Secular Education ,IS ANY TYPE OF EDUCATION IS HAARAAM IN ISLAM ????


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 1.pm instead of 8am.  often the female principal is not present several times during the weeek.

 

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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

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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

Harun Yahya – Is he reliable?


Question:

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 http://a9.com.tr/http://harunyahya.org/

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.

 

Answer:

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 www.harunyahya.com[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
UK

 

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.

www.daruliftaa.net

 


[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

 

 

Women working pay a high price


http://www.ciibroadcasting.com/2014/01/24/women-working-pay-a-high-price/

“The cost of living has increased EXACTLY BECAUSE women have entered the workforce in droves.

 

Cape Town’s Ibtisaam Benzoin says it is widely recognised that “housing prices especially have been driven up by the emergence of the dual income household”. She explains that two incomes can afford double the amount on rent and house purchases when compared to their single income counterparts.

 

Benzoin caused quite a stir in her community when her submission to the Al Jama’ah Party’s March 2013 Shariah conference was featured on a local Islamic radio station.

 

Her submission looked at misconceptions on why women entered the working world suggesting that financial constraints were less of a motivating factor than the market changing to allow for two income families resulting in women being in the workplace. Her paper outlined the negative impact this had on marriages. With both men and women now becoming breadwinners it affected the power play between couples and disempowered men from fulfilling their primary role as breadwinners, she said.

 

One of her points that stirred a lot of emotions was that while there were many jobs that were suited for Muslim women, their presence in the work environment prevented men from being employed. This, she wrote, made it difficult for these men to take care of their stay at home wives and children who were dependent on their Rizq.

 

Benzoin says women pursuing jobs outside the home has been the worst thing that has ever happened to women, children and society at large. She has since written the follow up article Female Education and Employment, where she unpacks the common argument that women work because the cost of living is high.

 

“The prices of consumer goods did not just spike suddenly, “forcing” women into the workforce. When women first started pursuing higher education and careers outside the domestic sphere, the initial two-income households enjoyed an ostensibly higher standard of living than their single-income counterparts did. However, as more women entered the workforce, prices started adjusting to the two-income household model,” she writes on her blog.

 

Women leaving the domestic sphere and entering the workforce in large numbers is the biggest economic and social phenomenon of the last half century. Benzoin’s recommendation that “Muslim women pursue education and jobs “that do not deprive a man from a job” is not some strange “affirmative action” for men”, she says.

 

She explains that when a Muslim woman fills a position that could just as well have been performed by a man, she is most likely not observing true hijaab – taking her work environment into consideration, is less productive than her male counterparts if she is a mother – taking into account that working mothers tend to want to work less, is most likely neglecting her familial duties and is likely depriving another woman the choice of whether to work or not.

 

Benzoin clearly says she is not suggesting women not pursue an education, “My writings on female education are as a result of observations during my working life and discussions with other Muslim mothers, raised to pursue professional degrees (engineering, chemistry, computer science etc.) only to realise that these occupations do not align with the family-centric lifestyle espoused in Islam.”

 

Her blog, Fiqhonomics: Islamic Economics – Fact or Fiqh-tion covers a range of topics, like Hijab as job reservation for men. She writes that women have forsaken Hayaa and Hijab to compete with males for certain roles which are reserved for them.

 

Muslims have been caught up in the “gender empowerment” Western feminist movement where women, previously not able to study or work at anything, have now been given the rights to study and work at everything.

 

Likewise, Muslims have adapted their concept of Hayaa and Hijaab based on presumptions of what working women “should” be able to do (everything!) instead of tailoring what they can do ACCORDING TO A CORRECT UNDERSTANDING OF HIJAAB. This is the Islamic middle way. A while back, a local Muslim women’s magazine ran an article on an accomplished Muslimah pilot, lauding her for “donning” her hijaab. However, a scrap of fabric on the head does not consitute hayaa or hijaab when one is alone in a tiny, confined space for several hours, with a non-mahram male, travelling 1000′s of km’s no less!”, she explains.

