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Niqab Woman Loses Bid for Costs

25 Mar

In June last year Carnita Matthews, 47, successfully appealed against her conviction and six-month jail sentence for knowingly making a false complaint.

The charge was in relation to a now infamous incident in June 2010 when she was stopped by a highway patrol officer at Woodbine, in south-west Sydney.

It was alleged that Ms Matthews later claimed in a statutory declaration that, after she refused to remove her veil fully for the purposes of identification, the officer tried to remove it himself.
This declaration was later found to be false, and she was charged.

However, a judge later found there was no evidence the statutory declaration had been made by Ms Matthews or even that it was knowingly false.

She then claimed that the entire prosecution was improper and unreasonable and demanded that NSW Police pay her legal costs.

That claim was rejected by Judge Clive Jeffreys in the Downing Centre District Court today.

AAP reports: The judge said he could not find that the investigation into the alleged offence had been conducted in an unreasonable or improper manner, or that the proceedings had been initiated without reasonable cause.

Niqabi Attacks Woman with Acid

25 Mar

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A shocking news just came in guys.

A niqab-wearing attacker has thrown acid into the face of a 20-year old girl named Naomi Oni.

According to Oni, she was just walking home from work when the attacker threw the acid on her face.

The incident happened on Sunday, December 30th last year, in Lodge Avenue Dagenham, EastLondon.

“I’d been working a late shift and was talking to my boyfriend about what we were going to do for New Year when I saw this Muslim woman wearing a niqab covering her face. I thought it was a bit strange at that time of night, but she didn’t say anything and I kept on walking.

Then I felt a splash on my face. It burned and I screamed out. I started running and screaming, holding my face, all the way home.

I didn’t look back. I got home and I was screaming and banging on the door. I was hysterical.

Luckily my godmother, who is a pharmacist, was at 

home with my mum and she helped me and kept dipping my face in water and trying to calm me down until the police and ambulance got there.

 

I was in shock. Saying: “Who would do that? Who would do that?” How could anyone do this?” Oni stated.

Oni recently released her disfigured face after the policemen failed to find and arrest the person who did the horrible thing to her.

She is now seeking the help of the public to catch the suspect. She said that the attacker has already ruined her life and she will never feel safe if she know that her attacker is still around.

“I look in the mirror and it just isn’t me. I’ll never look the same again. I’ve always been outgoing and confident in my job and in my personal life, used to getting attention for the way I dress or my hair, but now I don’t want anyone looking at me.

I don’t want people to see me in public. I don’t want to get the Tube or the bus. If I have to go to the hospital I take a taxi.

I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to go back to my job. I was planning to go to college in September to study media and fashion, but I don’t even know if I’ll be able to do that.

Even with the support of my family and friends and boyfriend I feel very alone. Nothing is going to be same anymore.” she added.

This beautiful young lady has just lost the beauty that was given to her. Hope the authorities find out the whereabouts of her attacker as soon as possible.

Women lawyers get permission to practice in Saudi courts

16 Mar

 

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A group of Saudi female lawyers attend to a law expert from the Freedom House in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Photo – familylaw-khaleej.org

Women lawyers in Saudi Arabia have been allowed to practice in the Saudi courts according to a justice ministry directive published on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice decided to permit women lawyers to practice in courts starting from next month. However, the expert committee designated by the Ministry has put forward a set of statutes governing the entry of women in courts.

According to reports, the statutes will be implemented after the reopening of courts after Eid holidays. The statutes do not differentiate between men and women, but explained the existing system in general and special terms and conditions for practising women lawyers.

The original draft restricted women from dealing with male clients and required them to have a special and closed office. They were not permitted to directly present the case. However, the experts committee changed the decision and now considers implementing the same regulation for all.

Under the existing regulations, a lawyer should inform her office details to the ministry and she will face penal measures whenever she commits any violation of professional rules. Other conditions include getting a lawyer’s license and apprenticeship of three-year duration at an accredited lawyer’s office. It also recommends that she should be experienced in teaching jurisprudence and principle of Islamic law in the universities.

Why Men Benefit from Monogamy

14 Mar

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Coca Cola Conspiracy

13 Mar

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Names of the Sahabas

13 Mar

Names of the Sahabas

Does a Muslim Woman Have to Obey her Husband?

13 Mar

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Does A Muslim Woman Have to Obey Her Husband?

