopes to be able to face the world for the first time with nothing to hide.

“She says she’s looking forward to removing this,” Ismail says, motioning toward the black niqab that cloaks Ayan’s features, “and to have a face like everyone else.”

Not getting enough vitamin D could cause you to lose mobility, become disabled

Ethan A. Huff, staff writer


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(NaturalNews) There is no longer any doubt that regular, unfiltered sunlight exposure, which helps promote and maintain optimal blood levels of vitamin D, plays a critical role in health promotion and disease prevention. And a recent study published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Science further confirms this, having found that inadequate blood levels of vitamin D can lead to decreased mobility and even disablement, particularly among the elderly.

Based on data collected from the comprehensive Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study, also known as Health ABC, the new study establishes a clear connection between vitamin D levels and overall mobility and bodily function. Compiled by researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina, the paper highlights how vitamin D levels directly affect an individual’s ability to perform everyday tasks like walking, climbing stairs, cycling, and engaging in various other forms of moderate exercise.

More than 2,000 individuals of both Caucasian and African-American backgrounds, and with an average age of around 75-years-old, participated in the study. Researchers measured the participants’ blood serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (calcidiol), a pre-hormone associated with vitamin D levels in the body, at the beginning of the study and at six-month intervals for six years, and compared these levels to overall mobility rates among the participants.

At the onset of the study, nearly 30 percent of the participants had blood levels of 25(OH)D less than 20 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL), while more than 36 percent had levels between 20 and 30 ng/mL. Only 35 percent of the group had 25(OH)D levels of 30 ng/mL, which is largely considered to be the cutoff point for determiningvitamin D deficiency.

Upon evaluation, those with 25(OH)D levels below 30 ng/mL were found to be 30 percent more likely to develop mobility problems than those with higher levels, while those with 25(OH)D levels below 20 ng/mL, which is considered to be grossly deficient, were about 100 percent more likely to develop disability compared to those with higher levels.

“About one-third of older adults have low vitamin D levels,” said Denise Houston, Ph.D., R.D., a nutrition epidemiologist at the Wake Forest Baptist Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, concerning the study. “It’s difficult to get enough vitamin D through diet alone, and older adults, who may not spend much time outdoors may need to take a vitamin D supplement.”


Vitamin D deficiency even more prevalent than study shows


Though the findings of the study indicate that only about a third of elderly adults have vitamin D levels above what is considered to be deficient, the Vitamin D Council says the true cutoff point for vitamin D deficiency is really about 40 ng/mL rather than 30 ng/mL — 50 ng/mL, in fact, is a more realistic cutoff point for vitamin D deficiency.

With this in mind, far more than 60 percent of the elderly are vitamin D deficient, and likely suffering from needless health and mobility issues as a result. According to the Vitamin D Council, upwards of 90 percent of humanity is vitamin D deficient.

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Vitamin D Deficiancy increases risk of Preeclampsia

Vitamin D Deficiency Can Increase Your Preeclampsia Risk

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Are you pregnant? Double-check your vitamin D status! A new study has found that women with a severe form of preeclampsia or pregnancy-related high blood pressure tend to have lower vitamin D levels.

The study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology says that vitamin D levels were generally low among 50 women with early severe preeclampsia. The average vitamin D level in the group was a dismal 18 nanograms per milliliter (ng/ml).

Reuters reports:

“If vitamin D is involved in preeclampsia risk … then it might help explain why African American women are at greater risk of the complication than other racial groups … Vitamin D is naturally synthesized in the skin when it is exposed to sunlight. This process is less efficient in people with darker skin.” (Source:

Natural health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola says that the ideal vitamin D level for pregnant women is 50-70 ng/ml. This can help you protect yourself and your baby from “some of the most serious complications of pregnancy, such as premature delivery and preeclampsia.”

Preeclampsia is a potentially fatal spike in blood pressure and fluid during pregnancy. This and related disorders are estimated to cause 76,000 maternal and 500,000 infant deaths annually. “Early-onset severe preeclampsia is especially dangerous as it occurs before the 34th week of pregnancy. Because the only ‘cure’ for preeclampsia is to deliver the baby, it is responsible for 15 percent of preterm births in the United States,” reveals Dr. Mercola.

Dr. Mercola mourns that while vitamin D can potentially prevent this disease, most obstetricians will NOT automatically check vitamin D levels.

Vitamin D deficiency afflicts 85 percent of the US population, including pregnant women. According to a study of US researchers Drs. Hollis and Wagner, over 87 percent of all newborns and over 67 percent of all mothers had vitamin D levels lower than 20 ng/ml — a severe deficiency state.

Optimize your vitamin D levels all year round. Vitamin D supplementation can help you do this, especially with little or no sunlight exposure during the cold months or lack of outdoor time.

Before and during vitamin D supplementation, get your vitamin D levels tested with the25(OH)D or 25-hydroxyvitamin D test. Dr. Mercola recommends age-appropriate vitamin D doses, including 5,000 units per day for adults and pregnant women.


Eight common diseases linked to vitamin D deficiency






Jonathan Benson, staff writer




(NaturalNews) The cure for some of the most common and debilitating health conditions today may be as elemental as simply correcting a nutrient deficiency that plagues millions of Westerners: Vitamin D deficiency. Here are eight common diseases that have been scientifically linked to a chronic lack of vitamin D:

1) Asthma. Though a definitive cause of asthma is still up for debate, recent science points to vitamin D, and particularly a lack thereof, as a major factor in its prevalence. Especially in children, vitamin D has been shown to help reduce the severity and prevalence of asthma symptoms, and may help quell the inflammation responsible for restricting airways and making it difficult for asthmatics to breathe (

2) Hypertension. A study recently published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine found that patients with hypertension fared better when their vitamin D levels were boosted. High blood serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D), a marker of vitamin D, were found to help modulate vascular inflammation and other indicators of high blood pressure (

3) Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Numerous studies conducted in Europe, India, and the United States have identified a link between low vitamin D levels and higher rates of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other forms of IBD. Based on this cohort of research, populations where natural sunlight exposure is limited tend to have higher rates of IBD, and vice versa (

