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May 30, 2007

Ḥijāb Is Beautiful

Therefore, we see that the Ḥijāb of the Muslim woman has a quality that comprises Ḥayā ͗ (modesty). Ḥayā ͗ is what proceeds from Īmān (belief). Indeed, all praises are due to Allāh, we praise Him, seek His Aid and beg for His Forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allāh from the evil in our souls and from the bad consequences of our deeds. Whomever Allāh guides, no one can lead that person astray and whomever Allāh leads astray no one can guide that person. I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allāh Who is alone and without any partners and I bear witness that Muḥammad (ﷺ)…

May 30, 2007

The Virtues Of Ḥijāb

The Ḥijāb makes for greater purity for the hearts of believing men and women because it screens against the desire of the heart. 1. An Act of Obedience The hijab is an act of obedience to Allāh and to his prophet (ﷺ), Allāh says in the Qurʾān: `It is not for a believer, man or woman when Allāh and His messenger have decreed a matter that they should have an option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allāh and His Messenger, has indeed strayed in a plain error.’ (S33:36). Allāh also said: ‘And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things) and protect t…

May 30, 2007

Why Should I Wear the Ḥijāb?

Dear Muslim sister! Come towards the gates of Paradise with us! Fulfill your duties towards Allāh, put on your adornment – put on your hijāb, and race towards Jannah (Paradise) by doing all good actions. This is a good question and there is a beautiful answer! Allāh has commanded us with every action that is good for us and prohibited us from performing every action that is bad for us. Allāh orders the Muslim woman to wear the ḥijāb when she steps out of the security of her home or when in the presence of strange men. So to wear the ḥijāb is a source of great good for you – the M…

May 30, 2007

The Obligatory Conditions for an Islamic Ḥijāb

The hijāb itself must not be a display. Allāh ordained it so as to cover the beauty of women and not for showing off. 1. Covering All of the Body It is an agreed position by many respected scholars that the face and hands of the woman must be covered. Some scholars say it is permissible to uncover the face and the hands of the woman as long as there is no fitna (infatuation) caused by this action. Two things must be taken into consideration a) if she is beautiful and beautifies her face and hands with external substances, or b) the society around her is corrupt, where men do not lower th…

May 30, 2007

The Reality of Ḥijāb: The Muslim Woman’s Dress

Ever since the appearance of ḥijāb in the West, there has been a constant crusade against this noble act. Amidst the hustle and bustle of a teeming metropolis, a solitary figure traverses. She moves steadily in her black garment which shields her against the tyranny of this life. Whilst others around her rush frantically, she moves with tranquillity and ease. The peace which she achieves beneath this veil of hers is immense. It is liberation beyond measure. Is this a princess of royal blood? No. Is she a head of state? No. So who is this woman of serenity? This is a woman of ḥijāb. A woman…

May 30, 2007

Salafī by Association: Focus on Women

Although this lecture was given many years ago [cassette], it is something very important for sisters to reflect upon. So that she is solidified upon the path of Qurʾān and Sunnah, knowing the proofs, knowing the evidences, understanding qawaa’id (principles), not merely upon association (i.e “I’m Salafī because my husband is Salafī”), because if those individuals shift in their ideas and principles, will the Muslim sister shift with it automatically? If her friends go somewhere else, does she follow them? Or does she have religious principles that guide her and help her maintain upon th…

May 30, 2007

Advice to the Muslimāt

Abū Khadījah mentions some examples of the noble Ṣaḥābiyāt (female Companions), their status and importance to the Ummah. The nobility of the mother who takes great care towards instilling ʿaqīdah, ṣalāwāt, good manners and behaviour in her children. He later explains the role of the Muslimah in society, her differences with men and the natural responsibilities that Allāh, the All-Knowing has ordained for Woman in opposition to Men. Her unique characteristics, emotions, strengths and weaknesses which specify her role in society. The fact that marital collaps…

May 30, 2007

Authentic Aḥādīth on Women Travelling

Release yourself so that you may perform Ḥajj with your woman. Prophet Muḥammad (ﷺ)[1] “Do not permit your women to travel, except that she has with her a maḥram (Dhū maḥram).” [Reported by Abū Hurayrah] [Related by Muslim] Shaykh al-Albānī declares it authentic in Ṣaḥīḥ al-Jāmiʿ (no. 7646). [2] From Ibn ʿAbbās (raḍī Allāhu ’ánhu) who said, “I heard the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) deliver a sermon saying, ‘Do not leave a man alone with a woman, except that there is with her a maḥram (Dhoo Mahram), and do not let a woman travel except that she has with her a maḥram (Dhee Mahram).’ So…

May 30, 2007

Women Going to the Mosque

If the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) saw what was innovated (aḥdatha) by the women, he would have forbidden them from the Mosque like the women of the Children of Isrāʾīl were forbidden. ʿĀʾishah (raḍi Allāhu ʿanhā) [1] Chapter: Women Going To The Masjid From Zaynab ath-Thaqafiyyah (raḍī Allāhu ʿanhu) who said: The Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) said to us: ‘If one of you attends the Mosque, then do not touch perfume.’ [Mukhtasar Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim of Shaykh al-Albānī (no. 245)] [2] “If one of your women seeks permission to go to the Mosque, then do not forbid her.” [Reported by Ibn ʿUmar (raḍī Allā…