Question: My problem is in Islam, A woman must obey her husband, she can’t go out of the house without his permission, and she even has to obey her husband even if he tells her to do something that she hates; and she obeys him even against herself or her parents’ will – why is it like this? A woman is a human being with the right to think and decide for herself. Sometimes a woman can think in some situations more clearly than her husband, but if the husband says something, then his words are the ones to be followed – why is it like this? Why do I have to obey my husband even before obeying my father who raised me up all these years? I know that in Islam, men and women are equal, but this doesn’t seem like equality. I am not questioning Islam or God of course, but I just need an explanation. Why do we have to obey the men in submission like this? Did Prophet Muhammad really say “If I would have ordered someone to do sujud (prostration), for someone else except Allah, I would have ordered the wife to do it to her husband” ? Did he really say that, and why? And If I don’t follow this ahadith (tradition of Prophet Muhammad), will I be sinning? Thanks for your time.

Answer by Abdul-Lateef Abdullah

In the name of Allah the Most Gracious
the Most Merciful
May He bestow His peace and blessings on His messenger, Muhammad, his family, Companions, and all of those who follow them sincerely.

As salamu `alaykum,

Thank you for your very poignant question. It is an important one and one that you need to settle before you marry for there should be no lingering doubts about Islam or your future husband. It is, therefore, very important that you receive an answer to this and any other questions you have.

One thing that is very important for all of us to be able to differentiate is the difference between Islamic teachings, cultural practices, and beliefs. Sometimes these two are in complete opposite to one another even though the practices referred to are coming from Muslims. Yes, it is true that the husband is the head of the household in Islam, but that does not mean that he runs the household like a tyrant. It also does not mean that women have not the power to make decisions.

As a convert to Islam myself, I realize that there is a very big difference between the outward, literal aspects of these teachings and their application in real life. The Muslim home – in the true spirit of Islam — is one where Allah is God and He alone is worshipped, not the husband/father. Men are given a certain degree of RESPONSIBILITY over their wives, rather than a degree of privilege or power. According to Sheikh `Abdullah Adhami, the Companions of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and the early scholars of Islam understood and practiced the Qur’an in these terms – that the degree that men are afforded is one of responsibility, not power: (see in the Qur`an Al Baqarah 2:228)

“Women who are divorced shall wait, keeping themselves apart, three (monthly) courses. And it is not lawful for them that they should conceal that which Allah hath created in their wombs if they are believers in Allah and the Last Day. And their husbands would do better to take them back in that case if they desire a reconciliation. And they (women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them in kindness, and men are a degree above them. Allah is Mighty, Wise.”

The degree above them, according to Sheikh `Abdullah is a degree of responsibility, not a degree of privilege or power. In many cultures, however, this degree is taken to mean that the husband has power to do and act however he wants without question. This, however, is against the teachings of Islam. Yes, men are the head of the household in Islam, but mutual respect and consideration are the way in which the affairs of the house should be governed.

Specific questions about a woman leaving the house, for example, are also important to consider in the spirit of Islam, along with the mere dictates of the law. Yes, a woman should get permission to leave the house. This should, however, be understood according to the spirit of mutual respect. A husband is responsible for safeguarding the safety of his family. If he does not know when and where his wife is coming and going, how is he supposed to do that? By the same token, a husband should also discuss with his wife his leaving the house out of respect for her. For example, perhaps she wants to pray and there is no one to watch the young children or a baby. The husband should first consult the wife about going out and the two should come to a mutually beneficial arrangement. Maybe the wife will ask the husband to wait 20 minutes so that she can pray first, for example. In any case, the husband must be considerate of the wife’s needs and situation, not only his own. The point is that the affairs of the house are not a dictatorship; they should be conducted according to mutual respect and teamwork, with both respecting the rights and responsibilities of the other. The rights and legal dictates exist so that we know our basic responsibilities and do not cross any lines that we shouldn’t, however, in practice we should always strive for the best of ways in our affairs, which is, of course, according to the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), who was nothing but kind, gentle and fair with his wives and family. There was no one on Earth who treated his wives better than the Prophet (SAW), so we should take his example in all of our affairs.

