‘Mosque Open Days’ – Clarifying Confusions



“And (O Women!) Remain resolutely in your homes.” [33:33]

In his two page letter entitled ‘Assistance from volunteers at the Masjidul Ansaar Open Day’, the simpleton Ahmed Bhayat states certain points which give rise to several discrepancies:

1. Hijaab. His concept of Hijaab is incorrect and flawed. It is clear that he does not understand Hijaab. The very presence of women at the Masaajid, is against the spirit of Hijaab. If we have to elaborate on the proofs, it would be easy to compile a 100-page book explaining why women’s attendance at the Masjid is in conflict with the Shar’i concept of Hijaab.

2. He fails to understand the Wujoob of Hijaab. Hijaab is not optional. Hijaab is practically Fardh. It is proven in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Anyone wishing to challenge this Law of Allah, may go ahead! The heat of Jahannam is a reality.

3. He writes, “The Quran instructs the Wives of Nabi (S.A.W.) to wear cover [sic] their faces thus the ideal is to cover the face but the requirement is to have ones head covered.”

His argument is flawed for the following reasons:

A – The Qur’aan instructs and commands not only the wives of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, but all Muslim women to don the Jilbaab which includes covering the face. First, he says that the Qur`an instructs the Wives of Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to cover their faces and then he stupidly goes on to say that this is the ‘ideal’. This is termed Istikhfaaf in the Shariah. He is trivialising a Divine Command! This is akin to kufr.

B – The requirement and mandatory duty of women (not merely ‘the ideal’) is to cover their faces AND heads and not only their heads. It is incumbent to cover the face as well. This is a Qur’aanic Law.
Read the article:

The Indisputable Wujoob of the Niqaab – Based on Qur’aan & Sunnah

C – The Instruction and Command in the Qur’aan denotes Wujoob – it is compulsory upon women to conceal their faces from Ghair-Mahram men.

D – In fact, the IDEAL Hijaab is that women should not emerge from their homes except for dire necessity. Hijaab denotes the total concealment of women from the gazes of strange men.
There are innumerable Aayaat and Ahaadeeth to prove this Law of Allah.

4. The Laws of the Qur’aan and Sunnah are binding upon us. The talk of ‘personal choice’ is absolutely rubbish. Hijaab is Waajib – not optional.

5. It is clear that he is ignorant of the Laws of Hijaab. Why did he not quote the Aayat where Allah commands women to remain glued to their homes???
He quotes the Bible, but not the above-Aayat! Why are they shy and impotent when it comes to this Aayat?

6 – Women are banned from the Masaajid. Several articles and books have already been prepared on this topic. The idea of a separation is thus futile.

7 – As far as Hijaab is concerned, he obviously fails to explain the highest degree of Hijaab which is that women are not allowed to emerge from their homes unless for necessities deemed imperative by the Shariah and not our feeble minds.

Most Muslims will not speak about this Law of Allah because they themselves violate this beautiful Hukm of the Shariah.
If ‘Muslims’ become real practising Muslims upholding the Laws of Hijaab, then only will they have the ability to make Tableegh of genuine Hijaab. Otherwise, their understanding and Tableegh of Hijaab will be upside-down such as the case of these proponents of the Shaitaani ‘Masjid Open Days’.

8. Intermingling of the sexes is Haraam. If a person denies that intermingling and violation of Hijaab takes place at the Masjid Open Days, then such a person is a blatant liar.
And if a person denies the prohibition of intermingling of the sexes and he denies the necessity of Hijaab, then such a person merely confirms his Zindeeq status.

On intermingling of the sexes, read:

9. He baselessly states: “The fatwa is that all women are allowed in the masjid provided their impure state is not known.”

The Fatwa of all four Math-habs is that it is Haraam for women to attend the Masaajid.

Allamah Ibn Hajar Haitami Rahimahullah has stated that no one will hesitate in prohibiting women from the Masaajid except a moron… (Al-Fataawaa Al-Fiqhiyyatul Kubra)

No stupid so-called opinion deceptively presented as a ‘Fatwa’ will be able to change the Shariah.

Furthermore, Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said that the Masaajid are not Halaal for impure people and women in the state of Haidh.

Notwithstanding the fact that the ‘fatwa’ cited by Bhayat is totally misleading and deceptive, will they be asking all their non-Muslim female guests to reveal whether they are -menstruating or not? Will they be asking them if they made istinja before coming to the Musjid?

10. At the end of his article Bhayat is at pains to convince his kuffaar visitors that the ‘Open Day’ pantomime is not a ‘missionary’ effort. He says that the intention is not to convert. What then is the aim of these ‘Open Days’? Is it to merely subject the Houses of Allah Ta`ala to abuse and filth? Is it an effort at bootlicking the kuffaar residents of the town? Is it an effort at meeting as many prostitutes as they can? What is the objective if not to invite them to Islam? His crude statement “After marketing a product…” where the inference is to our beautiful Deen, he relegates the Deen of Allah Rabbul Izzat to being a “product”. This inference alone, should be an eye opener to every sincere Muslim regarding their nefarious intentions.

Issued by:


Endorsed by:

1. Jamiatul Ulama Johannesburg



2. Jamiatul Ulama Western Cape



3. Custodians of the Haq