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Seventy Violations Committed by Women

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Abdullah Ibn Jibreen

All the praises and thanks be to Allâh, and prayers and peace of Allah be upon the Messenger of Allah and upon all his family and companions.

This is a concise paper that indicates a number of violations that are being committed by some Muslim women due to being away from the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him). They are also committed because of their ignorance of the provisions of the Islamic law. One reason for committing these violations may be stubbornness and insisting on doing forbidden actions and committing sins, we ask protection from Allah. We advise each Muslim woman to adhere to the instructions of her religion and keep away from the acts of disobedience and sins to save herself and to be an example for others. Allah knows best. Prayers and peace of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his family and companions.

Firstly, Violations in Creed

1- Going to magicians, soothsayers, and sorcerers when one of them is afflicted by an illness, magic, or envy. This is forbidden and believing them is infidelity. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''He who visits a soothsayer and believes him and his words, then he disbelieved of what has been revealed to Muhammad.'' [Authenticated by Al-Albani 3044 in Sahîh Aj-Jami' (the Authentic Collection)]

«من أتى كاهنًا فصدقه بما قال؛ فقد كفر بما أنزل على محمّدٍ» صححه الألباني في صحيح الجامع

He (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said about those who only ask without believing them, ''He who visits a diviner and asks him about anything, his prayers extending to forty nights will not be accepted.'' [Reported by Muslim: 2230]

«من أتى عرافًا فسأله عن شيءٍ لم تقبل له صلاة أربعين ليلة» رواه مسلم

2- Women visiting and traveling to graves, especially the tomb of the Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him). He (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''Allah has cursed the frequent [women]visitors to graves.'' [Authenticated by Al-Albani 5109 in Sahîh Aj-Jami']

«لعن الله زوارات القبور» صححه الألباني في صحيح الجامع

3- Starting salutation to infidel women and having friendly feelings for them; He (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''Do not greet the jews and the christians before they greet you.'' [Reported by Muslim: 2167]

«لا تبدؤوا اليهود ولا النّصارى بالسّلام» رواه مسلم

That is in addition to wishing them a happy birthday, a Merry Christmas or other. This is forbidden as this is loyalty to the enemies of Allah.

4- Ignorance of the religious issues and shunning from learning religious knowledge, especially the provisions of women. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''Requiring knowledge is an obligation on each Muslim.'' [Reported by Ibn Majah 184 and authenticated by Al-Albani]

«طلب العلم فريضة على كلّ مسلمٍ» رواه ابن ماجه وصححه الألباني

5- Howling over the dead, beating the cheeks and tear the front opening of the shirt. He (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''He who slaps his cheeks, tears his clothes and follows the ways and traditions of the Days of Ignorance is not one of us.'' [Reported by Al-Bukhari: 1294]

«ليس منّا من لطم الخدود، وشقّ الجيوب، ودعا بدعوى الجاهلية» رواه البخاري

6- Travelling to infidel countries, on the plea of studying; even if she has an unmarriageable man, a woman spends years of her life there. This matter bears great evils of which Allah is All-Knowing. Or travelling to infidel countries to spend holidays or what is called ''the honeymoon'' with the intention of recreation and tourism. Scholars have delivered a legal opinion that travelling to the infidel countries is not allowed unless there is a legitimate justification. Tourism and recreation are not legitimate justifications.

7- Forcing the husband to bring a maid or nanny without needing her. The presence of a nanny may cause many evils.

8- Mocking and ridiculing Muslims, especially the religious ones, forgetting that they commit one of the contradictions to Islam that make them infidel if they mock them because of their adhering to the religion; which includes wearing the veil.

9- Some women supplicate evil against themselves, such as invoking to die because of a trouble in which they are involved. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''None of you should make a request for death because of the trouble in which he is involved. But if there is no other help to it, then say, 'O Allah, keep me alive as long as there is goodness in life for me and bring death to me when there is goodness in death for me.''' [Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim]

«لا يتمنينّ أحدكم الموت لضرٍّ نزل به، فإن كان لا بد متمنيًا للموت فليقل: اللهمّ أحيني ما كانت الحياة خيرًا لي، وتوفني إذا كانت الوفاة خيرًا لي» رواه البخاري ومسلم

Secondly, violations concerning the pillars of prayer

10- Delaying performing the prayer beyond its fixed due time, especially when getting out, staying up at night, and sleeping late. This may lead to delaying performing the dawn prayer to be done after the sunrise, which is one of the characters of hypocrites.

