Is the house a prison for women?

Is the house a prison for women?

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Is the house a prison for women?

 

Shaykh Muhammad Ibnul-‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him)

 

Question: Is there any advice for women who believe home is a prison (for them)?

 

Answer: “Yes, and it is fair to tell these women that the one who made the house a ‘prison’ is Allah, the Mighty and Majestic.

 

The Most High says:

 

وقرن في بيوتكن

 

“And stay in your homes”

 

[Al-Qur’aan 33:33]

 

There is also the authentic narration of the Prophet (صل الله عليه وسلم), who said about women: “And their houses are better for them.” The woman is free in her house, she can go anywhere and takes care of household affairs and works alone, so where is the imprisonment or confinement? Yes, it is a prison for anyone who wants to be like a man. It should be noted that Allah, the Most High, has set certain characteristics for men and women and differentiated their physical appearance, characteristics and intelligence from each other.

 

And we tell the woman who says the house is like a prison; she is in opposition to the declaration of Allah, the Most High, where she says in [Al-Qur’aan 33:33]:

 

وقرن في بيوتكن

 

“And stay in your homes”

 

 

 

How can we consider what Allah has commanded a prison? It’s like I said the house becomes a prison for those who want to mix and be with men. Staying indoors this leads to happiness, modesty, shyness and distance from fitna. Also being in the house this distance the women to look at the men, because when the woman goes out and sees these men, this handsome young man dressed well this for her can be a test, and vice versa.

 

Then women must fear Allah and return to what their Creator and His Messenger, صل الله عليه وسلم, said, and they must know for certain that they will meet Allah, and He will ask them, “How did you answer the Messengers?” They don’t know when they will meet Allah.

 

How can you wake up at home or in the palace in the evening or in your own tomb or vice versa. Therefore these women have to fear Allah and let go of these evil Western ideologies. Because when these Westerners ate these bad meats, they left the bones and scraps to us later, they ate all the meat. Now they want their women to become real women again, staying in their homes modestly and away from places of evil and trials.

 

Is it suitable for us Muslims, who have our religion, our manners and our characteristics to pursue them in their misery ?! May the Glory be to Allah, the Great. There is no power except with Allah.

 

[Nuur ‘Alaa-Darb]

 

Umm Hyatt Al-Amreeki (may Allah preserve it)

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