WOMAN IN QURAN AND IN ISLAM
Assalaam aleikum Warahmatu–llah Wabarakatu,Bismillah Rahman Raheem,Alhamdu Lillah Rabil Alameen,all praise due to Allah Subhanahu Wataala who glorified Himself for Creating every female among beings of the earth, in particular a woman in human beings and Jinn. see the verse below:
036.036 سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ الْأَزْوَاجَ كُلَّهَا مِمَّا تُنبِتُ الْأَرْضُ وَمِنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ وَمِمَّا لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
036.036 Subhana allathee khalaqa al-azwaja kullaha mimma tunbitu al-ardu wamin anfusihim wamimma la ya’lamoona
036.036 Glory to Allah, Who created in pairs all things that the earth produces, as well as their own (human) kind and (other) things of which they have no knowledge.
Al-Qur’an, 036.036 (Ya-Seen [Ya-Seen])
WOMAN IN QURAN AND IN ISLAM
Khutba : 17/07/2020-25/dhil Hijj/1414
allahuman salli alla Muhamad wa alih wabarik wasallim,peace and blessings we convey upon our beloved master prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.
A woman in Quran is different from a woman in Islam yet Quran is the foundation of Islam. Difference comes as follows:
A woman in Quran are commands about women but woman in Islam are practices with women, Islam means implementing the command of Allah Subhanahu Wataala regarding treatment of women in Quran.
This is one of the most widest subject to teach about in Sharia,women are the most complicated creations Allah Subhanahu Wataala ever created , when we talk about women we mean mother,daughter, wife,sister, aunt, cousin , nephew,grand mother, great grand mother, etc that is in terms of family relations IN QURAN
But in terms of other terms such as work a woman can be your secretary, administrator, maid,nanny, nurse ,etc.IN ISLAM
Quran gave a woman special status in terms of family relations and not in terms of work.
The principle purpose of creating a woman is to be a partner to a man to live on earth as husband and wife. That is the first step of existence of human beings in the heavens then to earth. According to the holy Quran ,Allah Subhanahu Wataala first Created Adam who was a man and from him he created Hawa and then He got them married as husband and wife starting to live on earth from heaven, and when they started having children,they became father and mother ,while the children became brothers and sisters. The human race continued to spread on earth until to date.
TO DAY WE LOOK AT WOMAN AS WIFE
This part of a woman to man goes back to the initial creation of Adam aleih salaam and Hawa , Allah Subhanahu Wataala forbid anything goes beyond this foundation of humanity on earth for example people who get themselves involved in men falling in love with men and women falling in love with women , This is grave sin ever committed on earth, Allah Subhanahu Wataala destroyed the people of Nabi Lut including His wife with fatal destruction which He never do to any other nation.He sent Our Master sayidina Jibrael aleih salaam with operation to destroy these sinners that included lifting the land where they were staying to the skies and turn it upside down,then rain upon the ruins rain of fire that burnt everything so that not for ever any living will ever live on that land ,not even a grass to grow,an insect, it became a cursed part of the earth. Allah Subhanahu Wataala reserved these places known today as Sodom and Gomorrah which became a terminology meaning that sinful act ,the word “Sodomized” used in English to mean a person who have gone through that sinful act by another person. There is no forgiveness to a person who commit this sinful Act of Sodomy, either its done to a man or woman. Those people who willingly submit to this sinful act are dwellers of hellfire forever and ever. There is no forgiveness for this sinful act ,those who willingly get involve in this sinful acts ,they have chosen hellfire as their destination because no body do it unless he or she knows its wrong. Even a child who was born grows knowing what is right and what is wrong regarding that part of their nature, but Shaytan makes them go for wrong choices and they submit themselves to this sinful act willingly to the extent of wanting to expose their actions demanding people to accept them,if its done inside marriage husband and wife are busy involved in this sinful act, they are both dwellers of Jahannam helfire. when i talk about husband and wife, readers understand what i mean but may be to make it clear, is when the husband visit his wife in wrong path which is not permitted and forbidden. The natural path for a husband to visit his wife is created for him that result in having children by Allah’s will. But visiting a wrong path on wife by husband is haram and no compromise about it , if any one get involved willingly are fore ever in Jahannam. If some one read this Khutbah and decide to repent if he or she is involved,his or her judgment is between Allah Subhanahu Wataala , but Sharia do not have hope for such a person, they are going to hell forever and ever. People will say, Mufti Sahb , Allah forgives all sins , Ya and He says in Quran that He forgives all Sins but he put a condition of forgiveness and he said in Surat Al-Nissa ( women) Chapter 4:17-18
004.017 إِنَّمَا التَّوْبَةُ عَلَى اللَّهِ لِلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ السُّوءَ بِجَهَالَةٍ ثُمَّ يَتُوبُونَ مِنْ قَرِيبٍ فَأُولَئِكَ يَتُوبُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا
004.017 Innama al-ttawbatu ala Allahi lillatheena ya’maloona a(l)ssoo-a bijahaatin thumma yatooboona min qareebin faola-ika yatoobu Allahu alayhim wakana Allahu aleeman hakeeman
004.017 Allah accept the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them will Allah turn in mercy: For Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.
