Despite being saddled by the mammoth fitnah of the leadership crisis which has split the Tabligh Jamaat into two opposing factions and drained its lifeblood, the one faction deemed it appropriate to introduce the new immoral bid’ah of organizing a women’s ijtima at its ijtima site in the haraam Laudium sports stadium. The organizers of this women’s gathering have descended into the dregs of moral bankruptcy by having acted in flagrant transgression and violation of the Shariah’s strict ban on female khurooj (emergence) from their homes.
When they are not permitted to make khurooj for even the Fardh Salaat at the Musjid which was allowed during the time of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) but prohibited later by the Consensus (Ijmaa’) of the Sahaabah, then by what stretch of Imaani logic did these confounded elders of the one faction of the Tabligh Jamaat deem it appropriate to organize a women’s function which is in total emulation of the women’s gatherings and functions of the modernist zindeeqs?
In having organized this haraam function, this Tablighi faction has betrayed Allah Ta’ala, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), the Ummah and Islam. They are now plodding the pathway prepared for them by shaitaan. One evil leads to another. It all started with their ladies tabligh groups, the so-called ‘mastooraat’ jamaats which in reality are makshufaat jamaats – self-revealing, self-exposing and self-advertising groups. Shaitaan has ensnared them hook, line and sinker. The brains of these elders responsible for this haraam women’s event have become corrupted and convoluted by shaitaani manipulation. There is no valid Shar’i argument to bolster this haraam, lewd event which opens the avenue for zina of a variety of kinds as mentioned by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam).
If the Tabligh Jamaat will continue along this path of baatil, dhalaal, fisq and fujoor, it must be prepared to come into direct collision with the Ulama-e-Haq who will not spare them nor differentiate between them and other groups of deviates. They will be placed on the same pedestal of deviation as one of the 72 deviate sects beyond the fold of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaat. The elders must sit up and take note of the haraam direction they have opted for.
The elders of the Tabligh Jamaat must understand that the Tabligh Jamaat in consequence of the nafsaani life and death leadership struggle wracking it currently, is bleeding the Jamaat to death. In many places, due to the internecine haraam, nafsaani leadership struggle, even the movement of Tablighi groups have come to a halt in some places, and in most places it has drastically scaled down.
Yet, the elders of this faction of the Jamaat have selected to embark on a flagrantly haraam move which is in diametric conflict with the Qur’aan and Sunnah. When a movement is in its death throes, it acts insanely. It is our dua that the eyes and brains of these elders open up to understand the villainous pathway of moral and spiritual destruction they are moving on.[By Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai]
ALLAH’S COMMAND FOR WOMEN TO REMAIN FIRMLY WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE HOME
“And remain steadfastly within your homes and do not display your finery as women used to do in the Days of Jahiliyyah.” [33:33]
The following is a small glimpse into the Tafseer of this verse by the authoritative Mufassirs (interpreters) of the Qur’an which is in stark contrast to the prevalent ‘Tafseer’ given nowadays by modernist, feminized quacks masquerading as ‘scholars’:
Tafseer al-Qurtubi, amongst the most authoritative and widely accepted Tafseers of the Qur’an for the past thousand years or so, states that the command applies to all women, that there are countless other evidences that support this command, and that women must not venture outside without Hajaah – a real necessity:
“This command applies to all Muslim women even if it was the only proof in this regard; Nevertheless, there are countless commands and evidence proving that the Muslim woman should remain firmly within her house and refrain from leaving it without a necessity.”
Al-Qurtubi also mentions that when A’isha (radhiyallahu anha) recited this verse, she wept with such a weeping that her entire khimâr became wet due to her regret over her coming out of her house in order to attempt to reconcile between the Sahabah (radhiyallahu anhum) after the fitnah that occurred in the wake of the martyrdom of Hazrat Uthman (radhiyallahu anhum).
Al- Qurtubi adds that when another wife of the Prophet, Sawdah (radhiyallahu anha) was asked why she did not perform the Hajj or the Umrah along with her sisters, the virtuous lady replied:
‘I have already performed the Hajj and the Umrah. As for now, Allah has commanded me to stay in my house.’ (Tafsir al-Qurtubi (14/179))
She remained in her home till the day of her death, when her lifeless body was buried in Medina.
In the Tafseer of Imam Ibn Abi Haatim, who was from amongst the generation of the great Muhadditheen such as Imam Bukhari, Imam Muslim, Imam Tirmidhi, etc., Imam Ibn Abi Haatim produces the following narration regarding the Sahabah, Hazrat Abu Barzah (radhiyallahu anhu), in order to emphasize the evil and villainy of women emerging from their homes without necessity:
“Umm Naila (radiyallahu anha) said “Abu Barzah (radhiyallahu anhu) came and did not find the mother of his son in the house and the people said she had gone to the Masjid. When she returned he shouted at her and said “Allah has forbidden women from going out, and had ordered them to stay in their houses, and not to follow the Janazah procession, and not go to the Masjid, and not to attend Jum’uah.”” (Ibn Abi Hatim.)
