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Saturday, April 20, 2013

THE MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT WOMEN IN ISLAM.

To Allah belong all praises, we seek help from Him and we ask for His pardon. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil of our souls and deeds. Whom Allah guides right, no one can lead him astray and whom He leaves to stray there will be no Guide for him. I bear witness that there is no God but Allah alone with no partner, and I testify that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. May peace and blessings be upon the chosen servant of Allah and the ordained Messenger of Allah, his family, companions, and whoever tread their path and follow their traces till the day of recompense. But after that, O people! I admonish you and myself to fear Allah, because the fear of Allah- the exalted is a way of prosperity, a bridge to success and a symbol of righteousness. Allah says: {فَاتَّقُواْ اللَّهَ ياأُوْلِى الاْلْبَابِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ} (المائدة:100). “So fear Allah, O ye that understand; that (so) ye may prosper.” (5: 100) Brothers in Islam and faith: The culture among Muslim women, beginning from when the revelation came from Allah (SWT) upon Prophet Muhammad, was substantively the culture of hijab and a clear rejection of nudity, dazzling display of embellishment and free mix with alien men. This came to effect through the explicit command of Allah, ordering Prophet Muhammad to instruct the believing women to guard their private parts, reduce their gaze, conceal their embellishment away from the sight of alien men by drawing [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests. He also ordered them to stay more within the homes and to attend to external requests of needs from behind a screen or partition, for that makes for greater purity for the hearts of men who request and those of the women. They were instructed as well to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments, so that they will be known and not be abused, and not to go out in dazzling manner as was the practice in the days of former ignorance and not to stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their adornment. Muslims remained on this practice for almost 13 centuries transmitting the custom from generation to generation till the manifest of colonization by the malicious crusaders who pitched their tents on most Muslim lands. Through their experiences they came to realize that the woman is that wide entry and greatest weapon to corrupt the Islamic society, the Islamic religion and the Muslim states. They therefore adopted deadly weapons to actualize their evil aims and purposes. These enemies spread some misconceptions about the Hijab in Islam Misconception 1:, They said that Hijab is one of the many cultures of the Arabs common during the pre-Islamic era, because the Arabs naturally protects their honour, they bury alive the girl child out of shame, hence they compel women to adorn hijab in solidarity for their tradition, which Islam came to dispraise and abolish, Hijab inclusive, thus Islam abolished the Hijab. They claimed commitment to Hijab is backwardness and under-development in civilization and progress. The Response: Verily, prior to Islam, the Arabs never knew the Hijab which Islam made obligatory for women. Rather, Allah actually condemned the display of the pre-Islamic era and guided Muslim women to disregard dazzling display of their embellishment so as not to resemble the women of the pre-Islamic era. Allah said: {وَقَرْنَ فِى بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلاَ تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَـاهِلِيَّةِ الأولَى}(الأحزاب:33). And abide in your houses and do not display yourselves as [was] the dazzling display of the former times of ignorance. (33: 33) Also the hadiths that are filled with condemnation of changing Allah’s creation, clearly show that the joining of hair and the plucking of the eyebrow were common among Jewish women before Islam, and this was one of the practices of the women who display their embellishment in dazzling manner. Truly though, Islam came to abolish the lowly traditions of the Arabs, however, in addition to that, they had some beautiful traditions which Islam ratified and never abolish, such as honouring guests, generousity, brevity and others. While some of their offensive culture includes- the going out of women exposing their faces and necks and dazzling display of their embellishment. Consequently, Allah made Hijab obligatory with Islam in order to elevate woman and preserve her dignity as well as protect her from the unchaste and the tendentious people. O Muslims, if Muslim women feel satisfied with their mode of dressing which have not made them backward or under- developed, what then is the stress of the so called advanced nations in that? It is a surprise to hear them call to personal freedom and sanctity, which no one should touch, but thereafter they interfere in the freedom of others to wear whatever cloth they want. (Al-Mutabarrijaat pg: 122) Underdevelopment has its causes so also do development. Therefore, to drag the legislation of covering modesty and morality into this is an already exposed trick, to which only the lagging fools could fall prey to. When then have both development and civilization become connected with people’s mode of dressing? Surely, civilization, progress and development were the result of researches reached by people through employing the human mind and thought, not a matter of their clothes and appearances. (Al-Mutabarrijaat pg: 122) Misconception 2: Another misconceptions is that they claimed being naked is the right of the women which was stolen from her by the society, or looted by selfish rigid men. They also believe Hijab to be an oppression and a denial of women their right. (Women Liberation by Muhammad Qutb, p. 21.) Response: We hereby respond to them that it was men that mandate women to wear Hijab, which could have thus warranted them to raise their case against him in order to get rid of his injustice against her as was the case in Europe between women and men. However, the injunction to adorn the Hijab was ordained by her Lord and creator, whom she cannot argue with or make choice out of the instruction. Allah said: {وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤْمِنٍ وَلاَ مُؤْمِنَةٍ إِذَا قَضَى اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَمْرًا أَن يَكُونَ لَهُمُ الْخِيَرَةُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِمْ وَمَن يَعْصِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ ضَلاَلاً مُّبِينًا}(الأحزاب:36) “It is not for a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, that they should [thereafter] have any choice about their affair. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly strayed into clear error.” (33: 36) (Women Liberation by Muhammad Qutb, p. 19.) And that in itself is not an issue, the Hijab law was established during the era of the Prophet (PBUH), it was implemented in his era, and then the practice continued for 13 (thirteen) centuries successively and there is no Muslim who believes in Allah and His Messenger that could say that women were unjustly treated during the Prophet’s (PBUH) era. After this era, if any injustice befell women, it would have been at a time when Muslims remained under-developed in their faith matters. Then Hijab can never be the source of such injustice to her, factually or presumptuously, because the Hijab have been in existence during the glorious era of Islam as a constant companion of moral and spiritual cleanliness, and a companion of human elevation that is unrivalled in the entire human history. (Women's Liberation by Muhammad Qutb pg:19-20) Misconception 3: The enemies also alleged that the Hijab is a symbol of extremism and fanaticism, intolerance and religious extremism, and one of the signs of extremes and hardness, which causes repulsion, antagonism and confrontation between two groups within the community, that may eventually lead to a breach of security and stability. Response: In response to that, all these claims are totally rejected. Hijab is neither a symbol of any of their claims nor is it a symbol at all to begin with. Because symbols have no functional stand except to express one’s religious affiliation, such as the cross on the neck of a Christian, or the small skull cap place on the head by a Jew, the two has no function other than advertising identity. But the Hijab has a known function and a noble reason, which include covering, modesty, purity and chastity. It should not cross the mind of the Muslim woman who wears the Hijab to think that is a way to announces herself and her religion, but that she only obeys the injunction of her Lord. The Hijab is a religious sanctity and not a symbol of extremism or creating hardship. Then, this misconception they uttered against the Muslim woman's Hijab why didn't they utter the same concerning the headgear of the Nuns? Why didn’t they say: “that veil of the Jews and Christians are symbols of religious intolerance and sectarian discrimination? Why didn’t they say that the hanging the cross is a symbol of religious extremism which dragged the calamities of the Crusade wars? Why didn’t they say that the small skull cap on the head of the Jew is a symbol of religious extremism which could cause carnage, terror in occupied Palestine? The wearing of Hijab by women was completed from the perspective of consented agreement and spiritual contentment; they were not coerced to adorn