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Loud Zikr

Posted: August 15, 2011 in Contemporary, Sourced

The issue of Loud Zikr IN CONGREGATION in the masjid & its permissibility or lack thereof is one which the Ulama of Shariah have written much about.Muslimality has received many queries from individuals who are unsure as to the Shar’i ruling on this issue and so, in an effort to simplify the issue the following points must be noted:

1.  This is an issue upon which one finds VALID differences of opinion.

2. We act upon the view held by Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Zakariyya Saahib (Rahimahullah) & explained by his khalifa Moulana Abdul Hafeez Makki Daamat Barakaatuhum in his detailed work on this issue. This work has been translated into English. Readers may refer to Moulana’s research on this issue.

There are also many authentic Ulama who are of the view that loud zikr in congregation in the masjid is impermissible.This is a valid view as they have presented authentic proof for their statements. The Shariah demands that a VALID view be respected.

3. Silent zikr is superior to loud zikr.

4. Loud zikr in the masjid must not disturb any other persons sleep or ibaadah.

5. Those who engage in loud zikr in congregation in the masjid (whilst fulfilling all the required conditions) cannot deem their method of zikr to be the only correct one. The same applies to those who engage in silent zikr.

Should Allah Ta’ala bless us with the opportunity, we will publish an article explaining this issue in great detail.

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We reproduce hereunder an article penned by Quraisha Sooliman.Prior to providing our comment,Muslimality would like to remind Quraisha that we are still waiting for a refutations/response/answer to our articles exposing the glaring errors & copious amounts of flaws,not to mention blatant plagiarism,misquoting of Ahaadith etc.

We find it quite strange that you conveniently ignore our detailed expose of your erroneous article & rush off to pen yet another similarly flawed & rather ludicrous “explanation”. We are still waiting for a response to “The Conclusion” which you had written.

The public may view these articles together with our responses,here :

https://muslimality.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/the-true-conclusion-part-1/

https://muslimality.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/the-true-conclusion-part-two/

https://muslimality.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/the-true-conclusion-part-3/

https://muslimality.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/the-true-conclusion-part-four/

https://muslimality.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/the-true-conclusion-part-five/

The most recent attempt by Quraisha is listed hereunder :

Bismillahirahmaan Araheem

Dear brothers and Sisters in Islam,

  • The Eid Salaah for All Campaign is not [as has been portrayed by some] an effort to split the Muslim community or cause divisions. The divisions already exist, and NOT because women are claiming their Islamic rights whilst acknowledging the accompanying responsibilities that go with these rights. What has been made permissible for the women cannot be made impermissible by the men simply because we as Muslims don’t know how to be united or we cannot agree that other stronger opinions exist beyond ours.
  • Secondly, women attending the Eid Salaah is NOT a uniquely South African concept where ‘modernists, feminists, apologetics, western-inspired’ Muslim females are ‘leading Muslim women astray’. The reality is that women from all over the world have always been attending the Eid salaah and continue to do so to this day.
  • Additionally, it is NOT South African ‘modernists, feminists, apologetics, western-inspired’ women who have ‘encouraged or permitted’ ALL these Muslim women the world over to attend the Eid salaah, but in fact, it is an accepted ibadah the world over and it is thus accommodated and encouraged by the relevant Ulema, Scholars and Religious Bodies in all these countries.
  • Thirdly, South African scholars who have prohibited women from attending the Eid salaah [some have even passed fatwas saying it is haram because the woman must NOT LEAVE HER HOUSE AT ALL] ironically ‘allow’ women to attend Islamic fundraisers in a facility that does not have the sanctity nor sacredness of a mosque. Also, they encourage women to attend their talks and discussions and women are also encouraged and permitted to read the taraweeh salaah in certain mosques. Then suddenly, on the day of Eid, they make it haram for women to attend the Eid salaah! There is no hadith that commands women to attend the taraweeh salaah, but there are many ahaadith that COMMAND women to attend the Eid salaah [see below].
  • Fourthly, the same individuals who claim that women coming out to these places [a mosque or Eid Gah wherein every self-respecting Muslim male and female knows and regards as a place of prayer and worship and hence reveres with respect and humility] is a fitnah. They say that women should stay at home, yet the same individuals when they have weddings, have men and women gathered at a central location, with separate facilities. In these functions, women are encouraged to come out and attend [and note, it is not the NIKAAH, and often neither is it the WALIMA but the wedding reception] and it is KNOWN that the women come out to these functions dressed up fashionably and/or modestly. So how is it that at these occasions, women are not a source of fitnah, but only in the most sacred of places, the mosque, they are a source of fitnah? And how is it permissible for women to come out to talks, taalims, weddings and fundraisers and the taraweeh salaah but it is haram for them to attend the Eid prayer in the mosque or the Eid Gah?
  • Fifthly, the reality and the truth is that Muslim women have always been attending the Eid Salaat from the time that the Prophet Muhammad SAW commanded them [see below ahaadith] till now: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) commanded us to bring them (women) out on (Eid) al-Fitr and (Eid) al-Adha, and to bring out adolescent girls, menstruating women and virgins, but the menstruating women were to stay away from the prayer, but were to witness goodness and the gathering of the Muslims. I said: “O Messenger of Allah, what if one of us does not have a jilbaab?” He said: “Let her sister lend her a jilbab.” [Al-Bukhaari (324) and Muslim (890)]      &