4) Influenza. It has long been known that influenza rates are highest during the wintertime when the sun is at its lowest tilt, and exposure to ultraviolet B rays is minimal. This, combined with research, shows that vitamin D helps boost the immune system, and science is only just beginning to recognize the flu-fighting potential of maintaining optimal vitamin D levels (

5) Type-2 Diabetes. A 2011 study published in the journal, AIDS, found that vitamin D deficiency can exacerbate the symptoms of metabolic syndrome in patients with HIV. But in the process of learning this, the research team also found that maintaining high vitamin D levels through sunlight exposure or supplementation can actually help reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes in general (


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6) Dental cavities. It has


been suspected since at least the mid-1800s that a lack of natural sunlight exposure is a major cause of poor health. But in recent years, scientists have pinned specific conditions, including poor dental health, to a lack of vitamin D. Numerous recent studies have found that optimal levels of vitamin D promote the healthy calcification of teeth, while a lack of this important nutrient can lead to higher rates of dental cavities (

7) Rheumatoid arthritis. If you or someone you know suffers from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may want to have your vitamin D levels checked. A recent study out of Canada found a “considerably strong association” between vitamin D deficiency and RA. In fact, those with the lowest blood plasma levels of 25(OH)D were found to be up to five times more susceptible to RA-related diseases than others (



8) Cancer. Whether it is breast, prostate, cervical, colorectal, esophageal, gastric, endometrial, ovarian, pancreatic, or renal, cancers of all types have been shown to be more prominent among people with inadequate levels of vitamin D. Conversely, those with the highest levels of vitamin D, or what are considered “optimal” levels, tend to be the least prone to developing cancer (




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Ladies in Hijab do suffer from severe vitamin D Deficiancy

Unrecognized severe vitamin D deficiency

Assalaamu alykum.

Below is an article which once proofes again that staying idoors and always without exercise or the oppourinty to indulge in some sun exposure under hijaab requirementrs will put a hijaab obsevering muslimah and chidlren in severe health trouble.

I and my children, specially my daiughers, are in our home all day and observe hijaab as commanded.

One has to note that my health was not as bad at all when I became muslimah.

But it drastically dimished after moving tothe  indo pak region and not able to be exposed to any sun anymore( as it used to be durig my time as a jaahil,  kafir), daylight due to the climate and hijaab and living conditons.

I know that many muslim men and ulema will right away scream at my comments but i have to say that I am, and many friends of mine who did not observe shariah hiajaab before and than did due to Allah’s Ta’ala Mercy on them, followed the same pattern of sickness and complains afterward.

I cling to my hijaab and the hijaab of my girls and would never ever give it up, but men and the women have also to bear in mind that we all have a responsibility toward our sarced body and its health and healthy functions.

I began having severe pains in my knee and sholder joints during my first pregannacy 8 years back and had much problems moving around and dealing with the heat and so we could leave the house only at night when it was cool as otherwise i could not breath through the niqaab.

After the birth things got better as the load of the pregnancy dropped.

But  I became more and more depressed and kept missing the warm calming rays of the sun.

But still I never opposed my hijaab.

During my second pregnancy , from the 7. month  onward, I had bronchical spansm and coiuld not breath, needed to be hospitalized and was regular on steroid injections, nebulisations, atshma treatments etc…

It still did not dawn on me that i was severe deficiant in vitamin D  and calcium and other vitamins.

I went alsways to the routine check ups for pregnancy but was only prescribed calcium , a way too low, and iron nad my complain washed under the table.

During each pregancy and so also the time after delivery my health just cracked up more.

The coin fell when my 2 daughter had severe ricket symptoms after the age of 1 and needed vitamin d shots, iron and calcium etc., as she and her siblings were sever malnorusished due to the vitamin D deficiancy.

My oldest daughter , now 7, has rachitis, sunken heart, heart dysfunctions, severe knock knees etc… thanks due to vitamin D deficiancy due to staying indoors and hijaab and not the possibility to take anymore walks durig the day due to the heat, target killing and inability to walk and sadly wrong treatments and diagnostics.

I began my own research and treatmnets with homeopathy and unani and vitamin d  shots this year as my health almost took me to death.

I experienced seizure type fits almost weekly than daily, severe chest infections with such mucus pruduction and cough that i almost vomit ad passed out twice a week last winter, which lasted about half an hour.

I noticed severe wrist enlargements on both wrists and knees , and all other ricket type symptoms, on myself, increasing fogetfulness, almost blindness , inability to walk, talk, lift even a liter of cooking oil, mental problems…

During the last 3 years of treatment by a hakeem, who thankfully corrected my chronic jaundice, liver enlargement, asthma and slipped disc, which on the other hand gave me astmah attacks until i almost passed out and my whole body was blue, i simply began collapsing when trying to take a walk with my family.

I suddenly began sweating , had panick attacks, heart racing, breathing problems and just fell down to the ground.

I kept asking docs and the hakeem whats wrong with me as test showed nothing wrong. No lung dysfunction, liver better, ..

But what in heavens was wrong with me..No answer but its in my hed and I was almost put o psychopharma.

When I experienced increasing concrn that I and my daughters may be severe vitamin  D defciant the hakeem became by now kinda mad and just kept saying her crooked legs are bumpers to absorb the pressure from walking.

But I knew better as her older siter had severe rickets and she and me showed the same symptomes.

He brushed it away saying I have low blood sugar and thats why I faint during my sleep and when I am awake , have seizure type problems , cant walk,have weak back muscles…….

I jsut could not believe that all I see and experienced is in my mind.

Often i had been on the end to take my life.

I could not walk anymore, had only increasaing swellings of my wrist, neck, arms, knees, could not loose any weight, forget about exercise as i just could not even stand long enough to wash dishes.

I could not see any bright lights, colors, any movements, could not ride in a car due to severe motion sickness and the sitting position i the car.

I would always collapse in hot sweat when getting out the car, had to stand, had to ride , had to walk or sit on a bench..

And again it was the blood sugar, low iron, low Hb, the hakeem said… But i knew its more.