Hijab under the threat of iron and fire. Likewise, others were not invited to Hijab except with wisdom and legitimate and rational proofs. But the reverse of this is true, which can be explained thus, that compelling women to remove their Hijab and making that a binding law or injunction is a symbol of secular intolerance and extremism. Such tendencies could cause conflicts and retaliations, because it is an attack on religious freedom and personal liberty. Misconception 4: Dear Muslims, they also claimed that the Hijab leaves out half of the society idle, as it enjoins them to stay at home. (My non-hijab sister, pg: 64) Response: Women are fundamentally to stay at home. Allah says: {وَقَرْنَ فِى بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلاَ تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ الأُولَى} (الأحزاب:33) And abide in your houses and do not display yourselves as [was] the dazzling display of the former times of ignorance. (33: 33) And this does not mean an insult to women or crippling of her potentiality rather it is an optimal engagement of her potential. (My non-hijab sister, pg: 64) There is nothing of women's Hijab that could prevent them from carrying out their duties, or any of the permissible work she could do, and it does not prevent them from acquiring knowledge. She can do all that while she still maintains her Hijab and avoid free mixing while walking in public. Many female university students who adorn Hijab and avoid free mixing with the male students have achieved leading positions in their exams, and they attained positions of honour and respect among teachers and students. (Fataatul-Islaam, pg. 39-40). But verily, half of the society becomes idled and incapacitated by the going out of women, by her competing with men in their works, by neglecting her work which cannot be performed by others on her behalf. This is also the reason for the breakdown of societies and the spread of corruption, crime and the disintegration of families. Because the task of caring for children and their upbringing in addition to the concern over their affairs remain the most noble task and the most serious which unfortunately ended up to be without a breadwinner or overseer. May Allah benefit me and you with the Holy Qur'aan, and the guidance of the leader of the apostles (PBUH), Having said my message, I seek Allah’s forgiveness for me and you and all Muslims, from all sins, engage in seeking forgiveness from Him, He is All-forgiving, Most- merciful. The Second Sermon All praises are due to Allah the Lord of the universe, plentiful praises, good and blessed. May the salutations and peace of our Lord be upon the messenger of mercy to the worlds, his families, and all his companions. Thereafter, Dear Muslims! By Allah, Islam is coming to lead the world because it is the religion chosen by God for humanity. {إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ اْلإِسْلاَمُ} (آل عمران : 19)، “The Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His Will)” (3: 19) {الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا (المائدة : 3) “This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” (5:3) There are other good news which is known to be peculiar with the nature of Islam, the tradition of Allah and His tradition with His creation. Some of which includes the fact that Islam as a religion is perfectly compatible with nature, and it seeks to actualize people’s interests and well- being in this world and the hereafter. Apparently, the earlier divine messages were abrogated, distorted, and changed. The realities of human systems and experiences are adequate in this respect to define the defects and failures in them as man-made efforts. Part of the nature of the Islamic Approach is the affirmation that the future belongs to Islam, we have clear certainty that is unwavering in the divinely ordained role of Islam in this world, and that is binding whether the enemies want or dislike it. Among the good news: The world today complains about the failure of all the human systems, it (the world) swallows the bitterness and the scourge of these systems which have destroyed humanity and wiped out all its good aspects. The closest evidence to that is the successive collapse of the Communist regimes one after the other. It is the duty of Allah to bring down anything that raises itself in pride. Therefore destruction is looming- God’s willing- for their likes including those drowned in disbelief and misguidance, who wage war against Islam and Muslims. Allah, the Almighty says: وَلا يزال الذين كفروا تصيبهم بما صنعوا قارعة أو تحل قريباً من دارهم حتى يأتي وعد الله إن الله لا يخلف الميعاد “But the Unbelievers,- never will disaster cease to seize them for their (ill) deeds, or to settle close to their homes, until the promise of Allah come to pass, for, verily, Allah will not fail in His promise.” (13: 31) The world today seeks for a saviour to save it from these evils but there is no saviour except Islam, the only solution. O Allah grant honour to Islam and Muslims, and humiliate idolatry and idolaters, protect the possession of religion, humiliate the enemies of the religion. O Allah grant us security in our country- Nigeria, make this country safe, secured, generous, comfortable, and all other Muslim countries. O Allah, grant victory to your religion and your book and your Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and your righteous servants. Oh God, make our leaders merciful to us, and guide them to the truth, O Lord of the universe.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

NUDITY AS ONE OF THE PREVALENT SOCIAL ILLS JUST BEFORE PROPHETHOOD OF MUHAMMAD (PBUH).

Praise be to Allah Who sent down the book and ordered chastity and hijab therein. I bear witness that there is no God but Allah alone without any partner, He forgive sin, accepts repentance, and He is severe in punishment. Whoever is steadfast on God’s guidance receives recognition and reward, and he who does wrong is promised a painful torment. I bear witness that Muhammad is his servant and Messenger; a prophet given wisdom, sound judgment in speech and decision, and ordered lofty virtues and manners. May the peace and blessings of God be upon him, his families and companions and those who follow them in righteousness till the day of final return. And after that, O dear Muslims I admonish myself and you all to fear Allah- the Exalted. Whoever fears Allah, He honours, helps and establishes his heart and soul on the truth and finally admit him into paradise. Allah says: } تِلْكَ الْجَنَّةُ الَّتِي نُورِثُ مِنْ عِبَادِنَا مَن كَانَ تَقِيّاً { مريم: 63 “Such is the Garden which We give as an inheritance to those of Our servants who guard against Evil..” (19: 63) Islam met the Arab society, as common with every other society, holding a view that the woman is an object of lust and enjoyment to quench sensual urge. It held a downgraded view of her judging from human point of view. Islam also met a total collapse in the society with regards to sexual relationship, aesthetic sense of taste and vain glorification of carnality and flesh. The family system was equally in a total shamble and ruin. The Qur'anic text referred to nudity as remnant of the pre-Islamic era, Allah, the exalted said: }وَقَرْنَ فِي بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلاَ تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ اْلأُولَى) {الأحزاب 33) And stay quietly in your houses, and make not a dazzling display, like that of the former Times of Ignorance” (33: 33). Dazzling display- At-Tabar-ruj, is when women expose their bodies and clothes and jewelries in the sight of men. Maqatil bn Hayyaan commented on the verse thus: “it refers to a woman who adorns the veil but do not tie it well whereby her necklaces, earrings and neck are exposed.” Mujahid said: “when a woman goes out and walk before men, that is At-Tabar-ruj”. Qatadah commented that: “They (women) had a peculiar walk style and flirt manner but Allah warned against all these.” (Tafsir bn Kathir, 6/410) Ignorance as it is, is not confined to a particular period in time rather it is a specific social condition with peculiar concepts of life, which are possible to exist anytime and anywhere as manifesting precipitates of ignorance. In accordance with this standard mentioned above, we find that we now live as blind in an ignorant period, with brutal feeling, animalistic disposition, falling and dragging humanity to the abode of humiliation. We realize that there is no virtue nor purity and no fortune for a society lucked in such life and fail to apply the divine approach in achieving cleanliness and getting rid of Ignorance. CLOTHES AND ADORNMENT; GOD’S FAVOUR ON MAN God has bestowed upon his servants the grace to wear clothes and adornment, God says: "يَا بَنِي آدَمَ قَدْ أَنْزَلْنَا عَلَيْكُمْ لِبَاسًا يُوَارِي سَوْآتِكُمْ وَرِيشًا وَلِبَاسُ التَّقْوَى ذَلِكَ خَيْرٌ ذَلِكَ مِنْ آيَاتِ اللَّهِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَذَّكَّرُونَ “الأعراف 26 “O ye Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your shame, as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness,- that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah, that they may receive admonition!” (7:26) Libas- refers to the clothes that are used to cover the private parts, while Rish refers to the outer adornments used for purposes of beautification. Therefore, the first type (i.e Clothes) is essential while the second type (i.e adornment) is complimentary. The raiment of righteousness is truly a translation of faith and fear of