[1] Fataawa Regarding Women


What is obligatory on a woman to do in order to be a Muslim woman who firmly adheres (to her religion)?


It is obligated on a person- man and woman- to enter into the fold of Islaam. Testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and that Muhamad is the Messenger of Allaah; establish the five daily prayers; pay the Zakat; fast during the month of Ramadhaan and perform the hajj if able to do so and has the means. She must affirm and believe in the pillars of Imaan, and they are: Belief in Allaah; belief in Allaah’s Angels; belief in Allaah’s Books; belief in Allaah’s Messengers; belief in the hereafter and belief in Qadr –its good and evil. She should fulfill the remaining obligations and keep away from the forbidden (deeds). So by way this she becomes a true Muslim.

[Fataawaa Al-Lajnah Ad-Daa’imah 11/17]

Are these the reasons that stops you from having more children?!

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) said:

What then is the (reason) behind the call for birth control? Is it out of fear of a straitened livelihood or tiredness from bringing up (children)? If it is the first affair, then this is evil suspicion towards Allaah (The Most High)—and that is because Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمَا مِنْ دَابَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا عَلَى اللَّهِ رِزْقُهَا

[And no (moving) living creature is there on earth but its provision is due from Allah] [Hud: Ayah 6]

And when Allaah (Glorified Be He) creates a created being He definitely provides for it.  Allaah (The Most High) said:

 وَكَأَيِّنْ مِنْ دَابَّةٍ لَا تَحْمِلُ رِزْقَهَا اللَّهُ يَرْزُقُهَا وَإِيَّاكُمْ ۚ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

And so many a moving (living) creature there is, that carries not its own provision! Allah provides for it and for you. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower] [Ankabut: Ayah 60]

And He (The Most High) stated about those who kill their children out of fear of poverty:

  نَحْنُ نَرْزُقُهُمْ وَإِيَّاكُمْ ۚ

[We provide for them and for you] (Israa: Ayah 31)]

And if the (reason) behind the call for birth control is out of fear of tiredness due to bringing up children, then this is a mistake; for how many a small number of children are there whose upbringing involves great difficult, and how many children are there whose upbringing is much easier than that of those far smaller than them in number?!  So the affair of bringing up children—the difficulty and ease of it—is dependent on ease facilitated by Allaah. And whenever a slave (i.e. the Muslim) fears Allaah and follows the paths of the Islamic legislation, Allaah makes his affair easy.  Allaah (The Most High) said: وَمَنْ يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَلْ لَهُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِ يُسْرًا  [And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make his matter easy for him]


Slightly Paraphrased: see link http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=114969


Do not behave like a sergeant major towards your families and friends

Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu-anhu) said: They (i.e. the people) said: “O Messenger of Allaah! You joke with us?” He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: Indeed, I do not utter, except truth.” [1]

Ibn Umar (radiyallaahu-anhu) was asked: ”Did the companions of the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) used to laugh?” He said:Yes, and the Imaan in their hearts was greater than the mountains.”[2]


[1] Reported by Imaam Tirmidhee (rahimahullaah). Number 1990 and declared saheeh by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah)

[2] Hilyatul Awliyaa (1/385)


We Should Not Be Speaking In The Presence of Our Elders

Ibnul Mubaarak (rahimahullaah) was asked a question about an affair of the religion in the presence of Sufyaan Bin Uyaynah (rahimahullaah); so he said:”We have been forbidden from speaking in the presence of our elders”

[Siyar A’laam An-Nubulaa 8/402]

‘’Your wives are a tilth for you’’—Derived benefits from Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah)

Allaah (The Most High) said:

[نِسَآؤُكُمۡ حَرۡثٌ۬ لَّكُمۡ فَأۡتُواْ حَرۡثَكُمۡ أَنَّىٰ شِئۡتُمۡ‌ۖ- Your wives are a tilth for you, so go to your tilth (have sexual relations with your wives in any manner as long as it is in the vagina and not in the anus), when or how you will] [Soorah Al-Baqarah Ayah: 223]

Imaam Al-Bukhaari (rahimahullaah) reported on the authority of Jaabir (radiyallaahu anhu), who said: The Yahood used to say: “If one has sexual intercourse with his wife from the back (i.e. he approaches his wife from the back, even though sex takes place in the vagina and not the anus), then she will deliver a squint-eyed child.” So this Verse was revealed: [نِسَآؤُكُمۡ حَرۡثٌ۬ لَّكُمۡ فَأۡتُواْ حَرۡثَكُمۡ أَنَّىٰ شِئۡتُمۡ‌ۖ- Your wives are a tilth for you, so go to your tilth (have sexual relations with your wives in any manner as long as it is in the vagina and not in the anus), when or how you will] [1]

The vagina is the place of seeking after children. As for the anus, it has not been uttered on the tongue of a single Prophet among the Prophets that it is permissible (to have sexual intercourse in the anus). Imaam Abu Daawud (rahimahullaah) reported in his Sunan from Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu-anhu) that the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ”Cursed is the one who has sexual intercourse with his wife in the anus.” [2]

If it is the case that Allaah has prohibited sexual intercourse through the vagina due to an apparent harm (i.e. at the time of menstruation or post natal bleeding), then what about the area (i.e. the anus) which is a place for removal of harmful things (i.e. faeces) permanently.

The woman has a right to be fulfilled by the husband during sexual relations; therefore to perform sexual intercourse with her through the anus is violation of this right. Anal intercourse neither fulfils her sexual desires nor does it reach its objective. Also, neither is the anus naturally prepared for this act nor was it created for that purpose; rather the vagina is the natural place  prepared for sexual relations.