 From Umm Attiyyah she said: That certainly the messenger of Allah SAW would gather the women of Ansaar in a house and he would send Umar ibn al Khattab to us, so he would stand at the door and he would greet and we would reply to his greeting, and he said: ‘ I am the messenger of the messenger SAW to you all, and he, [Muhammad SAW] commanded us with the two Eids, that the menstruating women and the baaligha free women come out in them two (the two Eids)’ [from AlMughnie, page 264 from the hadith in Abu Dawud, in Baab Khuruj Nisaa fil Eid, from Kitaab ul-Salaat]

  •  Sixth, there is NO SINGLE PERIOD NOR MOMENT IN HISTORY FROM THE LIFETIME AND ULTIMATE DEMISE OF THE PROPHET SAW TILL NOW THAT CAN BE QUOTED AS A PERIOD IN WHICH WOMEN WERE PREVENTED FROM ATTENDING THE EID SALAAT IN EITHER MAKKAH, MADINAH, EGYPT OR ANY OF THE ARABIAN PENINSULA COUNTRIES THAT WERE THE FIRST REGIONS OF THE WORLD WHEREIN ISLAM SPREAD [again for emphasis, this discussion is NOT about the 5 daily prayers, it is about the Eid salaah]
  • Finally, the aim of the Eid Salaah for All Campaign is NOT to force anyone to go for the Eid Salaah. We simply wish to make Muslim men and women aware of the benefit and virtue of attending the Eid Salaah in keeping with the command of the Prophet Muhammad SAW and in keeping with the PRACTISE of ALL FOUR OF THE KHALIPHS- Abu BAkr, Umar, Uthman and Ali [RA]. At the same time, we want Muslims to stop labelling women who attend the Eid Salaah  and the men who give them permission to do so by carefully providing for their needs, as ‘modernists, feminists, apologetics, western-inspired, orientalists and fitnah makers’. This is not in keeping with the etiquette of the Shariah which has certainly allowed for differences of opinions, and further it is inappropriate for such scholars to claimthat all of the names of the ulema, scholars and sahabah as listed below who have GIVEN WOMEN THE PERMISSIBILITY TO ATTEND THE EID SALAAT PROVIDED THEY MEET THE CONDITIONS OF HAYA, are wrong, that they do not have sufficient knowledge of the deen or that they are misled [This is the comment and argument that has circulated from the time that we began this campaign to detract from the reality that Eid Salaah is being performed by Muslim women the world over and that the majority of the most learned and respected ulema in the world, both alive and deceased have said that it is permissible. Some local individuals have focused on personality smear campaigns and distractions, looking at people and personalities, at identities and sects rather than looking at the TRUTH and at the REALITY- The REALITY is that women attend the Eid Salaah and they have Shariee’ backing and authentication for it and no-one who has knowledge of the hadith and the seerah and the way things were done during the time of the Prophet SAW and thereafter during the reign of the 4 Khaliphs can say any different, as these are the ultimate sources of the deen after the Quraan Kareem] [again for emphasis, this discussion is NOT about the 5 daily prayers, it is about the Eid salaah]