So one day i began taking 2000 units oral vitamin D 3, 150mg of magnesium, calcium 1000mg and increased the dose after doing further researches on this topics

.And pains left a bit . I was able to do some light body workouts which left me all out of breath J.ust a simple push up, crunch or lunge made me collapse.

It all brought me closer to Allah Taala though.

Now a homeopathic doctor listen to my complains and he said what I suspected.

. You have no low blood sugar( as my fastig sugar in ramadan wa never below 89mg%  during 16 hours of not having eaten or drunk anything) and he said to stay away from sweets I had to eat as advised ty the hakeem to treat the hypoglycemia, as it will actually casue hypoglycemia.

.I stopped the hakeem advise  long time ago, began my own research on undiagnosed health problems due to severe vitamin D deficiancies and changed pour diet to almost sugar free, caffeine free( the hakeem also said that 2 cups of caffeine cofffe is okey( but it cause such a severe sugar crush that I blacked out  and had such a vertigo one cant imagine) while having pancreatic exhaustions!

So, now  I have cervical spondylosis, lumbar spondylosis, osteomalcia, chronic severe chest infections, hair loss, sever day and night blindness, severe circulation problems that my feet and legs become so cold that it hurt to a sreaming point which has all been triggered by lack of vitamin D….

I had since last winter severe vertigo, that i could not look up, in light, see any type of ,motion, stir tea, wash dishes, look in a book, at the computer screeen, etc. without getting severe nauseatic, vertigo and seizure type fits, screams and pass outs..

SO I began taking 6000 000 i.u. vitamin D3  for 2 month as a shot and about 4000 to 6000 i.u  of vitamin D3 and symptoms bettered, chest infections reduced, vertigo bettered some, muscle weakness better a bit so that i and walk on a treadmill ( i have to learn walking again as I can not walk anywhere without collapsing) and by now do some body weight workouts and slight weight lifting , and cardio training.

The homepathic doc put me on medication for spondylosis and it got better to a degree that I can use a home stepper for cardio and strength training..

As kafir i us  dto go dailly to the gym as my back gave problems due to lifting always those heavy and disabled patients.

SO i was quiet fit, even though i had been a chain smoker then.

So my point of writing this is to open up the eyes of my sisters and brothers that women and children do need sunlight, fresh air and proper diets and exercises to stay fit  and healthy by body ad mind!


so kick out the maid, caffeine, expose some  leg or face and arms on your terrasse or balcony under hijaab .

Get your vitamin D, calcium, iron checked and leave the hospital diagnostics and quacks alone. do your research and try to do homeopathy, unani and selftreatments.

Even the shameless kuffar are severly vitami D deficiant without hijaab but its profven and experienced that hijaab ladies and children do suffer much from undiadnosed Vitamin D deficiancies which are the main cause for severe health problems..

Below are some links reagrdig this to see i did not make it up..

Wa sallaam  This is the best site i have come across


Z. Visockiene1, R. Juskiene1 & L. Augutiene2ust a simple push up or 

Introduction: Vitamin D deficiency is a common disorder and may manifest as a musculoskeletal, neurological, mental disorder or neoplastic disease.

Case report: A 47 year old woman of Caucasian origin suffered from back, muscle, bone pain and severe depression for 8 years. She was ineffectively treated at the departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, Pain Clinic several times a year. Brain, bone CT, internal ultrasound, routine biochemistry analyses were normal. X-Ray – lumbar spine osteochondrosis, spondylosis. Finally, she could hardly walk due to muscle weakness and cramps, when ionized calcium (Ca+2) was measured for the first time. With the severe hypocalcemia (Ca+2 0.62 mmol/l (n 1.05–1.3)) she was admitted to the Endocrinology Department. Further investigations confirmed secondary hyperparathyroidism with the ‘empty bones’ syndrome and osteoporosis due to severe longstanding vitamin D deficiency with the plasma alkaline phosphatase (ALP) of 425 U/l (n 40–150), phosphorus of 0,99 mmol/l (n 0.74–1.52), 24 hour urine Ca of 0.6 mmol/24 hours (n 2.5 – 7.5), parathyroid hormone (PTH) of 94.9 pmol/l (n 1.2–7.3), serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D of <4 ng/ml (local laboratory reference range 20–32). 99mTC-sestamibi parathyroid and whole body scintigraphy revealed no pathology, spinal Dual-emission X-ray absorptiometry showed T score of −5.3 at L2-L4. The patient was treated with intramuscular cholecalciferol 200 000 U followed by oral alfacalcidol 1 μg/day and oral calcium carbonate 3 g/day for six months. During the follow up period the analyses improved gradually resulting in Ca+2 of 1.09 mmol/l, ALP of 129 U/l, PTH of 10.6 pmol/l. The patient’s overall condition improved significantly.

Conclusions: Severe vitamin D deficiency may remain unrecognised for many years, mimicking other disorders and leading to severe disability. Thus it has to be considered in all cases of unexplained, treatment resistant pain and weakness even the subject does not belong to the risk group.

Declaration of interest: The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest that could be perceived as prejudicing the impartiality of the research project.

Funding: This research did not receive any specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sector.

Wa salaam




NEARLY 45 000 schoolgirl pregnancies were registered in the Eastern Cape over the
past five years.
This is according to statistics released by the provincial Education Department.
Department spokesman Malibongwe Mtima said the total number of pregnancies
over the period stood at a whopping 44 909.
The Herald 20/03/2013

Impotency or Sterility – a punishment from Allah


A couple in their early 40s are experiencing  sexual problems. The husband is  feeling pressured since he can no longer satisfy his wife. A friend advised him to take certain tablets which are 100% natural. The tablets have proven beneficial. However, both husband and wife who are using these tablets can no longer function without  the medicine. How should a Muslim couple deal with this sexual crisis?


