Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Types of Istihaadah


Q: If a woman bleeds so much that it is istihaadah (non-menstrual vaginal bleeding), how should she pray?.

A: Praise be to Allaah.

Istihaadah means three things:

1 – The woman had a regular period before she experienced istihaadah. In this case she should refer to the regular period that she used to have, and during that time she should stop praying and she is subject to the rulings on menses, and anything other than that is istihaadah, and she is subject to the rulings on istihaadah at that time.

For example: A woman used to get her period for 6 days at the beginning of each month, then she began to experience istihaadah and she bleeds all the time. So her period is the first six days of every month, and everything else is istihaadah, because of the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) according to which Faatimah bint Abi Hubaysh said: «O Messenger of Allaah, I am experiencing istihaadah and I never become pure; should I stop praying? He said: “No, that is a vein. But stop praying for the number of days that you used to menstruate, then do ghusl and pray.»[ Narrated by al-Bukhaari]. In Saheeh Muslim it says that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to Umm Habeebah: «Stop praying for the number of days that your menses used to last, then do ghusl and pray.»Based on this, the woman who is experiencing istihaadah should stop praying for the number of days that her period used to last, then she should do ghusl and pray, and not worry about the bleeding at that time.

2 – If she did not have a regular period before the istihaadah, rather she has been experiencing istihaadah since the first time she got her menses, then she should distinguish between different types of blood. Her menses is when the blood is dark or thick or has a distinctive odour, and she is subject to the rulings on menses at that time. Anything other than that is istihaadah and she comes under the rulings on istihaadah.

For example: A woman sees blood when she first starts to , and it is continuous, but for ten days it is dark and the rest of the time it is red. Or she sees that it is thick for ten days and thin for the rest of the time. Or she notices that for ten days it has the odour of menstrual blood and for the rest of the time it has no odour. So her menses is the dark blood in the first case, the thick blood in the second and the blood that has an odour in the third. Everything apart from that is istihaadah, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to Faatimah bint Abi Hubaysh:«When it is menstrual blood it is dark and recognizable, so when it is like that, then stop praying, and when it is otherwise, do wudoo’ and pray, for that is from a vein.» [Narrated by Abu Dawood and al-Nasaa’i; classed as saheeh by Ibn Hibbaan and al-Haakim]. Although the isnaad and text of this hadeeth are subject to further discussion, the scholars (may Allaah have mercy on them) followed it, and that is better than trying to make her follow the pattern of the majority of women.

3 - If she does not have a regular period and cannot distinguish it properly because the istihaadah is ongoing from the first time she saw the blood, and her blood is all the same or its characteristics are varied but it cannot be menstrual blood. This woman should act on the basis of what is the usual pattern among women, so her menses is six or seven days each month, and she should start from the first time when she saw blood; everything apart from that is istihaadah.

For example: if the first time she saw blood was on the fifth of the month, and it continued with no change to distinguish menstrual bleeding by colour etc, then her period is six or seven days of each month starting from the fifth of the month, because of the hadeeth of Hamnah bint Jahsh (may Allaah be pleased with her) who said:«O Messenger of Allaah, I bleed a great deal all the time. What do you think – should I stop praying and fasting?” He said: “I suggest you use a piece of cotton, for it will absorb the blood.” She said: It is more than that. In this report he said: “That is a kick from the shaytaan, so count your menses as six or seven days, which is something between you and Allaah, then wash yourself and when you see that you have become pure and you are certain of it, then pray for twenty-four or twenty-three days, and fast.»[This hadeeth was narrated by Ahmad and Abu Dawood, and narrated and classed as saheeh by al-Tirmidhi. It was narrated that Ahmad classed it as saheeh and that al-Bukhaari classed it as hasan].

The words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), «six or even days»does not mean that one has the choice, rather it is for the purpose of ijtihaad, so the woman should look at those whose situation is closest to hers in terms of physical resemblance, age and relationship, etc., and see whose cycle most closely resembles hers. If the closest one has a six-day period then she should regard her menses as six days, and if the closest is seven days then she should regards her menses as seven days. End quote.

Risaalah fi’l-Dima’ al-Tabee’iyyah li’l-Nisa’ by Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him)

At the time when she decides that the blood is menstrual blood, then she is menstruating, and at the time when she decides that the period has ended, then she is pure and she should pray and fast, and may have intercourse with her husband.

Rulings on istihaadah


Rulings on istihaadah



Q: What are the rulings to do with istihaadah (non-menstrual vaginal bleeding)?.

A: Praise be to Allaah.

We explained when bleeding is menses (hayd) and when it is isthaadah. When it is menses then it is subject to the rulings on menses, and when it is istihaadah it is subject to the rulings on istihaadah.

The rulings on istihaadah are like the rulings on purity (i.e., when one is not menstruating). There is no difference between a woman who is experiencing istihaadah and a woman who is not menstruating or bleeding, except the following:

1 – She has to do wudoo’ for each prayer, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to Faatimah bint Abi Hubaysh:«Then do wudoo’ for every prayer.» [Narrated by al-Bukhaari in the chapter on washing away blood]. What that means is that she should not do wudoo’ for a prayer that is to be performed at a particular time until the time for it has begun. If it is a prayer for which there is no particular time, she may do wudoo’ for it when she wants to perform the prayer.

2 – When she wants to do wudoo’, she has to wash away the traces of blood, and put a piece of cotton over her private part to hold back the blood, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to Hamnah:«I suggest you use a piece of cotton, for it will absorb the blood.” She said: It is more than that. He said: “Use a cloth.” She said: It is more than that. He said: “Then tie it tightly around yourself.»Then whatever comes out after that will not matter, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to Faatimah bint Abi Hubaysh:«Do not pray during the days of your menses, then wash yourself and do wudoo’ for every prayer, then pray, even if the blood falls onto the mat.»[Narrated by Ahmad and Ibn Maajah].

3 – Intercourse. The scholars differed as to whether it is permissible when one is not concerned about suffering hardship as a result of giving it up. But the correct view is that it is permissible in all cases, because many women, ten or more, experienced istihaadah at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and neither Allaah nor His Messenger forbade them to have intercourse. Rather the words of Allaah – “keep away from women during menses” [al-Baqarah 2:222] { فَاعْتَزِلُواْ النِّسَاء فِي الْمَحِيضِ} Transliteration:Fā`tazilū An-Nisā' Fī Al-Maĥīđi – indicate that it is not essential to keep away from them at other times. Also, it is permissible for her to pray, and intercourse is a less serious matter. Drawing an analogy between intercourse with a woman experiencing istihaadah and a woman who is menstruating is not correct, because they are not the same, even in the view of those who think that it is haraam, and analogies are not valid if the two things concerned are different. End quote.

Rulings on menstruation


Q: What are the rulings on menses in women?.

A: Praise be to Allaah.

There are many rulings to do with menstruation, more than twenty, of which we will mention those which we think are most essential. They are:

1 – Prayer

It is haraam for a menstruating woman to pay both obligatory and naafil prayers, and they are not valid if she does them. She does not have to do a particular prayer unless she was pure or became pure with enough time to perform a complete rak’ah, in which case she has to do the prayer, whether it is at the beginning of the time for it or at the end. An example of that happening at the beginning of the time for prayer is a woman who got her menses after the sun set but she had enough time to perform a complete rak’ah (but she did not do it), so when she becomes pure she has to make up that Maghrib prayer, because she had enough time to perform a complete rak’ah before she got her menses.

An example of that happening at the end of the time for prayer is a woman whose menses ended before the sun rose and there was enough time left to perform a complete rak’ah. When she becomes pure she has to make up that Fajr prayer, because she had enough time to perform one rak’ah.

But if there is not enough time to perform a rak’ah, such as in the first scenario, if a woman gets her menses a moment after the sun sets or, in the second scenario, she becomes pure a moment before the sun rises, then she does not have to do that prayer, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: «Whoever catches up with a rak’ah of prayer has caught up with the prayer»[Agreed upon].

With regard to dhikr, takbeer, saying Subhaan-Allaah, praising Allaah, saying Bismillaah when eating and so on, and reading hadeeth, fiqh and du’aa’s, or saying Ameen to du’aa’s, and listening to Qur’aan, none of these things are forbidden to her. It is proven in al-Saheehayn and elsewhere that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to recline in ‘Aa’ishah’s lap (may Allaah be pleased with her) when she was menstruating, and he would recite Qur'aan.