 

A question that many readers posed to Benzoin’s first paper was what of the single mother who has to work out of necessity. Benzoin says they have varying degrees of control over their employment and those who can take the information she shares and alter their working conditions should.

 

“At the very least, mothers must ensure their daughters do not encounter the same difficulties and challenges. However, at a time when Islamic private schools are making maths and physicscompulsory for girls, and Muslim minister, Naledi Pandor, at a recent conference called for “more Muslim female scientists and engineers”, I fear my line of reasoning to be so progressive, as to be considered “backwards”!”

 

Benzoin’s Al Jama ‘ah submission was not intended to raise eyebrows, neither was it politically motivated. She wanted to counter a possible call for the economic empowerment of women. Her writings are a means of da’wah showing that Islam has already solved all social and economic problems.

 

“As long as zinnah and intoxicants remain un-criminalised, marriage cannot be reinvigorated and therefore, Shariah, only remains beneficial to those who apply it to THEMSELVES, I.e Muslims.”

 

S Suliman – Cii News | 24 January 2014/22 Rabi ul Awwal 1435

secular degrees for muslim girls


NO NEED FOR DEGREES!!

A LAYMAN’S SOUND ADVICE FOR THE ULAMA. Brother Sahl writes…

I fully agree that a matric certificate should not be a requirement for admission into a Darul Uloom to become an Aalim of Deen. Our pious predecessors did not have no schooling and they became great flag bearers of Islaam.  Our Aakabir Ulama excelled in every branch of knowledge without a matric. They ran huge madrasah’s, orphanages, welfare trusts, managed social issues, carried out JIhaad against the British rule in India and changed millions of lives for the better with no degrees and matric.

So these new ideas should not be allowed to continue. Every Aalim of Deen should speak out against it. One very senior Aalim of our Country who was a lecturer long time ago, correctly calls it his “unfortunate days”.

Personally, I know of many Ulama who have degrees. They are doing more harm to Deen and Muslims then good. They lack the spiritual link. They lack self-respect. They lack the ability to sacrifice. They lack simplicity and humbleness. Their bayaans are more with quotations and fancy and high words. They don’t even make proper Salaam.

Imagine becoming an Aalim and sitting in a room with half naked females and males and studying (contact session) and writing exams. What is the need for the degree? This bipolar mentality must be stopped in its tracks.

I am a graduate. After obtaining my degree and I started work, the company re-trained me to meet their standards. So how will these degrees help promote Deen? Some Degrees are just a piece of paper.

 

Some Ulama are joining these modernist individuals and are getting carried away with their warped mentality. This is affecting their pristine and pure knowledge and their thinking and vision. That is why to-day we see the following: some girls and boys doing hifz together in one class, some new Ulooms organising sport tournaments for their students, Ulama shirking their responsibilities and outsourcing their duties, refusing to teach in primary Madrasah’s and take on Imaamath responsibilities, wear designer kurtaas and those Salafi/ Wahabi gowns and deliver their lectures using the podiums, allow their wives to drive cars, attend un-Islamic weddings in halls, organise huge jalsas using public money and sit on the stage and listen to the master of ceremony (MC) and praising them.

Another sore point are these so called Qiraat competitions.  One student who went all the way to winning the local finals and going to Saudi for the ultimate finals gave a very negative report of how the competition takes place in Saudi.

Over the years some Ulooms are dropping their standards just to increase the pass rate and show the number of Aalims and Qaaries that have qualified from their Ulooms.

It is time the senior Ulama e haqq sit down and come up with the correct criteria and requisites for establishing an Uloom and issuing an Aalim, Mufti and Qarie certificate.

The Ulama’s sole responsibility and concern should be to link the creation to the creator.
An Aalim is one who has full knowledge of the Quraan, Hadith, fiqh and other Islamic sciences and most important the spiritual knowledge and link. That is all that is needed. No need for matric and Degrees.

