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Shaykh Al-Albâni رحمه الله :

“And the purpose of the commandment for wearing the Jilbâb is to cover the beauty of a woman. So it is not sensible that the Jilbâb itself should be attractive! And this is as you see very clear and self-evident.” 

[Taken from the book entitled: جلباب المراة المسلمة في الكتاب والسنة – The Jilbâb of the Muslim woman as in the Qur’ân and Sunnah, pg.74. Authored by Al Imâm, Al Mujaddid, Al Muhaddith, ash-Shaykh Al-Albâni]

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source: silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor, tape no. 345/7
asaheeha translations

Question: “Is it allowed for a woman to make a condition that the one proposing to her must be a student of knowledge?”
Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) answers:

“She wants the one proposing to be from the students of knowledge, so what’s the problem? Just like her wanting a righteous man, (here) she keenly desires one who is (both) righteous and a student of knowledge. Of course, when she is making this requirement for him to be a student of knowledge, she does not mean someone who is not righteous. Thus, she means one who is (both) righteous and a student of knowledge. What is the problem with this? If only all young women were of this kind.”

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By Aboo Zaynab Tawfeeq Ibn Hosley

Transcribed by:Umm Hasna Firdous Bint Jabir

Overview :

This is a lecture that should put the heart of every woman at ease. Though the life of a woman in Islaam may seem difficult to some who have no knowledge, or insight, Allaah Has promised Paradise for His righteous servants.

The brother starts the sermon with – Khutbatul-Haajah –

Today’s Khutbah is a reminder for myself and everyone else who is sitting here and all those who may hear about this khutbah and i.e. the prohibition of Ikhtilaaq – of freely mixing between male and female. Al Islaam has placed before us the ways to reduce the temptations of the fitnah of Nisaah and that is this ikhtilaaq (is freely mixing between a man and a woman) — a woman mixing with a man who does not have a mahram and this is prohibited in Islaam. This is the ways that destroys the society and this is the reason why we are going to speak about this today because it is the women who build the society. When you look at the society of today, we see that the women, they are amongst the people that are destroying the society. Because the strongest evidence that prohibits this mixing between men and women when Allaah Azzawajal says in Kitaab al-Azeez i.e. the Quraan :

“Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala commands the women to stay in their houses and He prohibits them from making this dazzling display of themselves.”

Why did Allaah tabarak wa ta’ala inform us thus? Why did He encourage them and command them to stay in their houses? It is because they will not be molested and they stay in their houses and remember Allaah subhana wa ta’ala and they will be protected in their houses. So that they can be protected from all of the evils that occur when they leave their house.

Yes, when we look at this ayat, look at today’s society na’am when you go and buy airline tickets, whom do you see? except women.

When you go to the bank, whom do you see? except women.

When you want to buy a car, whom do you see? except women.

When you want to pay your electricity bill / gas bill whom do you see? except women.

Na’am, they are the o­nes who are destroying the society. They are the o­nes who are allowing the destruction of the society. It is because we don’t want to listen to the guidance of Allaah subhana wa ta’ala. Because if you listen to the guidance and heed the guidance and implement the guidance and disseminate this guidance amongst the people we will be amongst the people who are successful. (more…)

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Question: Is it permissible to extend the greeting [of as-salaam ‘alaykum] to a Muslim woman without looking at her and talking to her [beyond saying as-salaam ‘alaykum]?

Response: It is permissible so long as you are [both] protected from fitnah. The Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) used to extend the greeting (as-salaam ‘alaykum) to the women and quite possibly raise his hand as a [greeting] sign, so there is no harm in saying “as-salaam ‘alaykum” and she [responds by] saying “wa ‘alaykum as-salaam” – no harm in this. And Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) says regarding the women:
{…but speak in an honourable manner}, Soorah al-AhzaabAayah 32
Shaykh Muqbil ibn Haadee
Ghaaratul-Ashritah ‘alaa Ahlil-Jahli was-Safsatah – Volume 1, Page 115
Source: Fatwa Online

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When men mix with women, it is like mixing fire and wood.

– Ibn Taymiyyah [Al-Istiqaamah, 1/361]”

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Women going out

‎`Abdullaah bin Mas`ood narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “A woman is `awrah; when she goes out, the devil makes her (more) attractive.”