Sexual intercourse through the anus is harmful for the man; likewise it is greatly harmful for the woman because it is something very strange and far removed from innate natural human disposition.

It is from the greatest causes of punishment and blessings being taken away because it brings about Allaah’s Anger and Curse. It also deprives the person of shyness because shyness gives life to the heart [i.e. makes it hate and stay away from evil (and) repugnant acts]. However, if the heart is deprived of this shyness, it starts beautifying repugnant acts and declaring good acts repugnant, and thus corruption becomes strengthened and dominant.

[Source: بدائع التفسير الجامع لما فسَّره الإمام ابن القيم الجوزية Abridged and slightly paraphrased. Vol 1. Page: 176-177]


[1] Bukhaari. Number: 4528

[2] Hadeeth declared Hasan by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) in his checking of Sunan Abu Dawud. Hadeeth Number: 2162. Page: 327. Publisher: Maktabah Al-Ma-aarif



[3] Demonstrations/Protests– A Few Reminders for the sensible person

Shaikh Saaleh As-Suhaymi (may Allaah preserve him) said:

Thirdly: His (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) statement: ”Beware! Avoid the commotions of the markets.” (1) Is this crowding (i.e. during demonstrations/protests) not severer than the commotions of the markets which has been forbidden, and (is it not) a trial and greater harm? (2)

The Commotions of the Markets: It is the free mixing; the disagreements; argumentation; raising of the voices; uproar and trials within it. (3)


[1] Reported by Muslim. Number 432

[2] [Source: القُطُوفُ الدَّوانِيُّ فِي سَرْحِ نُونِيَّة الْقَحْطَانِيِّ – page: 333]

[3] [[Source: القُطُوفُ الدَّوانِيُّ فِي سَرْحِ نُونِيَّة الْقَحْطَانِيِّ – page333  Footnote 1]

[Audio Lectures @ Cardiff] The Evils of Extremism: By Ustaadh Abu Khadeejah and Ustaadh Abdul Ilaah

The Evils of Extremism



The two lectures in the above links were delivered by Ustaadh Abu Khadeejah and Ustaadh Abdul Ilaah (may Allaah preserve them). Indeed, there is tremendous benefit in these lectures showing clearly the evil, distorted understanding, evil intentions, destructive views, false interpretations and devilish insinuations of the Khaarijite Renegades [Jihaadi Takfeeris -ISIS, Nusrah Front and those carrying their ideologies in the West and the Middle East]

We ask Allaah to reward Ustaadh Abu Khadeejah and Ustaadh Abdul Ilaah with abundant good in this life and the next; and we ask Allaah (The Most High) to reward all the students of knowledge and lecturers in the various SalafiCentres—those who stand firm in times of fitan, whilst clarifying the authentic Islamic Creed, the Sunnah of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and understanding of the pious predecessors. And may Allaah (The Most High) reward our brothers @ Cardiff and Ustaadh Abu Abdillaah Hasan Somali for their endurance and striving. Aameen.

[1] Parents and Teachers – [Few tips on nurturing Children] – Imaam Ibnul Qayyim

And from that which a child is greatly in need of is that his (or her) manners are given attention; for indeed he (or she) is brought up upon the nurturing of his (or her) nurturer during childhood—be it (traits of) fury and anger, stubbornness, hastiness,  being quick in following his (or her) desires, heedlessness, excitement and greed. It becomes difficult for him (or her) to break away from this in his (or her) adulthood, and thus these mannerisms become firmly grounded characteristics and personalities in him (or her). If he (or she) does not take great precaution against them, it will shame him (or her) someday. So because of this you find that many people are deviated in their manners and this occurs due to the manner in which they were brought up.

And due to this it is obligatory that when the child reaches that age in which he (or she) becomes conscious of good and bad, he (or she) is kept away from gatherings of jest and falsehood, music and listening to lewd speech, bidah and evil speech. That is because if he (or she) is accustomed to listening to these things, it becomes difficult for him (or her) to part from them in adulthood, and it becomes difficult for the one in charge of his (or her) affairs to keep him (or her) away from it—because to change one’s habits is from the most difficult of affairs and requires the person with such habits to change the nature he (or she) was nurtured upon, and to abandon one’s nature is very difficult.

[Slightly paraphrased. For further details see Tuhfatul Mawlood…page: 349-350]

لَمْ نَرَ لِلْمُتَحَابَّيْنِ مِثْلَ النِّكَاحِ

The Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: [لَمْ نَرَ لِلْمُتَحَابَّيْنِ مِثْلَ النِّكَاحِ]  ‘There is nothing like marriage, for two who love one another.” [Reported by Imaam Ibn Maajah 2/153. Hadeeth Number: 1847. Declared Authentic by Imaam Albaanee in As-Saheehah 2/196]


May Allaah increase the love and compassion between the husbands and the wives upon obedience to Allaah and His Messenger. Aameen.

Good companionship with the wife/wives–The Messenger is the best example to follow

Aisha (radiyallaahu-anhaa) said: The Messenger of Allaah would give me the cup and drink from it whilst I was on my menses; then I would give it to him and he would search for the place where my lips made contact (with the cup) and he would put his lips on the same place (i.e. he would place his lips on the same place and drink the contents). [1]

Al-Allaamah Abdul-Muhsin Al-Abbaad (may Allaah preserve him) said: This shows the Prophet’s (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) good companionship with his wives and kindness towards them.  [2]


[1] Hadeeth authenticated by Imaam Albaanee (rahimahullaah) in Sunan An-Nasaa-ee. Number: 281]

[2][For further details, see Sharh Sunan An-Nasaa’ee.  Cassette 74]