Honouring Islam & The Deen By Banning Women From The Masaajid: Response to Nuraan Davids

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Book Introduction

On 7 June 2018, an article titled ‘How Muslims betray Islam by not allowing women in mosques’ was published on News24 website, which is authored by some woman called Nuraan Davids, who, by implication, has imprudently accused the thousands of Fuqaha, Muhadditheen, Ulama and also the Sahaabah Radhiyallahu Anhum of betraying Islam by not allowing women in the Masaajid. And this is undoubtedly dangerous for one’s Imaan.

How can one ever say that Muslims are betraying Islam by not allowing women at the Masaajid, when the very first people to prohibit women from the Masaajid, were the Sahaabah??? People should contemplate before speaking or writing. Think before you ink!

Furthermore, according to all four Math-habs, it is not permissible for women to attend the Masaajid. She does not mention anywhere in her article the four Math-habs. This alone speaks volumes of her status in the Shariah!

After perusing her comments, we can comfortably say that her write-up has no academic worth as will be explained further on Insha Allah.

In fact, since she has intentionally ignored the Sahaabah Radhiyallahu Anhum as well as the four Math-habs, her editorial appearing on News24 is not even worth a look.

When one is not willing to submit oneself to the rulings of the Fuqaha who base their rulings on Qur’aan and Hadeeth, then this is a clear sign of deviation. And precisely it is observed that her comments are smothered in Dhalaal (deviation) and Baatil (falsehood).

However, it is not just an issue of her presenting her gratuitous opinions – albeit Baatil. There is another dimension to it. She has published her comments on NEWS24, which is Kufr Media. Her article is deliberately calculated to give the impression to Non-Muslims that women are allowed to attend the Masaajid and preventing them from the Masaajid is in fact against Islam as her title explicitly suggests!

Then it has been noticed that many Muslims have also circulated her column which shows that such deviation is on the increase amongst ignorant Muslims. Therefore, in addition to her propagation of Baatil, her viewpoint and perspective is utterly misleading.

Another reason why her shoddy article is so misleading is that she implies to be a follower of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Thus, she avers in her article:

“What, therefore, does the Qur’an and the Sunnah (example of the Prophet Muhammad, PBUH) – the foundational source codes of Islam – say about women?”

Our response and comments to this question appear further on in this treatise. Thus, negative perspectives and misinformation have been flagrantly disseminated by Nuraan Davids who should really feel ashamed of herself if she is not a Shia, but a genuine Muslim.

Keeping the above in mind, it is necessary to respond to her in the blessed words of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam:

“This Ilm (of the Shariah) will be borne by the pious of every successive generation. They (the Ulama-e-Haqq) will drive away from it (this Shariah) the interpolations of the deviates, the falsehood of the false-mongers and the interpretations of the ignoramuses.” (Mishkaat)

The above Hadeeth necessitates a response to her article. Nuraan David’s interpretations of the women-Masjid issue is indeed amongst the Ta’weelaat of the ignoramuses.

In this regard, the Fatwa of Allamah Ibn Hajar Haitami Rahimahullah confirms the ‘ignoramus’ status of Nuraan Davids. He clearly states:

“And, no one will hesitate in prohibiting women (from the Musjid, the Eidgah, the shopping malls, and emerging from the home in general) except a ghabi (moron) who is a jaahil, and who lacks ability in understanding the subtleties of the Shariah…The correct verdict is categorical Tahreem (i.e. haraam for women to come to the Musjid), and this is the Fatwa. And, this in a nutshell is our (Shaafi’) Math-hab.” (Al-Fataawal Fiqhiyatul Kubra)

Alhamdulillah, a refutation of Nuraan’s article is presented with the Fadhl of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, as Allah Ta’ala clearly says:

“We fling the Haqq on Baatil. Then it smashes it’s (i.e. Baatil’s) brains out. Then suddenly it vanishes.” (Qur’aan)

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