Answers to Questions by Modernists

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS RAISED BY MAULANA /SHEIKH

Maulana/Sheikh Makda concludes his pamphlet of baatil with anumber of questions which we shall, Insha’ Allah, answer here.

QUESTION 1:

“While less than half of the Muslim Community (in any locality) – male and female  – attend the JUMU’A CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS the other half –   female – are either in Offices and Shops or at Home engaged in worldly and mundane matters. Is this Islamic. Will this help in inspiring Islamic consciousness at Home?”

OUR ANSWER:

Maulana/Sheikh you have generalized. By what yardstick have you made this sweeping claim? Have you taken a survey of every locality where Juma’ Salaat is performed? We know of localities where 100% of the male population attends Juma’ Salaat. Those women who happen to be in the offices and shops are not there only during Juma’ Salaat. They are daily in such haraam places because of the misfortune which the ummah has suffered as a result of the baatil preachings of evil “Ulama” who wean the community away from Traditional Islam – the true Islam of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). When the preachings of learned men are un-Islamic the community will necessarily become un-Islamic.

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) condemned the misguided “ulama” who lead the Muslim community astray. He branded such “ulama” as the worst of creation under the sky, walking the earth. When the Ulama will realize their duties of Amr Bil Ma’roof, Nahy anil munkar and firmly and clearly propagate the true Sunnah and inform the community of its ills, especially in the field of laxity of morals and the abandonment of Hijaab, then some sense of perception will enter the mind of the Ummah drifting rudderless in the stormy waves of baatil.

While no man in his sane mind will say that women in offices and shops are Islamic, intelligent persons will blame the modernist Maulana and the modernist Sheikh for much of the corruption prevailing in the Muslim community. Under the garb of the Deen explained on the basis of misinterpretations of ahadith and Qur’aanic aayaat, the modernist maulana and sheikh dupes himself and misleads the community. Under holy pretences and religious rhetoric he impels women to leave the safety of their home environments. With his warped sense of understanding the modernist maulana and modernist sheikh encourages the Muslim women to remain in public places such as offices and shops. The Musjid is used as a ruse and a smokescreen so that the infiltration of liberalism goes by undetected.

But, Allah Ta’ala is the Protector of His Deen, no matter how loudly the modernists may blare their trumpets of baatil. Those who encourage women to come to the Musaajid are the very culprits responsible for Muslim women’s so-called liberation and emancipation from the shackles of the Shariah – the Holy Shackles with which Allah Azza Wa Jal has fettered the movements and actions of the members of this Ummah which has been created for the sole purpose of the aakhirah. Thus, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“The world is the prison of the Mu’min and the Jannat of the Kaafir.”

The Sunnah fetters of conservatism and traditionalism are the tools and the ways of this Deen of Islam which men of baatil conspire to wreck.

“Will this help in inspiring Islamic consciousness at home?” Asks the Maulana/Shaikh. Yes, the home engagements and activities of a Muslim woman who does not wander the streets, will create a high degree of Deeni consciousness in her. Her “mundane” activities of the home gain for her more thawaab and greater Divine Pleasure than her attendance at the Musjid. Her performance of Salaat at home coupled to her daily duties of a mundane nature are akin to the Jihaad which males wage in the Path of Allah. This is the promise which Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) gave to women who yearned for greater thawaab.

The Muslim woman who remains at home performing her Salaat and engaging in her household work of a mundane nature during the time of Juma’ salaat is far superior to the woman who is present in the Musjid for Juma’ Salaat. Islam does not call her to Juma’. Islam has imposed on her the Zuhr Salaat which she may fulfil at any time during the duration of Zuhr. Her household duties are her Jihaad. Her quest for her husband’s pleasure and comfort is superior for her than the performance of Nafl Salaat and Nafl Saum.

Who can contest this claim! Let the Maulana/Sheikh refute it and we shall provide our Shar’i evidence for these claims made by Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and which we are echoing. Therefore, the Maulana/Sheikh should not lump a woman’s household duties together with the haraam office and shop activities of the “liberated” Muslim woman – liberated from the holy Bonds of the Shariah by the baatil preachings of men of baatil.