Allah. `Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam commented on the Ayah: وَلِبَاسُ التَّقْوَى (and the raiment of righteousness...) "When one fears Allah, Allah covers his errors. Hence the `Libas of Taqwa' (that the Ayah mentions).'' THE CULTURE OF NUDITY AMONG WOMEN AS ONE OF THE GREATEST REASON FOR THE DECLINE IN ISLAMIC COMMUNITY: Dear Muslim community, the foe of our religion recognizes the woman as one of the stronghold of the Islamic society, and realizing her as one of the most dangerous means of demolition and destruction in the Islamic Society. They plan and plot of false distortion of this nation and her identity, and to destroy her morals until it reached the present level of humiliation. Humiliating the kings and princes, our lands went under the hands of the army of military occupation. Louis IX clearly made a frank statement on the day he was captured in the families of Ibn Luqman in Mansoura in Cairo that: “It was no longer possible to capture Muslim countries with armies, it imperative to seek for new manner of invasion to wage war against the Muslims, and intellectual war was far more dangerous than military war. THE GOAL OF ISLAM IN THE LEGISLATION OF HIJAB By Allah, Islam has not forbid dazzling display for women nor has it made hijab mandatory on her except to preserve and protect her from the abusers and insolence of the insolent, such that she is not become an object of adulterous look, in order not to desecrate her body by this traitor. God wanted only chastity and modesty for her. Allah made her like the pearl and corel in its legislation surrounded by constant repeller, so as not to stretch the hand of the wrongdoer towards her. Allah the Almighty says: ذلِكَ أَدْنَى أَنْ يُعْرَفْنَ فَلاَ يُؤْذَيْنَ}(الأحزاب 59) “that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested.” (33:59) God ordered believing women to cover up and fully covering the Almighty said: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُلْ لِأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِنْ جَلَابِيبِهِنَّ ذَلِكَ أَدْنَى أَنْ يُعْرَفْنَ فَلَا يُؤْذَيْنَ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَحِيمًا (الأحزاب 59 O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (33:59) Hijab is the robe a woman clothes herself with and cover her head and all her body. THE JUDGEMENT OF AT-TABAR-RUJ- NUDITY DAZZLING DISPLAY The culture of Nudity is a great source of destruction in the world and the hereafter and an attitude of the inmate of hell. The prophet said: “Two classes of the people of hell whom I have not seen include; a people having with them whips like the tails of cow with which they beat people, and women who are scantily dressed walking tiltedly and with seductive bodily movement, their heads are as the hump of the camel, they will not enter paradise nor find (perceive) its fragrance, even though its fragrance is perceived from so and so distance. (Muslim). The prophethood of the messenger of Allah is confirmed by this prophecy which has perfectly described the women as it is seen in our world today. Kaasiyaat ‘Aariyaat, means- scantily dressed- they wear light transparent clothes which show their body complexion, or clothes that are mini or micro in nature, she is dressed up but in reality she is naked. (Maa'ilaat) walking tiltedly: means aberrant on obedience to God, and all requirement for modesty and covering up stylish tilting in their walk steps. Mumeelat means, attracting the hearts of men towards their display unfortunately and unknowingly to them, Nudity display earns them curse and condemnation and expulsion from the mercy of God. Abdullah ibn Umar said: the Messenger of Allah said: It shall appear by the end of my nation, women who will be dressed in clothes, but are naked, on their heads will be humps as of the camel, ‘do curse them’, they are damned. O Muslims, part of the culture of ignorance in our society today is the adorning of men’s wear by the womenfolk and vice versa. Islam forbids this act in the following hadith. From Abdullah bn ‘Amr, he said: I heard the messenger of Allah said “Such is not part of us, among the women one who imitates the men, and not also, he who imitates the women folk among men” (Ahmad, Tabraani, Abu Na’eem) From Abu Hurairah (RA), he said: “The messenger of Allah curse the man who wears the clothes of women, and the woman who wears the clothes of men.” (Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Hakim, Ahmad) One of the most serious hadith related from the Messenger of Allah on this critical issue is: From Abdullah Bin Umar (RA) said: “The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: “Three sets of people will not enter paradise and Allah will not look towards them on the day of resurrection: the disobedient to parents, a woman who behaves manly and imitate men and the Cuckold who is not jealous over his wife” (Al-haakim, Al-bayhaqi, Ahmad, Al-nasaa'i and Al-bazzaar). May God bless you all and myself with the Holy Qur'aan, and benefit us all from the lessons there in. Having said all you heard, I seek forgiveness from Allah for me and for you all, Muslims, engage in seeking forgiveness from Him, He is All-forgiving, Most- merciful. Praise be to Allah Who blessed us with the favour of the world and religion and made us Muslims. I testify there is no god except Allah solely exclusive without any partner and I testify also that Muhammad is His servant and messenger, may Allah bestow His blessing on him, his household and all his companions and those who follow them in righteousness till the day of recompense. O Muslims, fear Allah in the right way of piety. Today we live in hard times, and in misfortunes, disasters and setbacks. Know that one of the causes of escape from all these is the enjoining of good and forbidding of evil. While one of the causes of downfall and destruction is keeping quietness over evil. Allah says: فَلَمَّا نَسُوا مَا ذُكِّرُوا بِهِ أَنْجَيْنَا الَّذِينَ يَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ السُّوءِ وَأَخَذْنَا الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا بِعَذَابٍ بَئِيسٍ بِمَا كَانُوا يَفْسُقُونَ}(الأعراف : 165) When they disregarded the warnings that had been given them, We rescued those who forbade Evil; but We visited the wrong-doers with a grievous punishment because they were given to transgression. (7:165) The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) equally warned against negligence in the matter of the promotion of virtue and prevention of vice, he said: “Verily you will be commanding goodness and you will be forbidding evil or else probably Allah will cause punishment from Him to descend on you and you will call on him (in prayer) and He will not respond to you.” (Narrated by Al-tirmidhi and Al-baani classed it as Saheeh) Also Bukhari and Muslim related that the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him was asked: “Will we perish while the righteous ones live amongst us? He said: “Yes, when evil becomes increasingly more”. (i.e: immorality and debauchery). The Prophet (SAW) said, "The example of the person abiding by Allah's order and restrictions in comparison to those who violate them is like the example of those persons who drew lots for their seats in a ship. Some of them got seats in the upper part, and the others in the lower. When those in the lower part needed water, they had to go up to bring water (and that troubled the others), so they said, 'Let us make a hole in our share of the ship (and get water) saving those who are above us from troubling them. So, if the people in the upper part left the others do what they had suggested, all the people of the ship would be destroyed, but if they prevented them, both parties would be safe." Everyone should also know that consequential punishment will not be the lot of the oppressors alone, rather it will also affect all those who kept quiet concerning their evil practices and all those who live within their neighbourhood. وَاتَّقُواْ فِتْنَةً لاَ تُصِيبَنَّ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ مِنْكُمْ خَاصَّةً )الأنفال.(25 “And fear tumult or oppression, which affecteth not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong: and know that Allah is strict in punishment”. (8:25) The children of Israel have deserved expulsion from God’s mercy because of their negligence in the suppression of vices. Allah says: لُعِنَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ مِنْ بَنِي إسْرائِيلَ عَلَى لِسَانِ دَاوُودَ وَعِيسَى ابْنِ مَرْيَمَ ذَلِكَ بِمَا عَصَوْا وَكَانُواْ يَعْتَدُونَ (78) كَانُواْ لاَ يَتَنَاهَوْنُ عَنْ مُنْكَرٍ فَعَلُوهُ لَبِئْسَ مَا كَانُواْ يَفْعَلُونَ (المائدة( 78-79). “Curses were pronounced on those among the Children of Israel who rejected Faith, by the tongue of David and of Jesus the son of Mary: because they disobeyed and persisted in excesses. Nor did they (usually) forbid one another the iniquities which they committed: evil indeed were the deeds which they did”. (5: 78- 79) O Allah reform our religion which remain the peak of our affairs, reform our world in which we live, reform our hereafter where lies our return, and make life better for us in all goodness and make death a station of rest and succor from all evil. O Allah reform our women and all muslim women, O Allah beautify them with the hijab and modesty, take nudity and nakedness and free mix of the two sexes away from them. O Allah, honour Islam and the Muslims, humiliate idolatry and the idolaters, and destroy hypocrisy and hypocrites, O Allah help Your religion, Your Book and the Sunnah of Your prophet (PBUH) and all Your believing servants.

