Muhammad ibn saalih al Uthaymeen
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This book deals with fiqh issues specific to women regarding menstruation, post partum (Nifaas), and abnormal bleeding (Istihadah).Shaykh Uthaymeen brings proofs from the Quran and Sunnah. Widely Referenced book for Women.
All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and forgiveness. We return to Him alone in repentance, and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and from our wrong deeds. Whosoever Allah guides there is none who can misguide, and whosoever Allah misguides there is none who can guide. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of being worshipped except Allah Who is free from any partners or associates. I bear witness that Muhammad is the true slave and messenger of Allah (SW1), may the Salah2 of Allah be upon him.
It is common that there are three types of menses among women:
1) Menstrual Period,
2)Istihadah: bleeding from the womb between women periods, and
3) Nifass (post-delivery).
The explanations of these matters in accordance with the evidences from Qur’an and Sunnah is very important and beneficial, because:
a) the Qur’an and Sunnah represent the only sources for all of the Decrees of Allah.
b) in referring to these sources one achieves a state of peace, comfort and relaxation as well as relief for having the requirements of worship (in this case purification from menses) made known.
c) any other reference lacks the quality of perfection of the proofs of the Qur’an and Sunnah. Continue reading →
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The Wisdom behind the Islamic Laws Regarding Women: A treatise presented for the Fourth United Nations World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, China.
For Whom Am I Writing this Essay?
My brothers and sisters everywhere! With this essay, I am not singling out the adherents of Islam—to which I ascribe—but rather I am writing this essay to every man and woman throughout the whole world. I ask Allah that He facilitates that this essay reaches every ear, falls under the sight of every eye, and is understood by every heart. By Allah, I have written this essay sincerely. I do not seek from anyone reward or praise. I only seek to convey to all my brethren in humanity, irrespective of their races or religions, an aspect of the great message that Muhammad the son of ‘Abdullah, Allah’s final messenger to all the peoples of the earth, was sent with.
Specifically, I have chosen to explain the wisdom behind those laws that Allah has legislated regarding women. As contingent upon these laws, an individual’s bliss on earth is gained and his humanity is achieved. Moreover, these Islamic regulations pertaining to women have been singled out for attack by the enemies of humanity, who seek to follow their desires and who are short-sighted. Rather, they have put an end to a person’s
bliss on earth and exchanged that with misery and a wretched life. They have attacked these Divine regulations, so that they may turn humanity away from Allah’s true religion, His straight path, and bliss in this world and the next – toward which the final Messenger of all Divine messages came to give glad tidings and to invite all humanity to receive.
Muhammad the son of ‘Abdullah is Allah’s Prophet and the Final Messenger Sent by Allah to the Inhabitants of Earth.
You should know that the Messenger, Muhammad the son of ‘Abdullah (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) is Allah’s Messenger in reality and truth. The evidences that show his veracity are abundant. None but an infidel, who out of arrogance alone, could deny these signs. Continue reading →
Abdul Ghaffar Hasan
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The subject of the rights and duties of women in Islam has often been clouded by controversy, personal opinions and sheer ignorance. Although many scholars have dealt with this subject, there has remained a need to discuss wider aspects of the issue than are often tackled. Maulana Abdul Ghaffar Hasan, a scholar of Hadith and member of the Islamic Ideological Council in Pakistan, originally presented this topic to the Council as a short Urdu paper for discussion. Considering it to be a concise yet useful contribution to the field, I rendered it into English. I am very grateful to my daughter Khola Hasan who not only edited the English version but also contributed to it with her thoughts, thus adding to its substance beautifully.
I hope that this booklet will help to remove some of the misunderstandings, prejudiced opinions and falsehoods, which circulate about the rights, and duties of women in Islam.
The issue of Women in Islam has been the subject of all kinds of controversies, misunderstandings and especially misinformation. This work will discuss and explain this subject according to the precise teachings of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah (sayings, acts, i.e., the traditions) of Allah’s Messenger.
To begin with, the most important aspect of the entire issue is the spiritual aspect. The Muslim accepts that the main purpose behind the creation of jinn and mankind was that they should worship Allah, struggle against the forces of Satan and live their life according to Allah’s Commandments in order to achieve eternal bliss in Paradise. Continue reading →
Sherif Abdel Azim
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Five years ago, I read in the Toronto Star issue of July 3, 1990 an article titled Islam is not Alone in Patriarchal Doctrines, by Gwynne Dyer. The article described the furious reactions of the participants of a conference on women and power held in Montreal to the comments of the famous Egyptian feminist Dr. Nawal Saadawi. Her politically incorrect statements included : “the most restrictive elements towards women can be found first in Judaism in the Old Testament then in Christianity and then in the Quran” “all religions are patriarchal because they stem from patriarchal societies” and “veiling of women is not a specifically Islamic practice but an ancient cultural heritage with analogies in sister religions”.
The participants could not bear sitting around while their faiths were being equated with Islam. Thus, Dr. Saadawi received a barrage of criticism. “Dr. Saadawi’s comments are unacceptable. Her answers reveal a lack of understanding about other people’s faiths,” declared Bernice Dubois of the World Movement of Mothers. “I must protest”, said panellist Alice Shalvi of Israel women’s network, “there is no conception of the veil in Judaism.” The article attributed these furious protests to the strong tendency in the West to scapegoat Islam for practices that are just as much a part of the West’s own cultural heritage. “Christian and Jewish feminists were not going to sit around being discussed in the same category as those wicked Muslims,” wrote Gwynne Dyer. Continue reading →
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Various calls for women’s freedom, liberation and equal rights have been heard all over the world, and many slogans have been coined for the marches. In some societies women have indeed lived under oppression, cruelty and injustice, and have been denied basic rights of humanity. Nor is it denied that some Muslims have deviated from the Islamic principles and teachings. Islamic law, on the other hand, has quarantined women’s rights in a comprehensive and balanced system of human rights and obligations. Close examination of the slogans propagated by the international women’s liberation movements show that they revolve around the three elements: women’s liberation; equal rights with men; women’s rights. We will examine them in the light of Islamic law and teachings, regardless of the practices of some of the ignorant and deviant Muslims.