The crisis is, in all likelihood, a punishment for past sexual abuses and misdemeanours. Innumerable people are suffering from partial and complete impotency. They had enslaved themselves to  the demands of the bestial nafs, indulging in vices of moral turpitude. Remember, that every action has a sequel right here in this dunya. The punishment of the Aakhirah is a separate issue. Whilst the punishment of the Aakhirah could be averted by means of sincere Taubah (Repentance), the physical damage wrought by sin is sometimes enduring, lasting lifelong.

Young people, and even married ones, conducting themselves worse than  even animals, indulge in a variety of acts of sexual perversion such as masturbation, oral sex, anal sex, etc. Then when  the punishment of impotency and other forms of ailments strike, they frantically search for remedies, but to no avail. The temporary ‘relief’ which medicinal remedies offer comes at a heavy price. The health further deteriorates. Generally, there is no valid cure for impotency. All the stunt and gimmick remedies offered by physicians and even by quacks, cause more complications without really  curing the  disease which is the consequence of the sin of sexual perversion.

Also understand that every act which violates Allah’s Law of Hijaab is a nail in the coffin of potency. Thus,  staring like an insane person at females or casting lascivious glances at ghair mahaareem, also diminishes  potency. In fact, deriving pleasure in the mind by thinking of evil, zina and the like, also exercise a detrimental effect on a person’s potency. The punishment is commensurate to the crime.

The ‘crisis’ which this couple and innumerable other couples are confronted with, will remain with them lifelong.  They have to come to terms with it and understand that this type of  self-inflicted  damage is irreparable.  However, they have the consolation of Taubah to  secure  their success and happiness of the Aakhirah. Life is short. Allah Ta’ala is Most Merciful. He forgives all sins. The couple should simply exercise patience. Whether they adopt patience or not, they are helpless. Impatience  is not the cure for impotency. However, patience and repentance may just be helpful. But, they should resign themselves to their current status for the little time they have left in this dunya.

Young people should take note and understand that by indulging in sexual perversion they will regret and cry when it is too late.

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Close the door of sins with Isti-aathah (i.e. reciting Ta-awwuth), and with Bismillaah open the door of worship.”


Traveling to Dubai is ‘forbidden- Dubai is sin city!!!

A Saudi cleric has sparked controversy when he issued a fatwa (religious edict) this week barring travel
to Dubai because of the spread of “immoralities” there. Sheikh Mohamed al-Shanar used his Twitter
account to answer a question by a woman on whether a woman can visit Dubai without a male guardian.
“A woman asks me if it she may go to Dubai without a guardian. I answer her saying: going to Dubai is
forbidden, whether she was accompanied by a guardian or not [because of the spread of immoralities],
and sins increase if traveling without a guardian was not a necessity,” the cleric said on his Twitter
account. In Saudi Arabia, woman usually must be accompanied by a male guardian to be able to travel.
His fatwa prompted a wave of reaction from social media users and even from other religious scholars,
with many criticizing him as “odd” and “offensive.” In an interview with Al Arabiya, Saudi Sheikh
Abdulaziz al-Fozan, professor of comparative Islamic jurisprudence, described the fatwa as “incorrect
and erroneous.” Fozan explained that while the cleric said a woman shouldn’t travel to Dubai alone, he
went a step further by “generalizing” and prohibiting both males and females. Paint brushing Dubai as an
improper place is “incorrect as there are a lot of suitable places for Muslims to visit [in the emirate],”
Fozan said, while highlighting how the Emirati city offers “trade, tourism and shopping opportunities” to
Saudis. Unlike conservative Saudi Arabia, which follows strict Islamic teachings, Dubai has opened up to
expatriates from different backgrounds, who are allowed to indulge in alcohol and a glamorous night life
in the Emirati city’s plethora of hotels and entertainment venues.“It is better to travel to countries that are
similar to Saudi Arabia in terms of religion, language and culture than traveling to non-Muslim countries,”
Fozan said, in reference to the UAE’s more general similarities to the kingdom. The fatwa barring Saudis
not to travel to Dubai was the latest in religious edicts that are increasingly angering Saudis, especially
those who are active in social media, who soon lashed out in criticism. Saudi Twitter users urged the
kingdom’s religious scholars to punish those clerics who issue such fatwas, which they described as
“odd” and “offensive.” Similar Fatwas such as prohibiting a male not to be alone with another
“handsome” man or requesting young “beautiful” girls to wear the Islamic headscarves are among the
edicts that have previously sparked outrage.


May Allah Ta’ala grant this farsighrted shaikh taufeeq to speak up for the truth and protect him from the immoral devils who make zina halaal!

Covering the face in ihraam for females

Q: Is it permissible for a female in ihraam to cover her face to make purdah for a short duration e.g. twenty minutes while boarding the plane. What happens if she does so, does she have to pay damm?


A: A woman in Ihraam should cover her face with a cap purda (which is suspended and does not touch the face) so that she is not seen by strange men. It is impermissible for a women in the state of Ihraam to cover her face with a cloth, etc. in such a manner that the cloth touches the face. If she covered her face for twenty minutes, she should give some sadaqah as compensation.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

( يتقي الرفث ) …. ( وقلم الظفر وستر الوجه ) كله أو بعضه كفمه وذقنه نعم في الخانية لا بأس بوضع يده على أنفه… قال الشامى: قوله ( كله أو بعضه ) لكن في تغطية كل الوجه أو الرأس يوما أو ليلة دم الربع منهما كالكل وفي الأقل من يوم أو من الربع صدقة كما في اللباب وأطلقه فشمل المرأة لما في البحر عن غاية البيان من أنها لا تغطي وجهها إجماعا اه أي وإنما تستر وجهها عن الأجانب بإسدال شيء متجاف لا يمس الوجه كما سيأتي آخر هذا الباب وأما في شرح الهداية لابن الكمال من أنها لها ستره بملحفة وخمار وإنما المنهي عنه ستره بشيء فصل على قدره كالنقاب والبرقع فهو بحث عجيب أو نقل غريب مخالف لما سمعته من الإجماع ولما في البحر وغيره في آخر هذا الباب (شامى ج 2 ص 488)

