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لﺎَﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱠﻲﺒﱠﻨﻟا ﱠنَأ ﺎﻤُﻬْﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲِﺿر َﺮَﻤُﻋ ِﻦﺑا ِﻦﻋَو
ﱢﻨﻟا َﺮَﺸْﻌﻣ ﺎﻳ
،َﻦْﻗﱠﺪَﺼَﺗ ِءﺎﺴ
ِرﺎﱠﻨﻟا ِﻞْهَأ َﺮَﺜْآَأ ﱠﻦُﻜُﺘْﻳَأَر ﻲﱢﻧِﺈَﻓ ، ِرﺎَﻔْﻐِﺘْﺳﻻا َﻦِﻣ َنْﺮِﺜْآَأو
ﱠﻦُﻬْﻨِﻣ ٌةَأَﺮْﻣا ِﺖَﻟﺎﻗ
َلﺎَﻗ ؟ ِرﺎﱠﻨﻟا ِﻞْهَأ َﺮَﺜْآَأ ﺎَﻨَﻟﺎﻣ
ِدو ٍﻞْﻘﻋ ِتﺎَﺼِﻗﺎَﻧ ْﻦِﻣ ُﺖْﻳَأر ﺎَﻣ َﺮﻴِﺸﻌﻟا َنْﺮُﻔْﻜَﺗو ، َﻦْﻌﱠﻠﻟا َنْﺮِﺜْﻜُﺗ
ﱠﻦُﻜْﻨِﻣ ﱟﺐُﻟ يِﺬِﻟ َﺐﻠْﻏَأ ٍﻦﻳ
ُنﺎﺼْﻘُﻧ ﺎﻣ
لﺎﻗ ؟ ِﻦﻳﱢﺪﻟاو ﻞْﻘﻌْﻟا
ﻲﱢﻠَﺼُﺗ ﻻ َمﺎﱠﻳَﻷا ُﺚُﻜْﻤَﺗو ، ٍﻞُﺟر ِةدﺎَﻬﺸِﺑ ِﻦْﻴَﺗَأﺮﻣا ُةَدﺎَﻬَﺷ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "
O women folk! You should
give charity and be diligent in seeking Allah's forgiveness because I have seen (i.e., on the Night of the Ascension to
the highest heavens) that dwellers of the Hell are women.'' A woman amongst them said: "Why is it that the majority
of the dwellers of Hell are women?'' The Prophet (PBUH) replied, "You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your
husbands. In spite of your lacking in wisdom and failing in religion, you are depriving the wisest of men of their
intelligence.'' Upon this the woman asked: "What is the deficiency in our wisdom and in our religion?'' He (PBUH)
replied, "Your lack of wisdom can be well judged from the fact that the evidence of two women is equal to that one
man. You do not offer Salat (prayer) for some days and you do not fast (the whole of) Ramadan sometimes, it is a
deficiency in religion
1. In this narration, certain weaknesses of the female sex have been pointed out, which are natural and pertain to the
woman's biology, psychology and embryology.
According to biologists, during and before menstruation, a female's thought process is affected. Similarly, her pulse
and blood pressure are also altered. Females are also more prone to hysteria. For these reasons, the Qur'an has
declared that when you have to appoint or choose witnesses among women, you should choose two in place of one
man. Modern researches have proved this rule to be correct on the basis of biology, psychology and embryology.
Again we know that physically speaking, the female has been named as the weaker sex. For these reasons, females
have been excused from earning their livelihood. For earning livelihood, one may have to go out and work hard.
Women have been exempted from this duty because of their biological differences and other considerations of
Shari`ah. Present-day women who are ignorant of Islam and modern researches are not prepared to accept these
scientifically and religiously proved facts. The West claims equality between the sexes. But this equality has not
been established so far. Today all the important posts are occupied by males and all the international policies are
framed by them alone. Even matters pertaining to women are decided by them. They have mostly relegated them to
the posts of workers, secretaries and stenographers for their sexual satisfaction and enjoyment. After a struggle for
hundred years, their condition today proves that they are the weaker sex.
So, it is both beneficial and more respectful for her to limit herself to the sphere of action suggested for her by Islam.
If she oversteps her sphere, she will certainly lose her female dignity and prestige, as has happened in the West. Her
state and condition there is an eyeopener for all.
2. Women should request forgiveness from Allah very often and be generous in charity. They should not show
ungratefulness to their husbands and should avoid backbiting and cursing others so that they may save themselves
from Hell.