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Islam, Women and Feminism (08 Jan 2020 NewAgeIslam.Com)


  • Hats Off lies again when he says, "mr GM hates doubters ". I have never said a word against agnostics, atheists or apostates. I have been combating rabid hatemongers. Hats Off knows it, but he lies anyway. He is a habitual liar.

    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/9/2020 12:26:11 PM

  • mr GGS really is riled by the "allah-given" capacity of people to doubt.
    that is a millimeter within trying to correct allah or his creation.
    mr GM hates doubters and mr GGS hates doubt. hating the doubt but not the hater? hoots and hooters.

    By hats off! - 1/9/2020 5:17:29 AM

  • It is narrated by Ibn Masud that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “surely the devil has an influence over the son of Aadam and the angel has an influence (over him). The devil’s influence is to incite him to evil and to reject the truth. The angel’s influence is to invite him to piety and confirmation of the truth. So whoso finds that (the angel’s influence), it is from Allah and he must praise Allah. But whoso finds the other condition (the devil’s influence) must seek refuge in Allah from the accursed devil”. He then recited: (Satan threatens you of poverty and enjoins you into indecency” (2:268)

    This hadith indicates that the angel invites man to piety with an assurance of reward. The devil causes him to hesitate and impresses upon him how difficult is to follow religion.

    It is well experience argument that for the believers bereft of Satanic influence, those things are not difficult which are considered difficult by those who are overwhelmed by the devil’s influence.

    After all, we are human beings and commit both sins and forgetfulness.

    Let us do spiritual meditations and reform ourselves; every thing will be lovely as a blessing of Allah Almighty.
    By GGS - 1/8/2020 11:04:45 PM

  • The devil creates doubts in the minds even when a Muslim is in the state of Namaz or recitation of the Quran. Hazrat Uthman ibn Abdul Aaas once said, “O Messenger of Allah! the devil interrupts me while I am offering the Salah (Namaz) or reciting the Quran and he raises doubts (waswasa) in my mind. Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “That is the devil called Khinzib. When you sense him, seek refuge in Allah from him and spit to your left-side—three times!” (Hazrat Uthman said) I did so and Allah put the devil away from me”

    This hadith indicates that the devil has power to create doubts even when a person is in the state of prayer or recitation of the Quran. What about the state beyond Namaz or such spiritual prayers? Of course the devil creates doubts outside the prayer as well. One should be very active in dealing with such situation.

    Today most of the people embrace volley of doubts in their minds regarding other creatures. Most of the doubts create tensions and damage humane relationship. Seeking refuge in Allah is the best solution for such situation. Let us spiritually train our mind to leave doubts for that which does not make us doubt.

    By GGS - 1/8/2020 10:55:40 PM

  • There is none to stop women from the courtyard of the transcdental. Saying that the clergy stops them from mosques is either a baseless claim, or requires evidence or simply a pretext to attack on the clergy. It has become a heavily-funded environmental agenda to create such pretexts to defame and target the clergy, as if the non-clergy were the angels on the earth!!!

    The non-clergy have not yet been able to make any persons spiritual. They should first look within. They are simply emotional and make things difficult and paradox. Prayers with Jamaat are obligatory on men including both the clergy and the non-clergy, but most of the non-clergy do not attent the congregational prayers even when they are not at office hours.

    Women have houses to worship at home. Prayers with congregation (jamaat) are not obligatory on women. They are free to perform Namaz individually.  

    A separate place for acts of worship can be built for women. This is not impermissible in Islam and no clergy considers it forbidden.

    By GGS - 1/8/2020 10:23:12 PM

  • Hats Off will never miss a chance to say something insulting about the Prophet! That's what he lives for!
    By Ghulam Mohiyuddin - 1/8/2020 2:23:18 PM

  • very understandable.
    for the dunya is the place of consequence and the aakhiraat is just a despot's yearning for relevance in his own insignificant prophetic life.
    transcendent is inconsequential. the here and now is not.

    By hats off! - 1/8/2020 6:55:56 AM

  • "Protests Drawing Many Muslim Women and Girls — Housewives, Students with Hijabs Covering Their Hair"
    Muslim men encouraging respective sisters, mothers, spouses and girlfriends to breach their designated boundaries, raise their voice and be partners in protests. A perfectly choreographed public sphere!
    But now this gender-equality in realm of public sloganeering, should not cut in mosque/Eidgah in our street; Women, who are at the forefront of peaceful public protest, seeking to preserve constitutional freedom, are forced by parents on behest of the clergy to remain absent from the courtyard of the transcendental. It's quite a paradox.
    By GRD - 1/8/2020 4:30:00 AM