 

 To substantiate here are the opinions of revered scholars, sahabah and Khulafa(RA). Please note this is NOT OUR opinion or fatwa, it is the direct opinion of the scholar mentioned, hence the attribution: Also note, that all the listed below exhort women to keep the shariee’ requirements expected of them when they leave the house for any necessity or reason in terms of dress, modesty, humility etc:

Hazrat AbuBakr, Umar and Ali (RA): Eid salaat is waajib on men and women [do not be misled by the common mistruth that Umar RAprevented women from attending the salaah. This is a lie, he only tried to discourage his wife and to do this, he used distracting tactics because he could not outright forbid her as he knew he could not force her to do something which the Prophet SAW had made permissible for women: ‘Do not prevent your women from attending the mosque if they seek your permission to do so’ (Sahih Muslim). However, the discussion at hand is NOT about the 5 daily prayers but it is SPECIFICALLY about the Eid salaah].

Sheikh ibn Uthaymeen: Eid salaat is waajib on men and women

Sheikh ibn Taymiya: Eid salaat is waajib on men and women

Sheikh bin Baz: It is preferred for women to attend the Eid salaat

Sheikh ibn Jibreen: It is commanded for women to attend the Eid salaat

Sheikh Albani: It is commanded for women to attend the Eid salaat

Ibn Abi Shaybah also narrated that Ibn ‘Umar RA used to take whoever he could of his household out to the Eid

Sheikh Muhammad Salih- al Munnajjid (well known Islamic jurist and owner of the well known website ‘Islam Q&A’&author of many Islamic books): Eid salaat is waajib on men and women

Sheikh Waris Mazhari(editor of the New Delhi based Tarjuman Dar ul-Uloom, the official organ of the Graduates’Association of the Deoband Madrasa): Mulsim women must be encouraged to attend the Eid salaat

Dr Wahbi al Zuhaily (Senior Hanafi scholar: Damascus,Syria): It is permissible for women to attend the Eid salaat and theyCANNOT be prohibited

Sheikh Faraz Rabbani: There is nothing disliked about praying in the mosque for women

Imaam Anwar al Awlaki: Women should not be prevented from attending the mosque

Hanafi Scholar Naielah Ackbarali : Women are rewarded for their attendance of the Eid salaat

Mufti Ahmed Yar  Khan Naeemi (respected Hanafi scolar): Recommended that since women come out for all reasons these days then there is no reason anymore to stop the women from attending the mosque as this is a destination that earns the greatest good

Muslim women in Cape Town and parts of Gauteng also participate in the Eid Salaah. Alhumdullilah, Allah be praised for blessing us with these men who honour our dignity, who uplift our virtue and who nourish our spirituality. These facilities specifically cater for the women attending the prayer and afford them the respect and dignity they deserve as the Ummah of Muhammad SAW. Jazakallah Khair to all these brothers and mosque committee members. 

Sincerely

Quraysha Ismail Sooliman

Muslimality comment:

At the outset,we must state that you set consistently low academic standards for yourself,and then fail to achieve them. The domain of Islamic academic research is clearly one which all should enter with caution. Nonetheless, as your statements regarding the Shariah have been made in public, we will respond publicly.

Words in bold are the author’s:

Bismillahirahmaan Araheem

Dear brothers and Sisters in Islam,

  • The Eid Salaah for All Campaign is not [as has been portrayed by some] an effort to split the Muslim community or cause divisions. The divisions already exist, and NOT because women are claiming their Islamic rights whilst acknowledging the accompanying responsibilities that go with these rights. What has been made permissible for the women cannot be made impermissible by the men simply because we as Muslims don’t know how to be united or we cannot agree that other stronger opinions exist beyond ours.

We find it hard to believe that some “men” have made haraam what is actually halaal, because Muslims don’t know how to be united. What does the emotional song of unity have to do with an academic issue? The Shariah will be defended & preserved whether or not your notion of “unity” is preserved. This statement is totally devoid of even a shred of academic substance.

  • Secondly, women attending the Eid Salaah is NOT a uniquely South African concept where ‘modernists, feminists, apologetics, western-inspired’ Muslim females are ‘leading Muslim women astray’. The reality is that women from all over the world have always been attending the Eid salaah and continue to do so to this day.