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT THE VEILING OF WOMEN IN ISLAM

Praise be to God we praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our disadvantage, of Allah guides not misleading him, and not mislead Hadi him, and I bear witness that there is no god but Allah alone with no partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger, peace and blessings be upon His slave Mustafa and His Messenger Mujtaba and his family and companions and marched on their approach and traced their footsteps until the Day of Judgement. The distance / Vousikm O people and myself to fear God Almighty, Vtqoy the Almighty God by the farmer and the ladder of success and goodness address. {Obey God Íaaoly kernels, that ye may prosper} (round: 100). Brothers in Islam and faith: still known Muslim women continuing and ongoing work veil and renounce unveiling, finery and mixing with men foreigners since he came the revelation cleanser from God Almighty thing outright upon our Prophet Muhammad, "to order women of the believers to save فروجهن ignoring gaze and bulletproof adornment for foreign men beat Khmurhen on bosoms, and ordered them to resolution houses, and Sahin heirlooms from behind a screen; cleansing of the hearts of men and their hearts, and that يدنين them جلابيبهن; to know do not disturb, and not Itbrzin flaunt ignorance first, not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment, there's still the Muslims on this work for three centuries of time almost take it back for advances that came colonial crusader vindictive and hit Otunabh severe over the Muslim countries, have realized from the experience and expertise that the woman is the gate major arms greatest; to spoil the Muslim community, religion and states Vatakzha peaceful and weapon lethal to achieve its objectives and purposes of the bad ones. O Muslims: These enemies have published suspicions about the veiling of women in Islam, which they said: The veil was the habits of Arabs in ignorance, because the Arabs printed on the protection of honor, and Oadua girls for fear of shame, Volsmoa women hijab intolerant to their habits tribalism which Islam came Bzmha revoked, even It invalidated the veil) "immodest Zahra Fatima bint Abdullah Al: 122. commitment hijab reactionary and leave behind civilization and progress. The answer is: The veil imposed by Islam on women did not know the Arabs before Islam, but I condemn God finery women ignorance, his regiment Muslim women not to Finery not even Icbehn women ignorance, he said, most would: {And stay in your houses and تبرجن flaunt ignorance First} (Ahzab: 33). The bus بذم the conversations changing the creation God made it clear that arrived hair Altnmus was common in Jewish women before Islam, it is known that he which adorned used. It is true that Islam came فأبطل the ugly habits of the Arabs, but in addition to that they had a beautiful habits adopted Islam did not invalidate, guest Kxram and generosity, courage and so on. Among the reprehensible habits women متبرجات out faces and necks detectors, ornamental باديات, imposing God after a woman's veil of Islam to rise and safeguard their dignity and prevents them harm evildoers and biased. O Muslims: If Muslim women are dissatisfied with Bulbashen which makes them not in a clique Alrgiat and residues What which harm Altkdmin in that?! It is strange to hear them call to personal freedom and consecrated, it is not permissible that the untouched one, then they are interfering in the freedom of others to wear what they want their clothes, "" immodest 122 " If it causes retardation, and his progress causes, and involve Jackets law and ethics in this matter hoax exposed, not only to fools lags behind the level of thought and consideration, and how long has it been progress and civilization clinging dressed man?! The civilization, progress and development was the result of findings of the research with his mind and the realization of human thought, and was not his garment and its "immodest p appearance: 124" And شبهاتهم the servants of God, claimed that women's adornments right, robbed him of the community, or robbed him of the puritanical fossilized selfish man, and they see that the veil wronged her and robbed of their right) "The issue of women's liberation to Mohammed Al-pole: 21". We say to them: It was not the man who impose the veil on women فترفع case against him to get rid of the injustice inflicted on them, as it was put the case in Europe between women and men, but the imposition of the veil on women is the Lord and Creator, who does not have that was locked to Tjadelh Almighty as ordered or have the good thing is, {and it was not for a believer is available if decided by Allah and His Messenger is to have the good of the ordered those who disobey Allah and His Messenger, has strayed astray noting} (Ahzab: 36) "The issue of women's liberation p: 19 " And the veil in itself is not an issue, the imposition of the veil in the era of the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him, and carried out during his reign, and continued thereafter thirteen centuries succession and no Muslim who believes in Allah and His Messenger says: The woman was in the time of the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him oppressed. If signed by the injustice then when backwardness Muslims for their faith correct and requirements did not veil a priori is the source of injustice and caused no spouse, because it was based on the best centuries at all, and was assigned to hygiene moral and spiritual, and assigned to greatness humanity that is unmatched in the the whole history of mankind), "the issue of women's liberation Muhammad Qutb 19-20" Has also alleged enemies of the veil that women veil a symbol of extremism and fanaticism, intolerance and religious extremism, and signs of extremism and militancy, causing hydrophobic in society and the clash between the two groups, and this might be interpreted to a breach of security and stability. The answer is this: that this lawsuit is rejected ab, veil is not a symbol of those things, but not a symbol of symbols under any circumstances, because the code which is not his job, but the expression of the religious affiliation of its owner, such as the cross on the chest of a Christian or a Christian, and hood small at the head of the Jewish , there is no job for them, but the announcement of identity. The veil is a function known and sentenced noble, are jackets and decency, purity and chastity, not unthinkable from wearing Muslim women they advertise themselves and their religion, but they obey the command of her Lord, it is a rite religious, and not a symbol of radicalism and extremism. Moreover, this lie that fired them on the veil of Muslim women to Why have not يطلقوها to veil nuns?! Why they did not say: The veil of Jewish or Christian symbol of religious intolerance and sectarian excellence?! Why they did not say: The suspension of the cross a symbol of religious extremism He dragged the horrors of the Crusades?! Why did not you tell: that put a small Jewish skullcap on his head a symbol of religious extremism, and because of what gets gets massacres and terrorism in occupied Palestine?! The women's wear the veil have been out of my contract and conviction spiritual, they are not required hijab strongly iron and fire, and did not let the others to veil, but with wisdom and arguments legitimacy and mental health, but unlike the case is correct, and the statement that oblige women to take off her hijab and make it a law, and the law is needed is a symbol intolerance and extremism اللاديني, and this is causing the collision and bad reactions, because it is an attack on religious freedom and personal liberty. It suspicions O Muslims, they said: A woman's veil disables half of the society, since Islam tell her to stay at home), "my sister is veiled p: 64" The answer is that the asset in a woman to stay at home, God said: {And stay in your houses and the first تبرجن flaunt ignorance} (Ahzab: 33). This does not mean women insult and disable their energies, it is optimum use of energies) "My sister is veiled p: 64" And not in the veiling of women what prevents them from doing the related duties, and what allows it to work, and prevents them from acquiring knowledge and science, but it can do all this while maintaining a veil and avoided mixing disgraceful. Many of the female college students who wore the dress embankment and Aptaden of the mixing students may Ahrzn the prized in the field of exam, and be appreciated and respected by all teachers and students), "Hey girl Islam Read p: ​​39-40." Indeed, the woman to go out and Mzahmtha man in his work and left the work can not be carried out by others is that disables half of the society, it is a reason for the collapse of communities and فشو corruption and the spread of crime and disintegration of families, because the task of care for young people and teach them and care for them is one of the noblest tasks and the greatest and most dangerous has become a no host, no sergeant. I say this and ask forgiveness from God Almighty you and me and the rest of the Muslims, Fastgvrōh He is the Forgiving, the Merciful. Praise be to Allah, thank so much good and blessed it, the prayers of my Lord and peace envoy to the mercy to the worlds, and his family and companions. After / O Muslims: The God of Islam is coming and that there is no god but He, because of religion, which was favored by God for our humanity. {Religion with Allah is Islam} (Al-Imran: 19), {Today I have perfected your religion for you and completed My favor upon you and chosen for you Islam as your religion (Table: 3) There are signs of other know of the nature of this religion and the encroachment of God and enacted in His creation, and that Islam is compatible with instinct and bring people to their interests in the world and the Hereafter, Valrsalat celestial have copied and character where Instead, regulations human enough in the perception of shortcomings and failures it is man-made , it is the nature of the Islamic approach we derive an unwavering belief that the future of this religion, and that it has a role in this land is the home of his performance, his enemies wanted or not Aradoh. The omens: that the world today complain of bankruptcy systems and human effect drinking bitter and the ravages of these systems that were destroyed humanity and ruled on all aspects of good to have, and the earliest evidence of the collapse of the communist regimes one after the other, right on what God has risen anything but put it, and destruction is coming permission God is the ilk of disbelief and misguidance and the fight against Islam and its people, and the great truth of God says: {still those who disbelieve acquire what made the side or solved soon from their home even comes the promise of God that God does not break the Promised} (Thunder: 31), and the world today looks the savior who save him from it, not only savior of Islam is the only solution. O Dearest Islam and Muslims, humiliated polytheism and polytheists, and carnivorous possession of religion, and let down the enemies of the religion, and religion. O safe in our homelands and make this country safe assured the generosity of welfare and other Muslim countries. Unless we insist your religion and your book and the year of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and Thy righteous. Oh God, make the governors of our affairs mercy to us, and gather them on the right, O Lord of the Worlds.

THE STATUS OF WOMAN IN ISLAM.