In al-Saheehayn it is also narrated from Umm ‘Atiyyah that she heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: «Let the girls who have attained puberty, women in seclusion and menstruating women go out – i.e., to the Eid prayer – and witness good and the gathering of the believers. But let the menstruating women avoid the prayer place»

With regard to the menstruating woman reading Qur’aan, if she is looking at it or thinking of it in her heart, without speaking the words out loud, there is nothing wrong with that, such as if the Mus-haf is placed there, and she looks at the verses and reads them in her heart. Al-Nawawi said in Sharh Muslim: it is permissible and there is no difference of scholarly opinion on this point.

But if she is reciting it out loud, the majority of scholars are of the view that this is not allowed.

Al-Bukhaari, Ibn Jareer, al-Tabari and Ibn al-Mundhir said it is permissible, and this was also narrated from Maalik and from al-Shaafa’i in his former view. That was narrated from them in Fath al-Baari. And al-Bukhaari narrated in a mu’allaq report from Ibraheem al-Nakha’i that there is nothing wrong with her reciting a verse.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said in al-Fataawa: There is no report saying that she should not read Qur’aan. The hadeeth “No menstruating woman or person who is junub should recite anything from the Qur’aan” is a weak hadeeth, according to the consensus of the scholars who are well-versed in hadeeth. Women used to menstruate at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and if reading was haraam for them as prayer is, this would have been something that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained to his ummah and the Mothers of the Believers would have known that, and it would have been something that they told to the people. But since no one narrated any prohibition concerning that from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), it is not permissible to regard it as haraam, since it is known that he did not forbid that, and as he did not forbid that despite the fact that menstruation was widespread at his time, it is known that it is not haraam. End quote.

Since we know that there is a difference of opinion among the scholars concerning this, what should be said is: it is better for a menstruating woman not to recite Qur'aan out loud except when there is need for that, such as if she is a teacher and she needs to teach her students, or in the case of an exam when the student needs to recite in order to be tested, and so on.

2 – Fasting

It is haraam for a menstruating woman to fast, whether it is an obligatory or a naafil fast, and it is not valid if she does it. But she has to make up any obligatory fasts that she misses, because of the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) who said: «That – meaning menses – used to happen to us and we were commanded to make up fasts but we were not commanded to make up prayers»[Agreed upon].

If a woman gets her menses when she is fasting, her fast becomes invalid even if that happens just before Maghrib, and she has to make up that day if it was an obligatory fast.

But if she feels that the period was coming before Maghrib, but no blood came out until after the sun set, then her fast is complete and is not invalidated, according to the correct view, because there is no ruling connected to blood that is still inside the body, and when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about a woman who sees in a dream what a man sees (i.e., an erotic dream), does she have to do ghusl? He said: «Yes, if she sees water».So the ruling is connected to seeing water, not feeling body sensations. The same applies to menses: the rulings do not apply until it is seen outside the body, not just the body sensations.

If dawn comes when the woman is menstruating, it is not valid for her to fast that day even if she becomes pure even a moment after dawn.

If she becomes pure just before dawn and fasts, her fast is valid even if she does not do ghusl until after dawn. This is like the one who is junub – if he intends to fast when he is junub and dos not do ghusl until after dawn breaks, his fast is valid, because of the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) who said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to wake up junub as the result of intercourse, not a wet dream, and he would fast in Ramadaan. Agreed upon.

3 – Tawaaf around the Ka’bah

It is haraam for a menstruating woman to circumambulate the Ka’bah, whether that is obligatory or naafil, and it is not valid if she does it, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to ‘Aa’ishah when she got her menses:«Do everything that the pilgrims do, but do not circumambulate the House until you become pure»

As for the other actions of Hajj, such as saa’ee between al-Safa and al-Marwah, standing at ‘Arafah, staying overnight in Muzdalifah and Mina, stoning the jamaraat and other rituals of Hajj and ‘Umrah, they are not haraam for her. Based on that, if a female does tawaaf when she is pure, then her period begins immediately after she does tawaaf, or during sa’ee, there is nothing wrong with that.

4 – Tawaaf al-wadaa’ (the farewell tawaaf) is waived in her case

If a female completes the rituals of Hajj and ‘Umrah, then she gets her menses before she goes home and that continues until she leaves, she may depart without doing the farewell tawaaf, because of the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: (the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)) told the people that the last thing they should do was (tawaaf) around the House, but he made an exception for women who were menstruating . [Agreed upon].

But the tawaaf that is required for Hajj and ‘Umrah is not waived, and she must do it when she becomes pure.

5 – Staying in the mosque

It is haraam for the menstruating woman to stay in the mosque and even in the Eid prayer-place, because of the hadeeth of Umm ‘Atiyyah (may Allaah be pleased with her), who said that she heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: «Let the girls who have attained puberty, women in seclusion and menstruating women go out – i.e., to the Eid prayer.” In this hadeeth it says: “But let the menstruating women avoid the prayer place»[Agreed upon].

6 – Intercourse

It is haraam for her husband to have intercourse with her, and it is haraam for her to allow him to do so, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): { وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْمَحِيضِ قُلْ هُوَ أَذًى فَاعْتَزِلُواْ النِّسَاء فِي الْمَحِيضِ وَلاَ تَقْرَبُوهُنَّ حَتَّىَ يَطْهُرْنَ فَإِذَا تَطَهَّرْنَ فَأْتُوهُنَّ مِنْ حَيْثُ أَمَرَكُمُ اللّهُ إِنَّ اللّهَ يُحِبُّ التَّوَّابِينَ وَيُحِبُّ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ }

“They ask you concerning menstruation. Say: that is an Adha (a harmful thing for a husband to have a sexual intercourse with his wife while she is having her menses), therefore, keep away from women during menses and go not unto them till they are purified (from menses and have taken a bath)” Transliteration:Wa Yas'alūnaka `Ani Al-Maĥīđi Qul Huwa 'Adháan Fā`tazilū An-Nisā' Fī Al-Maĥīđi Wa Lā Taqrabūhunna Ĥattá Yaţhurna Fa'idhā Taţahharna Fa'tūhunna Min Ĥaythu 'Amarakumu Allāhu [al-Baqarah 2:222].

What is meant by maheed (translated here as menstruation) is the time of menses, and the location of this menses is the private part.

And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: «Do everything except have intercourse» [Narrated by Muslim].

And the Muslims are unanimously agreed that it is haraam to have intercourse with a menstruating woman in her vagina.

But it is permissible for him to do that which will satisfy his desire without having intercourse, such as kissing, touching and intimacy that is less than intercourse, but it is better not to be intimate with that which is between the navel and the knee except through a barrier, because ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to tell me to wear a waist wrapper, then he would be intimate with me when I was menstruating. [Agreed upon].

7 – Divorce

It is haraam for a husband to divorce a menstruating woman during her menses, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): {يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِذَا طَلَّقْتُمُ النِّسَاء فَطَلِّقُوهُنَّ لِعِدَّتِهِنَّ}

“O Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)! When you divorce women, divorce them at their ‘Iddah (prescribed periods)” Transliteration:Yā 'Ayyuhā An-Nabīyu 'Idhā Ţallaqtum An-Nisā' Faţalliqūhunna Li`iddatihinna [al-Talaaq 65:1].

and that can only be if they are divorced when they are pregnant or pure without having had intercourse since the menses ended. Because if a woman is divorced when she is menstruating she cannot start her ‘iddah, because the menstrual period during which she was divorced cannot be counted as part of the ‘iddah; and if she is divorced when she is pure but has had intercourse since her period ended, she cannot start her ‘iddah, because it cannot be known whether she became pregnant from this intercourse. So it should be reckoned by her pregnancy, or if she is not pregnant it should be reckoned by her menstrual cycle. If it cannot be ascertained what sort of 'iddah it is, it is haraam for him to divorce her until things become clear.

Divorcing a menstruating woman at the time of her menses is haraam because of the verse quoted above, and because of the report in al-Saheehayn and elsewhere from Ibn ‘Umar who said that he divorced his wife when she was menstruating. ‘Umar told the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) about that, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) got angry and said: «Tell him to take her back and keep her until she becomes pure, then menstruates, then becomes pure again. Then if he wishes he may keep her after that, or if he wishes he may divorce her before he touches (has intercourse with) her. That is the prescribed period within which Allaah has enjoined divorce of women«

If a man divorces his wife when she is menstruating, he is sinning and he has to repent to Allaah and take the woman back in order to divorce her in the prescribed manner as enjoined by Allaah and His Messenger. Then he should leave her alone after he takes her back until she becomes pure from the menses during which he divorced her, then menstruates again, then when she becomes pure again, if he wishes he may keep her or if he wishes he may divorce her before having intercourse with her.