We care very little if this “concept” as you call it originates in S.A or not. Are you asserting that if women all over the world have always been attending Eid salaah, then such an action becomes part of Shariah?How does the actions of women all over the world show you proof of permissibility?  Are we now to look at what women all over the world are doi9ng in order to learn Deen? We are truly sorry,but we take our Deeni knowledge from those who took it from Nabi Muhammad alayhis salaatu was salaam himself.This statement is totally devoid of even a shred of academic substance.

  • Additionally, it is NOT South African ‘modernists, feminists, apologetics, western-inspired’ women who have ‘encouraged or permitted’ ALL these Muslim women the world over to attend the Eid salaah, but in fact, it is an accepted ibadah the world over and it is thus accommodated and encouraged by the relevant Ulema, Scholars and Religious Bodies in all these countries.

We will be discussing these “Ulema, Scholars and Religious Bodies” further on.

  • Thirdly, South African scholars who have prohibited women from attending the Eid salaah [some have even passed fatwas saying it is haram because the woman must NOT LEAVE HER HOUSE AT ALL] ironically ‘allow’ women to attend Islamic fundraisers in a facility that does not have the sanctity nor sacredness of a mosque. Also, they encourage women to attend their talks and discussions and women are also encouraged and permitted to read the taraweeh salaah in certain mosques. Then suddenly, on the day of Eid, they make it haram for women to attend the Eid salaah! There is no hadith that commands women to attend the taraweeh salaah, but there are many ahaadith that COMMAND women to attend the Eid salaah [see below].

We have explained in our response to “The Conclusion” that South African scholars or any other scholars for that matter are not legislators of Shariah.We have clearly mentioned the Shar’i injunctions which apply to women leaving their homes in all cases,fundraisers  & taraweeh included. We maintain the Shar’i views of impressibility of leaving the home in all these instances. Perhaps you should ask the Ulama who permit such things for valid Shar’i proof?

We will be discussing the ” many ahaadith that COMMAND women to attend the Eid salaah” further on.

  • Fourthly, the same individuals who claim that women coming out to these places [a mosque or Eid Gah wherein every self-respecting Muslim male and female knows and regards as a place of prayer and worship and hence reveres with respect and humility] is a fitnah. They say that women should stay at home, yet the same individuals when they have weddings, have men and women gathered at a central location, with separate facilities. In these functions, women are encouraged to come out and attend [and note, it is not the NIKAAH, and often neither is it the WALIMA but the wedding reception] and it is KNOWN that the women come out to these functions dressed up fashionably and/or modestly. So how is it that at these occasions, women are not a source of fitnah, but only in the most sacred of places, the mosque, they are a source of fitnah? And how is it permissible for women to come out to talks, taalims, weddings and fundraisers and the taraweeh salaah but it is haram for them to attend the Eid prayer in the mosque or the Eid Gah?

Our comment above is sufficient response to this paragraph. We do however,beg to differ on the point that “every self-respecting Muslim male and female knows and regards as a place of prayer and worship and hence reveres with respect and humility”. The conduct of Muslims in the Haramain is sufficient proof of the fact that not every Muslim respects the sanctity of the Masjid.However we digress, this point,in fact this entire paragraph  has nothing academic about it. Kindly ask the Ulama who invite women to fundraisers etc. for their valid academic Shar;i proof.

Fifthly, the reality and the truth is that Muslim women have always been attending the Eid Salaat from the time that the Prophet Muhammad SAW commanded them [see below ahaadith] till now: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) commanded us to bring them (women) out on (Eid) al-Fitr and (Eid) al-Adha, and to bring out adolescent girls, menstruating women and virgins, but the menstruating women were to stay away from the prayer, but were to witness goodness and the gathering of the Muslims. I said: “O Messenger of Allah, what if one of us does not have a jilbaab?” He said: “Let her sister lend her a jilbab.” [Al-Bukhaari (324) and Muslim (890)]  

We will mention the same response we had supplied (to which you have still note responded) last Eid. We quoted the author of I‘laa us Sunan whom you blatantly misquoted the last time.