و حيثما أطلق الصدقة ​في جناية الإحرام فهي نصف صاع من بر أو صاع من غيره إلا في جزاء اللبس و الطيب و الحلق و قلم الأظفار إذا فعل شيئا منها كاملا بعذر فهي ثلاثة أصوع طعام أو ستة من غيره و الا في جزاء اللبس اقل من ساعة و جزاء الثلاث و ما دونها من الشعر و الجراد و القمل ففيها تصدق بما شاء و لو يسيرا و الا في قتل المحرم صيدا فهي فيه قدر القيمة (لباب و غيره)… و كل صدقة تجب في الطواف فهي لكل شوط نصف صاع أو في الرمي فلكل حصاة صدقة…(لباب) –(غنية الناسك ص240)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)



The following are a few examples of purity from the lives of the pious:
– The Sahaba R.A. were the most God-fearing and high-ranking assembly, yet it is said to them in the Holy Qur’an:
When out of necessity you approach the house of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم and you are in a situation where you have to converse with his صلى الله عليه و سلم wives, do not enter their homes and do not lift your gaze, but, converse and ask for your requirements from behind a veil.
– Hadhrat Salim R.A. was a high ranking Sahabi and a household servant, Hadhrat Aisha R.A. did not observe Purdah in his presence because she knew it was not necessary for her to so in the presence of a servant. Hadhrat Salim R.A. stated:
I frequently visited Hadhrat Aisha R.A. to seek knowledge on Islam, being her servant, it was not necessary for her observe Purdah from me. One day I came into her presence and said:
‘O’ Mother of the Believers, please make supplication for me, that Allah (S) grant me barakah (blessings)’. Hadhrat Aisha R.A. asked, ‘what has happened, that you ask for me to supplicate for you?’ He replied, ‘today Allah سبحانه و تعالى has freed me, I am no longer a servant, I ask for you to supplicate for my new life’. Hadhrat Aisha R.A. replied, ‘May Allah سبحانه و تعالى grant you great barakah’, then she immediately pulled a curtain and went behind it to conceal herself, since that day Hadhrat Salim R.A. states I have never seen Hadhrat Aisha R.A.
– Hadhrat Aisha R.A. was so steadfast and meticulous in observing the Purdah and abiding by the Shariah that as soon as Hadhrat Salim R.A. was freed and it became necessary for her to observe Purdah from him she immediately implemented the commandment of Allah سبحانه و تعالى.
– Hadhrat Umme Salama narrates: Once Hadhrat Maimoona and I were sitting in the blessed company of Rasullullah صلى الله عليه و سلم, when we saw that Hadhrat Abdullah ibne Maktoom R.A. was approaching, he was a high ranking and blind Sahabi, so great in rank that Allah سبحانه و تعالى has revealed Ayah’s on him upon Rasullullah صلى الله عليه و سلم. On seeing him approach, Rasullullah صلى الله عليه و سلم stated to them:
Observe Purdah and conceal yourselves, Hadhrat Maimoona R.A. asked, O’ Rasullullah صلى الله عليه و سلم is Hadhrat Abdullah ibne Maktoom R.A. not blind? He does not have the ability to see us. Rasullullah صلى الله عليه و سلم replied, are you both also blind, do you also not have the ability to see him.
– Hadhrat Sauda R.A. the wife of Rasullullah صلى الله عليه و سلم, had a step-brother from the same father, hence, it was not necessary for her to observe Purdah from him. However, a question arose when a man claimed to be his real father, stating he had fathered him prior to her mother marrying Hadhrat Sauda R.A.’s father, however, Hadhrat Sauda R.A.’s father claimed to be the real father. If the other man were the father then it would be necessary for Hadhrat Sauda to observe Purdah from him, as he would no longer be her stepbrother. This matter was brought forward to Rasullullah صلى الله عليه و سلم whom listened to both sides of the claims, and through the guidance of Shariah, Rasullullah صلى الله عليه و سلم verified that Hadhrat Sauda’s father was speaking the truth and he had rightful claim of fatherhood over Hadhrat Sauda’s stepbrother. However, Rasullullah صلى الله عليه و سلم gave the following advice to both Hadhrat Sauda R.A. and her stepbrother:
‘An indifference and doubt has arisen in your relationship of you being stepbrother and sister, it is better that you both safeguard yourselves by observing the laws of Purdah with each other’.
Hadhrat Muhaditheen R.A. have stated that Hadhrat Sauda R.A. is the Mother of Believers; she is the pure and virtuous wife of Rasullullah صلى الله عليه و سلم her rank and status is already in place. Her brother was such a Sahabi R.A., that from that moment on, until he passed away he observed Purdah from Hadhrat Sauda R.A. to such an extent that he never looked at her again.
Muslims are commanded to emulate the way of our beloved Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم and the mother of Believers (his صلى الله عليه و سلم wives. To observe purdah is a beautiful and modest commandment, because by keeping the gaze lowered safeguards both a man and a woman from committing sins, drawing them closer to their Creator.
We claim that it is enough that our hearts are clean, were the hearts of the mother of Believers not clean and pure? they had the purest and cleanest hearts yet even they implemented the command of Purdah.
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The BBC reports:



A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that reveals only one eye. Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.

The question of how much of her face a woman should cover is a controversial topic in many Muslim societies.

Sheikh Habadan, an ultra-conservative cleric who is said to have wide influence among religious Saudis, was answering questions on the Muslim satellite channel al-Majd.”

What the Shaikh says and is promoting was the system of Hijaab which the ladies of the Sahaabah used to observe. Explaining the Niqaab system, Ali Bin Ali Talhah narrates that Ibn Abbaas said: “Allah ordered the women of the Mu’mineen that when they emerge from their home for a need, they should cover their faces from ontop of their heads with the jalaabeeb and leave exposed one eye.”

“Women emerged (during the time of Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) with niqaabs on their faces.” (Imaam Ghazaali)

There is no controversy regarding this fact which is substantiated by authentic Ahaadith. It has become a controversial topic in the ranks of the zindeeqs of the age. There is no scope in the Shariah for entertaining the baseless ideas of zindeeqs.