There are three cases where an exception is made from the prohibition on divorcing a woman during her menses:

1 – If the divorce occurs before he spent time alone with her or touched her. There is nothing wrong with him divorcing her when she is menstruating, because in that case she does not have to observe any ‘iddah, so this divorce does not go against the words of Allaah, “divorce them at their ‘Iddah (prescribed periods)”.

2 – If the menses occurs during pregnancy.

3 – If the divorce takes place in return for some compensation, in which case there is nothing wrong with divorcing her when she is menstruating.

There is nothing wrong with doing a marriage contract with a woman who is menstruating, because the basic principle is that it is permissible, and there is no evidence to suggest otherwise. But the idea of the husband entering upon her when she is menstruating is subject to further discussion. If he can be trusted not to have intercourse with her, there is nothing wrong with it, otherwise he should not enter upon her until she becomes pure, for fear of his doing something that is forbidden.

8 – Reckoning the ‘iddah of divorce by means of the menstrual cycle

If a man divorces his wife after having had intercourse with her or being alone with her, then she has to observe an ‘iddah of three complete menstrual cycles, if she is a woman who menstruates and she is not pregnant, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):{وَالْمُطَلَّقَاتُ يَتَرَبَّصْنَ بِأَنفُسِهِنَّ ثَلاَثَةَ قُرُوَءٍ}

“And divorced women shall wait (as regards their marriage) for three menstrual periods”Transliteration:Wa Al-Muţallaqātu Yatarabbaşna Bi'anfusihinna Thalāthata Qurū'in [al-Baqarah 2:228].

If she is pregnant, her ‘iddah lasts until her pregnancy ends, whether the time is long or short, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): {وَأُوْلَاتُ الْأَحْمَالِ أَجَلُهُنَّ أَن يَضَعْنَ حَمْلَهُنَّ}

“And for those who are pregnant (whether they are divorced or their husbands are dead), their ‘Iddah (prescribed period) is until they lay down their burden”Transliteration:Wa 'Ūlātu Al-'Aĥmāli 'Ajaluhunna 'An Yađa`na Ĥamlahunna [al-Talaaq 65:4]

If a woman does not menstruate because she is old or she had had a hysterectomy, or for some other reason and there is no hope that she will menstruate again, then her 'iddah is three months, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): { وَاللَّائِي يَئِسْنَ مِنَ الْمَحِيضِ مِن نِّسَائِكُمْ إِنِ ارْتَبْتُمْ فَعِدَّتُهُنَّ ثَلَاثَةُ أَشْهُرٍ وَاللَّائِي لَمْ يَحِضْن}

“And those of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them the ‘Iddah (prescribed period), if you have doubt (about their periods), is three months; and for those who have no courses [(i.e. they are still immature) their ‘Iddah (prescribed period) is three months likewise”Transliteration:Wa Al-Lā'ī Ya'isna Mina Al-Maĥīđi Min Nisā'ikum 'In Artabtum Fa`iddatuhunna Thalāthatu 'Ash/hurin Wa Al-Lā'ī Lam Yaĥiđna [al-Talaaq 65:4]

If a woman normally menstruates but her menses have ceased for a reason such as sickness or breastfeeding, then she should observe the 'iddah no matter how long it lasts, until her menses returns and she can count her 'iddah. If the reason ceases but her periods do not come back, such as if she recovers from sickness or stops breastfeeding and still does not menstruate, then she should observe ‘iddah for a full year from the time the reason ceased. This is the correct view which is based on Islamic principles, because if the reason ceases and her periods do not come back, she is like one whose periods have stopped for no apparent reason, and if her periods stop for no apparent reason then she should observe an ‘iddah of one year – nine months for pregnancy based on the usual length of pregnancy, and three months for the 'iddah.

*But if the divorce takes place after the marriage contract is done and before intimacy or being alone together, then there is no 'iddah at all, whether it is reckoned by the menstrual cycle or otherwise, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): {يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا نَكَحْتُمُ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ طَلَّقْتُمُوهُنَّ مِن قَبْلِ أَن تَمَسُّوهُنَّ}

“O you who believe! When you marry believing women, and then divorce them before you have sexual intercourse with them, no ‘Iddah [divorce prescribed period, see (V.65:4)] have you to count in respect of them”Transliteration: Yā 'Ayyuhā Al-Ladhīna 'Āmanū 'Idhā Nakaĥtumu Al-Mu'umināti Thumma Ţallaqtumūhunna Min Qabli 'An Tamassūhunna Famā Lakum `Alayhinna Min `Iddatin Ta`taddūnahā [al-Ahzaab 33:49]

9 – Establishing the absence of pregnancy

This is required every time there is a need for a ruling that there is no pregnancy. There are many issues connected to this.

10 –Requirement of ghusl

When the menstruating woman’s period ends, she must do ghusl by purifying her entire body, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said to Faatimah bint Abu Hubaysh: «When the time of your menses comes, stop praying, then when it ends, do ghusl and pray»[ Narrated by al-Bukhaari].

*The minimum that is required for ghusl is to ensure that water reaches every part of the body, even beneath the hair. But it is better if it is done in the manner mentioned in the hadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), when Asma’ bint Shakl asked him how a menstruating woman should do ghusl. He (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:« One of you should take her water and lotus leaves and purify herself and purify herself well. Then she should pour water over her head and rub it vigorously, so that it reaches the roots of her hair, and pour water over herself. Then she should take a piece of cloth that is scented with musk and purify herself with it.” Asma’ said: “How should she purify herself with it?” He said: ‘Subhaan Allaah, let her purify herself with it.” ‘Aa’ishah said to her: “She should follow the traces of blood» [Narrated by Muslim].

*She does not have to undo the braids in her hair, unless they are tied so tightly that she fears that the water will not reach the roots, because of the hadeeth of Umm Salamah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that is narrated in Saheeh Muslim, where she asked the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said: I am a woman with braided hair; should I undo it when doing ghusl following menses or for janaabah? He said: «No, rather it will be sufficient for you to pour three handfuls of water on your head, then pour water over yourself and you will be purified»


If a menstruating woman becomes pure during the time for prayer, she must hasten to do ghusl so that she can offer the prayer on time. If she is travelling and does not have any water, or she has water but she is afraid that she may be harmed by using it, or she is sick and the water will harm her, then she should do tayammum instead of ghusl, until the reason for not doing it ceases, then she should do ghusl.

Some women become pure at the time for prayer, but they delay ghusl until later, saying that they cannot purify themselves fully in this time. But this is no excuse, because they can limit themselves to the minimum that is required in ghusl and do the prayer on time, then when they have more time they can purify themselves more fully. End quote.

These are the most important rulings that have to do with menses in women.

Kind Treatment of Wives


God instructs men to be nice to their wives and to treat them well to the best of their ability:

{…And live with them in kindness…} [Quran 4:19]

{...وَعَاشِرُوهُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ...} [النساء:١٩]

Transliteration: ... Wa `Āshirūhunna Bil-Ma`rūfi...

The Messenger of God said, «The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women.» [1] The Prophet of Mercy tells us that a husband’s treatment of his wife reflects a Muslim’s good character, which in turn is a reflection of the man’s faith. How can a Muslim husband be good to his wife? He should smile, not hurt her emotionally, remove anything that will harm her, treat her gently, and be patient with her.

Being nice includes good communication. A husband should be willing to open up, and be willing to listen to his wife. Many times a husband wants to air his frustrations (like work). He should not forget to ask her about what annoys her (like when children would not do their homework). A husband should not talk about important things with her when he or his wife is angry, tired, or hungry. Communication, compromise, and consideration are the cornerstone of marriage.

Being nice includes encouraging one’s wife. The most meaningful admiration comes from a sincere heart that notices what really matters — what the wife really values. So a husband should ask himself what she feels most insecure about and discover what she values. That is the wife’s sweet spot of praise. The more the husband compliments it, the more the wife will admire it, the more on target this healthy habit will be. Kind words are like, “I like the way you think,” “You look beautiful in those clothes,” and “I love hearing your voice on the phone.”