“Verily, Tirmizi has narrated it from Thauri, Ibn Mubaarak, and it is (also) a statement of Imaam Maalik and Abu Yusuf. Ibn Qudaamah has narrated it from Nakh’i and Yahya Bin Saeed Ansaari. I (Allaamah Zafar Ahmad Thanvi) say, ‘And it is this view which the Mutak-khiroon Mashaaikh of the Hanafiyyah have adopted because of the corruption of the times.’

At-Tahaawi said: ‘Verily, the emergence of women (from their homes) to go to the Eidgah was during the early epoch of Islam for the purpose of (displaying) the abundance of the (Muslim) population. Then afterwards it was abrogated…I (Allaamah Zafar Ahmad) say: ‘What Tahaawi has said is substantiated by the narration of Umm Humaid, the wife of Abi Humaid Sa’di and the Marfoo’(narration) of Umm Salmah: ‘The Salaat of a woman in her bait is better than her Salaat in her hujrah. Her salaat in her hujrah is better than her salaat in her house, and her salaat in her house is better than her salaat in the Masjid of her people.’ His (Imaam Tahaawi)’s view is also substantiated by what has been narrated from Aishah: ‘If Rasulullah (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) had seen what the women had introduced after him, then most certainly he would have prevented them from the Masjid just as the women from the Bani Israeel were prevented.’ Narrated by Muslim.

The combination of the Ahaadith indicates that initially women were ordered to attend Jamaat (salaat) and Salaatul Eid. Then Nabi (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) exhorted them to perform Salaat at home. However, he did not categorically prohibit them from being present at Jamaat Salaah…Then after Nabi (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) the Sahaabah prohibited them because of the fasaad (corruption) of the age as is indicated by the statement of Aishah (radhiAllahu anha). Undoubtedly, she (Hadhrat Aishah) is greater than Umm Atiyyah. Ibn Mas’ood used to expel women from the Masjid on Fridays. He would say (to the women): ‘Get out, and go to your homes which are best for you.’ He would take an oath with much emphasis that there is no better place of Salaat for a woman than her room.

Thus those in general have adopted the view of it being Makrooh for women to emerge(and to go the Musjid) to not reject the Saheeh Ahaadith with corrupt opinion (as SHaukaani has erroneously asserted). On the contrary they have restricted the Ahaadith to the noblest age of Nabi sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam, and with the statements of the illustrious Sahaabah radhiAllahu anhum. It is not hidden that the prohibition applies to only women. Thus, the Wujoob remains for men as usual. It is thus established that the Salaat of the two Eids and going to (perform) it is Waajib on men, and this is the objective.

In Al Kanzul Mutawari, the following explanation appears:

“It has been authentically narrated that Aisha radhiAllahu anha said:“If Nabi sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam saw what the women have now started doing, he would have prevented them from the Masjid like how the women of Bani Israeel were prevented.”

If the situation had changed so much in the time of Aishah radhiAllahu anha then what would be the case in today’s age where corruption has engulfed the elderly and the young?”  (Juz 6 Pg 188)

“Qadhi Iyaad mentions that this was in the beginning of Islam and this was specific to Nabi sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam (lecturing of women). Allaamah Kirmaani has mentioned, ‘Ibn Battaal has mentioned, ‘His (i.e. Nabi sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) going to the women and lecturing to them is specific to him (Nabi sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) according to the Ulama because he is in the position of a father to the women and the Ulama have reached consensus on this fact that the lecturer will not deliver a separate lecture for the women nor will he cut off his lecture and complete it by the women.’ ’’ (Juz 6 Pg 192)

PLEASE INFORM  US HOW MANY WOMEN WEAR THE JILBAAB MENTIONED IN THE HADITH.DO ALSO TAKE SOME TIME TO EXPLAIN THE AHAADITH CLEARLY INSTEAD COPYING & PASTING AS PER YOUR USUAL METHODOLOGY

“Explanation of “Jilbaab”: It is a cloth which covers the entire body or it is a wide length of cloth which covers the chest and back of a woman (front and back) to such an extent that she appears totally concealed and wrapped up.” (Juz 6 Pg 194-195)

