THE EVILS OF WOMEN ATTENDING MUSJIDS
A Brother from Durban writes:
“I live in a small suburb of Durban wherein there is only one Masjid. Apart from the many “different” things done by the trustees, one of the most concerning, is the facilities made available for women to perform their 5 daily salaah at the Masjid. I understand the prohibition, but my concern is if their salaah is even accepted, taking into consideration the following:
The ladies salaah area is a level above the main Masjid. From above they have no view of the men performing salaah and vice versa. The only way possible for them to follow the imam is by listening through the speakers. Is their salaah accepted taking into consideration the only way of them following the imam, is through the mic system? This proved to be a problem during Taraweeh, as many went into ruku when the imam made takbeer for sajdah tilawah, and only realised their mistake when the imam made takbeer again and began reciting qiraat.
Unfortunately, women are present for almost every salaah. In the basement parking, the men and women’s entrance to the Musjid area is in full view of each other, making it almost impossible to go up to the Masjid without seeing a women who happens to go up at the same time.
Another major problem in Durban is the use of the mic system. Almost every single Masjid, be it the smallest, along with tiny musallas, make use of the mic system. Masaajid with the Imam’s qiraat being audible even outside, make use of the mic even when there is only a few saffs. A few days ago, in the our local Masjid, the mic system failed during Salaah and I could hear the Imam’s qiraat crystal clear from the 8th saff! The mic has unfortunately become a new “necessity”. Please advise on the above issues, respect Mufti Saheb.”
The consequences of haraam are always morally and spiritually destructive. The Shariah prohibits women from the Musaajid, but these juhala, fussaaq ‘trustees’ and the ulama-e-soo’ deem it appropriate to use the Musjid for the perpetration of haraam.
The Salaat of the women explained above, is not valid. The whole scenario is a lamentable and an ugly mockery of Salaat, and a flagrant violation of the Shariah. Leave alone the fussaaq trustees, even the imaams and the molvis are oblivious of the evils of women attending the Musjid. Their Imaan is thoroughly desensitized, hence their spiritual hearts are dead and their spiritual eyes are blind.
“The eyes are not blind, but the hearts within the breasts are blind.”
Even the environs of the Musaajid have become platforms for sin. Only women who have the attitudes and tendencies of lesbians and prostitutes feel comfortable to be in and near to male gatherings. That is why they disdain and abhor the advice of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) for women to perform Salaat in the remotest corners of their homes. For them the best ‘musjids’ are their homes. But today, the ulama themselves have opened up many doorways of fitnah – fisq, fujoor and bid’ah.
Muslim women – the vast majority – no longer have Imaani hayaa. They now excel in lewdness. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
“A woman who applies perfumes and passes by a gathering is like this and like that (i.e. a prostitute).”
24 Rabiuth Thaani 1444 – 19 November 2022