Taimiyyah Zubair – Taleem al Quran 2012 – P22 224B Tafsir Al-Ahzab 59

Taimiyyah Zubair
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of command and practice for women, particularly when it comes to outside of their family. They also discuss the use of "yeah," meaning "any thing" in the Arabic language, and the concept of "yeah," meaning "any thing" in the Arabic language. They also touch on the idea of covering one's clothing and not leaving them, as it is not healthy for a woman to stay indoors all the time. The conversation also touches on the history of Islam, including the use of the Prophet sallavi's words to remind women to cover their faces and avoid the danger of being detected.
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim. Yeah. Are you Hanabi you, oh Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Paul, say, Lee as were jika, to your wives plural of the word, zilch say to your wives, webinar ethika. And to your daughters also brunette plural of the word, Vint. So tell your wives, instruct your wives, and also instruct your daughters, when he said in meaning, and also the women of the believers, meaning the believing women, the instruction is the same for all your wives, your daughters, and the rest of the believing women. What is it that you must instruct them with? What is it that you must tell them that you Dineen, ILA Hiner, Minh jolla Bibi, when a particular command is

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being given over here, for who for women, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is ordered over here to instruct women, beginning with which women, the women of his family, and what does this show the importance of the command that is given over here? How important it is for women, that Allah subhanaw taala is telling His Messenger to tell the women if you think about it, there are many commands which are given in the Quran, and they're given very directly, yeah, you Alladhina amanu do such and such. Right? Yeah, you Alladhina amanu do not do such and such. But when a command is being given through the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What does that show the importance of

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that command? And secondly, we see that he's instructed to begin with who, the women of his family, again, that further emphasizes the importance of this command. So tell your wives, your daughters, and the believing women to do this particular action. Now, we see that in the previous verses, the wives of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe, salam, were given a certain command. And that command was of hijab, hijab, meaning not veil, but what? Screening, partition or segregation, correct. And we learned that this was something exclusively for who for the wives of the Prophet salallahu Salam, meaning that even when they went out, how is it that they traveled? So for example, if they were

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riding a camel, how is it that they would write it in a Holdrege? And what is the whole dodge? It's like a small mini tent, right? That would cover them that would conceal them so that if, for example, I showed a blow on who was sitting in the foliage, people outside couldn't really see her, which is why at one of the occasions what happened, they thought she was inside, right? And she wasn't actually there. They took the holder, they put it on the camel, and they went off and I showed the low on her got left behind. Right. So in the previous verses, we learned about the ruling of hijab for the wives of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. In this idea, what command is being given

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the command is pertaining to when they are outside the whole lunch? So for example, I should have the lower earner if she had to walk somewhere she couldn't possibly, you know, have a tent around her. You understand? If she had to, you know, walk somewhere, then how would she do it? How is it that she wants to dress up? How is it that she was to cover herself up when she would go in front of men and we see that in this idea. This command is the same for who for the wives of the prophets on a lot is on them as well as the rest of the believing women. And what is that command? That you the Nina, they should do a dinner or lay in upon themselves. They should do a dinner of what men July BB

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Hiner of their job. The word Jollibee is the plural of jilbab All right. Now the word you the Nina actually before you the Nina let's look at the word jilbab jilbab is from Jeem Lam ba ba gel Baba. All right, and gel Baba is to cloth all right to cover something in a garment.

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This is the literal meaning of the word to clothed or to cover something in a garment and the word Gil Bab in the Arabic language, it refers to a long flowing, loose outer garment. What is it long, flowing, loose, outer garment, outer garment, meaning something that is worn on top of your clothes. You understand? So whether they are fancy clothes or whatever kind

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of clothes. jilbab is a shawl or a loose robe, right or something similar to that which is worn on top of it. And for the purpose of convenience, you know, some women they stitch it into a long, loose dress, and other women they were literally a shawl. Alright, and both are completely fine. As long as jilbab is covering the clouds covering the Xena, the adornment of a woman covering her finger, it is perfectly fine. All right. So the women must do a denial of their jilbab now the question is, what is this word you Donita you the Nina is from the word a dinner and eat dinner from the root letters dal known well. All right dal noon. Well, the word dunya is from the same root.