The evil morons of this Ummah-the matric girls of 2012

Whilst Nabi Salallaahu alahi  wasallam instructed the women to stay within the confines of their homes, girls of this Zamaanah (time) passed their matric exams like flying devils.

To put  the salt on the open wounds, they were interviewed, congratulated and encouraged to study further by the evil Devil Radios.

Principals of various schools were interviewed and congratulated. Girls’ names were mentioned who done exceptionally well.

All of this was done under the sacred name of Islaam. It should be well known to one and  all, girls who passed with Haraam distinctions, have actually passed their test which will allow them to proceed into the bowels of Jahannam.

They have in actual fact gained distinctions in their abode viz. Jahannam.

Every girl who passed is doomed for a terrible reckoning in The Hereafter.

Every girl who did well, did Shaitaan proud. Every girl who got a distinction, be it a ‘g’, degraded the value of Islaam and is permanently under the La’nat (curse) of Allah, His angels and every Nabi.
Shame on the girls who passed.

Theyhave actually failed their test in Hayaa’ (shame). They have failed their test in ‘Ittibaa-e-Nabi (obeying Nabi Salallaahu alahi wasallam), for the Hadith
clearly instructs women to be indoors.

They have failed in ‘Ittibaa-e-Quraan
(following the Quraan), for the Quraan directly instructs the wives of Nabi
Salallaahu alahi wasallam to stay indoors.

Who and what are todays’ women?
Better than the wives of Nabi Salallaahu alahi wasallam?

Don’t they deserve a severer instruction to stay in their homes?
Shame on every girl who passed her matric.

She has actually disrespected Allah and His messenger. She is under the La’nat of Allah and His messenger.

That girl who will further her studies, is guarding her abode in the deeper end of Jahannam.

She is demolishing the shame, respect and character of every Muslim women on the surface of earth.

She will be an ambassador in the demolishing of the Hayaa’ of every Muslimah.

She is disobeying her Rabb-Allah, His messenger and every Nabi.
She is doomed for Jahannam. She is not fit to be called a Muslim women.

She is imitating the Kuffaar Na-Paak women by gaining fruitless distinctions. She is sinful.

She is a Faasiqah and a Faajirah.

And she is a moron, dumb stupid and silly.
Shame on you, O Muslimah, for demolishing the branch of Hayaa’.

Shame on you, O Muslimah, for uprooting the tree of Purdah.

Shame on you, O Muslimah, for causing Islaam to be degraded.
Purdah and Hayaa’, the solid stems of Islaam, were violated in her quest for a stupid matric distinction.

In school, Purdah is an alien friend who is folded and packed away.

In school, Hayaa’ too, is an alien friend, who is not befriended. How can she have Taqwa?

 How can she serve Islaam? How can she do Deen Khidmat?

 No, never will Allah use such a Faasiqah to lead Islaam!

It should be well known, that it is Haraam for Muslim girls who passed their moronic matric year, to hand themselves over to the land of Zina-university.

No Muslim girl, whose Imaan is healthy, will ever be found in a university where every type of sin is apparent.

Those Muslimahs who are found there, their Imaan is very weak and
about to be destroyed.

Know well, O Muslimah, you are supposed to be in your home.

Not be a prostitute and allow yourself to mingle and rub shoulders with every Tom, Dick and Harry.

You not supposed to be braggart for passing your matric.

You supposed to be remorseful, for every young male, Muslim or Kaafir, will view your Purdah demanding name.

Every Muslimah who received a stupid “A”, actually received an “A” for Jahannam. She passed her Jahnnam test and will enter it when she reaches there. She will be dwelling in the fierce,blazing hot fire of Jahannam.

Her “A” will serve absolutely NO purpose to her.

 Her stupid-Jahannam deserving “A” or several distinctions-will be of NO help to her on The Day of Justice.

Nay, Allah will never ask you, O Sister, how many Haraam distinctions you receiver, Allah will ask you how much of His Deen did you strive for to learn.

But Islamic knowledge, unfortunately, is frowned upon. Islamic knowledge is put in the back pocket.

Islamic knowledge, which is the knowledge of the best books on the surface of this earth, the Quraan, is looked down at. It is a backward knowledge.

A Darul-Uloom is not worth to be enrolled in. you will suffer getting a job.

You will suffer in getting wealth. You won’t become wealthy. You won’t see

Never, Wallaah, O Readers,

 ‘lmud-Deen (Islamic knowledge) is ‘Ilmul-Nabi (Nabi’s knowledge).

It is a Moulana that is looked for when you, O Our sister, was born.

It was a Moulana that recited the Azaan in you right ear, O Our sister.

It was a Moulana who recited the Takbeer in you left ear, O Our sister.

It was a Moulana who was asked as to the meaning of your name, O our sister.

It was a Moulana (perhaps) who suggested the best possible name for you, O Our sister.

It will be a Moulana who will be called to perform your Nikaah, O Our sister.

It will be a Moulana who will guide you in your married life, O Our sister.

It will be a Moulana who will advise you with your marital issues, O our sister.

It will be a Moulana who will be asked to make a Ta’weez when you are expecting.

 O Muslim sister, it will be a Moulana  who will play the role of a ‘judge’ between you and your husband when is a dispute, O Our sister.

It will be a Moulana to whom you and your husband will go for Hajj classes, O Our sister.

It will be a Moulana who will make Tahneeq> of your children, O Our sister.

It will be a Moulana whose advises you will follow, O Our sister.

And finally, it will be a Moulana who will perform your Janaazah
Salaah when you become a Marhoomah, O Our sister.

No engineer, lawyer, technician, charted accountant, doctor, specialist, Sargent, politician, official, mayor, professor, chairman or even a boss will be capable of doing the various sacred
duties mentioned above.


Their degrees doesn’t allow them to carry out ANY action WHATSOEVER of the hereafter.

Even if they received seven stupid distinctions, they will not be called to carry out the above duties.

They are not respected when it comes to do ANY of the above.

But that Moulana, who hardly studied till matric, way will be made, his shoes will be put straight and he will be respected at all times by the above mentioned personnel.

Therefore, O Sister, you are running into Shaitaans hole if you attend a Haraam, Zina filled university.

