Women and Fiqh - 15 May 2010
"And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to display of their adornment only that which is apparent, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to reveal their adornment save to their own husbands or fathers or husbands' fathers, or their sons or their husbands' sons, or their brothers or their brothers' sons or sisters' sons, or their women, or their slaves, or male attendants who lack vigour, or children who know naught of women's nakedness. And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of their adornment. And turn unto Allah together, O believers, in order that ye may succeed." [Surah an-Nur: 31]
AlhamdulilLah, Ustaz Ghazali covered Chapter 5 of Kitab Da'wah Mahabbah. He continued with women's honour and nobility through the sirah of the wives of our beloved Prophet SAW and we will benefit from snippets of these noble ladies - Khadijah Ummul Mu'minin, Aisyah RA, Fatimah az-Zahra RA, Ummu Salamah RA, Zainab RA, women from Quraisy, etc.
Afternote: With the kids immersed in the pop culture of today, I do wonder will I make a good enough mum who will steer the kids to the right path and instil in them a love for Islamic living, the true tamaddun (civilisation) that the Ummah desperately needs. May Allah SWT protects us from the Hellfire, ameen ya Rabb.