MAY WOMEN ATTEND THE EIDGAH? (Jointly Written Article)

Hadhrat Abu Bakr (Radiallahu anhu) rose from his place, and after having praised Allah, The Most High, said, “O people: you recite the verse,

“O you who believe: you are responsible for yourself, those who go astray will not harm you if you are guided.” (Maaida)

While we have heard the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) say: ‘People who do not change something wrong when they see it are on the verge of a sweeping punishment from Allah’”.

The Fatwa of the Hanafi Math-hab:

Allamah Kaasaani Rahimahullah states: “The Fuqaha have unanimously agreed (enacted Ijmaa`) that indeed there is no concession for Ash-shawaabb to emerge (khurooj) for Jumu`ah, Eidayn and any Salaah because of the statement of Allah Ta`ala:

‘(And (O Women) remain firmly in your homes).’ And the command of qaraar (remaining steadfastly at home) is a prohibition of roaming/travelling/parading around and on the grounds that their khurooj is indisputably a sabab (means) of fitnah. And fitnah is haraam and whatever leads to haraam is also haraam!!!” [Badaai us Sanaai]

(The term as-shawaabb means young women, and ash-shawaabb are not confined to teenage girls. All those females who are not aged hags and who hold sexual attraction come within the scope of ash-shawaabb).

The Fatwa of the Shaafi Math-hab:

According to Allamah Ibn Hajar Haitami Rahimahullah, it is HARAAM for women to attend the Masaajid, Eidgah, bazaars, etc. He clearly states: “And, no one will hesitate in prohibiting women (from the Masaajid, the Eidgah, the bazaars and emerging from the home in general) except a ghabi (moron) who is a jaahil, and who lacks ability in understanding the subtleties of the Shariah ………… The correct verdict is categorical Tahreem (i.e. haraam for women to come to the Musjid), and this is the Fatwa. And, this in a nutshell is our (Shaafi’) Math-hab.” [Kifaayatul Akhyaar]

The Fatwa of the Maaliki Math-hab:

“And Aisha Radhiyallahu Anha has said: ‘If Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam knew what the women had innovated after him, he would have prevented them from the Musaajid just as how the women of Bani Israaeel were prohibited’. And when the situation is like that, then such a ruling of prohibition will be applied. Thus, the prohibition of women (attending the Eidgah and Musaajid) is categorical in this era under all circumstances because in their emergence from their homes, there is fitnah which is never concealed…” [Allamah Ibnul Haaj 737 – Al-Madkhal]

The Fatwa of the Hambali Math-hab:

“It is impermissible for women even if they are not young to attend Jamaat Salaah with men because of the fear of fitnah by them!” [Matlab Ulin Nuha]

The above rulings are found in many more Kitaabs of all four Math-habs. It is the only correct Fatwa and it confirms that all four Math-habs have enacted Ijmaa’ on the prohibition of women attending the Masaajid, the Eidgah, etc. This applied already many centuries ago! In today’s time, the prohibition applies all the more.

Thus, it should be clear that those who clamour for women attending the Eidgahs are morons according to the Shaafi Kutub! The ones who propagate opinions in conflict with the four Math-habs are the worst of fitnah-makers! According to the Fatwa of the Shaafi Math-hab by Allamah Ibn Hajar Haitami Rahimahullah, it is only stupid people who claim that women may attend the Eidgahs, Masaajid, etc!

For a detailed discussion, please study the following books:

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1. Response to Nuraan Davids

2. Response to Tazkiyyah Amra

Another response to Tazkiyyah Amra is forthcoming Insha Allah.

3. Response to Quraisha Ismail Sooliman

4. Another response to Quraisha Ismail Sooliman

5. An interesting response to those who find fault with the Shariah

6. Response to Qardawi

7. Response to some UK deviates

8. Response to a Zimbabwe Shaitaan

9. Response to Ibn Adam Al-Kawthari of UK

And several more books…

Issued by:

Jamiatul Ulama Northern Cape

Endorsed by:

1. Jamiatul-Ulama Johannesburg

2. Jamiatul-Ulama Western Cape

3. Custodians of the Haq