QUESTION 2:

“How is it that those who oppose the attendance of their womenfolk in the Masaajid for Ibaadah and Ta’leem allow their women to intermingle with men (most,of them non -Muslims) in offices and shops? How is it that the same “staunch” Muslim men allow their Womenfolk to waste their time before a television set while they pray in the Masaajid? Where is their Islamic duty to their families to attract them to the Worship of ALLAH (SWT) and improving their understanding of ISLAM?”

OUR ANSWER:

The Maulana/Sheikh has mixed up his facts. Those who oppose the attendance of women in the Musaajid for the sake of the Deen – because the Sahaabah opposed it – oppose to a greater degree women’s participation in shop and office activities. And, we must add that women are today in the shops and the offices because the Ulama of Baatil — such evil Ulama who have sold their souls to the world to gain the miserable benefits of this world— have condoned these haraam activities. On the basis of some lop-sided reasoning and confounded policies of diplomacy and expediency they maintained silence in the face of the rising tide of evil and abandonment of Hijaab. The result is before our eyes. The modernist maulana and the modernist sheikh are to be blamed for this unmoral state, not those who prohibit women from the Musjid, for those who prohibit women from the Musjid, forbid them from the shops and offices as well.

The Islamic duty of Muslim men does not direct them to commit another wrong to remedy a wrong in which they happen to be indulging. The evil of watching television cannot be eradicated by encouraging women to attend Juma’ Salaat. The cure for the problem is to inform and educate the people about the evil itself. Tell the people that television is haraam. Be steadfast in executing the duty of Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy anil munkar and abandon the false interpretations of the nafs. This is the answer.

QUESTION 3:

“On what basis or principles do they object for their womenfolk to join them in the Masaajid for Ibadaat occasionally? (this only in Masaajid which has equal but separate facilities for the Sisters). Are they satisfied that their womenfolk are getting that facility to improve themselves Islamically as they are getting by regularly attending activities in the Masjid?”

OUR ANSWER:

Staunch Muslim men never allow their womenfolk into the presence of males, leave alone non-Muslim males. Staunch Muslim men believe that those men who allow their wives and daughters to serve in shops and work in offices are the DAYYOOTH (cuckold) whom Rasulullah ({sallallahu alayhi wasallam) severely reprimanded. Men who permit the emergence of their women folk from the home environment, be it the emergence for the shop, the office or the Musjid, are never staunch Muslims. They lack understanding of Shar’i Hijaab because the Ulama of Baatil mislead and misdirect them. Liberal and modern interpretations are given to the true Sunnah –the true Traditional Ways–of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).

The Maulana’s/Sheikh’s lament about women watching television is misdirected. He should refer this question to those supposed Ulama who have legalized this mother of vice. He should direct this query to the conferences of ulama who themselves indulge in viewing haraam television. The ulama of dhalaal and baatil have encouraged Muslims to become television addicts. The modernist Maulana and the modernist Sheikh are responsible for this lamentable situation in which we find Muslim women squandering their precious time viewing haraam television.

The Maulana/Sheikh should educate Muslim men about the evil of television. He should divert some of his energies to eradicate this haraam medium. If Muslim men were guided correctly, the majority would not have introduced television into their homes. But, as a result of learned men falling prey to their lowly desires, television was legalized and its introduction encouraged by the practical examples of men who are supposed to be the Deeni guides of the community. When Ulama too fall by the wayside and perpetuate an evil institution, they have only themselves to blame for the evil and degraded condition of the community

We can claim with emphasis that they learn almost nothing from the Musaajid in these days. The facility of learning supposedly in the Musaajid exists more in the imagination of the modernist Maulana and the modernist Sheikh. On the other hand, those who observe Shar’i Hijaab for the sake of Allah Ta’ala in obedience to the Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) can be well-satisfied with the alternate arrangements made at home for the Islamic education and training of the womenfolk. The Sharia envisages the education of its females in the home environment by their mahram males. It, therefore, devolves upon the learned men of Islam to intensively educate Muslim men regarding the imperative need and the obligation to teach Muslim women at home what they have acquired in the Musjid or elsewhere.