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What is dunya? World? Why is it called dunya because it is closer and it's also lesser. So there are two meanings of this word. All right, that which is close that which is near. And secondly, that which is law. All right. So it the NA is to bring down

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to lower.

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All right. So for example, it is said, Ed, the nut soba, I lay her that she let down her garment upon her. So for example, you wear a shawl or something, you put it on your head and you let it down. You put it on your shoulders, you let it down.

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You understand meaning you let it hang. You let it flow. This is the literal meaning of the word Akena. It is said at the night to sit I let down the curtain.

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All right, because maybe you've done this in your house also that you just wrap up the curtain and you you know hang it up somewhere. Right? Why? Just to put it aside and then what happens? You unwrap it or something and you let it hang you drop it down. So when you're dropping it down, what's the purpose to cover completely? Alright, so you the Nina, meaning they should bring down they should lower they should hang? What mean July BB henna part of their Janabi meaning on themselves, they should hang some of their jilbab meaning they should take a portion of their jilbab. All right, and cast it over themselves. Now there is a question over here isn't jilbab already covering? Isn't

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it meant to already cover your clothes when you're wearing it? Isn't it supposed to do that? So what does it mean by this then that they should take a portion of it, men portion of it and then cast it upon themselves? Why in order to cover what is still exposed? So this is one interpretation of this is right. And what is still exposed despite wearing the jilbab despite wearing the female, it's the face. All right. So you Dineen, Arlene hinda Mandela BB hin, meaning they should take a portion of their jilbab and hang it down on what is still exposed ie the face all right. So they should not leave it bare and fully exposed and as per need, they should cover it. All right. There is another

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interpretation of this I also which is you the Nina Ethernet, meaning they should bring close, they should draw near.

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They should draw near meaning they should wrap they should cover themselves entirely with what with a jilbab.

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Meaning if they're not wearing a jilbab what should they do?

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What should they do? They should wear a jewel bag. So we can understand this idea in two ways. First of all, that they should wear the Juba and secondly they should take a portion of their job and cover the face. But in either of these two interpretations, what is for sure.

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What is it that there is no difference of opinion about it's the wearing of the Jinba so you do need Arlene hinda men JELA BB hin why Allah says there Lika that is meaning if they were to wear the jilbab or if they were to take a portion of the jilbab and cover what is still exposed. That is Adena. It is closer it is nearer same route at dinner you do need a same route over here at that means it is closer, more likely on that you're off now they will be recognized from the root letters I in RAW file. Modify the same root. This is closer that they will be recognized recognized as who meaning if they were the jilbab or if they cover their face with the Jitterbug

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But this is more suitable that they will be known known as who, as believing chaste and modest women who are not free for even a little bit of pleasure

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for even a little bit of you know, central consumption at all, so Delica Adena and your offner they will be recognized as believing chaste women. And as a result follow you then, then they will not be bothered, they will not be abused, they will not be hurt you Zayn is from the root letters Hamza Alia other, we have done this word in the previous verses, right? So, they will not be harassed, meaning they won't be stared at, they won't be whistled at they won't be touched, etcetera, etcetera, for now you then what can Allah Who and ever is Allah, Allah fooled or Rahima, forgiving, and merciful.

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Now, these verses this ayah, in particular, and the following verses, and even the previous verses, as I mentioned to you earlier, they were revealed concerning a particular context, and what was that context that there were people in Medina for sack sinners who would harass women when they would go in the night in order to use the bathroom? How, by whistling, hooting, touching, etc. Primarily, they wanted to target the slave women, because who's going to come and save them who's going to come and fight for them? You understand that was their goal. But what happened that many times they would end up harassing who noble, dignified women also. So over here, the believing women are told,

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distinguish yourselves completely so that you are not harassed. Now, up until 100 years or so it was common for women of dignity to be dressed modestly, right? This is something that was a norm throughout various societies. But this idea is not limited to that context only. In general, remember, when a woman is covering herself, even her clothes, even her nice fancy clothes, or her casual clothes, even when she's wearing something loose and long, that is even covering her finger? What is the message, she's making it very clear that she is not available for any sensual consumption whatsoever. Right. And if we take the interpretation of covering the face, then even

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that sends a big message. I'm not for you even a little bit, that you cannot even know what my nose looks like. You cannot even know what my cheeks look like because you don't deserve to know that. Because I'm not free. I'm not cheap. I'm not available for sensual consumption. I'm not for you.