13 Rabiuth Thaani 1435 – 14 February 2014 http://themajlis.co.za/

The Spiritual Dimension of Hijaab/Purdah


English: Allah in stone in Rohtas Fort, Distri...

English: Allah in stone in Rohtas Fort, District Jhelum, Punjab, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Please explain the spiritual

 

dimension of Hijaab.

 

Answer:

 

Hijaab or Purdah is the Islamic concept and system of modesty and shame. It has its outward (zaahiri) as well as inward (baatini) dimensions just as all the other ahkaam (laws) of the Shariah. Minus the baatini (spiritual or inward) aspect, every law becomes an empty ritual devoid of vitality and true effect. In the present era, while many females have adopted the zaahiri (outward) dimension of Hijaab, they are bankrupt regarding the baatini (inward) aspect. Their hijaab is restricted to partial body-concealment with types of dress which do not measure up to the standard demanded by both the baatini and zaahiri dimensions of Hijaab. The cause for the defective outward display of purdah lies in the defective baatini state. In otherwords, there is no true Purdah – no real modesty and shame – in the heart which is the seat or the source of Hijaab.

 

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:“Hayaa (modesty or shame) is a branch of Imaan.”The receptacle in which Imaan resides is the heart. Just as the source of Imaan is the heart, so too is the heart the repository of all the lofty attributes of Imaan. As long as there is no true purdah in the heart, there will be no true purdah on the body. The zaahiri dimension of purdah will then be a deceptive facade to hoodwink or befuddle either oneself or the people.

 

According to the Qur’aan Majeed the purpose of Hijaab is moral purification and protection against immoral elements. By means of Hijaab Allah Ta’ala has provided a wonderful safeguard against all agencies of moral turpitude. However, if Hijaab is bereft of its rooh (its baatini dimension)—i.e. it is confined to an outward display. then it will not serve the divine purpose for which it was ordained.

 

Many of the ‘purdah’ ladies of today will be seen wandering in public places, believing that their hijaab-dress and the ‘niqaab’ which puts their eyes up for public exhibition, satisfy the Qur’aanic system of Hijaab. But they dwell in deception. This deception has constrained them to drive around in cars like males and their kuffaar counterparts. Such women are not in position to restrain their eyes from looking at haraam. Such evil gazes extinguish the baatini dimension – the soul – of Hijaab. The heart is then bereft of Purdah.

 

True purdah is possible only if there is khauf (fear) of Allah Ta’ala in the heart. When there is khauf of Allah Ta’ala in the heart of a Muslim female, she becomes the embodiment of hayaa (shame and modesty). Her natural attribute of haya will glitter with a Noor which is bestowed to her by Allah Ta’ala. The lesson of true Purdah can be adequately gained from Hadhrat Faatimah (radhiyallahu anhaa), the beloved daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).

 

Once when Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked her: “What is best for women”. She spontaneously responded: “That no male sees her nor does she see any male.” So elated was Nabi-e-Kareem (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) with this apt response that he commented: “Faatimah is a piece of my flesh.” In other words, her opinion on this issue was in complete agreement with Rasulullah’s opinion. She said exactly what Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had on his mind.

 

Her modesty was of such a lofty and pure standard that she felt greatly concerned with the type of purdah which will or will not be observed for her dead body. It should be understood that a dead body is not a medium of fitnah. On the contrary, it is a medium of fear and a reminder of Death. Furthermore, the body of a woman is draped in five large sheets which conceal the form of the body thoroughly. Yet she was ‘obsessed’ with a fear that ghair mahram males would see her dead body. It was precisely for this reason that she had made the wasiyyat that her enshrouded body be covered with a Purdah of date palms and that she be buried in the middle of the night with no man other than her husband, Hadhrat Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) being present.