Furthermore, the Maulana/Sheikh should know that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) appointed a special day for the Ta’leem of women. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) himself went to teach the womenfolk. Why not adopt this Sunnah? Why oppose the wishes and the exhortation of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) by ushering women into the Musaajid? Why follow this crooked path? The women should not be called to the Musjid.

Rather, in obedience to the Sunnah, the Aalim should arrange for a private house and with the minimum amount of publicity and as quietly as possible conduct Ta’leem sessions for the females of a specific neighbourhood. But, of course, there are conditions here too, which have to be fulfilled, e.g. a screen should separate the lecturer from the females. There are other conditions as well, but these are not necessary to be discussed at this stage. The Ta’leem of females cannot be made a public issue. Woman is ‘aurah’. This is the verdict of the conservative and traditional Sunnah. Exposing ‘Aurah’ brings with it spiritual  calamities of disastrous magnitude. Hence, Ibn Mas’ud, the eminent Sahaabi (radhiallahu anhu) said:

“Woman is aurah (an object of concealment). Whe nshe emerges, shaitaan lies in ambush”

The emergence of women from their homes is a great weapon and snare of shaitaan. Although Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has very explicitly warned the Ummah of the type of snare laid by shaitaan, the modernist Maulana and the modernist Sheikh have chosen to remain snug in their delusion–a delusion brought about by their modernistically inclined misinterpretations of the ahadith and Qur’aanic aayaat. Those who believe in the “Musjid facility” for women’s Deeni Ta’leem dwell in deception.

The Ummah’s females were not educated in Musaajid. Their Musjid has all along been the home where she obtained her Deeni Ta’leem. The Ulama should therefore strive to revive the original system of woman’s education. Men have to be educated. It has to be impressed in their minds that they are responsible for the Deeni Ta’leem of their womenfolk. If the Ulama fail in this task, then they may forget about impressing women who attend the Musaajid. There is no goodness and no blessings in inviting women to come out to attend the Musjid.

QUESTION 4:

“Are those who oppose Muslim women from attending the Masaajid not aware of the grave injustice to them regarding their Islamic development? Are they not aware of what is happening to the present generation of our daughters? Are they aware of the number of innocent Muslim sisters who have become ‘Idolaters’ and Christians or have taken intoxicants and ball-room dancing not to mention their un-lslamic tendencies in dress, entertainment and leisure?”

OUR ANSWER:

We are fully aware of this situation of degradation. But, the Maulana/Sheikh seems to be extremely short-sighted. He is wide off the mark. This deplorable condition of Muslim daughters is not the consequence of them not having attended the Musjid. The cause of these baneful evils should be laid at the door of parents who were encouraged by Ulama who concealed the Truth of Islam. The cause of these vices inherited from the libertine west is the evil of female emergence from the home.

Parents have chosen to send their daughters to academic houses of prostitution: secular schools, colleges and universities. They gave their blessings to the wholesale plunder and pillage of their daughters’ shame and honour to the forces of immorality which plague the institutions of secular learning. Parents had permitted their daughters to dress immodestly to enable them to blend into the college and university environment. Parents allowed their daughters to attend school parties and dances. Parents perpetrated wholesale zina of the eyes and zina of the ears and the heart collectively with their sons and daughters sitting huddled in the presence of the shaitaani screen, the television. Parents permitted and actively encouraged their daughters and their sons to participate in every western evil–in every immoral deed of the libertine cult known as western civilization.

The Maulana/Sheikh now has the temerity to vex his indignation and lay the blame on those who endeavoured to fulfil the Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and his Sahaabah by giving practical expression to the wishes and exhortation of Nabi-e-Kareem (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in regard to the prohibition enforced by the Sahaabah. What blatant audacity is this?

Rarely does one find girls who remained at home – girls whose minds were not polluted by the immoral filth gorged and churned out in western colleges and universities – slipping down into the pit of Jahannum with the immoral burdens described in question number 4. The home is the bastion of the Muslim woman. Her modesty, shame, honour and dignity are all protected at home. Her Imaan is safe.