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And specifically, what's the wisdom given over here fella, you, Zayn, they will not be harassed, they will not be bothered. Now there's a hadith in which we learn or delivering our bus with the low or no, he reported that I'll follow up in our best and fumble the cousin of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam brother of Abdullah have been our best. He was writing behind the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam on his camel, right? And this was in hospital with her. And it was on the day of NA. And alpha was a young handsome man. And what happened the prophets on a lot is that um, he stopped in order to give people verdicts. People were coming asking him questions. So the Prophet sallallahu

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Sallam stopped in order to hear the questions and respond to them. So what happened? A woman came, and a woman from the tribe of Hotham in particular, she came and she was asking the Prophet salallahu Salam, a particular question. So I'll fogal what are the Allahu Anhu what happened? Being a man, he started looking at her, and her beauty attracted him like he took notice of it. And he looked again, and again, and he was looking at her face at her. So what happened? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he looked back at fuddle and realize that fuddle was looking at the woman. So the prophets of Allah Salam, he held out his hand backwards, and caught the chin of fuddle

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and turn his face to the other side. All right, he turned his face to the other side, so that unfuckable wouldn't be looking at that lady. All right. And so the woman she asked her question and the Prophet salallahu Salam answered, now for a woman to be stared at in this way. All right, even this is other.

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Even this is a source of harassment. You know, it's irritating. It's annoying. Why are you staring at me? Right? Why are you looking like that? It's annoying. So even this can become annoying. So therefore, all women cover up. Because if you think about it, fuddle who was he, the cousin of the Prophet sallallahu. Ernie, he was.

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Where was he? He was sitting behind the Prophet sallallahu where he was

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What time was it? It was the time of Hajj. But a man is a man.

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You understand? A man is a man. So we cannot expect from men to have their eyes, you know, cast down all the time and keep bumping into things. No, they are to cast down their gaze. Women are also took us down their gaze, but it's understood Men like women more than women like men. This is a fact. All right. I mean, we don't need to go into many details about this. Allah subhanaw taala himself says Xuyen Allah Nessie, Boucher, Hiwot Mina, nice Nyssa. First thing that's mentioned is what? Women, this is something that's normal. It's there. Allah subhanaw taala is our Creator and He knows us. So the women have been instructed over here that what should they do? They should cover up just as when

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you go outside in the cold? Don't you wear gloves? Don't you wear your jacket? Don't you wear your hat? Don't you do that? Don't wear an oversized jacket. That's, you know, going below your knees, even in long boots. Why do you cover yourself so much? Why? To protect yourself? Because it's not worth it that you go outside. And you're shivering, that you go outside and your hands feel bothered, because they're extremely cold or your toes hurt? Because you're extremely cold? Is it worth it? That for the sake of fashion, we wear flip flops even in the winter? Come on, it's not worth it. Isn't it so? So likewise, this is a fact of life, just like cold is a fact of life. So

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this is also a fact of life that men get attracted to women, right? More than women get attracted to men. I'm not saying that women don't they do. Right? But men do even more so. So women are instructed over here they're taught over here that look it's not worth all that other. It's not worth it that you get bothered and harassed and you know, annoyed everywhere you go. So take precaution and cover a fella you then if you do that, you will not be bothered. You will not be harassed. I'm sentimental Dilawar on her. She said that when the if you Denali hindlimb, Angela BB hinda was revealed. The women of the unsolved came out as if they had curls over their heads as if

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they had something you know over their heads dark. All right, meaning they had covered themselves with their Jollibee eyeshadow Dilawar on her. She said that when the eye of silica knew that while you're driven to be home Rhinology up in that they should cast their home or on their chests when that aisle was revealed. The women cut their waist sheets at the edges, meaning they took any piece of cloth that they could find somewhere any extra piece of cloth that they could find somewhere. And they took it and they covered their faces with that. All right. So the Sahaba yard how is it that they understood the I have hijacked that cover yourself as much as possible? And this is a narration

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from Ducati. All right. Now before we continue,

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I'm not going to go into the detail of, you know, niqab is fogged wardrobe or not, and all of that, and I'm not going to go into the details of what the proofs are on either side. All right, because let me just give you one example over here to make a try. I'm not going to go into it. Yesterday, I spent several hours studying two books. All right, one book by shithole Bernie.

