|Subject: Stripping the Muslim woman of her honor and rights Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:12 pm|| |
Stripping the Muslim woman of her honor and rights
I wish to share with you this interesting chapter from the book “Ruling Pertaining to Muslim Women” by Dr Saleh Fauzan Al-Fauzan.
The desires of the enemies of Islam and they lackeys with regard to stripping the Muslim woman of her honor and rights.
Today the enemies of Islam, in fact the enemies of Mankind, from among the disbelievers, the hypocrites and those who have in their hearts a sickness are infuriated with the nobility, status and protection which the Muslim woman has been granted in Islam. This is because the enemies of Islam and the hypocrites seek to make the woman an instrument of destruction; a snare by which they can entrap those who are weak in their Iman (faith) and those who have bodily desires in order that they satisfy their desperate lusts. As Allah says:
“But the wish of those who follow their lusts is that you should deviate away (from the Right path), far, far away” (Surah An-Nisa' 4: 27)
Those among the Muslims who have a sickness in their hearts wish to transform the woman into a cheap commodity in the marketplace of the desirous and satanic temptations. They wish to make her a commodity displayed in front of their eyes so that they can enjoy her beauty and exact from her what is far worse.
For this reason, they have tried hard to remove the woman from her home to join the men in the workplace, side by side, or to serve men as nurses in hospitals, as hostesses on planes, as teachers or students in mixed classrooms, as actresses in theatres, singers and presenters in various forms of media, spreading Fitnah (corruption) with her voice and appearance.
Licentious magazines use pictures of naked young women as a means to spread and sell their publications. Traders and manufacturers have also used these images as a means to sell their goods, by displaying them in their advertisements and on their goods.
Because of these dangerous developments, the woman has being removed from her original role in the house. As a result, the husband is obligated to find a maid to bring up his children and to run the affairs of the house. This has in turn caused much Fitnah and produced many more evils.
However, we do not prohibit the woman from working outside her house provided the following conditions are met:- She must really need to work, or the society has a definite need for her to work, if there are no others who can undertake her type of work.
That this work takes second place in her duties in the house, which is her original and primary role.
That her work be involved with women only, such as teaching women, or being a doctor or nurse for women and that she be separated from men.
Also, there is no harm for the woman to learn what she is required to know of her religion; it is in fact obligatory upon her to do so. There is nothing wrong if she is taught with other women, and she may attend lessons in the Masjid, and other similar places, as long as she is properly veiled and separated from men, according to the pattern set by the women of the pioneer Islamic society in the way they used to work, study and attend the Masjid.