‎[Tirmidhee (1173) and Ibn Khuzaimah in his “Saheeh” (1685). Authenticated by Shaikh al-Albaanee in “al-Saheehah” (2688) and “Saheeh al-Targheeb” (346). It was also authenticated by Shaikh Muqbil in “Saheeh al-Musnad” (881)]

‘Abdullaah bin Mas’ood,  said:
Women are but an ‘awrah (something private to be covered). A woman might leave her house without there being any problem with her, but the Shaytân seeks her out and says [to her], “You will not pass by anyone except that you will impress/please him.” A woman puts on her clothes and is asked where she is going, to which she replies, “To visit a sick person,” or “to attend a funeral”, or “to pray in the masjid”; but a woman never worships Allaah in the way she does when she worships Him in her house.
Al-Tabarânî. Graded sahîh by Shaykh Al-Albânî in Sahîh Al-Targhîbi wa Al-Tarhîb Vol. 1 p84.

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Below is a brief summary of Shaykh Ramzaan’s beautiful advice during his stay here in Toronto. A friend took these notes for the sisters who weren’t able to attend to benefit, may Allaah reward her, aameen.

“Below are some beautiful words of advice by our shaykh Muhammed ibn Ramzaan al-Haajiri that I wanted to share with my sisters in Islam around the world who couldn’t make it to the event since this wasn’t broadcasted online. This advice was giving to us at the sisters event called General Guidelines for the Muslim Women at masjid al-Furqaan/Troid on July 17, 2011. This just a summary of the advice, I’m a sure I have missed some point here and there so sisters if you have something that I missed please share. Lastly may Allaah reward the shaykh for visiting us and benefiting us. I’m sure it’s not easy for him to leave his home, family and travel such a far distance. May grant him safely on his way back home and preserve him, aameen.


First of all the shaykh said to remember Allaah and to have taqwa of Allaah and to thank Allaah for the great blessing of al-Islaam and the sunnah. Know that Allaah wants good for you so you should comply with what Allaah has commanded the sisters to do. Also know that the rules and regulations of Islam are for your own good. Everything that Allaah commands has great benefit whether you have knowledge of it or not. For this reason the women have rules and regulations like the men have rules and regulation. Some are specifically for the men likewise some are specifically for the women. An example is that of praying at the masjid, it is obligatory for the men to pray at the masjid when the women can pray at home. Likewise there are those pertaining to how men and women live at home in their families. Other rulings pertaining to worship, fasting, hajj, some are specific to men, others are specific to women. Men are made as test for women and women are made as test for men. You have to endure this test with patience. The mahram for the women is at the women’s service, not as a spy but to protect her, serve her and make things easy for her. That’s why women are preserved from a young age, as a child her father takes care of her, when she gets married her husband, than her son. Not because she can’t take care of herself, but to be at her service. The women in the presence of man she feels secure. May Allaah give us safety, security and belief/eemaan.”

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In the Name of Allaah, Ar-Rahmaan, Ar-Raheem…

Question posed to Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree

[Q]: Is it permissible for a woman to disobey her parents if they command her not to wear the ‘abaaya?

[A]: It seems to be apparent that you, O my daughter, are from the khalaeej (the Gulf States) if in fact you are not from Saudi Arabia. It is obligatory upon the Muslim woman to wear thejilbaab. The jilbaab is an outer covering that conceals the beauty of a woman and her clothing; it covers her body from head to toe. This means that it covers the entire body.

As for the ‘abaaya that is most popular in the Gulf States, then it has taken the place of thejilbaab.

I say that if in your area the jilbaab is predominately worn by the people, then do not wear the ‘abaaya. However, if in your area or country the people predominately wear the ‘abaayathen do not obey your parents (i.e. wear the jilbaab not the ‘abayaa) as there is no obedience to the creation when it involves disobedience to the creator.

At this point I would like to clarify that the ‘abaaya of the woman is be worn upon the head, and for her to wear it upon the shoulders is an error, even if some of the people of knowledge have given verdicts that the ‘abaaya can be worn on the shoulders.

Verily, those who have given the verdict (stating) that a woman can wear the ‘abayaa on the shoulders have only done so because they were unaware that the ‘abayaa has taken the place of the jilbaab; and the jilbaab is worn from the head.

Understand this, may Allaah bless you.

Source :
http://www.en.miraath.net/content/parents-order-their-daughter-remove-her-‘abaya –Translated by Anwar Ibn ‘Arif

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“It is befitting for the Muslimah when she’s preparing the food that she busys her tongue with the rememberance of Allah. So while she’s cooking she glorifies Allah, while she’s cooking she’s saying Laa ilaaha illa Allah, while she’s cooking she’s remembering Allah and in that inshaAllaah she will have a tremendous reward.”

— Shaykh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhaylee

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