This book deals with the following questions and issues:
- State of women through the ages: Women in the Pre- Islamic Arab Society; Indian Society; Chinese Society; Greek Society; Roman Society; Traditional Jewish Society; Traditional Christian Society; Modern Secular Society
- Matters in which Men and Women are Equal in Islam: In basic humanity; In Application of Obligations; In rewards and punishments in this worldly life and the hereafter; In ownership and the freedom of financial transaction; In preserving the honor and nobility; In mandatory education; In bearing responsibility towards reforming the society.
- Women’s status and rights in various stages of life in the Muslim society: as a baby, child and young girl; as a sister; as a wife; as a mother; as kinsfolk and neighbor, and as a woman in general.
- Misconceptions about Women’s rights and obligations in Islam and their refutation: On polygamy; On leadership and responsibility; On the Marriage Contract and Guardianship; On wife beating; On honor killing; On divorce; On testimony; On inheritance; On blood money; On employment; On Hijab (covering head and face) Continue reading →
AbdulRahman Bin Abdulkarim Al-Sheha
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What Every Muslim Must Know About Purification: A nice book covering many aspects of wudoo, ghusl, tayammum, and wiping over socks and bandages. Purity (Tahârah) is a beautiful word that is pleasing to the ears, and it is a quality which everyone strives to maintain. From an Islamic perspective, purity is a word which is general in its meaning. It may mean physical cleanness, which is purity (of the body) from impure substances or states of impurity, or it may mean spiritual purity, which is the purity of one’s self from vices, faults, sins, and replacing them with good deeds, whether in speech or deeds. This comprehensive meaning of purity is indicated in the words of Prophet Muhammad, (PBUH). Continue reading →
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‘Certainly, Salah (regular prayer) is the first and most important matter after testimony, the second pillar and it is the difference between faith and disbelief The Messenger of Allah said, ‘Between a person and disbelief is discarding Salah.’ Salah is our connection to our Lord and our success in the Hereafter depends upon our performance of it in this world. If we accept this, we must then strive to perform our Salah in the way which is accepted by Allah, i.e. as the Prophet himself used to perform them. He said: ‘Pray as you have seen me performing Salah.’ Imam Ahmad, doubtless and mindful of the Words of Allah: (So woe to the worshippers who are careless in the performance of their prayers.) (Qur’an 107: 4-5) has dwelt at great length in this treatise on the importance of performing one’s Saláh carefully and correctly, in accordance with the confirmed practices of the Prophet as narrated in the authentic hadiths. The treatise was written for the people of a community with whom Imam Ahmad had prayed a number of times. During his Salah, he noticed that most of them were not performing Salah properly; indeed, the errors were so serious in some cases, as to nullify their Salah. The resulting work (treatise) was, and remains, an excellent advice to all those who fear Allah and hate to incur His displeasure and seek only His pleasure. May Allah guide us all to His Truth and keep us firm upon the Straight Path: Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error. Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden like that which you laid on those before us. Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins and forgive us. Have mercy on us. You are our protector. Help us against the disbelieving people.) (Qur’an 2: 286)’ Continue reading →
Nathif Jama Adam
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The Book Of Prayer: Salaat (Prayer) is one of the main obligations which Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) has ordained on His servants. It is the first act of worship decreed on the Muslim Nation (Ummah) by Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) and was ordained on the night of the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) ascension to the seven heavens. It is the second of the five pillars of Islam after the proclamation of the “Shahada” (the words of witness).
Prayer in Islam, is worship of Allah (SWT) the Almighty, Praising and Thanking Him, acknowledging His Sovereignty and committing oneself to obey and remember Him at all times. It is the central part of a way of life, which is based on submission to the Owner of all.
The Muslim must seek to remember Allah (SWT) at all times. He must be mindful that everything he is, everything he does, everything he knows and understands, is due to the Mercy of Allah (SWT). In acknowledging this, he remembers the fact that death lies in wait and he does not know when he will depart from this worldly life.
Five times a day, he stands in prayer. Focusing all his thoughts on the Creator. He praises, thanks and acknowledges the Greatness of Allah (SWT) and seeks His forgiveness. His sins pass before his consciousness and render him humble before the Majesty of the One who owns all things, including the Day of Judgement. He stands, conscious that Allah (SWT) Sees Him at all times and that in prostration he is the closest to His Maker.
The Muslim realizes that the Angel of death could be behind him at any time, that Jannah (Paradise) lies on his right and the fire of hell is on his left. The truth of his actions and their consequences are unknown to him and as he prayers, his heart is moved by sincere intent to strive harder, work more, study more, forgive more and share more.
He comes out of the state of prayer, feeling renewed; more determined to use what remains of his time in the most beneficial way. An angry shout or unkind word, stops on the same lips that recite the Qu’ran and remembers Allah (SWT) . Hands reaching forth in greed and hate, retreat to find better solutions. Hasty careless words, dismal thoughts and attitudes disappear beneath the light that shrouds the mind of the one who prays because of their love and fear of Allah. Continue reading →