All praises are due to Allah, Who said in His book thus: {وَلاَ يَزَالُونَ يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ حَتَّى يَرُدُّوكُمْ عَنْ دِينِكُمْ إِنِ اسْتَطَاعُوا} (البقرة : 217) “Nor will they cease fighting you until they turn you back from your faith if they can “ We praise Him, we seek His help, we repent unto Him and seek His forgiveness. We also seek refuge in Him from the evil of our souls and deeds. Whoever Allah guides there is none who can mislead him, and whoever he misleads, there will be no guide for him. I bear witness that there is no God but Allah alone without partner, and that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is His servant and Messenger. O Allah bestow your salutation, peace and blessings upon him Your servant and messenger, our master Muhammad (PBUH), his families, and his entire companions. After that, O servants of Allah! Fear Allah, a servant gains the protection of Allah through the fear of Allah, and protection is only attained through obedience. Only the pious ones who fears Allah in the secret and in the open attain it. Allah says: { أَلاَ إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللَّهِ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ, الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَكَانُوا يَتَّقُونَ} (يونس : 62- 63). “Behold! verily on the friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve, those who believe and (constantly) guard against evil” (10:62-63) Be informed that the movement for women liberation is a secular movement which rose from Egypt at the beginning. From where it spread to other Islamic countries, it calls to freedom for women against Islamic cultures and judgements such as Hijab, restricting divorce, preventing polygamy, calling for equality in inheritance and complete imitation of the western women in all matters. It thus spread its campaign through women associations and unions in Arab and Islamic countries. Islamic Differences between the sexes as doorway for enemy’s attack. The enemies of Islam were able to target their arrow at Islam through the differences established by Islam between the two sexes. They create doubts on Islam in the minds of Muslims, which results to a situation where a Muslim may think Islam did wrong women with regards to these differences. Rather, the issue is based on justice, and in consideration of surrounding condition. It is neither reduction of women’s dignity nor in violation of her rights. In reality, those were mere doubtful fabrications of the enemies around these differences. One of these suspicions is the issue of inheritance: Allah says: {يُوصِيكُمُ اللَّهُ فِي أَوْلاَدِكُمْ لِلذَّكَرِ مِثْلُ حَظِّ اْلأُنْثَيَيْنِ} (النساء 11) Allah (thus) directs you as regards your Children's (Inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females” (4:11) They ask: “Why is the share of the female not the same as that of male?” “Why is there no equality?” Scholars of Islam responded thus to their questions: “In our religion- Islam, woman is taken care of by the father, the husband, the brother, and she is not to spend of her wealth even if she is only a coin rich” For example: If a brother and sister inherit three million naira, the brother takes two million and the sister takes one million. By the sharia law, the brother is suppose to maintain and takes care of her sister until she gets marry (since the parent are dead). Whereas she will not spend of the one million she inherited. The brother also will spend on his own nuclear family if he has one, but if he is has none, then he will bear the financial responsibility of his marriage and the purchases of furnishings and fittings. Therefore, the financial duties required of the male are greatly more than what is requested from the female. In the issue of divorce: “Why is the power of divorce in the hand of men and not women in Islam?” the scholars of Islam have responded to this question from two angles: materially and physically. Materially, in Islam, if a man utters the word- divorce, what are the consequential responsibilities or liabilities? The following economic burdens fall on him: 1- Completion of payment of the unpaid part or whole of the mahr (dowry) 2- Bearing the financial burden of food, drink and shelter for the wife during the iddah period (3 months) 3- Bearing the maintenance and support need of the children until they come of age. 4- Bearing his personal financial needs as well. 5- Bearing the burden if he wishes to take another wife including the mahr and so on. Thus, the economic burden will push him to ponder a thousand times before uttering the word- divorce, and when he utters it, it will be in full recognition of the unbearable hell life will become, and in that case he will have to endure it only to achieve the break-up of this relationship. Physically by nature, women are highly sensitive, greatly emotional and easily affected. These qualities make her fits to the need of the child, which requires a spontaneous response that does not require any thought, a complete compliance. Being an easily affected person, if the power of divorce is made her right, then at any instance of misunderstanding, trouble, or any other issue, she quickly divorce the husband because she is exempted from any financial burden and because the issue tallies with her agitated emotion. In the reality of the happenings around us, in the event where the woman ordinarily feels some tightness or narrowness she says: “Please divorce me” How then if she has the authority to divorce? The families would have been destroyed in an inestimable rate or manner. Finally on the issue of the witness: Allah says: {وَاسْتَشْهِدُوا شَهِيدَيْنِ مِنْ رِجَالِكُمْ فَإِنْ لَمْ يَكُونَا رَجُلَيْنِ فَرَجُلٌ وَامْرَأَتَانِ مِمَّنْ تَرْضَوْنَ مِنَ الشُّهَدَاءِ أَنْ تَضِلَّ إِحْدَاهُمَا فَتُذَكِّرَ إِحْدَاهُمَا الْأُخْرَى}(البقرة : 282) { and get two witnesses, out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women, such as ye choose, for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her.} (2: 282) Why is the testimony of one man is equal to that of two women? The scholars replied thus: “Witness is either specifically for women or for the Huduud- (bounds of acceptable behaviour and the punishments for serious crimes.) For example, if it involves issues that are peculiar to women to establish breastfeeding, to proof previous marriage or virginity, or to proof the sex, these are matters that are connected with women, therefore the testimony of a woman is sufficient. A man married a woman at the time of the Prophet (PBUH) and the woman stood up and said: "I breast-fed you two together” (The man) went to the Prophet (PBUH) to inform him of the matter. He said: (How then when they have spoken?) (Bukhari & Muslim) meaning: the separation between you and her is inevitable with the testimony of one woman. However, concerning Al-Huduud, due to the nature of woman regarding, high emotionality and easily affected and over powered by her feeling, when she sees a crime being committed for instance she could close hers eyes, or be scared away or be covered. Therefore, in completion of the process of investigation of the matter, Islam draws in another person to second her so as to remind her of what transpired while the crime was been committed which are obscured to her. Allah said the truth thus: أَنْ تَضِلَّ إِحْدَاهُمَا فَتُذَكِّرَ إِحْدَاهُمَا الْأُخْرَى}(البقرة : 282) }so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her.} (2: 282) The matter involves justice, consideration of condition, completion of investigational processes, and it is never a case of humiliation or debasement as broadcast by the enemies of Allah. The following are imperative for Muslim women in our contemporary world: She should be aware of the plots against her. The enemies of Allah are aware that the issue of the women is the issue of the family and society, and to corrupt her is to destroy the family and the society. The Muslim women must also be cautious of the advocates of freedom who request her to free herself from good morality. And know that Islam honours in women, her chastity, her bashfulness, her dignity in her womanhood, and if any of these is touched, a woman crumbles and remain valueless. She must also be cautious of those who call to removal of hijab so as to be accessible to everyone. Everyone enjoys her and turns out to be a mere commodity in the hands of the merchants- slave traders who traffic her for sale. May Allah benefit me and you with the Holy Qur'aan, and the guidance of the leader of the apostles (PBUH), Having said my message, I seek Allah’s forgiveness for me and you and all Muslims, from all sins, engage in seeking forgiveness from Him, He is All-forgiving, Most- merciful. The Second Sermon All praises are due to Allah the Lord of the universe. I testify there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah alone, He has no partner, the true God, the manifest. And testify that prophet Muhammad is His servant and messenger, leader of the righteous and the seal of all messengers. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his families, and all his companions and those who follow them in righteousness till the day of recompense. Thereafter, O Servants of Allah, fear Allah as it should be, and strive in obedience to Him and in seeking His pleasure. Dear Muslims, know that there is no evil or disease in this world and the hereafter except that the cause is sins. It caused the exit of Adam out of paradise, and the removal of Satan out of heaven, it caused the drowning of the people of Nuuh, and the empowering of the sterile wind on the people of ‘Aad. It also sent a single mighty Blast on the people of Thamud, it prompted the lifting and upturning of the villages of homosexual community of Lut, and Allah sent to the people of Shu'ayb a heavily laden cloud of chastisement. The cause of calamities and tribulations are all sins, sins never befall a community except that it destroys it, it never enters the hearts except that it blinds it or does it enter the bodies except that it tortures it, or does it befalls a nation except that it humiliates it and corrupts the souls. And the Sins brings doom removes graces and legitimize punishment. Ali bin Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him said: (No scourge descends except by sin, and it cannot be lifted except with repentance). {وَمَا أَصَابَكُمْ مِنْ مُصِيبَةٍ فَبِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِيكُمْ وَيَعْفُو عَنْ كَثِيرٍ}(الشورى:30). Whatever misfortune happens to you, is because on the things your hands have wrought, and for many (of them) He grants forgiveness. (42: 30) {ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ لَمْ يَكُ مُغَيِّرًا نِعْمَةً أَنْعَمَهَا عَلَى قَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ}(الأنفال:53). "Because Allah will never change the grace which He hath bestowed on a people until they change what is in their (own) souls” (8:53) Ahmad related from Thaobaan (RA): “A man is forbidden provision out of the sins he committed” (Al-nasaa'i, Ibn majah, Ibn hibbaan and classed as Saheeh by Al-haakim ) Among the evil effect of sins, it prevent rainfall, it causes the imposition of tyrant rulers, In the Sunan Ibn-maajah narrated from Ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah said: (A community will not reduce weight and measure except that they are afflicted with famine for years, shortage of provision and transgression of tyrant rulers, and if they fail to pay the zakat on their wealth they will be denied rain from the heavens, if not for the cattles it would not have rained) narrated by Al-haakim who said: it is Saheeh hadeeth'. O Allah grant honour to Islam and Muslims, and humiliate idolatry and idolaters, protect the possession of religion, humiliate the enemies of the religion. O Allah grant us security in our country- Nigeria, make this country safe, secured, generous, comfortable, and all other Muslim countries. O Allah, grant victory to your religion and your book and your Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and your righteous servants. Oh God, make our leaders merciful to us, and guide them to the truth, O Lord of the universe.