The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''If the woman prayed her five [prayers], fasted her month (of Ramadan), guarded her chastity and obeyed her husband, it will be said to her: enter Paradise from which gate you wish.'' [Authenticated by Al-Albani 660 in Sahîh Aj-Jami']

«إذا صلت المرأةُ خمسها، وصامت شهرها، و حصنت فرجها، وأطاعت زوجها، قيل لها: ادخلي الجنّة من أي أبواب الجنّة شئت» صححه الألباني في صحيح الجامع

11- When a woman does not make-up for the prayer she did not perform on its fixed due time because the menstrual or postpartum bleeding has started; it is obligatory to make-up for it once she becomes pure.

12- Carelessness in giving the zakat (obligatory alms giving) of money and the zakat of jewelry owned by the woman, after the passing of the prescribed one year and when they reach the prescribed due sum. Allah Almighty says, {O you who believe! Verily, there are many of the (Jewish) rabbis and the (Christian) monks who devour the wealth of mankind in falsehood, and hinder (them) from the Way of Allâh (i.e. Allâh's religion of Islâmic Monotheism). And those who hoard up gold and silver [Al-Kanz: the money, the Zakât of which has not been paid] and spend them not in the Way of Allâh, announce unto them a painful torment. [34]. On the Day when that (Al-Kanz: money, gold and silver the Zakât of which has not been paid) will be heated in the Fire of Hell and with it will be branded their foreheads, their flanks, and their backs, (and it will be said unto them): ''This is the treasure which you hoarded for yourselves. Now taste of what you used to hoard.} [Surat At-Tawbah9:34-35]

{وَالَّذِينَ يَكْنِزُونَ الذَّهَبَ وَالْفِضَّةَ وَلا يُنْفِقُونَهَا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَبَشِّرْهُمْ بِعَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ (34) يَوْمَ يُحْمَى عَلَيْهَا فِي نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ فَتُكْوَى بِهَا جِبَاهُهُمْ وَجُنُوبُهُمْ وَظُهُورُهُمْ هَذَا مَا كَنَزْتُمْ لأَنْفُسِكُمْ فَذُوقُوا مَا كُنْتُمْ تَكْنِزُونَ} التوبة: 34-35

Transliteration: waallatheena yaknizoona alththahaba waalfiddata wala yunfiqoonaha fee sabeeli Allahi fabashshirhum biAAathabin aleemin (34) Yawma yuhma AAalayha fee nari jahannama fatukwa biha jibahuhum wajunoobuhum wathuhooruhum hatha ma kanaztum lianfusikum fathooqoo ma kuntum taknizoona (35)

13- Disregarding the husband and children who do not pray, not to direct or criticise them.

14- The mother's inattention in following her daughters; a daughter may attain puberty and starts menstruation while the mother does not order her to pray, to fast or to perform the other obligatory duties.

15- Specifying a particular color for consecration of pilgrimage or umrah such as the green color or others, that is in addition to wearing the niqâb (face veil) and gloves. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''A consecrated woman should not cover her face, or wear gloves.'' [Reported by al-Bukhari 1838]

«ولا تنتقب المرأة المحرمة، ولا تلبس القفازين» رواه البخاري

Thirdly, the Violations in Dress and Adornment

16- Not adhering to the right legitimate veil nor abiding by its complete provisions.

17- Showing the eyes or wearing what is called veil or yashmak. His Eminence Sheikh ibn 'Uthaymîn delivered a legal opinion that wearing a veil or yashmak is not allowed. He even saw that they are to be totally prevented.

18- Getting out from the house while they wantonly display themselves. Allah Almighty has said, {And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance.} [Surat Al-Ahzab 33:33]

{وَقَرْنَ فِي بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ الأُولَى} الأحزاب: 33

Transliteration: Waqarna fee buyootikunna wala tabarrajna tabarruja aljahiliyyati aloola

The forms of display include: uncovering the face or putting a transparent cover over it, wearing tight, opened or short dresses ''such as Chanel (medium short dresses named after Chanel Fashion House) and the alike'', wearing skimpy dresses or the dresses of wide aperture on the chest and the alike.

