Horse-riding lessons are being offered to Muslim females by a Muslim woman who charges R150 for 45 minutes. Is this permissible? Is it permissible for Muslim women to ride horses? The lessons are advertised as ‘parda friendly’ Is the money earned in this manner halaal?


Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Allah curses women in the saddle (i.e. on horseback).”

Women who ride horses are mal-oonaat. Allah’s LA’NAT (CURSE) settles on such lewd, immoral women who ride horses. The one who teaches women to ride horses is a greater mal-oonah.

Women who ride horses are absolutely shameless. They are bereft of the slightest vestige of Haya (shame/modesty) about which Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Haya is a branch of Imaan.”

When Haya is eliminated then the person is free to perpetrate the worst of immoralities flagrantly in public.

As for the ‘parda friendly’ deception, the mal-oonah organizing these shaitaani lessons does not have the haziest idea of the meaning of Purdah. An idea of genuine Shar’i Purdah can be gained from the dead body of a Muslim female. Despite being a corpse, she is draped in five shrouds. Then when the body is lowered into the Qabar, it is totally covered with a large sheet to prevent the gazes of males straying onto the mayyit wrapped in five shrouds.

If any woman has valid Imaan, she will be able to derive adequate lesson and directive from the Purdah which has to be accorded to even the corpse of a Muslim female. Women of Imaan should consult their Imaani conscience and not allow themselves to become ensnared by shaitaan into the haraam horse-riding.

Only women who are prostitutes at heart will defiantly – in defiance of Allah Ta’ala – select to come within the scope of Allah’s Curse by enlisting as shaitaani candidates for the accursed horse-riding lessons conducted by a mal-oonah jaahilah.

It is quite obvious that money acquired from this haraam activity is HARAAM.

15 Jamaadil Awwal 1442 – 30 December 2020

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