THE WOMAN: ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE.

All praises are due to Allah, much and blessed in the manner pleasing and loving to our Lord. To Him be thanks that fill the heavens and the Earth. We praise Him for the blessing of Islam, faith and the Qur’an. We thank Him for having guided us to Islam and making us among the best community for humanity. I bear witness that there is no God but Allah alone without partner, and that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is His servant and Messenger. May the salutation, peace and blessings of God be upon him, his families, his companions and those who follow them in righteousness. After that, O people! Fear Allah in the best manner and revere Him. Allah says: {يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ وَاخْشَوْا يَوْماً لاَ يَجْزِي وَالِدٌ عَن وَلَدِهِ وَلَا مَوْلُودٌ هُوَ جَازٍ عَن وَالِدِهِ شَيْئاً إِنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ فَلَا تَغُرَّنَّكُمُ الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا وَلَا يَغُرَّنَّكُم بِاللَّهِ الْغَرُورُ}(لقمان: 33) “O mankind! do your duty to your Lord, and fear (the coming of) a Day when no father can avail aught for his son, nor a son avail aught for his father. Verily, the promise of Allah is true: let not then this present life deceive you, nor let the chief Deceiver deceive you about Allah.” (31:33) Complementarity of male and female in marriage. Dear brothers in Islam! Allah, the lord of might- exalted be He, says: {وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُمْ مِنْ أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُمْ مَوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ َلآيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ}(الروم : 21). {And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect.} (30: 21). As women need men, so do men need women, Allah has placed in their cohabitation, an adequately sufficient psychological, mental and physical tranquility, as a natural requirement and a means of populating the world. The night and day as a form for this complementarity: It is appropriate for us to know that the way Allah classified time into two types in the form of night and day, so also has He categorized the human race into two types in the form of male and female. God mentioned the day and night and male and female in two successive verses in order to teach us about the nature of their variation in type and functions. Allah says concerning the difference in their type: {وَاللَّيْلِ إِذَا يَغْشَى , وَالنَّهَارِ إِذَا تَجَلَّى, وَمَا خَلَقَ الذَّكَرَ وَالأُنْثَى , إِنَّ سَعْيَكُمْ لَشَتَّى} (الليل : 1 – 4) By the Night as it conceals (the light), By the Day as it appears in glory, By (the mystery of) the creation of male and female, Verily, (the ends) ye strive for are diverse. (92: 1-4) In the functional difference, the night is for tranquility, rest and cover while the day is for toil, work and effort. God has created man for this effort and toiling; thus when a man returns to his house he requires calmness after weariness, he needs rest after been fatigued, and he wants serenity after active efforts. Therefore, a righteous woman is the one who is adequately prepared for all these. True is the word of Allah where He said: {هُنَّ لِبَاسٌ لَكُمْ وَأَنْتُمْ لِبَاسٌ لَهُنّ} (البقرة : 187) They are your garments and ye are their garments (2: 189) Each of them serves as a cover for the other. Be aware that the perfection of a woman is in her womanhood and motherhood, equally the perfection of a man is in his manhood, solidity and endurance. For this reason, the Prophet (PBUH) cursed those women who gave up their femininity to imitate the men in speech, action, and movement, he also cursed those men who abandon their masculinity to imitate the women in speech, action, and movement. (The Prophet (PBUH) cursed men who imitate women and women who imitate men) narrated by Ahmad and Abu Dawood. And the Almighty said: {وَلاَ تَتَمَنَّوْا مَا فَضَّلَ اللَّهُ بِهِ بَعْضَكُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ}(النساء : 32) “And do not wish for that by which Allah has made some of you exceed others.” (4:32) The women told the Prophet: “had it been we were men, we would have strive the way they strive, and we would go to battle the way they go, and the prophet (PBUH) showed them a way which has benefits for the family and the society. The prophet (PBUH) said (verily obedience to the husband and recognition of his right is equal to all that but only a few of you does that) (Al-bazzaar) It is equally inappropriate for a Muslim to utter the ignorant submission that alleges that Hawaa was the cause of Adam’s exit from paradise. An ardent peruser of the holy qur’an will discover that the sin was committed collectively as well as the repentance from the sin. {وَقَاسَمَهُمَا إِنِّي لَكُمَا لَمِنَ النَّاصِحِينَ , فَدَلاَّهُمَا بِغُرُورٍ فَلَمَّا ذَاقَا الشَّجَرَةَ بَدَتْ لَهُمَا سَوْآتُهُمَا وَطَفِقَا يَخْصِفَانِ عَلَيْهِمَا مِنْ وَرَقِ الْجَنَّةِ وَنَادَاهُمَا رَبُّهُمَا أَلَمْ أَنْهَكُمَا عَنْ تِلْكُمَا الشَّجَرَةِ وَأَقُلْ لَكُمَا إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ لَكُمَا عَدُوٌّ مُبِينٌ , قَالاَ رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنْفُسَنَا وَإِنْ لَمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ}(الأعراف21 – 23) And he swore to them both, that he was their sincere adviser. So by deceit he brought about their fall: when they tasted of the tree, their shame became manifest to them, and they began to sew together the leaves of the garden over their bodies. And their Lord called unto them: "Did I not forbid you that tree, and tell you that Satan was an avowed enemy unto you?" They said: "Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost." (7:21-23) We could also find in the Qur’an a verse where Allah directs the sin to Adam alone: Allah, the exalted said: {وَعَصَى آدَمُ رَبَّهُ فَغَوَى} (طه:121). “thus did Adam disobey his Lord, and allow himself to be seduced.” (20:121) HONOUR TO WOMEN Dear Muslims! It is pertinent for every Muslim, male or female, to know that women have never and will never realize their dignity or honour except in Islam. Islam reinstated her humanity, and her honour in many areas. Firstly in the sameness of origin: Allah the exalted said: {يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَى وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ}(الحجرات : 13). O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). (49:13) {يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالًا كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاء}(النساء : 1). O mankind! reverence your Guardian-Lord, who created you from a single person, created, of like nature, His mate, and from them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women” (4:1) Secondly in the sameness in action and reward: {فَاسْتَجَابَ لَهُمْ رَبُّهُمْ أَنِّي لَا أُضِيعُ عَمَلَ عَامِلٍ مِنْكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنْثَى بَعْضُكُمْ مِنْ بَعْضٍ}(آل عمران : 195). And their Lord hath accepted of them, and answered them: "Never will I suffer to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female: Ye are members, one of another” (3:195) Also, eligibility in power of disposition and possession. { لِلرِّجَالِ نَصِيبٌ مِمَّا اكْتَسَبُوا وَلِلنِّسَاءِ نَصِيبٌ مِمَّا اكْتَسَبْنَ وَاسْأَلُوا اللَّهَ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا} (النساء : 32) To men is allotted what they earn, and to women what they earn: But ask Allah of His bounty. For Allah hath full knowledge of all things.” (4:32) The practice in Islam is not as it’s been done by those who are not of any religion, who mandate their wives who are gainfully empowered to contribute from her earnings, hinging on the reason that he- the husband, permitted her to work in the first place. This practice is alien to Islam. Islam also caters for the women in all her three statuses as daughter, wife and mother: As a female child, Allah named her a divine gift from Himself, He also mentions her before the male child, as a safeguard or concern for matters concerning her. {لِلَّهِ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَاءُ يَهَبُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ إِنَاثًا وَيَهَبُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ الذُّكُورَ (الشورى : 49) . “To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; He creates what he wills. He gives to whom He wills female [children], and He gives to whom He wills males.” (42:49) We should also know that care of the girl child is a doorway to paradise. The messenger of Allah says: (Whoever Allah gives a girl child and do not injure her, or insult her, and he never imposes his son over her, he shall enter paradise with her) (Ahmad, Abu Dawud) He also said: (Whoever maintains and supports two female children until they reach the age of puberty, he and I shall be in the paradise as this is) and he joined his index and mid-fingers together” (Muslim, Tirmidhi) Also is the maintaining of equality in the giving of gifts. The prophet (PBUH) said: (Maintain equality among your children in the giving of gifts, if I am to choose, I would have preferred the women) (narrated by Al-tabaraani). Islam protects the affairs of the women as wives, it never forbids her consent to marriage or otherwise, the prophet (PBUH) said: (You should not marry a widow or divorcee except she has been consulted for her authorization and you must not