19- Following the fashion of dresses, hairstyle, perfumes, make-up products and women's interests; this is considered as weakness of character and loss of identity.

Fourthly, Violations of the Houses and the Marital Relationship

20- Using gold and silver utensil for eating and drinking, such as gold and silver spoons and others.

21- Hanging three-dimensional or non three-dimensional pictures on walls or putting them over shelves.

22- Fighting polygamy and considering the polygamist as a disloyal man to his wife and that he has committed a grave offence against her.

23- Disobeying the husband, answering him back in a rude manner, raising the voice against him, denying his favors and being ungrateful to him, as well as complaining against him with or without cause. The aunt of Hussayn ibn Muhsan said, ''I came to the Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) for some need. He said, 'O you! Do you have a husband?' I said, 'yes.' He said, 'How do you treat him?' I said, 'I spare no effort for him but what I am unable to do.' He said, '[So see] what is your position for him, as he is your Paradise and Hellfire.'' [Authenticated by Al-Albani 213 in Adâb Az-Zifâf]

«أتيت رسول الله -صلّى الله عليه وسلّم- في بعض الحاجة، فقال: أي هذه! أذات بعل؟ قلت: نعم ، قال: كيف أنت له؟ قالت: ما ألوه؛ إلا ما عجزت عنه، قال: [فانظري] أين أنت منه؟ فإنّما هو جنتك ونارك» صححه الألباني في أداب الزفاف

He (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''If I were to order anyone to prostrate to anyone, I would have ordered the woman to prostrate to her husband.'' [Reported by at-Tirmidhi 1159 and authenticated by Al-Albani]

«لو كنت آمرًا أحدًا أن يسجد لأحدٍ، لأمرت المرأة أن تسجد لزوجها» رواه الترمذى وصححه الألباني

The prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''[There are] Three [persons] whose prayers are not raised over their ears: the runaway slave until he returns, the woman passing the night while her husband is discontented with her, and the Imam (leader, governor, president...) of people while they hate him.'' [Reported by At-Tirmidthi 360 and said to be good by Al-Albani]

«ثلاثة لا تجاوز صلاتهم آذانهم: العبد الآبق حتى يرجع، وامرأةٌ باتت وزوجها عليها ساخطٌ، وإمام قومٍ وهم له كارهون» رواه الترمذي وحسنه الألباني

On the other hand, Allah Almighty has prepared a great reward for the woman who is very careful not to sleep but when her husband is satisfied with her, even if she is wronged and he is the one who wronged her and been unjust with her. The Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''Would I inform you about your women [who will be] of the people of Paradise? The affectionate, the prolific, of frequent repentance, the one who if wronged says: this is my hand in your hand, I will not taste sleep until you are satisfied.'' [Said to be good by Al-Albani 2604 in Sahîh Aj-Jami']

«ألا أخبركم بنسائكم من أهل الجنّة؟ الودود الولود، العؤود؛ الّتي إذا ظلمت قالت: هذه يدي في يدك، لا أذوق غمضًا حتى ترضى» صححه الألباني في صحيح الجامع

24- Decreasing giving birth and seeking for birth control with no necessity such as illness or the inability to upbringing, which leads to the diminishing of the Islamic nation.

The Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''Marry the women who are loving and very prolific, for I shall outnumber the peoples by you.'' [Reported by Abu Dawűd 2050 and Al-Albani said, ''It is good and authentic'']

«تزوجوا الودود الولود فإنّي مكاثر بكم الأمم» رواه ابو داود وقال الألباني حسن صحيح

25- A woman's thinking that she is not responsible before Allah about those who are under her custody in her house. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''All of you are guardians and responsible for your wards and the things under your care. The Imam (i.e. ruler) is the guardian of his subjects and is responsible for them, a man is the guardian of his family and is responsible for them, and a woman is the guardian of her husband's house and is responsible for it.'' [Reported by al-Bukhari 2558]

«كلكم راعٍ ومسؤولٌ عن رعيته، فالإمام راعٍ ومسؤولٌ عن رعيته، والرّجل في أهله راعٍ وهو مسؤولٌ عن رعيته، والمرأة في بيت زوجها راعية وهي مسؤولةٌ عن رعيتها» رواه البخاري

26- Indifference about the Islamic upbringing of children; the upbringing which is free from the faults and the alien principles of the enemies of the nation, such as buying clothes that contain pictures, malicious words or crosses, holding birthday parties, having the hair of children cut unevenly, and many others violations.

