Islam and women


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Hadith Sahih Muslim, book 001, hadiths 142 & 143

It is narrated on the authority of 'Abdullah b. Umar that the Messenger of Allah observed: "O womenfolk, you should give charity and ask much forgiveness for I saw you in bulk amongst the dwellers of Hell. A wise lady among them said: Why is it, Messenger of Allah, that our folk is in bulk in Hell? Upon this the Holy Prophet observed: You curse too much and are ungrateful to your spouses. I have seen none lacking in common sense and failing in religion but (at the same time) robbing the wisdom of the wise, besides you. Upon this the woman remarked: What is wrong with our common sense and with religion? He (the Holy Prophet) observed: Your lack of common sense (can be well judged from the fact) that the evidence of two women is equal to one man, that is a proof of the lack of common sense, and you spend some nights (and days) in which you do not offer prayer and in the month of Ramadan (during the days) you do not observe fast, that is a failing in religion".This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Abu Tahir with this chain of transmitters.


Sura II,282 :

« [...] And call to witness , from among your men , two witnesses . And if two men be not ( at hand ) then a man and two women , of such as ye approve as witnesses , so that if the one erreth ( through forgetfulness ) the other will remember [...] »


Hadith Sahih Muslim, book 4, hadith 1032:

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of 'Allah (may peace be upon him) said: When any one of you stands for prayer and there is a thing before him equal to the back of the saddle that covers him and in case there is not before him (a thing) equal to the back of the saddle, his prayer would be cut off by (passing of an) ass, woman, and black Dog. I said: O Abu Dharr, what feature is there in a black dog which distinguish it from the red dog and the yellow dog? He said: O, son of my brother, I asked the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) as you are asking me, and he said: The black dog is a devil.


Hadith Sahih Muslim, book 004, hadith 2127

When it was my turn for Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) to spend the night with me, he turned his side, put on his mantle and took off his shoes and placed them near his feet, and spread the corner of his shawl on his bed and then lay down till he thought that I had gone to sleep. He took hold of his mantle slowly and put on the shoes slowly, and opened the door and went out and then closed it lightly. I covered my head, put on my veil and tightened my waist wrapper, and then went out following his steps till he reached Baqi'. He stood there and he stood for a long time. He then lifted his hands three times, and then returned and I also returned. He hastened his steps and I also hastened my steps. He ran and I too ran. He came (to the house) and I also came (to the house). I, however, preceded him and I entered (the house), and as I lay down in the bed, he (the Holy Prophet) entered the (house), and said: Why is it, O 'A'isha, that you are out of breath? I said: There is nothing. He said: Tell me or the Subtle and the Aware would inform me. I said: Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be ransom for you, and then I told him (the whole story). He said: Was it the darkness (of your shadow) that I saw in front of me? I said: Yes. He struck me on the chest which caused me pain, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you? [...]


Sura IV, 34 :

« Men are in charge of women , because Allah hath men the one of them to excel the other , and because they spend of their property ( for the support of women ) . So good women are the obedient , guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded . As for those from whom ye fear rebellion , admonish them and banish them to beds apart , and scourge them . Then if they obey you , seek not a way against them . Lo! Allah is ever High Exalted , Great . »



Ibn Kathir's Tafsir for the verse 4:34 ( http://www.tafsir.com/default.asp?sid=4&tid=11037 ):

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Hadith Sahih Bukhari, volume 7, livre 062, hadith 033

The Prophet said, "After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women."
(
Narrated Usama bin Zaid)


Qoran 2:223

Your women are a tilth for you ( to cultivate ) go to your tilth as ye will , and send ( good deeds ) before you for your souls , and fear Allah , and know that ye will ( one day ) meet Him . Give glad tidings to believers , ( O Muhammad ).


Qoran 4:23-24

Forbidden unto you are your mothers , and your daughters , and your sisters , and your father ' s sisters , and your mother ' s sisters , and your brother ' s daughters and your sister ' s daughters , and your foster mothers , and your foster sisters , and your mothers-in-law , and your stepdaughters who are under your protection ( born ) of your women unto whom ye have gone in but if ye have not gone in unto them , then it is no sin for you ( to marry their daughters ) and the wives of your sons who ( spring ) from your own loins . And ( it is forbidden unto you ) that ye should have two sisters together , except what hath already happened ( of that nature ) in the past . Lo! Allah is ever Forgiving , Merciful . And all married women ( are forbidden unto you save those ( captives ) whom your right hands possess . It is a decree of Allah for you . Lawful unto you are all beyond those mentioned , so that ye seek them with your wealth in honest wedlock , not debauchery . And those of whom ye seek content ( by marrying them ) , give unto them their portions as a duty . And there is no sin for you in what ye do by mutual agreement after the duty ( hath been done ) . Lo! Allah is ever Knower , Wise .


Qoran 65:4

And for such of your women as despair of menstruation , if ye doubt , their period ( of waiting ) shall be three months along with those who have it not . And for those with child , their period shall be till they bring forth their burden . And whosoever keepeth his duty to Allah , He maketh his course easy for him .





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