But, modernist Muslims, including the liberal and the ghair muqallid ulama afflicted with the disease of western influences, have opted for casting their children to the kuffaar wolves in colleges and universities so that the enemies of Allah Ta’ala –the enemies of Islam- may pillage all transcendental values of morality which only the Muslim home has to offer – the Muslim home operating under the glare of traditional Sunnah – conservative Sunnah – the Sunnah of Muhammadur Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Let the Maulana/Sheikh ponder before he makes such rash statements which have absolutely no basis in reality.

QUESTION 5: 

“Be fair and honest to your Islamic conscience and begin helping your womenfolk to be with you in seeking for Islamic happiness and success in life, allow her to attend Masjid activities with you in musjids where separate facilities are provided for her to attend.”

OUR ANSWER:

Let the Maulana/Sheikh be honest to his Islamic conscience. Let him reflect and understand the grave injustice which he is causing Rasulullah  (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) by his adoption of a stand in opposition to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Let him examine his conscience with sincerity and he will not fail to discern that he is moving in diametric opposition to the Ta’leem and wishes of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and his Sahaabah. Our womenfolk shall remain at home protected from the vulgarity and barbarity of the streets and devilish characters.

Those Muslim men who are truly concerned about the Deen do make adequate arrangements for the Deeni Ta’leem of their womenfolk. They do not require the services of the modern Maulana and the modern Sheikh in this regard. The services offered by modernist learned men are the promptings of Iblees even though such baatil efforts assume Deeni forms. Purdah Nasheen women cannot become part of a system of so called Ta’leem and Ibaadat which operate in violation of the Sunnah of Nabi-e -Kareem (sallallahu alayhi wasallam).

Remedy the evils. Do not create more evils. Confront the problems with insight. But, then insight does not exist where Taqwa and traditional Sunnah – conservative Sunnah – are absent. The Firaasat (insight) of the Mu’min is dependent on Taqwa which in turn is not possible of attainment without the Traditional and Conservative Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Thus, the separate facilities of which the modernists speak are confounded traps of Iblees.

Question number 6 merely mentions some incidents which indicate the presence of women inside the Musjid during the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Answering the individual incidents mentioned in the Maulana’s Sheikh’s question 6 will be Superfluous since it was never contended that women were not allowed in the Musjid during the age of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). While this fact is accepted, the authorities of the Shariah – the Sahaabah and the Fuqahaa after them have explained the circumstances of the permission as well as the factors for the introduction of the subsequent prohibition.

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has coupled the Sunnah of the Sahaabah to his Sunnah, hence the rulings of the Sahaabah are to be regarded as the Sunnah the following of which Nabi-e-Kareem has made incumbent on Muslims until the Day of Qiyaamah. It, therefore, serves no purpose for the Maulana/Sheikh to attempt to convince people that because women attended the Musjid in the time of Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), they too, in this evil age should encourage their womenfolk to invade the Musaajid in opposition to the Sunnah.

THE WOMEN’S STUDY-GROUPS ADVOCATED BY THE MODERNISTS

Maulana/Sheikh Makda, in the same pamphlet, encourages women to organize themselves in to study-groups which are supposed to dissect, analyse and mutilate the meanings of the Qur’aan Majeed in the cauldron of personal opinions of the womenfolk. The Maulana/ Sheikh encourages womenfolk to submit the Qur’aan Shareef to their opinions. This is indeed an invitation to the road of deviation. Women are not only encouraged to come to the Musaajid, but are also exhorted to make a toy of the Qur’aan Majeed.

The type of women’s study-groups advocated by the Maulana/ Sheikh are un -Islamic, baatil and fraught with grave dangers to the Imaan of the participants. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Whoever speaks about the Our’an with his opinion should prepare his abode in the Fire.”

Let the Maulana/Sheikh understand that the Qur’aan Majeed is not one of those text books used in secular schools. The Qur’aan is the WAHI revealed to Muhammadur Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi was allam) and this Wahi was explained and interpreted by Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) under divine inspiration. The Ummah, therefore, does not need the baatil interpretations of unlawful women’s or men’s Qur’aan study -groups. Let our sisters know that it is not permissible to participate in these un-lslamic study-groups.

Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (Radhiallahu Anhu) said:

“I TAKE OATH BY THE ONE BEING THAT A WOMAN HAS NEVER PERFORMED A BETTER SALAAT THAN THE SALAAT SHE PERFORMS IN HER ROOM…..”