By you obtaining a degree, or passing your matric, you were crawling into Shaitaan’s den, attending a university will show how you are willing to be hooked on Shaitaan’s bait and flung into Jahannam.

O Muslim sister, perhaps no one told you about this, or you were never advised in this manner, therefore, listen at once and save yourself from Jahannam.

Nay, “they have ears yet they don’t listen (to the truth).”

Tell us, O Sister, is there no Zina taking place in the universities? Are young Muslim girls like you, who passed their matric yesterday, not expecting from a Haraam relation today?

Is the Muslims who attend universities Salaah up to date? Do they observe the Sacred Divine Law of Hijaab?

Not the Hijaab which every Mary and Jane observe today, but the true Hijaab which will bring one in close proximity to Allah?

Is there no Haraam intermingling taking place?

Are the classes for males and females completely separate (i.e. not a single male will be seen, heard or spoken to
and vice versa)? Are the lecturers Muslims with a pious background?
If you answer ‘yes’ to ALL of the above, will you prosper in you quest for knowledge. Then your Imaan will still remain intact.

Although your emerging from your home will be Haraam, however
you will not be involved in much (other) Haraam.

If you go further to study, you will ‘display’ you displeasure to Allah for creating you as a woman.

Because it is Fardh upon the males of this Ummat to be the bread winners of their homes.

It is the males who have the potential in the fields of study.

Allah have the ability of studying to the males.

The females, Allah gave them the potential to look after the affairs of the house.

She will cook, feed and take care of her children.

She will know why her child cries she will know when her child is hungry.

Allah gave all of this to the females of this Ummat.

Males don’t know why the child is crying.

Nor will they know when the child is hungry.

And most important, they will be left hungry, together with their children, if the wife doesn’t cook.

If the wife works, where will she get time to cook?

May Allah grant us all the Hidaayat to make ‘Amal on what was written, Aameen.

Was-Salaam  ZA Muslims

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Alcohol-based perfumes, tattoos and women receptionists are un-Islamic, says Deoband fatwa

LUCKNOW: Two fatwas issued by leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh in last two days have left many in Muslim community perplexed in the state. While a fatwa as described working of women as receptionists against sharia law, another termed tattoo and use of perfume with alcohol content as un-Islamic.

A Pakistan-based company had asked whether it could appoint a Muslim woman as a receptionist. In reply, the seminary said that Muslim women working in offices as receptionist is un-Islamic because Muslim women are not allowed to appear before men without veil. Mufti Zulfikar Ali, Muslim cleric and president of UP Imamorganisation, also said that the Muslim women can work in institutions after wearing the veil but the work of a receptionist is to constantly interact with people, which should not be practised.

In the second case a youth in his query had asked that is tattoo valid in shaira law?. He said that one of his friends who has a tattoo on his arm and it would cost him a huge sum if he goes for a surgery to remove it. In such a condition what should be done, he said in his query. The seminary, in its reply, said that prayers of those, who have tattoo on their bodies or have sprayed perfume with alcohol in it is not valid. Another Islamic seminary, Bareli Markaz has backed the Deoband’s decree saying that the tattoo on body is against the tenets of Islam.

Earlier, Darul Uloom Deoband had issued a fatwa against manufacturing and selling of firecrackers. It stated that manufacturing and selling of firecrackers is against Sharia law and bursting of crackers is misuse of money, hence it should be avoided. Another fatwa recently had described donation of blood and body parts was against the tenets of Islam.



Where do pious women perform their salaat?

(number 680)


What is the Shar`i ruling regarding women
performing Salaat in the Masjid with congregation? Is it
permissible or not? Or do the Ulama-e-Kiraam merely prohibit
it because of some cogent or underlying reason? Kindly furnish
us with a detailed reply. Was Salaam

Reply (no. 527):

Bismillahir Rahmaan nir Raheem
(1). The wife of Hadhrat Abu Humaid Sa`idi (radhiallahu
anhu), Hadhrat Umme Humaid (radhiallahu anha) came in the
presence of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and asked, “O
Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam)! I desire to perform
Salaat behind you (in congregation) in the Masjid (-e-
Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) replied, “You desire to
perform Salaat behind me, whereas your Salaat in the
innermost corner of your home is better than your Salaat in
your room, and your Salaat in your room is better than your
Salaat in your courtyard and your Salaat in your courtyard is
better than your Salaat in the Masjid of your village and your
Salaat in your local Masjid is better than your Salaat in my
Masjid (i.e. Masjid-e-Nabawi).”
Thereafter she made herself a place for performing her Salaat in
the darkest and innermost corner of her home. [Ahmad / Ibn
Hibbaan / Ibn Khuzaima / Targheeb wa Tarheeb, page 58]


(2). Hadhrat Umme Salma (radhiallahu anha) reports that
Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “A woman’s
Salaat in the inner most corner of her house is better than her
Salaat performed in her room and it is better for her to read in
her room than in her veranda and it is better for her to read
Salaat in her house than in her local Masjid.” [Ibid]
(3). Hadhrat Aaishah (radhiallahu anha) reports that if
Rasulullaah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had seen the condition
of the women after his passing away then he would surely have
prevented them from attending the Masjid just as the women of
Bani Israeel were prevented from entering the Masjid. [Muslim
Shareef, vol.1 page 183]
(4). Hadhrat Abu Amr Shaibaani (rahmatullahi alaih) reports
that he personally witnessed Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ood
(radhiallahu anhu) ejecting women from the Masjid on the day
of Jumu’ah, saying to them, “You people go and read Salaat in
your homes. Your Salaat performed at home is better for you.”
[Tibraani / Majmauz Zawahid, vol.1 page 156]
All four of the above narrations are authentic and it is clear
from them that although the reward of performing Salaat in
Masjid-e-Nabawi is fifty thousand times greater, the Salaat of a
woman performed in her local Masjid warrants greater reward
for her, and her salaah performed in her own home is more
rewarding than even this. Furthermore, her Salaat which she
performs in the innermost corner of her house bears more
reward for her than that Salaat which is performed in the
veranda or any room in her house.