Some examples of Islamic teachings in regard to wives/women:
{Among His signs is the fact that he has created spouses from among yourselves, so that you may find tranquillity with them; and he has put love and mercy between you. In that are signs for people who reflect} (Qur’an Ar Rum 30:21)
Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was reported to have said:
• “From among the believers are those who have the kindest disposition and are the kindest to their families- such are those who show the most perfect faith. The best among them are those who are kindest to their wives.” (1)

• “The most perfect Muslim in the matter of faith is one who has excellent behaviour; and the best among you are those who behave best towards their wives.” (2)

• “Do not beat the female servants of God.” (3)

• “Whoever has a female child and does not bury her alive, nor hide her in contempt, nor prefers his male child over her, God will make him enter Paradise.” (4)

• “Whoever brings up two sisters or two daughters, and gives them a broad education, and treats them well, and gives them in marriage, for him is Paradise.” (5)
(1) Bukhari and Muslim
(2) Tirmidhi
(3) Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah
(4) Abu Dawud
(5) Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi
Remember, Prophet Muhammad (SAW), the best of creation was a servant of his family, not a tyrant or a king:

Ahadith – Sahih al-Bukhari 8.65, Narrated Al Aswad
I asked ‘Aisha what did the Prophet use to do at home. She replied, “He used to keep himself busy serving his family and when it was time for the prayer, he would get up for prayer.”

Serving his family, according to other hadith on the subject, included: sweeping floors, sewing clothes, cooking, serving guests, teaching and educating the children, and others. How many Muslim husbands, despite being so quick to claim their status of ‘head of household’ live according to this example? How many of us see ourselves and act as servants of our families rather than kings? This ahadith is just one powerful example of the difference between knowing the RIGHTS of husbands and knowing our RESPONSIBILITIES as husbands who are followers of the best of creation, Rasulullah (SAW). Using the Prophet’s example, we can understand that it was because of the standard of his behavior, and loving kindness to his family that he was so well respected and obedient to them. He never had to ‘demand’ his authority from them like many of us. He simply behaved in a way that made people want to serve him and follow him. That is the greatness of the Prophet (SAW) – he made people WANT to obey him because of his high standard of character and example as a human being, husband, father, etc.

 

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Bikini or Headscarf: Which Offers More Freedom?

12 Mar

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Muslimah Going to a Kaafir Male Doctor

12 Mar
Question:

Is it permissible for the Muslim woman to go to a hospital to give birth whilst knowing that those that will perform the birth are disbelieving men?

Answer:

There is no harm in that if she is compelled and cannot find anyone but kuffaar (disbelievers), as we have read that it is not permissible for her except to go to a Muslim doctor, but where is the proof for that? However the necessities have for them rulings.

 

Shaykh Muqbil bin Haadee
Ghaaratul Ashritah, volume 2, page 192
Translated by Aboo Haatim Muhammad Farooq

Making Duaa in Other Languages?

12 Mar

Praise be to Allaah.  

 

Firstly: 

If the worshipper can say du’aa’ well in Arabic, it is not permissible for him to make du’aa’ in any other language. 

But if the worshipper is unable to make du’aa’ in Arabic, there is no reason why he should not make du’aa’ in his own language, so long as he starts learning Arabic in the meantime.  

With regard to making du’aa’ in languages other than Arabic outside of prayer, there is nothing wrong with that, especially if that will make the worshipper more focused in his du’aa’. 

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: 

It is permissible to make du’aa’ in Arabic and in languages other than Arabic. Allaah knows the intention of the supplicant and what he wants, no matter what language he speaks, because He hears all the voices in all different languages, asking for all kinds of needs. 

Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 22/488-489. 

See also the answers to questions no. 3471 and 11588

Secondly: 

There is nothing wrong with reciting du’aa’s mentioned in the Qur’aan even if there is no report in the Sunnah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) recited them in his du’aa’. They are all good and contain guidance. Most of the du’aa’s of the Prophets and Messengers that we know are from the Qur’aan. Undoubtedly their du’aa’s are the most eloquent and most profound in meaning. 

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: 

People should make du’aa’ by reciting the prescribed du’aa’s that are mentioned in the Qur’aan and Sunnah, because these are undoubtedly virtuous and good, and this is the straight path. The scholars of Islam and the imams have mentioned the du’aa’s that are prescribed in Islam, and turned away from the innovated du’aa’s, so we should follow them in that. 

Majmoo’ al-Fataawa’, 1/346, 348. 

And Allaah knows best.