004.018 وَلَيْسَتِ التَّوْبَةُ لِلَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ السَّيِّئَاتِ حَتَّى إِذَا حَضَرَ أَحَدَهُمُ الْمَوْتُ قَالَ إِنِّي تُبْتُ الآنَ وَلا الَّذِينَ يَمُوتُونَ وَهُمْ كُفَّارٌ أُولَئِكَ أَعْتَدْنَا لَهُمْ عَذَابًا أَلِيمًا
004.018 Walaysati al-ttawbatu lillatheena ya’maloona al-ssayyi-aati hatta itha hadara ahadahumu almawtu qala innee tubtul-ana wala allatheena yamootoona wahum kuffarun olaa-ika a’tadna lahum athaban aleeman
004.018 Of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil, until death faces one of them, and he says, “Now have I repented indeed;” nor of those who die rejecting Faith: for them have We prepared a punishment most grievous.
Al-Qur’an, 004.017-018 (An-Nisa [Women])
Woman as a wife is most precious gift Allah ever gifted to a man to become a husband, and is not something to quench thirst of husband desires of lust for women,Naturally a man is created with extreme desires for women and love of money, those two things are brothers and sisters, where these is money there is a woman, but where there is a woman there is no money, but its vise vasa , where there is a wife there is money and where there is money there is a wife
This is clearly addressed in holy Quran that if a man wants to get married must get what to give his wife as Mahr , this is not negotiable , a man must give a woman he wills to marry money as mahr as must, this is clearly known and not the woman to give a man Mahr. But any money given to a woman not as mahr and not as wife is a waste and is root cause of poverty , but money given to a woman as mahr is Baraka and savings because Allah Subhanahu Wataala allowed husband to use the same Mahr money after giving it to your wife when you are married if she accepts. Do not ask reasons why some people become poor after being rich,its because of spending on women and not on their faithful wives.
A wife becomes common person in the eyes of husband and he stops to respect her, his gaze and desires is directed to new women the man comes across as either workers for him, some ones wife, models, etc. This is the greatest mistake of falling into Shaytan Traps for husband to start following his desires and lose respect for his wife , then he allow his gaze to be directed to other women outside marriage which ends in most cases in committing a sin of sleeping with unlawful women. You may think this is a joke but in Islam,who ever commit such a sin, there is no forgiveness,he or she is stoned to death if that person is married,but if not married, the punishment is to gather people in one place and they all witness your punishing by using a wooden rod to hit on the back 100 times,and must separate both man and woman or boy and girl not to see each other ever again.
its not a wife’s problem that husband develops lust for other women and loose to give her attention to other women,that is satanic. for believers , you have to be appreciative what ever Allah Subhanahu Wataala has given you and only have your beautiful wife as coolness of your eyes,never do anything that makes her feel hurt by admiring other women. The Duwa she makes for you in that feelings of being hurt is answered direct to Allah Subhanahu Wataala because your in position of Adam and Hawa since you get married,both of you are mothers to pious children Allah Loves , so you must have sabr , what ever your missing in this duniya from your wife,its waiting for you in Jannat with Hurul ain, the same with wife, what ever you miss from your husband have sabr its waiting for both of you in Jannat.
Lastly, if you want baraka in your business, or anything your doing,first make your wife happy with whatever you can afford, and be open with your wealth to her,she has a right to know all that you own.Give her money from your earning and let her know her share, this is beside house spending, its a man obligation to take care of his wife since he married her and took her from her family. If you want Allah’s anger,make your wife angry , poverty will knock your door and Jannat for you will be almost impossible because there are no men in Jannat,she only have you as husband in jannat of your both pious,imagine if you make her angry and you die without her forgiveness, Allah will marry her another husband and put you in hell for not entering Jannat together with her. Donate to your wives,if you want to give sadaqah start with her ,her family,and your family as well. a woman is Allah’s Rahmah to a man but its the most complicated amanat from Allah Subhanahu Wataala that brings His worst Anger and wrath.
may Allah grant us faithful and pious women. Do not worry your wives to be pious,if you are pious automatically you will only marry a pious, this guarantee is in Quran, wabillah Tawfique.
Grand Mufti of South Africa
Sultan Sheikh Yasin Muhammad Yaqeenullah.