Human beings are imperfect. The Messenger of God said,«A believing man should not hate a believing woman. If he dislikes something in her character, he should be pleased with some other trait of hers.» [2] A man should not hate his wife because if he dislikes something in her, he will find something he likes about her if he gives it a chance. One way to be aware of what he likes in his wife is for the husband to make a list of a half dozen things he appreciates about her. Marriage experts recommend that one be as specific as possible and focus on character traits — just as the Prophet of Islam recommended, not just what she does for the husband. For example, a husband may appreciate the way she arranges his clean laundry, but the underlying character trait may be that she is thoughtful. The husband should consider admirable traits such as being compassionate, generous, kind, devout, creative, elegant, honest, affectionate, energetic, gentle, optimistic, committed, faithful, confident, cheerful, and so on. A husband should give himself some time to construct this list, and review it in times of conflict when he is most likely to feel averse towards his wife. It will help him be more aware of his wife’s good attributes and far more likely to compliment them.

A companion asked the Prophet of God what is the right of a wife over her husband?’ He said, «That you feed her when you eat and clothe her when you clothe yourself and do not strike her face. Do not malign her and do not keep apart from her, except in the house.» [3]

Conflict in marriage is virtually inevitable and it leads to lot of anger. Although anger is one of the most difficult emotions to manage, the first step toward controlling it can be learning how to forgive those who hurt us. In case of conflict, a husband should not stop talking to his wife and emotionally hurt her, but he may stop sleeping in the same bed if it will improve the situation. Under no circumstance, even when he is angry or somehow feels justified, is a husband allowed to malign her by using hurtful words or cause her any injury.



[1] Al-Tirmidhi

[2] Saheeh Muslim.

[3] Abu Daud.

How Do Muslims Treat the Elderly?


In the Islamic world, one rarely finds “old people’s homes.” The strain of caring for one’s parents in this most difficult time of their lives is considered an honor and a blessing and an opportunity for great spiritual growth. In Islam, it is not enough that we only pray for our parents, but we should act with limitless compassion, remembering that when we were helpless children, they preferred us to themselves. Mothers are particularly honored. When Muslim parents reach old age, they are treated mercifully, with kindness and selflessness.

In Islam, serving one’s parents is a duty second to prayer, and it is their right to expect it. It is considered despicable to express any irritation when, through no fault of their own, the old become difficult.

God has said:

{Your Lord has commanded that you worship none but Him, and that you be kind to your parents. If one of them or both of them reach old age with you, do not say to them a word of disrespect, or scold them, but say a generous word to them. And act humbly to them in mercy, and say, ‘My Lord, have mercy on them, since they cared for me when I was small.’} [Quran 17:23-24]

{وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا ﴿٢٣﴾ وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُل رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا} [الإسراء:23-24]

Transliteration: Wa Qađá Rabbuka 'Allā Ta`budū 'Illā 'Īyāhu Wa Bil-Wālidayni 'Iĥsānāan 'Immā Yablughanna `Indaka Al- Kibara 'Aĥaduhumā 'Aw Kilāhumā Falā Taqul Lahumā 'Uffin Wa Lā Tanharhumā Wa Qul Lahumā Qawlāan Karīmāan(23) Wa Akhfiđ Lahumā Janāĥa Adh-Dhulli Mina Ar-Raĥmati Wa Qul Rrabbi Arĥamhumā Kamā Rabbayānī Şaghīrāan

Woman between Islam & Jaahiliyyah


Woman between the honouring of Islam and the humiliation of Jaahiliyyah

In Islam, woman has a high status which no past nation ever achieved and which no subsequent nation has been able to attain, because the honour which Islam gives to humanity includes men and women equally. They are equal before the rulings of Allaah in this world and they will be equal with regard to His reward and punishment in the Hereafter. Allaah says (interpretation of the meanings):

“And indeed We have honoured the Children of Adam” [al-Isra’ 17:70],
{وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ}, Transliteration: Wa Laqad Karramnā Banī 'Ādama

“There is a share for men and a share for women from what is left by parents and those nearest related” [al-Nisa’ 4:7],
{لِّلرِّجَالِ نَصِيبٌ مِّمَّا تَرَكَ الْوَالِدَانِ وَالْأَقْرَبُونَ وَلِلنِّسَاءِ نَصِيبٌ مِّمَّا تَرَكَ الْوَالِدَانِ وَالْأَقْرَبُونَ مِمَّا قَلَّ مِنْهُ أَوْ كَثُرَ ۚ نَصِيبًا مَّفْرُوضًا ﴿٧﴾}, Transliteration: Lilrrijāli Naşībun Mimmā Taraka Al-Wālidāni Wa Al-'Aqrabūna Wa Lilnnisā'i Naşībun Mimmā Taraka Al-Wālidāni Wa Al-'Aqrabūna Mimmā Qalla Minhu 'Aw Kathura Naşībāan Mafrūđāan

“And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect) to what is reasonable”[al-Baqarah 2:228],
{….. وَلَهُنَّ مِثْلُ الَّذِي عَلَيْهِنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ ۚ وَلِلرِّجَالِ عَلَيْهِنَّ دَرَجَةٌ﴿٢٢٨﴾}, Transliteration: …. Wa Lahunna Mithlu Al-Ladhī `Alayhinna Bil-Ma`rūfi Wa Lilrrijāli `Alayhinna Darajatun…

“The believers, men and women, are Awliya’ (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another”[al-Tawbah 9:71],
{وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتُ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ}, Transliteration: Wa Al-Mu'uminūna Wa Al-Mu'uminātu Ba`đuhum 'Awliyā'u Ba`đin….

“And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.* And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say: ‘My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was young” [al-Isra’ 17:23-24],
{وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا ﴿٢٣﴾ وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُل رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا ﴿٢٤﴾}, Transliteration: Wa Qađá Rabbuka 'Allā Ta`budū 'Illā 'Īyāhu Wa Bil-Wālidayni 'Iĥsānāan 'Immā Yablughanna `Indaka Al- Kibara 'Aĥaduhumā 'Aw Kilāhumā Falā Taqul Lahumā 'Uffin Wa Lā Tanharhumā Wa Qul Lahumā Qawlāan Karīmāan(23) Wa Akhfiđ Lahumā Janāĥa Adh-Dhulli Mina Ar-Raĥmati Wa Qul Rrabbi Arĥamhumā Kamā Rabbayānī Şaghīrāan(24)

And Allaah says (interpretation of the meanings):

“So their Lord accepted of them (their supplication and answered them), “Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:195],
{فَاسْتَجَابَ لَهُمْ رَبُّهُمْ أَنِّي لَا أُضِيعُ عَمَلَ عَامِلٍ مِّنكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَى….}, Transliteration: Fāstajāba Lahum Rabbuhum 'Annī Lā 'Uđī`u `Amala `Āmilin Minkum Min Dhakarin 'Aw 'Unthá…

“Whoever works righteousness — whether male or female — while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter)” [al-Nahl 16:97],
{مَنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحًا مِّن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَىٰ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَلَنُحْيِيَنَّهُ حَيَاةً طَيِّبَةً ۖ وَلَنَجْزِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْرَهُم بِأَحْسَنِ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ ﴿٩٧﴾}, Transliteration: Man `Amila Şāliĥāan Min Dhakarin 'Aw 'Unthá Wa Huwa Mu'uminun Falanuĥyiyannahu Ĥayāatan Ţayyibatan Wa Lanajziyannahum 'Ajrahum Bi'aĥsani Mā Kānū Ya`malūna

“And whoever does righteous good deeds, male or female, and is a (true) believer [in the Oneness of Allaah (Muslim)], such will enter Paradise and not the least injustice, even to the size of a Naqeera (speck on the back of a date stone), will be done to them” [al-Nisa’ 4:124] ,
{وَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِنَ الصَّالِحَاتِ مِن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَىٰ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَأُولَـٰئِكَ يَدْخُلُونَ الْجَنَّةَ وَلَا يُظْلَمُونَ نَقِيرًا ﴿١٢٤﴾}, Transliteration: Wa Man Ya`mal Mina Aş-Şāliĥāti Min Dhakarin 'Aw 'Unthá Wa Huwa Mu'uminun Fa'ūlā'ika Yadkhulūna Al-Jannata Wa Lā Yužlamūna Naqīrāan

There is nothing in any other religion, nation or law that can compare to the honour which woman gains in Islam. The Roman civilization decreed that woman was a slave who belonged to man, and had no rights at all. In Rome a major synod met to discuss the case of woman, and decided that she was a being who had no soul, and that therefore she would not inherit life in the Hereafter, and that she was evil.

In Athens women were regarded as chattels; they were bought and sold, and were regarded as evil, the handiwork of the devil.

The ancient laws of India state that: disease, death, Hell, snake venom and fire were all better than woman. Her right to life came to an end when her husband’s – or master’s – life ended. When she saw his body burning she would throw herself into the flames; if she did not do so, she would be subject to curses.