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And another book by a student of shaman or Damian. Now, these two scholars are known as, you know, Giants when it comes to fake and when it comes to it's the heart and whatnot when it comes to her the sciences. I mean, any statement, they say you take it, right. But when it comes to the issue of niqab, you know what they differ. And if I tried to go into the details of that, I would confuse you and I would confused myself. So I'm going to spare you from that. And whenever there's a confusion like this that exists, what is the easiest thing to do? Go back to the basics. And that's what I want to do over here, look at the IRA and look at the Hadees primarily, you know, from Bukhari

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Muslim, all right, that clearly show how exactly the Sahaba implemented this command. All right. So that at least we understand that when it comes to wearing the jilbab or when it comes to covering the face, this is something that has a place in our religion, because we have gone to such an extreme that we you know, in our saying that it's not wajib All right, what we have done is that we have completely dismissed it, or we have begun to look down on it. We have started to dislike it. And my attempt over here in sha Allah is to make you at least appreciate it. At least understand that this is something that has a place in our religion.

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Do you know, for example, that Hadoop is at fault? No, it's not. But when we talk about the Hadoop and when we know that we are not regular observance of it, do we talk about the Hadoop or do we think about it as too difficult? Not for me, and you know what, it was only for the profits at a loss. And it's only for, you know, super righteous people. And it's not possible to do it at all. Do we think of the 100 in that way? No, we don't. But when it comes to niqab, you know, sadly, we have developed very negative assumptions about it. And this is something that is spreading. So we need to understand that this is something that definitely has a place in our religion. I'm not saying that

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every woman should be forced to wear it or that any woman even should be forced to wear it. Because the Prophet salallahu Salam did not force the women to wear it. All right. It's a woman's choice, it's her decision. But at the same time, this is something that has a place in our religion. It's always healthy, that I was listening to electromagnetic house accordion, and that he said very clearly that there are two opinions on this. All right. Some scholars believe that this is something that's wajib. Meaning if a woman doesn't do what she's being sinful, and others say that no, it is just recommended, meaning it's really good if a woman does it, and if she doesn't do it, no problem.

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But if she does it, excellent, she's getting extra reward. She's closer to the Quran and Sunnah. So great for her good for her. However, he also said that it's healthy, that in any Muslim society, in any Muslim community, there are at least some women who keep this part of the religion alive. So those who are doing it shouldn't be condemned. Those who are doing it shouldn't be looked down upon.

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You understand my point that we shouldn't hate this aspect of our religion. It has a place in our religion. And as I mentioned to you the two interpretations of this idea, it's evident you Dineen, rla, hinda, Mandela, Bibi and that they should take a portion of their jilbab and throw it down, let it fall, in order to conceal that which is still exposed.

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All right. So the Sahaba what was their understanding of this if we learn in a hadith and Behati, that the Sahaba they understood the concept of jilbab so well, that if a woman did not have a jilbab, alright, and outer garment to cover herself, she simply did not go out of the house. Really.

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In this hadith, we learned that after Eid, the women were instructed that every single woman must go to attend or eat prayer. Even if she's menstruating. She should still go, not to perform the prayer but to participate in that gathering. So in this hadith, we learned that you know, a woman asked the prophets on Allah and Islam, that what about the woman who does not have a jilbab? What should she do?

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The Prophet sallallahu sallam said, let her share the jilbab or her friend, share doesn't mean you borrow it, share means come. Let's share it. You know, you take one side of it, I'll take the other side of it. This is so sweet. All right, that let her share it. Notice over here, he didn't say, okay, she should stay at home.

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Because at eight, she must come. Right? It's not healthy for a woman to just stay locked indoors all the time. Right? And secondly, he didn't say either that okay, she should go with algebra.