marry the Virgin lady until her permission is sought”, they said: O! Messenger of Allah, how is her permission?: he replied: “that she be silent” (Al-bukhari and Muslim) And when the girl pronounces her refusal, then the contract is void. (A woman came to the Prophet (PBUH) saying: “O Messenger of Allah, my father wants to marry me to my nephew so as to raise his lowness (and he is lower than her in status) thus the Prophet (PBUH) ruled in her favour, and she said: “I accept what my father did, but I wanted to enlighten women that parents have no influence in this matter.” (Ahmad and Abu Dawud) Islam recommends proper care for the wives: (The most complete in faith and character among the believers, and the best of you is the best among you to their wives) narrated by Al-tirmidhi, ' For the mothers, their rights is placed ahead that of the fathers. The prophet said to the one who asked him about the most deserving of his goodness: “Your mother, then your mother, then your mother, and then your father” Also, paradise lies at the feet of the righteous woman, (a man came to the Prophet asking him about the deeds that could earn him paradise, he said: “Do you have a mother? He said: “Yes”, he said: be with her, the paradise lies with her…) Narrated by Al-tabaraani '. May God bless you all and myself with the Holy Qur'aan, and benefit us all from the lessons there in. Having said all you heard, I seek forgiveness from Allah for me and for you all, Muslims, engage in seeking forgiveness from Him, He is All-forgiving, Most- merciful. The Second Sermon All praises are due to Allah the Lord of the universe. I testify there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah alone, He has no partner, the true God, the manifest. And testify that prophet Muhammad is His servant and messenger, leader of the righteous and the seal of all messengers. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his families, and all his companions and those who follow them in righteousness till the day of recompense. Thereafter, O Servants of Allah, fear Allah as it should be, and strive in obedience to Him and in seeking His pleasure. O ye Muslims, this religion of Islam which Allah has guided us to its way is a great gift and grace. We could not have been guided if Allah had not guided us to it. Islam is a religion of goodness, Justice, mercy, love, harmony and peace, hold firmly unto it, and be cautions of the plots of your enemies- enemies of our religion, in their attempts to stray your away from it and their effort to defame the religion in your sight. Allah informs us in His book- the holy qur’an, that they struggle very hard to take us away from our religion, Allah says: { وَلا يَزَالُونَ يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ حَتَّى يَرُدُّوكُمْ عَنْ دِينِكُمْ إِنْ اسْتَطَاعُوا } (البقرة:217) {Nor will they cease fighting you until they turn you back from your faith if they can.} (Al-baqarah: 217) They spend their utmost effort and capabilities in physical destructive wars sometimes, and in intellectual and moral wars at others, the realities Muslims experience today are enough witnesses. Beware, and stand by the bounds of Allah, and beseech Him for steadfastness and stability. O Allah grant honour to Islam and Muslims, and humiliate idolatry and idolaters, protect the possession of religion, humiliate the enemies of the religion. O Allah grant us security in our country- Nigeria, make this country safe, secured, generous, comfortable, and all other Muslim countries. O Allah, grant victory to your religion and your book and your Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and your righteous servants. Oh God, make our leaders merciful to us, and guide them to the truth, O Lord of the universe.

WOMEN AND WESTERNIZATION.

All praises are due to Allah the most worthy of praises and eulogies. I show gratitude unto Him, I turn to Him for repentance and forgiveness. I beseech Allah for success in life and hereafter. I seek refuge in Him from the evils in the nature of the people of misery. I bear witness that there is no God but Allah alone with no partner in His Lordship, Divinity and Names and Attributes. I also bear witness that our master and prophet- Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is his servant and Messenger; the best of messengers and the seal of the prophets. May the salutation, peace and blessings of God be upon him, his families, his pious companions and those who follow them in righteousness till the day of recompense. After that, O people! I admonish you and myself to fear Allah, fear Allah in accordance to the best of your capability- may Allah have mercy on you all – please remedy what you have lose with constant repentance and good works. Allah created you that you may worship Him hence He equipped you with hearing, sight and hearts so that you may thank Him. Dear brothers: we see it as important to talk about this subject matter which is of great concern to everyone of us. Everyone of us has intimate attachment with this theme, it cannot in any way be separated from us. It is also a theme which is taken as trivial by a majority among men, while cunning group exploit the situation to wreak havoc. Our theme is centering on the women, yes, women as mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives, we are surrounded by these four greatly beneficial personalities, making it the pivot of the concern of a Muslim. Virtuous brothers: the Muslim woman is the mother of the future and trainer of the next generations, she is the invincible stronghold against ravaging currents of corruption and destruction, she is a model of patience and sacrifice, she is the glittering standard in the homes and a sparkling jewel. The exponents of the perverted propaganda had no control to destabilize the good enjoyed by Muslim women under her religion- Islam, apparently various media apparatus was used to attack the women. International organizations and human rights organizations compete to be her guide and define her responsibilities and obligations, decrying her condition. The Western civilization came, brandishing flashy slogans of women liberation and equality with men, claiming to remove any form of suppression or control in her affairs. However hiding under this alleged propaganda, they drove women out of their homes, she became freed from all things that are not agreeable to her desires, consequently she lives in misery and got burnt by the fire of this propaganda of liberation. There are amazing reports and statistics of the experiences of women in the West, some are as follows: There have been unprecedented spread of evil, women emancipation was the first tragedy, the west swept away liberation, evil practice was not limited to brothels, but beyond that, it spread to hotels, cafes, parks and all nooks and cranny, and it is no longer strange or odd that a father cohabits with his daughters, brothers with sisters, this became so common and frequent in the West. The situation of women in these communities is much worse than what it was in the pre-islamic era; women became cheap commodity exposed or displayed naked or semi naked in front of men in public places in various forms; as domestic house maids in homes, as workers in offices, as nurses in hospitals, as hostesses on the aircraft and hotels, as teachers or instructors for men in the education sector, as actresses and models in films on TV, cinema and home videos, exposure of her image in the audio- visual media, her picture is displayed in newspapers and magazines. And even on the covers of commercial goods, they choose the prettiest girl they could find and place her picture in newspapers and magazines to promote their newspapers and products, with that, they seduce people of decadent character and corrupt the innocent ones. In this manner, women become a cheap commodity displayed at all occasion. These western ideologists have indeed wronged women; they denied her legitimate rights and took her away from the guardianship of the man, spending and caring for her. And they isolated her from home management, children care and family development. In this manner they severed her from all links that will assist her in the proper discharge of her responsibilities in life. They forced her out of the homes in search of means of livelihood even at the expense of her chastity, her honour was desecrated in the hand of fornicators, adulterers and licentiously decadent persons. They compelled her to take up men’s profession and took away from her the raiment of cover, leaving her naked showing her seductive body parts, and her body became the target of poisoned arrows of all eyes from all directions. She was earlier in safe and secured condition beyond the reach of corrupting men, but they threw her into the ocean of drowning confusion, as targets for the hands of the sinfuls, and as goal for the evil-commanding souls, thus they forbid what Allah made lawful and permit what He forbids. Brothers in faith, the following are not part of the rights of women in our religion: the right of adultery and fornication, right to pregnancy out of wedlock, right to homosexuality and lesbianism, and right to reject religion. But they claim that: “It is backward and hostile to women and restricting on their freedom.” However, in Islam, women's right is coupled with her responsibilities in motherhood and family care. Women's rights are taken from decent literature surrounded