With regard to woman in Judaism, the ruling on her in the Old Testament is as follows:

“So I turned my mind to understand,

to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things

and to understand the stupidity of wickedness

and the madness of folly.

I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare,

whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains…”

(Ecclesiastes 7:25-26 – New International Version)

It is known that the Old Testament is venerated and believed by both Jews and Christians.

This was the situation of woman in ancient times. With regard to her situation in the middle ages and in modern times, this will be explained by the following:

The Danish writer
Wieth Kordsten explained the view of the Catholic Church towards women. He said: “During the Middle Ages very little care was given to women, following the teaching of the Catholic Church which regarded woman as a second class creation.” In France, a council in 586 CE decided to research the case of woman and whether she was to be counted as human or not. After some discussion, they decided that woman was human, but she was created to serve man.

The 217th clause of the French law states the following: “A married woman – even if her marriage is based on the condition of separating what belongs to her and what belongs to her husband – is not permitted to give anything as a gift or to transfer any of her property or use it as collateral, or to take possession of anything whether in return for payment or otherwise, without her husband being a party to the contract or agreeing to it in writing.”

In England, Henry VIII forbade the English woman to read the Bible. Until 1850 CE women were not counted as citizens, and until 1882 CE they did not have any personal rights.

(Silsilat Maqaarinah al-Adyaan, by Dr. Ahmad Shalaby, vol. 3, p. 210-213)

As for contemporary woman in Europe, America and other industrial nations, she is a creature which is degraded and abused for commercial purposes. She is a feature of advertising campaigns, and things have reached a stage where she takes off her clothes in order to advertise products on posters, and she sells and displays her body according to systems devised by men, so that she is no more than an object of pleasure for them in every place.

Woman is cared for so long as she is able to give and contribute physically or mentally. When she becomes old and cannot give any more, society – individuals and institutions – forsakes her and she lives alone in her house or in a mental hospital.

Compare this – and there is no comparison – with the teachings of the Noble Qur’aan, in which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“The believers, men and women, are Awliya’ (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another”[al-Tawbah 9:71], {وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتُ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءُ بَعْضٍ}, Transliteration: Wa Al-Mu'uminūna Wa Al-Mu'uminātu Ba`đuhum 'Awliyā'u Ba`đin….

“And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect) to what is reasonable”[al-Baqarah 2:228],
{….. وَلَهُنَّ مِثْلُ الَّذِي عَلَيْهِنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ ۚ وَلِلرِّجَالِ عَلَيْهِنَّ دَرَجَةٌ﴿٢٢٨﴾}, Transliteration: …. Wa Lahunna Mithlu Al-Ladhī `Alayhinna Bil-Ma`rūfi Wa Lilrrijāli `Alayhinna Darajatun…

“And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour.*And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say: ‘My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was young” [17:23-24],
{وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا ﴿٢٣﴾ وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُل رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا ﴿٢٤﴾}, Transliteration: Wa Qađá Rabbuka 'Allā Ta`budū 'Illā 'Īyāhu Wa Bil-Wālidayni 'Iĥsānāan 'Immā Yablughanna `Indaka Al- Kibara 'Aĥaduhumā 'Aw Kilāhumā Falā Taqul Lahumā 'Uffin Wa Lā Tanharhumā Wa Qul Lahumā Qawlāan Karīmāan(23) Wa Akhfiđ Lahumā Janāĥa Adh-Dhulli Mina Ar-Raĥmati Wa Qul Rrabbi Arĥamhumā Kamā Rabbayānī Şaghīrāan(24)

Since her Lord has honoured her in this way, it is clear to all of mankind that He has created her to be a mother, a wife, a daughter and a sister, so He prescribed laws which apply exclusively to women and not men.

10 Ways to do Da'wah


10 Ways to do Da'wah from the comfort of your home

By Fatima Barkatulla

If you’ve always wanted to be a Da’iyah; to invite people to the Truth, but felt you don’t have time, then you better take a fresh look at Da’wah! Check out these 10 ideas and make your home a Da’wah hub.

1. Bake a cake for your neighbors

It’s amazing what effect reaching out to our neighbors can have. A simple gesture such as

baking a cake for them can really change their perception of Islam and Muslims. It is those little day-to-day interactions that make people think twice about how Islam is often portrayed in the media.

The Prophet Muhammad PBUH (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:
«O Muslim Women, do not think that any gift is too insignificant to give to a neighbor, even if it is only a sheep’s foot» [Reported by Bukhari and Muslim]

«يا نساء المسلمات, لا تحقرن جارة لجارتها, ولو فرسن شاة»

2. Start a Blog.

Even if it’s to write about an aayah of the Qur’an that has affected you, having a web presence is an effective Da’wah tool. Every time someone Googles: ‘Islam’, they are met with a plethora of links many of which misrepresent Islam. So your web presence means that people are more likely to come across correct information about Islam.

The Prophet PBUH(sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:
«Convey (my message) from me, even if it is one aayah» [Reported by Bukhari]

«بلغوا عني ولو آية»

3. Phone or write to a friend.

Supporting our sisters in Islam is also Da’wah because while you chat you can help renew a sisters Eaman, give her some timely advice regarding something she’s worried about, and remind her to have Sabr, which all come under ‘enjoining the good.’

Remember that Allah says in the Qur’an: “By Time, Indeed Mankind is in loss, except for those who Believe, and do righteous deeds, and advise one another with Truth and advise one another with Sabr (Patient perseverance).” [Al-Asr 103:1-3]

{وَالْعَصْر(1) إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ(2) إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ(3)}

4. Send a cheque to a Da’wah organization.

There are plenty of organizations that print booklets or translations of the Qur’an and hold exhibitions to spread the word of Islam. By sending them a donation you will not only be participating in Da’wah, you’ll be rewarded for Sadaqah Jariyyah (ongoing charity) as your donation may cause a ripple effect, touching future generations, or it may mean someone accepting Islam and practicing it.

The prophet PBUH said:
«By Allah, if Allah were to guide just one man through you it would be better for you than red camels» [Reported by Bukhari].

«فوالله لأن يهدي الله بك رجلا واحد، خير لك من أن يكون لك حمر النعم»

5. Call up a Radio Phone-in show.

The society we live in has many social problems: poverty due to debt, absent fathers, criminal youth, abortion, sexual depravity of all kinds. By presenting the Islamic solution to society’s problems you could leave a lasting impression on millions! Islam is being discussed regularly nowadays on all major radio stations. Call up and correct a misconception someone has about Islam and be a guardian of our Deen!

The Prophet PBUH (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:
«Whoever of you sees an evil action, let him change it with his hand, and if he is not able to do so, then with his tongue, and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart – and that is the weakest of faith» [Reported by Muslim].

«من رأى منكم منكرا فليغيره بيده. فإن لم يستطع فبلسانه. فإن لم يستطع فبقلبه. وذلك أضعف الإيمان».

6. Invite someone round for tea.

Whether it is the Jehovah’s Witness lady, who knocks on your door, or someone else you have met, you can invite them round for an informal chat. Let them learn a little something about Islam. You could just tell them what we believe about the Prophet ‘Isa (as) and you will have conveyed an important part of our message.

7. Write an article for a magazine or website.

There must be something you feel passionately about or an experience you’ve had, that others could benefit from. Put pen to paper and let your ideas flow. Base what you write upon the Qur’an and Sunnah and have it checked by a person of knowledge. It’ll be a chance for you to do a bit of research, increase your knowledge and it may be a valuable resource for other sisters.

8. Start a study circle

Host a small gathering of sisters for an hour every week. Present a short talk about one aspect of Islam you have looked into, or study the tafsir of a particular surah together. Invite sisters who don’t normally go to a circle. Allah will put so much Barakah in your home insha Allah!

The Prophet PBUH (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said in a Hadeeth Qudsi, that Allah says:

«I am as My servant expects Me to be. I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assembly better than it» [Reported by Bukhari]

«أنا عند ظن عبدي بي، وأنا معه إذا ذكرني، فإن ذكرني في نفسه ذكرته في نفسي، وإن ذكرني في ملأ ذكرته في ملأ خير منهم»

9. Be your husband’s Rock.

When we support our husbands’ efforts in Da’wah, we will be rewarded too. Allow him time to spend in this cause and help him in any way you can.

10. Teach your children.

Bringing our children up to understand and love the message of Islam is our most important Da’wah project! Remember that everything you do to increase their knowledge and make them strong, righteous people is priceless and will be rewarded.