Sixth, there is NO SINGLE PERIOD NOR MOMENT IN HISTORY FROM THE LIFETIME AND ULTIMATE DEMISE OF THE PROPHET SAW TILL NOW THAT CAN BE QUOTED AS A PERIOD IN WHICH WOMEN WERE PREVENTED FROM ATTENDING THE EID SALAAT IN EITHER MAKKAH, MADINAH, EGYPT OR ANY OF THE ARABIAN PENINSULA COUNTRIES THAT WERE THE FIRST REGIONS OF THE WORLD WHEREIN ISLAM SPREAD [again for emphasis, this discussion is NOT about the 5 daily prayers, it is about the Eid salaah]

We will explain these periods of prohibition once you respond to our explanation of the Hadith quoted above. We see no point in providing detailed academic answers to someone who cannot understand the language in which theses proofs are found i.e. Arabic.

  • Finally, the aim of the Eid Salaah for All Campaign is NOT to force anyone to go for the Eid Salaah. We simply wish to make Muslim men and women aware of the benefit and virtue of attending the Eid Salaah in keeping with the command of the Prophet Muhammad SAW and in keeping with the PRACTISE of ALL FOUR OF THE KHALIPHS- Abu BAkr, Umar, Uthman and Ali [RA]. At the same time, we want Muslims to stop labelling women who attend the Eid Salaah  and the men who give them permission to do so by carefully providing for their needs, as ‘modernists, feminists, apologetics, western-inspired, orientalists and fitnah makers’. This is not in keeping with the etiquette of the Shariah which has certainly allowed for differences of opinions, and further it is inappropriate for such scholars to claimthat all of the names of the ulema, scholars and sahabah as listed below who have GIVEN WOMEN THE PERMISSIBILITY TO ATTEND THE EID SALAAT PROVIDED THEY MEET THE CONDITIONS OF HAYA, are wrong, that they do not have sufficient knowledge of the deen or that they are misled [This is the comment and argument that has circulated from the time that we began this campaign to detract from the reality that Eid Salaah is being performed by Muslim women the world over and that the majority of the most learned and respected ulema in the world, both alive and deceased have said that it is permissible. Some local individuals have focused on personality smear campaigns and distractions, looking at people and personalities, at identities and sects rather than looking at the TRUTH and at the REALITY- The REALITY is that women attend the Eid Salaah and they have Shariee’ backing and authentication for it and no-one who has knowledge of the hadith and the seerah and the way things were done during the time of the Prophet SAW and thereafter during the reign of the 4 Khaliphs can say any different, as these are the ultimate sources of the deen after the Quraan Kareem] [again for emphasis, this discussion is NOT about the 5 daily prayers, it is about the Eid salaah]

 To substantiate here are the opinions of revered scholars, sahabah and Khulafa(RA). Please note this is NOT OUR opinion or fatwa, it is the direct opinion of the scholar mentioned, hence the attribution: Also note, that all the listed below exhort women to keep the shariee’ requirements expected of them when they leave the house for any necessity or reason in terms of dress, modesty, humility etc:

Hazrat AbuBakr, Umar and Ali (RA): Eid salaat is waajib on men and women [do not be misled by the common mistruth that Umar RAprevented women from attending the salaah. This is a lie, he only tried to discourage his wife and to do this, he used distracting tactics because he could not outright forbid her as he knew he could not force her to do something which the Prophet SAW had made permissible for women: ‘Do not prevent your women from attending the mosque if they seek your permission to do so’ (Sahih Muslim). However, the discussion at hand is NOT about the 5 daily prayers but it is SPECIFICALLY about the Eid salaah].

We do not wish to misled by any false statements , as such please do tell us which authoritative academic work which you yourself have read has proof that the Khulafaa mentioned such statements or passed such rulings. We cannot be expected to believe you merely because you quote famous personalities. On the topic of lies, we must mention that you have made no retraction of your false statements in “The Conclusion”.

Until you have proof of these statements we will not even bother commenting.

Sheikh ibn Uthaymeen: Eid salaat is waajib on men and women

Which mazhab does the Sheikh follow? Where is the proof of his statement & where is his proof for such a ruling?

Sheikh ibn Taymiya: Eid salaat is waajib on men and women

Where is this statement mentioned? Sheikh ibn Taymiyya mentioned many other rulings which are unique to him.Do you agree with these? Which mazhab did he follow? Was he a Mujtahid?