27- Asking for divorce without any legitimate excuse or harm befallen her. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''Whoever a woman asks divorce from her husband without harm, so the odor of Paradise is forbidden for her.'' [Reported by ibn Majah 165 and authenticated by Al-Albani]

«أيّما امرأةٌ سألت زوجها الطّلاق في غير ما بأس فحرام عليها رائحة الجنّةٌ» رواه ابن ماجه وصححه الألباني

28- Some women neglect managing the house affairs such as cleaning, washing, and cooking. Some of them do not care to be at her best appearance when her husband returns home.

29- Overburdening the husband to buy accessories, presents, and clothes that need a large amount of money.

30- Spreading what happens between the spouses of the conversations, secrets, or disagreements to relatives and friends; especially the matters relating to the sexual intercourse.

31- A wife may commit forbidden deeds while she intends good actions; such as fasting voluntarily, letting somebody into her house as her neighbors without her husband's permission. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''It is not lawful for a woman to fast while her husband is present without his permission and not to allow to his house without his permission.'' [Reported by Al-Bukhari]

«لا يحلّ للمرأة أن تصوم وزوجها شاهدٌ إلا بإذنه، ولا تأذن في بيته إلا بإذنه» رواه البخاري

Fifthly, Violations in Wedding

32- Abstaining from marriage on the plea of studying and others, so she finds herself alone while all her sisters and friends have got married and no one wants to marry her because of her old age.

33- Being lenient in choosing a suitable husband. This occurs through agreeing to marry a disobedient, a dissolute or prayer-negligent husband, due to his social status, position, education or because of his wealth.

34- Exaggeration of dowries, which is contradictory to the Islamic law, as the most blessed marriage is the one of the easiest provisions.

35- Committing some new heresies in marriage such as when the fiancé gives his fiancée a golden ring in which his name is engraved.

36- Such heresies include obligating the husband to buy a dowry gift that includes gold pieces, gowns, dresses, and shoes.

37- Insisting on holding wedding feasts in palaces or hotels where there is lavish expenditure for foods especially if the husband cannot afford that.

38- A woman's going to hairdressers to remove hair from her body, that some of them allow the hairdressers to see parts of her body which are not lawful to be seen by anyone but her husband.

39- When the bride wears an expensive long white dress, which is a tradition of the ancient Christians when hold wedding in churches.

40- Insisting on having musical instruments in wedding parties and dancing on the tunes of devils, as well as bringing singers; males or females. Some women who are specialists in beating drums and tambourines are also brought, they sing obscene songs.

41- Setting a platform among women for the bride and groom to sit beside each other, which is forbidden. The relatives of the bride and groom my come for congratulation, shake hands with the bride and may also dance.

Sixthly, Violations of Getting Out, Traveling and Intermingling

42- Wearing perfume or scent that is smelt by men when they get out from their houses, which is one of the great sins which women belittle.

The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''If a woman puts on perfume and passes by some people to find her fragrance is an adulteress.'' [Reported by an-Anasa'i 5141 and deemed good by al-Albani]

«أيما امرأة استعطرت فمرت على قومٍ ليجدوا من ريحها فهي زانية» رواه النسائي وحسنه الألباني

43- When the woman rides along with a marriageable driver and be alone with him. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''No man is privately alone with a woman; except with a non-marriageable man [her husband, brother, father...].'' [Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim]

«لا يخلون رجلٌ بامرأةٍ إلا مع ذي محرم» رواه البخاري ومسلم

44- Intermingling with marriageable men such as her brother-in-law, her cousins and the alike and the indulgence in joking with them, raising the voice and uncovering in front of them. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''Beware of entering upon the ladies.'' A man from al-Ansâr said, ''O Messenger of Allah! What about Al-Hamu (the in-laws of the wife (the brothers of her husband or his nephews etc.))?'' The Prophet replied, ''The in-laws of the wife are death itself.'' [Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim]

«إيّاكم والدّخول على النّساء فقال رجلٌ من الأنصار: يا رسول الله، أفرأيت الحمو؟ قال: الحمو الموت» رواه البخاري ومسلم

45- Some women consider the driver as if he is not a man. Therefore, they cover their faces before the marriageable men while uncover them before the drivers. They go out with them carelessly, perfumed and scented.