The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:
«All of you are shepherds and are responsible for their flocks. A leader is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. A man is a shepherd over his family and is responsible for his flock. A woman is the shepherd in the house of her husband and is responsible for her flock…» [Reported by Bukhari]

«كلكم راع ومسؤول عن رعيته، فالإمام راع ومسؤول عن رعيته، والرجل في أهله راع وهو مسؤول عن رعيته، والمرأة في بيت زوجها راعية وهي مسؤولة عن رعيتها»

Stories for chaste ones


Thanks are only for God and let the peace be on the last Prophet and so:

My sister in Islam:

These are some stories containing lots of lessons and preachments which are talking about two types of women:

The first type: who stuck to her shyness and modesty against seduction and didn't surrender to desires, so she became a model for honor, modesty and morality and, all the women and girls should follow this woman to learn from her shyness and modesty.

The second type: who collapsed in front of the first seduction so, she sold her shyness and honor for an hour of desire and she regretted when regret is useless, so she became a bad model for the woman who has neither honesty nor honor and our women and girls should take care from taking the same path and falling in her swamp.

My shy and modest sister in Islam, you aren't alone in the battle field but there are thousands like you who had taken the same path and preferred modest life to the life of desires and whoredom.

And from them, western women who were born in a society which claims the looseness and shamelessness (impudence) and freedom reveals civilization and personal freedom and despite that those women faced this bitter reality and they confronted that by strength and determination and they refused to wear except the modest clothes and they took the path of good believers and they bared the sarcastic and mocking glances and all kinds of hurt and persecution.

So, become delighted my sister and have a good hope and continue your modest fighting and stick to your veil and your shyness.

The husband was right:

A mean person insisted to call on my home's phone and he wished that I would have a sinner affair with him but I used to refuse, insult him and sometimes I hang up the phone on his face without talking to him.

At last when he became desperate, he wanted to ruin my marriage, he called when my husband was at home and when my husband picked up the phone, he hang up immediately.

The doubts began to attack my husband and our life turned out to estrange and then to separation, but the hardest thing on the woman is that she feels that her husband doesn't trust her.

My husband asked one of his faithful friends for his opinion about me and he was courageous enough in his lying, so he told him, "we have heard a lot about your wife's sinner relations but we didn't tell you because we cared about your marriage and we hoped that she can return to the right path", after that our marriage reached to be a real hell. I went to my husband and in a tranquil moment I swore to him that I am innocent from that and that his friend is a liar, my husband started to doubt about what his friend had said, so he decided to know the number of that devil by joining the service of "the caller Id" but he didn't tell anyone and here was the surprise as this rake was none but his friend who advised him about my case, he was the one who was trying to violate on his home holiness, to attack his honor, to ruin our marriage and destroy our house which we built by love and loyalty.

The top of Chastity:

One of the supplicants says: "I was on a supplication trip to Bangladesh with a medical team who established a camp to cure eye diseases, and then a respected sheikh with his wife came to the doctor hesitatively and when the doctor came close to the woman she started to cry and shake in fear, so the doctor thought that she was suffering from pain and illness and he asked her husband about that, and he replied while trying to prevent his tears that she isn't crying from pain but she was crying because she will be forced to uncover her face to a foreigner, she didn’t sleep last night suffering from worry and confusion and she was blaming me a lot saying: "Do you accept that I reveal my face?!!", and she only came here after I promised her that God approved that in emergency cases and Allah raised above said: “But whoever is forced [by necessity], neither desiring [it] nor transgressing [its limit], there is no sin upon him. ” [Al-Baqara 2:173]

{فَمَنِ اضْطُرَّ غَيْرَ بَاغٍ وَلَا عَادٍ فَلَا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ}

Transliteration: Famani Ađţurra Ghayra Bāghin Wa Lā `Ādin Falā 'Ithma `Alayhi

A lesson from an American girl:

That Arabian young man arrived to Ohaio-USA with his modest veiled wife but only few days passed until this woman was drifted by the way of the west life and she was amazed by the claimed western girl's freedom so, she first took off her face cover and at last she took off her veil and she continued by wearing the jeans and colorful shirts, so she became Arabian by blood and western by shape.

At one day this woman entered a mall and while she was in a shop, she saw a completely veiled woman, so she wanted to make fun of her and contempt her sticking to the veil in the land of freedom as they claim so, she told her in a sarcastic way in Arabic: "A veil here, leave this primitiveness (backwardness)", but the other woman looked at her and she didn't reply, so she repeated this insult again and the veiled woman didn't answer except that she said in English: "Excuse me, but i don't know the language that you are using, I am an American", so the Arabian woman was shocked from her wearing to the veil, then the American Muslim woman said in a confident tone: "Listen I am an American, I lived among freedom and shamelessness and I know exactly what disasters had resulted from that freedom but I thank God that he guided me to Islam and legislated veil to me, now our bodies and souls have value after we had been a puppet in the hands of everyone, so you must understand these words you poor woman and watch out for yourself and don't be a bad model (example) for Arab Muslim women", and she gave her a lot of advices until the Arabian woman was amazed and she started to cry, near people from her said that she spent a whole week at home and when she went out she was wearing her modest veil proud with her Islam.

The consequences of tolerance:

She wasn't so determined in replying at that human wolf, but by repeating the phone calls she finally responded to him, but the phone calls increased between them and as a result he asked her for a meeting and after insisting she accepted but under one condition that the meeting shouldn't exceed five minutes and it must be inside the car, they actually met and that devil left her for the first time, so she felt safety with him, so the meeting was repeated and she used to go out with him and sit in the car beside him, and when her dad or the driver drives her to college, she just waits and when this devil comes she used to go out with him and she returns to the college before the time of leaving and then she returns home, one day he took her to a house claiming that it was his sister's house who works in the morning, then he tricked her by giving her a drugging bill and she didn't wake up until this devil has taken from her the most precious thing that every girl has and she became a puppet in his hands, this tragedy was repeated several times hoping that he can show some mercy and marry her but how far, so after he took from her what he needed, he just disappeared and she couldn't find him she knew after it was too late that she was deceived but it was after the disaster had happened and the honor was lost and the modesty was slain.

Leave that for the judgment day:

A man said that: "I adored a woman from my neighborhood so I used to follow her when she went out, so I followed her a lot and she felt that and one day, while I was following her, she stopped, turned to me and said: "Do you need something?", I said: "Yes", she said: "And what is that", I said: "Your friendship", she said: "Leave that for the judgment day". He said: "By God she made me cry and I didn't repeat that again".

God is the greatest, how beautiful is the modesty, how glorious is the shyness, how amazing is the advising, how marvelous is the honor, how great is observing God, how beautiful is the activeness and neglecting (leaving) all the desires, yes leave that for the judgment day, it is a precious advice but no, it is actually a way of living and I wish that our young girls and boys could follow these amazing models instead of following immoral people.

A girl's tragedy:

She didn't have any idea that the result will be like that, she was just playing away from her parent's sight and she was convinced that no one will know about her until the zero hour but the disaster happened, a naïve young flower who had a happy future, while going and returning from the school, she left her veil to go with the wind and left her face cover to be free to show her eyes and cheeks and of course she wasn't away from the eyes of the human wolves who were walking down the streets waiting to capture a naïve victim, no time passed until she found a phone number of one of them in front of her, she didn't hesitate and picked the number, she knew him as a single young man who was far away from his parents, he threw the trap around her till she fell into it and seduced her by his smooth tongue, the sinner relationship started and began to grow up and why not, as the girl had no guidance, he insisted on seeing her and after hesitation that poor girl accepted and I wish that she didn't as she fell as an easy prey in the trap, after seducing her to his house, he didn't delay in slaying her modesty using the knife of betrayal, days passed and she is now pregnant as a result of that sin, waiting for the moment of giving birth to have a contaminated baby with no joy for his birth, when he was born and when her mother discovered the shame of her daughter, she screamed from the gravity of the shock, how could her fourteen years old virgin girl to be pregnant and give birth to a baby?!!

She hurried to the father to tell him about the baby but how far….

As the pigeon was slain and her blood was bled and the result was putting that devil in jail and the girl at one of the reform schools until they make a decision about her, the start point was wearing the veil in a shameful way and the end is?!!!

There is still a door that you didn't close:

The judge "El Tanokhy" said that an army soldier kidnapped a woman from the street and he wanted to rape her, but some of neighbors wanted to prevent him so he fought them and his followers helped him until the neighbors gave up and surrendered, he took the woman inside the house and he wanted to seduce her but she refused so he forced her but she fought him and told him: "I'd prefer to die than doing what you want", so he insisted and she struggled until at the end she collapsed, and when he wanted to rape her she told him: "Hey you, wait until you close the door that you forgot to close", he said: "What door?", she said: "The door that is between you and God as he can see you now", these words affected the soldier and he stepped away from her and said: "Go, God had dispelled your worries", so she went out without him exposing to her...

