Amazed, Bewildered, Astonished and Astounded – Appeal To Your Sense Of Shame My Muslim Sister

My believing sister, I am increasingly amazed and astounded by the Muslim sister who wears tight and seethrough clothing and who appears before strange men while she knows the threat of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam): There are two types of people in Hellfire among them are the women who are clothed yet naked, astray, tempting and whose hair is piled upon their heads like the humps of camels. They will neither enter Al-Jannah nor even smell its fragrance. [Muslim]

Likewise, I am in wonderment at the one who gathers up her dress until her legs are exposed while her beloved Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) ordered her to lower it by an arm span when he was asked by one of the noble women companions saying: Lower it by a handspan. So she said: But her feet would then still be exposed! So he replied: Then by an arm span and don’t exceed that. [At-Tirmidhi and others and ruled as hasan saheeh (good and authentic) in Sunan At-Tirmidhi no. 1415]

I am astounded at the one who knows that the voice of a woman is to be covered (awrah) unless there is a necessity but nevertheless she raises her voice with neither hayaa or deen. She talks with her girlfriends or whoever is with her as though they are in her house paying no heed to or concern with the presence of strange men around her while Allah the Mighty and Sublime states: And do not be too soft in speech lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery, etc) should be moved with desire. [Al- Ahzaab 32]

Astonished again am I with the one who knows the ruling regarding wearing perfume outside of her home or school, especially when she puts it on and passes by strange men and they smell her scent through the air, Allah saves us from it! Nevertheless, she will put on the strongest scent that will surely try the one who smells it, and she goes out among strange men either in the marketplaces, malls or otherwise and brings upon herself the statement of Al-Mustafa (sallallahu alaihi was sallam): Verily the woman who is perfumed and passes by men and they smell her scent, she is called a zaaniyah (fornicator or adultress) in the heavens.[Ahmed and others with isnaad hasan Saheeh Al-Jaami 2701] But she cares not.

I am really bewildered when I see a bondswoman of Allah who knows the ruling regarding high heels (Many scholars view them as impermissible to wear due to the deception, physical harm, and tendency to cause a seductive gait and draw undue attention. Trans.) and that wearing them is a form of trickery and seduction of the one who sees her and thinks she is tall while she is not. She knows that they are also unhealthy and harmful socially and morally. She closes her ears to the caller to the correct way and persists in wearing flashy, gaudy, eye-catching shoes that are sure to turn heads and bring on fitnah to make matters worse as they say.

I am amazed at my sisters, those who hear the call to what is right and nevertheless distance themselves from following it out of pursuing their desires and the diseases of the baser self (an-nafs al-amaarah bis soo). Can you guarantee, my beloved sister, for your lifetime even for a moment what would happen if perhaps Allah would not permit you another day and you are upon the sinfulness you are committing? Can you imagine how you would meet your Rabb?!

Think about that, my Muslim sister, and know that the pleasures of this worldly life are but fleeting and no person will leave behind anything but their deeds. If they were righteous, then there is only the best reward…if they were otherwise, then woe to them for what they may meet.

Culled from the Book title: I Appeal To Your Sense Of Shame My Muslim Sister…Will You Not Respond? by Nawaal Bint Abdullah

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