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You understand? What did he say? Let her share the jilbab of her companion.

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Now look at this ayah the hokum is for who all women wives of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and the rest of the believing women. This idea is the idea of, you know, hijab when the scholars talk about the idea of hijab this is the idea that instructed the wives of the Prophet salallahu salam to cover their faces. So when I showed the law I'm How was not in the Holdrege she was not in her mini tent. What did she do? Or when she was in the mini tent, but the sides of it were removed? What did she do in order to you know, observe proper veiling in front of non Muslim men? We learned a hadith Anna Buddha would I shall deliver on her she said, this is at Hajj, that the writers would pass us while

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we were with the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam meaning, you know all the women, they would be on their own camels and sometimes what would happen in the caravan, some people would pass by, like, you know, when you're driving a car and somebody drives by you getting ahead of you, right? So something like that. When they got close to us, we would draw our outer clock from our heads over our faces you Dineen, are they enough Angela BBN? What did she say? That we would draw our outer cloak from our heads over our faces? You get it up

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Part of the jilbab over what the face and when they passed by, we would uncover our faces.

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A woman is not to cover her face from the sun. She's not to cover her face from outside space. It's from who men. So wherever they were men, what was their way, they would just bring their veil on their faces and cover as soon as the men would go, they would uncover. Okay, now, we could argue over here, this was the wives of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. But what about the rest of the believing women thought Robinson wondered, she said, that we used to veil our faces when we were in Iran in the company of a smack of the buck, or the Longhorn right. Now, none of these are wives of the Prophet salallahu. So neither of these, but what did they do? They cover their faces, even in

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Iran, in Iran. Why is this mentioned because these we learned that in Iran, the woman should not wear a niqab. All right. But remember that the veil of the woman in Islam takes the same ruling as the harm of a man, meaning, just like the harm of a man should not be stitched clothing, meaning tailored to fit, alright. Likewise, a woman's hijab should not be such that it's stitched. All right stitched in order to meaning a peace is taken in order to cover a particular part of the body. So what was the way of the Sahaba that they would just take their shawl, and they would take a part of it, and cover the face when the men would come in front of them?

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Now, there are a hadith that show that the prophets Allah Edison did allow women to uncover their faces. All right, meaning if some women their faces were uncovered, he didn't order them you must cover you must cover I will not speak to you unless you cover or he turned away. No. There's a hadith in which we learn. There's a hadith in Muslim Jabil Dilawar and when he said that on your eID he was with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and the hotbar you know, the Salah, everything happened. And then he went, especially to address the women. And when he went to address the women, he encouraged them to give her the phone. And he warned them that I have seen many women in

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hellfire. So he was encouraging them to give sadaqa so a woman and she's described as a woman having a dark spot on her cheek stood up and she asked, Why is that soul? Meaning why is it that so many women will be in *? She asked the question. Now, look, she is explained by Javid as she's described as who a woman having a spot on her cheek that means he saw the cheek. All right. Now, on the one hand, this shows that okay, she was not covering her face, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam allowed that. But on the other hand, there's this argument also that this could be before the verses of hijab were revealed. You understand? There's another Hadith in which we learn that or middle

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dilemma and who wants he asked permission from the Prophet salallahu Salam in order to come and sit with him and some Qureshi women were there. Alright, so women of the parish were there. Women of the coalition, they were talking to the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam. All right. And they were talking to him very, you know, easily casually. They were raising their voices even and remodelled alone and who he asked permission to enter at that time. So when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam allowed him to come in, the women quickly screened themselves, Ferber didn't know hijab, all right, this screen themselves. So when remodeled, the long run, who came in the Prophet sallallahu sallam