Sheikh bin Baz: It is preferred for women to attend the Eid salaat

Please supply us with the original statement of the sheikh(in Arabic) together with his proof.

Sheikh ibn Jibreen: It is commanded for women to attend the Eid salaat

Please supply us with the original statement of the sheikh(in Arabic) together with his proof.

Sheikh Albani: It is commanded for women to attend the Eid salaat

Please supply us with the original statement of the sheikh(in Arabic) together with his proof.Please respond to the following as well – https://muslimality.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/al-albani-unveiled/

Which mazhab did he follow? Was he a Mujtahid?

Ibn Abi Shaybah also narrated that Ibn ‘Umar RA used to take whoever he could of his household out to the Eid

Please supply us with the original statement of the sheikh(in Arabic) together with his proof.

Sheikh Muhammad Salih- al Munnajjid (well known Islamic jurist and owner of the well known website ‘Islam Q&A’&author of many Islamic books): Eid salaat is waajib on men and women

Please supply us with the original statement of the sheikh(in Arabic) together with his proof.

How does owning a website & being famous make him or anybody else a proof of Shariah?

Sheikh Waris Mazhari(editor of the New Delhi based Tarjuman Dar ul-Uloom, the official organ of the Graduates’Association of the Deoband Madrasa): Mulsim women must be encouraged to attend the Eid salaat

Please supply us with the original statement of the sheikh together with his proof. Does being editor of a newspaper automatically qualify him to comment on Shariah? Since when did being associated to Deoband become any sort of proof in Islam?

Dr Wahbi al Zuhaily (Senior Hanafi scholar: Damascus,Syria): It is permissible for women to attend the Eid salaat and theyCANNOT be prohibited

Wahbi? Are you serious?

Sheikh Wahbah Zuhaily states in his voluminous al fiqhul islami that he is a Shafi’ee. Has he changed mazaahib? Where is the proof of this? Where is his proof for such a statement?

Sheikh Faraz Rabbani: There is nothing disliked about praying in the mosque for women

Where is the sheikh’s original statement recorded? Where is his proof?

Imaam Anwar al Awlaki: Women should not be prevented from attending the mosque

Where is the sheikh’s original statement recorded? Where is his proof?

Hanafi Scholar Naielah Ackbarali : Women are rewarded for their attendance of the Eid salaat

Where is the sheikha’s original statement recorded? Where is her proof?

Mufti Ahmed Yar  Khan Naeemi (respected Hanafi scolar): Recommended that since women come out for all reasons these days then there is no reason anymore to stop the women from attending the mosque as this is a destination that earns the greatest good

Mufti Naeemi is respected by Barelwi individuals only. In any event,where is his proof for saying such a thing? Nonetheless we are highly doubtful of him being a hanafi for many reasons :

This “respected scholar ” advocates meelad,urs, 40 day ceremonies etc. We have much proof these from his own writings. In fact we will be more than willing to supply you with his works once you respond to our questions & requests for basic proof.

Where are his works on hanafi fiqh? Do his convoluted beliefs have proof from the hanafi mazhab?

Muslim women in Cape Town and parts of Gauteng also participate in the Eid Salaah. Alhumdullilah, Allah be praised for blessing us with these men who honour our dignity, who uplift our virtue and who nourish our spirituality. These facilities specifically cater for the women attending the prayer and afford them the respect and dignity they deserve as the Ummah of Muhammad SAW. Jazakallah Khair to all these brothers and mosque committee members. 

Sincerely

Quraysha Ismail Sooliman

We appeal to you & all Muslims to uplift your “virtue” & “spirituality” by learning about Islam before speaking about Islamic matters.Do you understand the source-language of the Shariah i.e. Arabic?We know nothing about travel agencies for examples,hence we do not comment on matters of ticketing,flight reservations etc. Likewise, those who cannot understand the intricacies of Deen need not comment on Deen.

The brothers & committee members are advised to first study Islam. Islam is not based on emotions & random statements attribute to famous people. We await the “many” ahaadith proving the stance advocated by the writer as well as the proofs for the statement of both the scholars & non-scholars quoted.

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