46- Frequent going to market places with no urgent need, so she talks much to men like the sellers and tailors. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''A woman should not be exposed; when she goes out, she is accompanied by Satan.'' [Reported by At-Tirmidhi 1173 and deemed authentic by Al-Albani]

«المرأة عورةٌ، فإذا خرجت استشرفها الشّيطان» رواه الترمذي وصححه الألباني

47- Some women go to male physicians for treatment with no necessity; this is forbidden if there is no urgent need.

48- The traveling of a woman by car, plane, or others without an unmarriageable man, which is forbidden. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''A woman should not travel but only when there is an unmarriageable man.'' [Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim]

«لا تسافر المرأة إلا مع ذي محرم» رواه البخاري ومسلم

49- A Muslim woman can go to work if the Islamic society needs her work. This should occur within a lawful woman community provided that she covers herself by veil and does not neglect the rights of her husband and children.

50- Intermingling in the field of education, that a male teacher teaches girls at schools, colleges or in some houses (private tuition).

51- Undutifulness to parents by raising voice before them, repelling them, or complaining from their orders, Allah Almighty has said, {say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.} [Surat Al-Isrâ' 17:23]

{فَلا تَقُلْ لَهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلا تَنْهَرْهُمَا} الإسراء: 23

Transliteration: fala taqul lahuma offin wala tanharhuma

Undutifulness includes that some women do not help their mothers in the house chores when a mother asks for that.

52- Neglecting enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong and calling for Allah within woman communities; Allah Almighty has said, {The believers, men and women, are Auliyâ' (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another; they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma'rűf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islâm has forbidden); they perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), and give the Zakât, and obey Allâh and His Messenger. Allâh will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.} [Surat At-Tawbah 9:71]

{وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتُ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ يَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلاةَ وَيُؤْتُونَ الزَّكَاةَ وَيُطِيعُونَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ أُولَئِكَ سَيَرْحَمُهُمُ اللَّهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ} التوبة: 71

Transliteration: Waalmuminoona waalmuminatu baAAduhum awliyao baAAdin yamuroona bialmaAAroofi wayanhawna AAani almunkari wayuqeemoona alssalata wayutoona alzzakata wayuteeAAoona Allaha warasoolahu olaika sayarhamuhumu Allahu inna Allaha AAazeezun hakeemun

53- Spreading of tongue blights in women gatherings such as informing about Allah ignorantly, the spreading of backbiting, tale-bearing and other tongue blights.

54- Giving free rein to looking at prohibitions and non-aversion of one's gaze when seeing marriageable men; Allah Almighty has said, {And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things), and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts)} [Surat An-Nűr 24:31]

{وَقُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ} النور: 31

Transliteration: Waqul lilmuminati yaghdudna min absarihinna wayahfathna furoojahunna

55- Some woman looks at another woman and describes her to one of her unmarriageable male relatives, to the extent that it is as if he were looking at her without a legal excuse such as marrying. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''A woman should not look at or touch another woman and then describes her to her husband in such a way as if he was actually looking at her.'' [Reported by Al-Bukhari 5240]

«لا تباشر المرأة المرأة، فتنعتها لزوجها كأنّه ينظر إليها» صحيح البخاري

56- Women's imitation of men, that may be in dressing, moving, stopping, walking and talking. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''Allah curses the man who wears the dress of a woman and the woman who wears the dress of a man.'' [Authenticated by Al-Albani 5095 in Sahîh Aj-Jami']

«لعن الله الرّجل يلبس لبسة المرأة، و المرأة تلبس لبسة الرّجل» صححه الألباني في صحيح الجامع

and he (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has also said, ''Allah curses the mannish from women.'' [Deemed authentic by Al-Albani 5096 in Sahîh Aj-Jami']