One of the reasons behind Allah’s explicit command for women to remain at home is the fact that the woman is Aurah (to be concealed in entirety) as stated in numerous Hadiths of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Just one narration is the following Hadith reported by Hadhrat lbn Mas’ood (radhiyallaahu anhu) who said that Nabee (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) said:
“The woman is Aurah (must be concealed in entirety); whenever she emerges from the home, shaytaan surreptitiously pursues her (lies in wait).” (Tirmidhi – Saheeh)
Hadhrat Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) that Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said:
“Women have no share in emerging (from their homes) except in emergencies (i.e. genuine needs defined and explained by the Fuqaha)” (Tabaraani — Mu’jamul Kabeer)
Regarding Rasulullah’s (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) explicit declaration that the woman is Aurah, the first and primary level of concealment is confinement to the home. Hence, in an authentic variant of the above Hadith found in the Musannaf of Abi Shayba, Hazrat Ibn Mas’ood (radhiyallahu anhu) issues the following emphatic command:
“Keep the women confined (احبسوا) to the home, for indeed the woman is Aurah (must be concealed in entirety). Verily, when a woman emerges from her home, shaytaan surreptitiously pursues her and says to her: “You will not pass by any [man] except that he will be attracted to you.”
Imam Bayhaqi narrates the following hadith which also has authentic versions in other reliable Hadith books such as al-Bazzar and al-Tabarani:
“Asmaa’ bintu Yazeed Al-Ansaariyyah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhaa), a Sahaabiyyah from the Banu ‘Abdil Ash-hal clan, once approached Nabee (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) while He (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) was seated among the Sahaabah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhum) and addressed Him (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) in the following words:
“May my father and mother be sacrificed for you! I have come to you as a representative of all women. May my life be sacrificed for you! Every single woman, in the east and west, whether she has heard that I will come to you or not, will have exactly the same question as myself. Verily ALLAAH Ta‘aalaa has sent You with the truth to men and women. We brought imaan in You & in ALLAAH Ta‘aalaa who deputed You.
• We, the women, live with restrictions and limitations.
• We don’t leave the confines of our homes.
• We allow You to fulfil your needs with us, and we bear your children.
• You, the men, have been favoured by your being able to attend the jumu‘ah salaah and other salaahs in congregation.
• You are able to visit the sick and be present at funerals.
• You perform hajj after hajj and even more virtuous than that is your fighting in the path of ALLAAH Ta‘aalaa. When any of you men leave your home to perform hajj or ‘umrah or to guard the borders of the Islamic territories, it is none other than us women who protect your wealth for you. We sew your clothes for you. We raise and care for your children.
Don’t we have a share in your reward O Rasool of ALLAAH (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam)?”
On hearing the complaint of this woman, Nabee (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) turned His face towards the Sahaabah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhum) and asked,
“Have you ever heard a woman ask a question regarding her deen more excellent than the question of this woman?”
The Sahaabah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhum) replied,
“O Rasool of ALLAAH (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) ! We never imagined that a woman could be inspired to ask a question of this nature !”
Nabee (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) turned back to her and said,
“Return, O woman, and inform all the women you represent that for you to display excellent conduct with your husband, seek to keep him happy and try your utmost to comply with his ways will equal all the deeds you mentioned.”
Asmaa’ (radhiyallaahu ‘anhaa) was so delighted to hear this, that as she walked away she continued to exclaim “ALLAAHU AKBAR !” and “LA ILAAHA ILLALLAAH !”.
(Shub’ul Imaan – Hadith number: 8369)
Authentic variants of this Hadith found in al-Bazzar and other reliable Hadith collections state that a woman merely staying firmly within her home, or engrossing herself in her housework accrues for her the same reward men can ONLY acquire by fighting Jihaad in the battlefield!
One example of such a narration is the following authentic one narrated in Musnad al-Bazzaar:
On the authority of Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu): The women came to the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and said: “O Messenger of Allah, the men have taken [all] virtue and Jihad in Fee Sabeelillah (in the Path of Allah), so what action is there for us by which we [too] can acquire the [reward of the] action of the Mujahideen in the Path of Allah.” The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied: “Whoever stays” – or a word similar to it – “from amongst you in her house, she [too] will acquire the [reward of the] action of the Mujahideen in the Path of Allah.” (Musnad al-Bazzar, no. 6962)
IF WOMEN CLAIM TO BE CONCERNED SOLELY FOR THE PLEASURE OF ALLAH, AND THEY ARE ABLE TO ATTAIN THE GREATEST PLEASURE OF ALLAH – THE REWARD OF THE MUJAAHIDEEN FEE SABEELILLAAH – BY MERELY CONFINING THEMSELVES TO THEIR HOMES, THEN WHAT IS THE REAL MOTIVE FOR THEM EMERGING FROM THEIR HOMES FOR “DEENI” WORK?
For many more quotes from the Salaf-us-Saaliheen related to women’s unnecessary and sinful emergence from their homes see the following article: