Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

  • “Women have no share in emerging (from their home) except in causes of necessity.” – (Tibraani)
  • “Woman is an object of Thus, when she emerges (from her abode of concealment) shaitaan surreptitiously pursues her (and lies in wait to create his fitnah of immorality)”. – (Tirmizi)
  • “Allah curses the one who looks (at females) and the one to whom the gaze was directed (i.e. the woman who emerged unnecessarily from her home and thus caused men to glance at) “ – (Baihaqi)
  • “Beware of mingling with women”. A man from the Ansaar asked: “What do you (O Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say about the father-in-law”. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)replied: “A father-in- law is the death (of his daughter-in-law).” – (Bukhari)
  • Hadhrat Ali (Radiyallahu anhu) narrates that he was with Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)when he (Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “What is best for woman?” Hadhrat Ali (radiyallahu anhu) said: “All the Sahaabah remained When I returned to Faatimah (Radiyallahu anha). I said to her: ‘What is best for woman?’ She replied: “They should not look at men nor should men look at them.’ I [says Hadhrat Ali (Radiyallahu anhu)] mentioned this to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)who then exclaimed: ‘Fatimah is part of me.” – (Daarul Qutni)
  • “Women should not converse with men other than a mahram” - ( ibn Sa’d)
  • Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)said: “A man who casts a gaze at a woman, looks at her garments and discerns her bodily shape, will not smell the fragrance of Jannat.” (shaami)
  • In a Hadith which appears in Abu Dawood, Nisaai, Mishkaat,, a woman handed a letter to Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) from behind a screen. This establishes that Hijaab was observed for even Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam).
  • Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Umme Maktoom (radiyallahu anhu) was an elderly and a blind Sahaabi of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Once when he came to visit Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), Umme Salmah and Maimunah (radiyallahu anhuma) two wives of Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said to his wives: “Adopt Hijaab for him” (Withdraw from the place and go into seclusion). Umme Salmah (Radiyallahu anha) said: “O Rasulullah! He is blind and cannot see us”. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)said: “What! Are both of you also blind? Can you not see him?” – (Ahmad , Tirmizi)