«لعن الله الرّجلة من النّساء» صححه الألباني في صحيح الجامع

57- Committing some prohibitions that entail cursing from Allah. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''Allah has cursed those ladies who practice tattooing and those who get themselves tattooed, and those ladies who remove the hair from their faces and those who make artificial spaces between their teeth in order to look more beautiful whereby they change Allah's creation.'' [Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim]

«لعن الله الواشمات والمستوشمات، والمتنمصات والمتفلجات للحسن، المغيرات خلق الله» رواه البخاري ومسلم

He (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has also said, ''Allah has cursed the lady who artificially lengthens (her or someone else's) hair and the one who gets her hair lengthened.'' [Reported by Al-Bukhari 5933 and Muslim 2122]

«لعن الله الواصلة والمستوصلة» رواه البخاري ومسلم

58- Some women commit a kind of usury; that is by going to a gold vendor to exchange her old gold with a new one, and pay the difference in money directly. This is the essence of usury. To be saved from usury, she has to sell her old gold and receives its price in her hands and then she buys the gold she wishes, as has been guided by the Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him).

59- Wasting time uselessly; some women wastes a long time in standing in front of the mirror or talking to friends in the telephone uselessly.

60- Vanity and arrogance may seep into the heart of a woman because of her good-looking, expensive clothes, a beauty bestowed on her by Allah, or others. The Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) said, ''He is not to enter Paradise the one who has in his heart the weight of an atom of arrogance.'' [Reported by Muslim 91]

«لا يدخل الجنّة من كان في قلبه مثقال ذرةٍ من كبرٍ» رواه مسلم

61- Be soft in speech with marriageable men, which is forbidden. This is frequent when talking in the phone, which causes flirting and the fall of some of the foolish as an easy prey to human wolves.

62- Not taking provisions from the acts of obedience, some women –may Allah guide them- do not recite the Quran but during Ramadan, others do not know the witr prayer (the last prayer to be performed in the day, with odd number of rak'ahs) or the duha (forenoon) prayer. They also do not observe the optional prayers.

63- Dedication to low magazines, video tapes and songs and being interested in following movies, series, matches and wrestling and other evils through TV, video, or the apparatus by which the nation has been afflicted, the satellite dishes.

64- Some women –may Allah guide them- may dye their hair with black to change the grey hair instead of using the henna; the Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''At the end of time there will be people who will use this black dye like the crops of doves. They will not experience the fragrance of Paradise.'' [Reported by Abu Dawűd 4212 and deemed good by al-Albani]

«يكون قوم يخضبون في آخر الزّمان بالسّواد، كحواصل الحمام، لا يريحون رائحة الجنّة» رواه ابو داود وصححه الألباني

65- Contradicting one of the norms of the innate nature, this is the manicure. Some women prolong their nails and then put different nail colors on them.

66- The spread of a phenomenon called ''fondness'' among women communities, especially in schools. One admires one of her colleagues or teachers because of her beauty, appearance, or clothes, so she starts cherishing great love for her. After that she starts imitating her in her attitudes, though the admired one may not be praying or adhering to the legitimate veil. This is a forbidden passion, the first cause of which is looking with lust, even if it is from a woman to another woman. This is a very dangerous phenomenon, as the heart is clinging to other than Allah.

67- Taking bad company as friends that urge her for being lenient concerning the rights of Allah, neglecting reserving her chastity and dignity, and causing her to commit what bears ominous consequences.

68- To exceed the mourning period to be more than three days, if the dead person is other than the husband. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) has said, ''It is not legal for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to mourn for more than three days for any dead person except her husband, for whom she should mourn for four months and ten days.'' [Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim]

«لا يحلّ لامرأةٍ تؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر أن تحدّ على ميتٍ فوق ثلاث ليالٍ، إلا على زوجٍ أربعة أشهرٍ وعشرً» رواه البخاري ومسلم

69- Noncompliance to the provisions of mourning ordered by the pure religion, which is a woman should not wear ornamented clothes or jewelry, and to avoid dye, kohl, perfumes, and the alike.

70- Some women write some articles that contain inappropriate flirt and love words and fairy-tales that excite the youth and publish them in newspapers and magazines.


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