Posted in Ahl-e-Hadith, Hijab/Veil, Modernity, Women on June 20, 2010

Speaker: Maulana Shah Nawaz Ahmad
Place: Muslim Masjid Naushehra Virkan, Gujranwala
Sect: Ahle Hadith
Language: Punjabi


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Look at these wives, they are good for nothing; but looking at the husbands, they too lack character. The wives call their husbands majazi khuda (metaphorical god) but know nothing about the rights of the husband and still less about Allah.

Once the Prophet PBUH was seated and a camel came and did sajda (prostration) to him. The Companions were impressed and said that even the animals revere you. The people of Persia do sajda to their kings; can’t we do the same to you? You are the leader of the universe. The Prophet PBUH said in my Shariat no prostration is allowed to humans, neither for worshipping nor for respect. Sajda will be done only to Allah. Any other kind of prostration is prohibited. So, respect you brother but worship only Allah. Had Allah allowed sajda for human beings he would have asked women to do sajda to their husbands.

As for the woman, she must be pious and pure and should be busy in household chores. Her circle of activity is not plazas, shopping centres, and offices, etc.

Our Shariat tells us that women are not meant to become warriors but give birth to warriors. O woman, Allah has not put the obligation of jihad (war) on you, but has ordered you to observe ghairat (honour).

Women must therefore guard their modesty. There is hadith that if a woman remains inside her home and is occupied with household duties her action is equal to fighting a war with the non-believers. Another hadith says that if a woman remains house-bound her status will be equal to 70 walis (friends of Allah) and Siddiqs (truthful men).

Today’s woman who makes a case for her freedom and wants to walk shoulder to shoulder with men is not allowed to do so by the Quran. What she wants is not freedom but awargi (immoral conduct). Islam dislikes this.

Islam says don’t go out into the markets and don’t become a decoration in plazas and business centres. Keep rooted to your homes. Hazrat Ayesha in her old age used to read the Quran but when she came to Sura Ehzab asking women to stay at home, she used to cry. She repented that instead of remaining rooted at home she led armies in war. Allah forgive us all!

But the wife of today says to her husband you don’t know how to buy things and end up paying more, so from now on I will go to the market.

O woman! How intelligent you pretend to be! But Allah has subordinated you and put your husband above you. The man is stronger and better than the woman. The woman has two defects: the loss of this world (Dunya) and the other (Din). But the man is made free by Allah of both defects. The disadvantage of the woman is that Allah has not bestowed khilafat or kingship on her. And the nation that sets up a woman as its caliph will never be prosperous. That is what the Prophet PBUH has said. The witness of a woman is acceptable but only half that of man. Do you understand, not equal to man!

In inheritance too she gets only half. The Din (faith) too has suffered because of women. It loses some fasts during the month of Ramazan. Hence the question is: who is superior? The man is superior. Allah says we put the man above women. Let us try to keep the order of Allah. For men the message is: Be men!

The Companions treated the women kindly. Hazrat Umar once came before the Prophet PBUH and said women have become too dalair (bold) and are inclined to transgress. Allah said if she disobeys you talk to her with softness, but if she still persists separate her from yourself. After that beat her a bit, but no bones should be broken and no wound inflicted. These are delicate receptacles, handle with care!

Four books came down but the fifth was danda (stick)

For some without danda the thorn (kanda) of some cannot be drawn.