Two Husbands In The House


Many women -because of feminism- don’t obey their husbands, which is sinful.

Some practicing sisters - they are not realizing that they should obey their husbands. Allah’s Messenger said [meaning]; “If I were to command anyone to prostrate before anyone, I would have commanded the wife to prostrate before her husband, because of the enormity of his right upon her.” [Hasan Sahih Al-Albani]

«لو كنت آمرا أحدا أن يسجد لأحد ؛ لأمرت المرأة أن تسجد لزوجها» حسن صحيح الألباني

There are so many other ahadeeth on the rights of the husband from the wife.

A [non muslim] Noble Prize winner said; The Economical and Social crisis within the western world is due to the both husbands not playing the role they should play.

Meaning: the husband should provide for the family, and the woman should help the husband in the home to raise the children and the household.

He said; the husband should play his major role, and the wife should play her major role in the house and provide for the children…etc. Once each party plays their role, a complimentary relationship will form. The husband is the provider for the house, and the wife uses this provision to grow the fruits (i.e. children).

A Wife as a Companion

It is the nature of the man; when he comes back home from work, he is tired and frustrated – and he wants to see his wife looking at him, smiling and caring for him and giving him attention. If he comes home from work and sees his wife on the phone, or the internet, or her attention isn’t on him in a good way – he will feel frustrated. He will feel that his wife is not for him, and due to this, problems start. Even a small thing will become a major thing because he will be ready to argue due to his previous frustration.

Sometimes women might think they’ve done nothing wrong, not knowing the root of the problem. Men have emotional needs, and these are fulfilled when we see our wives next to us and on our side, and this is what brings his happiness.

By not obeying the husband, he feels that she is an opposition to him, someone who wants to rebel instead of being a partner in support.

Who has more control in the home? The traditional answer would be that the husband has control of more things within the home. Whereas in reality; women have more control of the house issues. They just don’t know it.

How? Men by nature – they don’t want to displease their wives. They don’t want wives to keep nagging. They want peace of mind in their houses. Because of this, he wants to do anything to keep her quiet, pleased…etc.

Advice to women; If you want anything from your husband, ask in a very emotionally pleasing way. You will never get anything from your husband if you act like a man with him.

Famous saying; The man is like a ring in the wife’s fingers, she can move him wherever she wants.

The woman cannot control her husband by lecturing/commanding or forcing him, he will hate her if she is like that. But just by a kiss, you can get whatever you want from your husband.

Their tears affect the man more than anything, instead of them shouting, they can just cry in a humble way and that will melt the husband’s heart and be more effective in putting her message across to the husband.

Unfortunately, many women don’t like to exert this type of etiquette, and this is what usually leads to two husbands’ being in the house who are competing against each other - causing the marriage to break down.

The other half of a man


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

All praise be to Allah alone, and peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Prophet after whom there are no other prophets.

There is has not been a woman on the course of human history who has gained as much as the woman has enjoyed under the law of Islam, where it has returned her to her appropriate status. It has elevated her from the status of lustrous desires and absurdities; and has balanced between her rights and her physical constitution. Islam has honored woman with the greatest honors, and has protected her from humiliation and contempt; it has saved her from corruption and wrongdoing.

When Islam emerged women were at the lowest grades and the basest bottoms, it saved them and placed them in their rightful place. A woman has become, by the religion of Allah, honored and dignified. Islam has identified her duties and obligations as appropriate to her physical build and nature; away from men, and away from everything that offends her modesty and corrupts her morals. It has ordered her to be modestly dressed and to be covered from people, and warned her of wanton display and unveiling; it forbade her from the intermingling out of mercy towards her and fearing for her as well as for honoring her.

How vast the gap is between women in the Islamic society, especially in this country, which has protected their dignity and has preserved their rights, and those which have humiliated and debased women, accepting their wanton display, unveiling and their intermingling with men; they have given women uncontrolled and unchecked freedom that caused their innate nature to set back and their dignity to be robbed. Thus, women have become a cheap commodity to be bought and sold and afterwards be thrown away, after being expired, without pity or mercy.

Saudi women are no less than their peers in other societies as being alleged by the followers of falsehood; rather, they have excelled in many areas over the women of those communities.

She has exceeded all because she is taking constant steps, balancing between her ambition which drives her for learning and hard work and between the preservation of the teachings of her True religion. This equilibrium that adorned the Saudi woman is the secret of her excellence which impressed many people. You see a woman on the peak of her elegance, of cleanliness of core and appearance, and the highest level of cultural and intellectual awareness, while maintaining and preserving all of this by the ornament of her religious and mental veil. She is not lured by the calls of the corrupt nor is she affected by the cries of the fallen. She is aware of what had happened to the daughters of her sex in other societies of moral fall, degradation, humiliation and vulgarity.

In spite of this prestigious high status of the Muslim women in general and Saudi women in particular, unfortunately there are people with little knowledge and dominating ignorance who underestimate the importance of the role of women in this country and describe them as retarded and regressive and accuse the society of mistreating women and plundering them of their rights, and that it has disrupted their potentials. They have been exasperated by the women's adherence to their religion and their preservation of their hijab and morals. They do not want women to be like this; they want them unveiled, wantonly displaying themselves, they want them intermingling with the men and driving cars. They even want the opening of sports clubs for women under the pretext of serving the country and keeping pace with the era and the like of which is not approved by religion nor accepted by morals. It is noteworthy that they illogically link between the role and function of women in society and the joke of her driving a car as if the role required from women in the service of their religion and homeland is taking of the position of a driver!!

And those who advocate for the so-called liberation of women are either ignorant of the reality of what women suffer in other societies, or that they are psychologically defeated and are affected by the Western culture as a model to be followed; they are allured by the glittering blue eyes of Western women, withholding them from seeing the filth emanating from the reality of this moral degradation.

Is it from the innate nature that we take women out from their basic function and tell them that society cannot walk on one leg! What injustice and undervaluation of their rights and their efforts and degradation of their status is greater than this!

Hence, a woman is the sister of a man; she holds a share and he holds another share, but if she equals him in work and function and going out, then she is not called a sister, rather she is called a man!!

It is no secret that the motive behind those writers is not reform, as they claim, but it is the love of corruption and the disease of the hearts and lustrous desires: {In their hearts is a disease (of doubt and hypocrisy) and Allâh has increased their disease. A painful torment is theirs because they used to tell lies.} [Surat Al-Baqarah: 10].

{فِي قُلُوبِهِم مَّرَضٌ فَزَادَهُمُ اللَّـهُ مَرَضًا ۖ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْذِبُونَ} البقرة: 10

Transliteration: Fee quloobihim maradun fazadahumu Allahu maradan walahum AAathabun aleemun bima kanoo yakthiboona

If it is shown to those advocates the method of Allah and His law in the reform of the land and the people, and that their call is but corrupting the earth they become stubborn and brag that they are the reformers: {And when it is said to them: "Make not mischief on the earth," they say: "We are only peace-makers." (11). Verily! They are the ones who make mischief, but they perceive not.} [Surat Al-Baqarah: 11-12].

{وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ لَا تُفْسِدُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ قَالُوا إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُصْلِحُونَ ﴿١١﴾ أَلَا إِنَّهُمْ هُمُ الْمُفْسِدُونَ وَلَـٰكِن لَّا يَشْعُرُونَ} البقرة: 11-12

Transliteration: Waitha qeela lahum la tufsidoo fee alardi qaloo innama nahnu muslihoona (11) Ala innahum humu almufsidoona walakin la yashAAuroona

But by the grace of Allah the ground of this country is not fragile, through which they can spread their ideas and achieve their desires. Because the approach of this State, may Allah honor it, is not commensurate with their ideas neither is it consistent with their purposes. The issue and the subject of women in the country of monotheism have been done with; the pens have been lifted and dried according to the Quran and the Sunnah and the methodology of the nation's predecessor, upon which this country has been established since the presence of the first Saudi State till this day; women are safe in their seclusion, working for what they have been created for. They are envied by the entire world: Muslim and infidel.

It is regrettable that the call of those writers has some effects on some teenage deluded girls who may be fooled by such calls. They are calls that tackle their feelings and manipulate their emotions. We really wonder when we hear and read about the cries of the Western women here and there, when they call for the necessity of women to return to what is commensurate with their nature and physical composition after the successive concessions led to the plunder of their dignity and chastity, while some of our girls still believe that those who want to take them out of modesty and dignity, under the pretext of giving them their rights wish them goodness and happiness!!