by faith within a cooperating nation and not a competing and often conflicting one: { فَاسْتَجَابَ لَهُمْ رَبُّهُمْ أَنِّي لا أُضِيعُ عَمَلَ عَامِلٍ مِنْكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنْثَى بَعْضُكُمْ مِنْ بَعْضٍ } (آل عمران:195)، “And their Lord hath accepted of them, and answered them: "Never will I suffer to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female: Ye are members, one of another:” (3:195) {مَنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحاً مِنْ ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَى وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَلَنُحْيِيَنَّهُ حَيَاةً طَيِّبَةً } (النحل:97). “Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has Faith, verily, to him will We give a new Life, a life that is good and pure” (16:97) Women to them have many rights: She is the one who rebels against her home, her children, and the domestic affairs. They wittingly say: A housewife does much work at home but there is nothing as gain for her for this effort. They say: “Her service at home is free of charge, her work in her home is an unproductive effort, thus her liberation is incomplete without the destruction- the destruction of the family structure and value. They claim child upbringing, protection of dignity, family stability and psychological calmness has no gain! Thus do their estimators estimate and judge matters ignorantly. { فَقُتِلَ كَيْفَ قَدَّرَ, ثُمَّ قُتِلَ كَيْفَ قَدَّرَ } (المدثر:19-20). “And woe to him! How he plotted! Yea, Woe to him; How he plotted!” (74: 19-20). Is it freedom and rights for women, that a woman get enriched from the market of pleasure and lust where men use her for enjoyment from sunrise to sunset, and sunset to sunrise, in the fashion show hall, cinema halls, on television, theater halls, galleries, on magazine covers, seashores and rivers, houses of entertainment and prostitution, offensive musical noise in the vehicles, and quite unfortunately it is present in even in the educational sectors and training centres? Are all these a way to achieve or reclaim one’s right? But on the other hand, it is in fact houses of destruction, and actually the responsibility for this got misplaced or lost when man rejected to shoulder this responsibility discarding it off his shoulder, consequently women fell into an accidental situation she finds herself. That is why whenever this concept dominates, corruption becomes endemic, and leads to ruin because they want a kind of woman that is equal and similar to man but hostile to him. The woman from our (islamic) perspective is a full sister to man and his complementary part. The man is distinguished with his manhood and the woman is distinguished by her femininity. But they view her as discussed earlier, only as a commodity in the slave market and fashion shows and as a singer in the market of lust and passion. O people! know that the enemies of Islam are aware that the women is one of the sources of success for the Islamic nation. They know that the honour of the Islamic nation lies with the Muslim woman. In the same manner they are aware that she is also one of the sources of seduction, debasement and ultimately destruction. The enemies of Islam know that women are a double-edged sword; one of the leading colonists one day said: “ Drinking glass and female singers will do what a thousand guns cannot do to the nation of Muhammad ” Thus they plunged the nation into lust and pleasures, thus did our enemies succeed, thus do they planned, they learned that women are a double-edged sword, a source of pride for the nation, the source of debasement and destruction, she is indeed a double-edged sword. From this point women had the largest share and portion of the plots, orchestrated plans and conspiracies, against our Islam, our religion and nation, please take note of this fact. They have learned that if women commit themselves to the commandment of their Lord and the guidance of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), she will obviously become a source of terror and humiliation for them. They know the danger of the women, they know that the Muslim woman is one of the greatest power in an Islamic society, consequently they wage war against her person, they fought her hijab, her morality, her religion, her modesty and her honour. The disheartening thing on this matter is that many Muslim women and ladies are influenced by this horrific propaganda, where they think they are oppressed, neglected and left uncared for like a suspended lung. They see the house as an eternal imprisonment, their husbands as a compelling jailer, and motherhood is seen as animal breeding, which is unworthy for the civilization of this century. She practically thinks she is wronged, but unknown to this deluded woman, these activists are Devils who call their party to be inmate of hell fire. May God bless you all and myself with the Holy Qur'aan, and benefit us all from the lessons there in. Having said all you heard, I seek forgiveness from Allah for me and for you all, Muslims, engage in seeking forgiveness from Him, He is All-forgiving, Most- merciful. The Second Sermon All praises are due to Allah May the peace and blessings be upon the one who no other prophet succeeds. O Allah grant Your salutation, peace and blessings upon our prophet, Muhammad, his families, and all his companions and those who follow them in righteousness till the day of recompense. O Muslims! The Jews –may Allah’s wrath be on them in succession- claimed they killed and crucified Jesus, son of Maryam. The Christians also claimed, due to ignorance and stupidity, that Jesus was crucified and buried, and came out of his grave after three days, later he ascended to heaven and sat down at the right hand side of God, his father, and he is waiting until the day of redemption; to judge between the living and the dead: {كَبُرَتْ كَلِمَةً تَخْرُجُ مِنْ أَفْوَاهِهِمْ إِنْ يَقُولُونَ إِلاَّ كَذِبًا } (الكهف: 5). It is a grievous thing that issues from their mouths as a saying what they say is nothing but falsehood! (18: 5). Allah explained the falsehood of the Jews and the Christians, He says: {وَقَوْلِهِمْ إِنَّا قَتَلْنَا الْمَسِيحَ عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ وَمَا صَلَبُوهُ وَلَكِنْ شُبِّهَ لَهُمْ وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ خْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ لَفِي شَكٍّ مِنْهُ مَا لَهُمْ بِهِ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِلَّا اتِّبَاعَ الظَّنِّ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ يَقِينًا * بَلْ رَفَعَهُ اللَّهُ إِلَيْهِ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَزِيزًا حَكِيمًا * وَإِنْ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ إِلاَّ لَيُؤْمِنَنَّ بِهِ قَبْلَ مَوْتِهِ وَيَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ يَكُونُ عَلَيْهِمْ شَهِيدًا } (النساء:157- 159) “That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah";- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not: Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise; And there is none of the People of the Book but must believe in him before his death; and on the Day of Judgment he will be a witness against them.” (4: 157- 159) The scholars of Quranic commentaries said: When the Jews moved to kill ‘Isa, and Allah intended to raise His prophet to the heaven, Allah cast the semblance of ‘Isa on Judas Iscariot the Betrayer, who took Jews to show them where the prophet of Allah- Isa was. But Allah tried him by casting a semblance of ‘Isa on him and the Jews took him, killed and crucified him. Thereafter Allah will descend ‘Isa as it was described in the sound sunnah- the descending of Prophet ‘Isa (PBUH) to the earth from the heaven. Let’s look at the evidences together, From Abu Hurayrah, the prophet (PBUH) said: “By the One in whose hand my life exists, it is near that ‘Isa will be descended unto within you as a just ruler, he will break crucifixes, he will kill the pigs, he will establish the Jizyah and wealth will be in abundance such that no one will accept it” The statement that: (By the One in whose hand my life exists) is an oath by the prophet (PBUH) “it near that ‘Isa will be descended unto within you as a just judge,” that is as a just one, (he will break crucifixes) in order to invalidate the claim of the Christians that Jesus was crucified on the cross, Allah is high above what they say. (he will kill the pigs) the two languages are correct. (he will establish the Jizyah and wealth will be in abundance) that is: wealth will be in surplus such that a man will go out with his wealth and his money for charity wishing a poor person passes by him that will collect the charity but he will never find any. O Allah grant honour to Islam and Muslims, and humiliate idolatry and idolaters, protect the possession of religion, humiliate the enemies of the religion. O Allah grant us security in our country- Nigeria, make this country safe, secured, generous, comfortable, and all other Muslim countries. O Allah, grant victory to your religion and your book and your Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and your righteous servants. Oh God, make our leaders merciful to us, and guide them to the truth, O Lord of the universe. Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost. Our Lord! Give us (Thy bounties) in this world!" but they will have no portion in the Hereafter.”

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