Found me a Man!
Shaykh ‘Abdul-Qaadir Al-Junayd
There is a problem here in America, O Shaykh, at times a woman from the Muslim women meets a man who is in prison; she begins to deal with him, she visits him, and talks to him on the phone. After love has developed between her and him, she calls the Masjid and says to the Imaam, for example: “I have found a man I want to marry.” And sometimes the man will remain in prison for a long time. So what is your statement and what is your advice about this, O Shaykh, may Allaah bless you?
Firstly, it is not permissible for a Muslim woman to talk to a Kaafir man or Muslim man except if there is a need. If she does talk to him (due to a need) then she talks to him without submissiveness and softness in speech.
Allaah the Majestic and High has forbidden them from that, He said:
فَلَا تَخْضَعْنَ بِالْقَوْلِ فَيَطْمَعَ الَّذِي فِي قَلْبِهِ مَرَضٌ
“Then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery, etc.) should be moved with desire.” (Al-Ahzaab 33:32)
There is no doubt that the speech that is between the male and female Muslim; or between (her and) the foreign man whether he be a Muslim or a Kaafir; that speech with is connected to the affairs of marriage and affairs of love and other than it, all of this is from the soft speech from which Allaah the Glorified and Exalted has prohibited the believing women. Because it makes her submissive and calls her to that which Allaah, the Glorified and Exalted, has prohibited; and (allows for the man) to look at her with the forbidden look. The point is that Allaah has said to all the Muslim women:
فَلَا تَخْضَعْنَ بِالْقَوْلِ فَيَطْمَعَ الَّذِي فِي قَلْبِهِ مَرَضٌ وَقُلْنَ قَوْلًا مَعْرُوفًا
“Then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery, etc.) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honorable manner.” (Al-Ahzaab 33:32)
Question posed and translated by: Raha ibn Donald Batts
18 Rajab 1433/June 9, 2012
Fatwa no. 21778
Q: The habit of lightening eyebrows has recently spread among women; they lighten the hairs below and above the eyebrow, so that it resembles Nams (removing hair from the face/eyebrows). This habit is an imitation of Western countries. The lightening substance is also medically harmful. What is the ruling of Shari`ah (Islamic law) on this deed? Please advise. May Allah reward you! It is worth mentioning that most women request a written Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar), and refuse to abide by verbal ones. May Allah make us benefit from it and preserve the religion of this Ummah (nation based on one creed). Indeed, He is the One able to do so.
It is not permissible to lighten above and below the eyebrows in the way that was mentioned, as it entails changing Allah’s creation and resembles Nams which is prohibited, being in the same sense. It is even more prohibited if it entails imitation of non-Muslims, or if it is harmful to the body or hair. This is because Allah (Exalted be He) says: …and do not throw yourselves into destruction The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said: “There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm.”
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
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Can women visit the Cemetery?
Answered by Shaykh Bin Baz
Question: The questioner asks: Is it permissible for me to visit the graves? Meaning, I visit my brother may Allah have mercy upon him. Since my brother passed away I always go visit him. I bring him some incense, I spend time with him, I ask Allah to have mercy upon him, and I always supplicate for him to enter paradise.
AsSalam Alaikum wa Rahmatullah
Does a woman follow her whims and desires if she’s working without being in need of the money ?
No, she is not. She doesn’t follow her whims and desires if it is a noble and respected work with no free mixing. If she only works amongst women without any unjustice taking place and hostility, all while her husband is allowing her to work if she is married, then she is not following her whims and desrires.
There is different kinds of work. If it maintains disobediance to Allah, then it is obligatory on her to leave it. If the job leads to free mixing between men and women and showing her beauty, then this is also haram.
But if it is allowed and Shariah-based, as being a teacher for girls, or a nurse, doctor for women. Then it is a permissble act. Alhamdulillah.
If she isn’t in need of the money, is it still permissble ?
Yes it is. She might for example, want more money, or need it to give away in charity etc.
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