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was smiling, because as the women heard, or what is coming quickly, they rushed and you know, cover, cover, Hide, hide, hide, and remodeled the lower end when asked to a messenger of Allah, may Allah always keep you happy. Like what happened? May Allah always keep you happy? What is it that makes you happy? So the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, I am astonished at these women. As soon as they heard your voice, they quickly screened themselves, or modeled the low Arn, who then he addressed the women. And he said, Oh enemies of yourselves, do you fear me and not the Messenger of Allah? You are enemies of yourselves. Why are you scared of me and you're not scared of the Prophet sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam, and the women said, Yes, we are. Because you are a fearful and fierce men compared to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And it was at this occasion that the prophets of Allah Islam said by him in his hand, my life is when Ceylon sees you taking a bath, he takes a bath other than yours. All right. Now in this Hadith also, what do we see the women were sitting, but when remote came for the long run, what did they do? For dinner? Hijab? Quickly, they took the hijab. Now, hijab over here, doesn't mean they took the veil. Because the Prophet sallallahu sallam was their hijab over here means they screened themselves, they hid. All right, it doesn't necessarily

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mean that they wore the veil or they covered their faces it means they screened themselves with

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The partition because they didn't want to remodel the low or no to even see them.

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All right. There is another Hadith which isn't as sensitive to Saha authentic hadith in which we learn even our basketball the lower and who he said that a beautiful woman from among the most beautiful women. All right, she used to pray Salah in the masjid.

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And some of the people used to go pray in the first role to ensure they would not be able to see her.

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All right, and some Ayat were revealed regarding this, and these are I have sort of hedging. Now the ayat, they show that they were revealed in a very early stage. All right. So again, it could be argued that this incident was when, before the verses of hijab were revealed. All right. Now regardless, when we look at all of the various Hadees, what do we see?

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Some women clearly covered their face, and it wasn't just the wives of the Prophet sallallahu videosolo. And there were other women who did not. All right, like the story of fuddle, I'd had to deal with that what happened? All right. Now, this is because there will always be different women. Right? There will be women who know this idea of the Quran, and there will be women who don't know this idea of the Quran, right? There will be women who have knowledge of the Sunnah. And so they will abide by this. And there will be women who don't have knowledge and so they won't abide by it. Likewise, there will be women for whom it will be easy to cover their faces, given the situation

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that they're in. And for other women, it will be difficult given the situation that they're in.

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Right? The woman's choice is respected over here. So it shows that it may not be wajib to cover the face, but highly recommended, highly recommended no doubt about that.

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This is what the Quran chose to us. And this is what the Sunnah shows to us. And it's a matter of personal responsibility. It's a matter of, you know, a woman's higher and her choice, her obedience to Allah. This is not a matter of law, that it should be enforced upon a woman you must cover your face. And if you won't, you will be punished and some kind of acid will be thrown on your face, or that you will be, you know, punished and ostracized because of your choice to show your face. No, this is not the case. Because what does the Sunnah show to us a level of tolerance, right? That if a woman decided to uncover her face, she wasn't treated as a criminal. If she decided to uncover her

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face, she wasn't treated as someone who was sinful was someone who was not even worth speaking to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam listened to the woman's question. And he answered her, right. Now, over here, remember that there is a difference between saying something is not mandatory. And dismissing it,

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there is a difference between that

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we can say that, okay, it's not mandatory, but at the same time, we cannot dismiss it.

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We must, you know, have respect for this aspect of our religion. Also, it is from the SHA it Allah, right, it's from the symbols of our religion, it is something that definitely has a place in our religion. Right? So for example, if a woman doesn't wear it, she doesn't have to hate it.

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You understand? It's your choice. You do whatever you want, but don't hate on it.

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You understand my point? Don't hate on it, at least support those who do it. And like I mentioned earlier, it's always healthy, that there are women who are keeping this aspect of the deen alive and for their extra effort in sha Allah, there will be extra reward when it comes to matters of religion, what is it that we should be concerned about going ahead? Because the farther we go, the closer we are to Allah, the more reward in sha Allah we get right. And if we choose to stay behind, then there are chances that we will fall even more behind. So it is something that we must like we must appreciate we must love in fact, and remember that being non judgmental is a two way street.

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Okay? Because on the one hand while there's a lot of fuss about Nickleby women, being judgmental about those who don't wear niqab, there is also a fuss about, you know, talking greatly about women who do wear niqab that they're very conservative and very extremist and very whatnot. They're human beings. If you don't want to be judged by them, you shouldn't judge them either. Right? It's a two way street.

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So we need to have this level of, you know, tolerance and this level of risk

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