 

Our sisters and mothers should take lesson from the advice and style of Purdah of Hadhrat Faatimah (radhiyallahu anha). They should understand that their appearance in the public, in supermarkets, in the streets, driving cars and donning a so-called niqaab which exposes the eyes and which defeats the very purpose of wearing a niqaab, are all in conflict with not only the baatini dimension of Hijaab, but also with the zaahiri dimension. May Allah Ta’ala bestow hidaayat to the ladies of Islam.

 

 

 

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Burqa ill artlibre jnl (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Travelling for business without a mahram


 

Q: I have to travel with two female friends about 3 hours from Melbourne. My husband has given me permission to go, I will not be spending the night away from him. This trip is for business and it is necessary for me to attend. Can I go to this meeting or should I not go?

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A: It is impermissible in Islam for a woman to travel for the distance of 78km or more without a mahram.

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

عن أبى سعيد قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لا يحل لامرأة تؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر أن تسافر سفرا فوق ثلاثة أيام فصاعدا إلا ومعها أبوها أو أخوها أو زوجها أو ابنها أو ذو محرم منها (أبو داود 1/249)

وعن ابن عمر قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم سفر المرأة مع عبدها ضيعة (مجمع الزوائد 3/214)

الحرة لا تسافر ثلاثة أيام بلا محرم (رد المحتار 6/390)

( و ) مع ( زوج أو محرم ) ولو عبدا أو ذميا أو برضاع ( بالغ ) قيد لهما كما في النهر بحثا ( عاقل والمراهق كبالغ ) جوهرة … لامرأة حرة ولو عجوزا في سفر

و قال في الشامية : قوله ( حرة ) … أشار به إلى أن ما استفيد من المقام من عدم جواز السفر للمرأة إلا بزوج أو محرم خاص بالحرة, قوله ( في سفر ) هو ثلاثة أيام ولياليها (رد المحتار 2/464)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

 

 

 

THE BROTHELS YOUR CHILDREN ATTEND


 

45,000 PUPIL PREGNANCIES

THE BROTHELS YOUR CHILDREN ATTEND
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


Question:

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?

Answer:

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.http://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/travel-and-tourism/2013/06/16/Cleric-denounces-fatwa-barring-Saudis-to-visit-sin-city-Dubai-.html

 

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?

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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)

NIQAB – FROM THE LIVES OF THE PIOUS


 

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.
written by
Taalibah

(THE LADIES DURING THE AGE OF RASULULLAH- SALLALLAHU ALAYHI WASALLAM)


The BBC reports:

SAUDI CLERIC FAVOURS

ONE-EYE VEIL

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
money.


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.

Why?

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.

THE FIRST FATWA OF DAARUL ULOOM DEOBAND..Women and salaat


 

Where do pious women perform their salaat?

THE FIRST FATWA OF DAARUL ULOOM DEOBAND
(number 680)

 
Question:

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-
Nabawi).”
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]

 

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(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?
Answer
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)

Muslim women prohibited from praying in the musjid


It is reported from Abu Amr As-Shaybaani that he had seen Hadhrat Abdullah bin Mas’ood (radhiyallahu anhu) remove the women from the musjid on the day of Jumu’ah while instructing them in the following manner, “O women! Return to your homes for indeed remaining within your homes is better for you.”

MUSLIM women not leaving the house


It is reported from Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) while addressing his Mubarak wives on the occasion of Hajjatul Wadaa said: “After this (the rites of Hajj) remain in your homes (i.e. do not leave your homes without a valid need).” Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) mentions that it was on account of this statement of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) that Hadhrat Zainab binte Jahsh and Saudah (radhiyallahu anhuma) never left their homes for even nafl Hajj (though the other Azwaaj-e-Mutahharaat performed nafl Hajj). Hadhrat Zainab and Saudah (radhiyallahu anhuma) would say: “After hearing this from Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), we never mounted a conveyance thereafter.”