If women call this good; then what is evil?

We tell every woman to beware of falling in the abyss that women in other societies have fallen into. A women in those societies has some excuse that there was no conservative society existent to help her preserve herself and her dignity, and save her rights and status. What is the excuse in her conservative religious society which calls for modesty, chastity, purity and dignity!

From what and why are they liberating you?

O Muslim sister: do you know from what and why are they liberating you?

They want to free you from your pure femininity, from your life and chastity, from your morals and values… They want to free you from your innate nature and your noble status, which has been chosen by Allah for you, they want to free you from all beautiful and pure meanings.

As for why they want to liberate you?

It is in order to facilitate for them leading you, to fulfill their desires and feed their lustrous impulses and to make you a silly vulgar material for their lowdown stories and their falling art.

Sister… They want to free you for things and stuff!! Then why do not you free yourself from their freedom?!

Ibn Khuzaymah House

To the jewel of the society


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Praise be to Allah alone, and peace and blessings be upon him after whom there is no other prophet…

Oh! Jewel of this Nation, preserved of this religion, the fortress of this strong Islamic society, O you who are guarded by goodness and whose faith is cherished: all the jewels can be recompensed if they are stolen, lost or broken except you. Who can compensate us of the Muslim woman, the honorable, the chaste, and the pure?

You, my sister in Islam are a protected pearl, a cherished jewel, without Islam, you are but a toy in the hand of every wicked evil doer, a puppet and a cheap article that are being traded in, or rather being played by human wolves. They deprive her from chastity and dignity and then they throw her out as they throw the kernel.

The difference between the veiled, pure, honorable, chaste woman and the unveiled woman who displays herself wantonly is like the difference between the preserved jewel and the flower, which is in the middle of the road... The veiled woman is preserved in her veil and is kept safe from the hands of the triflers and their eyes.

But the unveiled woman who displays herself wantonly is like the rose in the roadside which has no one to preserve or assist her, so how quickly the hands of the triflers reach for it, then they play with it and enjoy its beauty for free, and when it wilts and dies, they throw it down and people tread on it by their feet. So, what would you choose my Muslim sister?

Know, my Muslim sister that the scholars of religion have assigned eight terms for the veil, so make sure that you memorize them and act accordingly:

First: the veil must cover all and the full body with no exceptions; the face, the two hands, the two feet and the two arms are all from the private parts that must be covered.

Second: the veil must not be an adornment in itself, like that it be decorated, colored with attractive colors, or plaid with silver or golden threads.

Third: it must be thick, strong and not transparent.

Fourth: it must be loose, boggy and not tight lest it would depict some part of her body or that it would show the charm places of her body.

Fifth: the clothes must not be scented or perfumed.

Sixth: the clothes must not be like those of men.

Seventh: the clothes must not be like those of the infidel women: as being short.

Eighth: it must not be a dress of fame, as the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, has said: “if anyone wears a garment for gaining fame, Allah will clothe him in a disgrace garment on the Day of Resurrection, and then He will inflame it with fire” [Authentic: Narrated by Abu Dawûd].

«من لبس ثوب شهرة ألبسه الله يوم القيامة ثوبا مثله ثم تلهب فيه النار وفي لفظ ثوب مذلة» رواه أبو داود، صحيح

O sister, you are more honorable than to be seen by the eyes of the licentious… and you are more precious than to be devoured by the human wolves of the market places… so do not open the evil door by taking off the veil.

O sister… beware of messing with the garment of chastity and decency... It is the symbol of purity and chastity… messing with it is messing with honor and dignity.

And prayers and peace of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and upon all his family and companions.

Ibn Khuzaymah House

Thursday, 24 November 2011

II. II. Zionists Reject Uganda for the Sake of Palestine as a Ho


When Herzl’s attempts to obtain a charter to grant the Jews a home in Palestine failed because of Sultan Abd al-Hamid’s complete rejection of the idea, he organized the first Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland. Two hundred Jewish delegates attended from all over the world. The conference formulated the “Basel Program” which continued to be the platform of the Zionist movement. The delegates reached a consensus to define the Zionist major goal as to create a homeland for the Jewish people in Palestine. The congress also founded a permanent World Jewish Organization (WJO) and instructed the establishment of branches in every country with a substantial Jewish population.

After he had succeeded in establishing the WJO, Herzl directed his diplomacy toward Britain in an attempt to grant the opportunity to create a Jewish state in Palestine. However, his attempts were faced with rejection for the second time. As an alternative to Palestine, the British offered to discuss the probability of Jewish colonization in East Africa. Such proposal was known as the “Uganda Scheme”, nearly split the Zionist movement which was so eager to create a homeland for the Jews. When the 7th Zionist congress in 1905 rejected the East African scheme, another leading Zionist Israel Zangwill formed the Jewish Territorial Organization, the goal of which was to seek territory anywhere suitable for Jewish colonization. However, such organization never attracted large audience. The majority of Zionist leaders were having their eyes on Palestine partly because of religious aspirations.

When the Zionist ideology became widespread among the world Jewish population, different varieties of Zionism emerged to reflect the influence of different ideologies that they have been exposed to in the land of their Diaspora. In Russia, a variety of Zionism headed by Ahad Ha-am, a Russian journalist, aiming at emphasizing the importance of making Palestine a center for the spiritual and cultural growth of Jewish people without compromising any land for it. Such ideology was referred to as cultural Zionism.

Another type of Zionism can be labeled as socialist Zionism that had been influenced by Marxist ideology in a time when Marxism was prevailing on the hands of Jewish sociologists to provide Marxist justification for Zionism. It was based on the idea that “the Jews needed a territory of their own in which to set up a normally stratified society, where they could then engage in class struggle and thus hasten the revolution”.

Social Zionism based on Marxist ideology was able to develop cooperative agricultural communities named Kibbutz (collectives), which provided the political, cultural, and military backbone of the Yishuv (settlements) before the state of Israel was established. The effect of these Kibbutz continued even after the creation of Israel. They played a major role as collaborative communities that received Jewish immigrants from all over the world to provide them with these basic skills to function in the hostility against the indigenous people of the land.


By the emergence of the 20th century, International Zionism sprang as a highly organized political entity regardless of the many factions of Zionists. The majority was determined and united to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine and not in anywhere else in the world. At that time, the Uthman Khilafah that used to represent the Muslims was losing its control over the scattered and disunited Muslim World, while Europe as well as the Jews living in it were very much sophisticated and organized, and well prepared for their new role in the world.

The 20th century witnessed the two greatest achievements of Zionism:

(a) the commitment made by the British government in the Balfour Declaration of 1917 after several previous efforts that resulted in failure.

(b) the establishment of the Zionist state in 1948. Balfour Declaration was prepared in March 1916 and issued in November 1917, during the World War I, by the British foreign secretary, Arthur James Balfour, under the Cabinet of Prime Minister David Lloyd George.

Regardless of accusing the British government of connivance in granting what it did not own to people who did not deserve, the Balfour declaration approved the Zionist scheme to establish a national homeland in Palestine. The declaration committed the British government “to making the best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this objective, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country”. Such a decision was unilaterally taken by the British government undermining the rights of the indigenous people of Palestine, regardless of their different religious affiliations. In Balfour Declaration, the Palestinians were referred to as communities and the Jews as people; a very paradoxical linguistic use of the words, which reflected the attitudes the British colonizing machine, was having against the Palestinians in comparison with the Jews.

A similar unforgivable mistake was executed against the Muslim people of Kashmir when their country that they have inhabited for thousands of years was handed to India by the British; just like the way Palestine was handed to the Zionists. Such irresponsible decisions have resulted in great catastrophes that the two Muslim peoples have been experiencing until this moment and may continue for long time to come.

Against the conditions prescribed in the Balfour Declaration, the Zionists savagely violated the civil and religious rights of the Palestinians. The declaration did not explicitly mention the establishment of a Zionist state named Israel in Palestine. What has Great Britain done to lift oppression against people of the Holy Land in order to maintain its credibility and correct its grave mistake?, Why did the great empire of the time do to implement its own conditions?, Nothing was done!, It simply withdrew from Palestine while leaving it an easy prey to the criminal Zionist guerrilla groups of Irgun Zuni Leumi. Thereafter, Britain was among the first countries to recognize the State of Israel when declared in 1948.

Dr. Abdallah H. Al-Kahtany

from his book New zionism