Where Do Pious Women Perform Their Salaat


Why Muslim women can’t working as receptionists

MUZAFFARNAGAR – India’s leading Islamic seminary, the Darul Uloom Deoband, has barred Muslim women from working as receptionists, calling the act unIslamic and against Shariah law, reported Press Trust of India (PTI) on Tuesday.
The Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa against the appointment of Muslim women as receptionists. The seminary issued the fatwa after a Pakistan-based company submitted a query on November 29 regarding the appointment of Muslim women as receptionists, said the PTI report.
Darul Uloom said that a Muslim woman working in offices as receptionist was unIslamic because Muslim women were not allowed to appear before men without wearing a veil, as ordained by Islam.
Muslim cleric and president of the UP Imam organisation, Mufti Zulfikar Ali, defended the fatwa and said that Muslim women could work in offices if they wore the veil. However, he added the post of receptionist required constant interactions with people, and thus should not be practised.

Premarital sex in Islam

I’ve been told that premartial relationships are haram because they
lead to premarital sex, and that makes sense in the old times, when
contraception wasn’t as readily available, but in the modern era,
where condoms are and other contraceptives are easily available, why
are premartial relationships and sex prohibited? The way I see it, as
long as STDs and unplanned pregnancies aren’t an issue, there doesn’t
seem to be a huge problem with either premarital relationships or
premarital sex. Care to explain?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

You have been wrongly informed regarding the reason for the
prohibition of pre marital sex. In the past there were effective ways
to avoid pregnancy. The illustrious Fuqaha have even discussed the
laws of Azl( coitus interruptus) in which ejaculation takes place out
of the womb. The prohibition of premarital sex is absolute whether one
falls pregnant or not.
In fact every type of pre marital relationship is regarded as Zina.
This includes talking to ones future spouse through telephone, Skype
or internet chatting.
If potential spouses are convicted of pre marital sex, that is
regarded as fornication and in an Islamic state both will be punished
with 100 lashes. If pre marital sex was permissible, that would lead
to fornication across the board. Two persons who are convicted of
fornication would simply have to say that they are future spouses and
justify their fornication. Taking it a step further, extra marital
affairs too would be permissible as the convicted couple would simply
claim that they are divorcing their marriage partner and would marry
their ‘fiancé/e’.
The prohibition of pre marital sex is to safeguard the chastity,
dignity, and honour of future spouses and especially the girl from
abuse. What would happen if the future spouses engaged in sexual
activity and then one of them have a change of mind not to marry? That
could be devastating especially to a girl who may have sacrificed her
virginity to the person. While we do acknowledge that this could
happen even after marriage, however, there are laws regulating divorce
issues to safeguard one from such injustices. That is not so before
marriage. A woman would be used in the pretext of marriage to fulfill
ones carnal appetite and simply be dumped. In this world of
technological advancements where ones sexual appetite is unlimited,
men conduct themselves like vultures to prey on women and abuse them.
This is a common occurrence.
A women has a natural right of dignity and honor. She should never be
left to be abused. She is not an object to fulfill someone’s passion
and desire. She deserves much more than that. There is much write up
about women serving as prostitutes in dens. They feel no more than
animals and they themselves realize the beauty of Islam’s teachings in
preserving women in Hijab.
A woman in Islam is treasured like a Jewel. She is thus preserved in
her jewel box- her Hijab.
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Iddat for Women

Iddit for women


Q: What is the iddit for older woman?


A: In the case of talaaq, the ‘iddat of a women who experiences haidh is the passing of three haidh.

In the case of the husband passing away, the ‘iddat of a woman experiencing haidh will be four months and ten days .

This law applies in the case where the husband passes away on the first of the lunar month. If he passes away during the month (i.e. on the second day of the month or any time thereafter), the ‘iddat will be one hundred and thirty days.

If the wife is pregnant, the iddat will be upon the delivery of the child in both cases (talaaq or husband passing away).

The ‘iddat of a women who does not experience haidh (e.g. an old woman experiencing menopause) is the passing of three lunar months in the case of talaaq and four lunar months and ten days in the case where the husband passes away.

This law applies in the case where the husband passes away on the first of the lunar month. If he passes away during the month (i.e. on the second day of the month or any time thereafter), the ‘iddat will be ninety days in the case of talaaq and one hundred and thirty days in the case of the husband passing away.

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

إذا وجبت العدة بالشهور في الطلاق والوفاة فإن اتفق ذلك في غرة الشهر اعتبرت الشهور بالأهلة وإن نقص العدد عن ثلاثين يوما وإن اتفق ذلك في خلاله فعند أبي حنيفة رحمه الله تعالى وإحدى الروايتين عن أبي يوسف رحمه الله تعالى يعتبر في ذلك عدد الأيام تسعون يوما في الطلاق وفي الوفاة يعتبر مائة وثلاثون يوما كذا في المحيط (الفتاوى الهندية 1/527)

والمطلقات يتربصن بأنفسهن ثلاثة قروء (سورة البقرة الآية 228)

(وهي في) حق (الحرة) … (تحيض لطلاق) ولو رجعيا (أوفسخ بجميع أسبابه … (بعد الدخول حقيقة أو حكما) … (ثلاث حيض كوامل) لعدم تجزي الحيضة(الدر المجتار 3/504-505)

(و ) العدة ( للموت أربعة أشهر ) بالأهلة لو في الغرة كما مر ( وعشرة ) من الأيام بشرط بقاء النكاح صحيحا إلى الموت ( مطلقا ) وطئت أو لا ولو صغيرة أو كتابية تحت مسلم ولو عبدا فلم يخرج عنها إلا الحامل (الدر المختار 3/510)

والعدة لمن لم تحض لصغر أو كبر أو بلغت بالسن ولم تحض ثلاثة أشهر كذا في النقاية (الفتاوى الهندية 1/526)

وعدة الحامل أن تضع حملها كذا في الكافي … وسواء كانت عن طلاق أو وفاة أو متاركة أو وطء بشبهة كذا في النهر الفائق (الفتاوى الهندية 1/528)


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)