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  • The Female Voice

    The female voice, according to Islam, is also included in the category of Satar, i.e. it has to be ‘concealed’ and NOT ‘revealed’. Since the female voice is an entity NOT to be displayed or advertised, it is NOT permissible for males to listen to women singing or even reciting the Quran …

    When necessity demands that they have to speak to males then their speech should not be attractive, gently and alluring like the deliberate ‘lure’ put in speech by ‘trained’ women of the disbelievers. Recognizing the danger of allurement in the female voice, the Quran commands women thus:

    "…then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy or evil desire for adultery, etc.) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honorable manner." (Al-Ahzab 33:32)

    Van de Velde in his book Ideal Marriage, states:

    "The tone-color of a voice, and the intonation of single word - and it may be word of no special meaning or association in itself - may excite incredible intensity of desire. The unique and precious significance that a woman’s voice can give to ‘you’ or ‘thou’ can suffice to overwhelm man’s power of endurance and control…"

    Islam has, hence, FORBIDDEN its women to speak in a soft or "sexually" sweet tone. Islam COMMANDS the concealment of the female voice and prohibits its display in public. If anyone is aware of the springs of sex-psychology he will clearly see the justification for Islam’s restriction in this matter.
    .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
    نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
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  • #2
    Question:


    My question is about the adab or the manner between a brother and sister?
    I need clarifcation, are we allowed to give salam to sister who is not your muhram or talk to her as you talk to a brother, and how much you allowed to talk?
    and what about the non-muhram who are cousine, for example the uncles daughter Am I allowed to give salam and talk to her, and how is her life?please provide for me daleel(proof) and what about marriage?
    what allowed talk and salam, ( what is allowed and not) all these things!
    because today people mixed between culture and deen, when you tell them about that they say you are bringing new religon!, even alot brothers who relgious don't know this, you may see salafy brother talking weetlgy to sister who were nikab and not his muhram,

    Answer:

    Praise be to Allaah.

    In brief, what the fuqaha’ have said about women’s voices is that they are not ‘awrah in and of themselves, and there is nothing wrong with listening to them when there is a need to do so, so they do not forbid listening to them, but certain conditions apply, as follows:

    The woman should speak without elongating the words, making her voice soft, or raising her voice. It is haraam for a man to listen with enjoyment, for fear of fitnah (temptation).

    The decisive factor for knowing what is haraam in the matter of women’s speaking is what is included in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):

    “O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other women. If you keep your duty (to Allaah), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery, etc.) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner.” [al-Ahzaab 33:32]

    What is forbidden is being too soft in speech. It is obligatory for women to speak in an honourable manner, which means, as the mufassireen explained, that they should not make their voices soft when addressing men. In conclusion, what is required of the Muslim woman when she speaks to a non-mahram man is that she should adhere to what is mentioned in this aayah. She should refrain from what is forbidden and should fulfil her duties. She should speak only when necessary, and only about matters that are permissible and honourable, not evil. Between a woman and a non-mahram man there should be no intonation, gestures, chat, joking, flirting or playful talk, so that there will be no room for provocation of desires and doubts. Women are not prevented from talking to non-mahram men when it is necessary to do so, such as dealing directly with them when buying things or conducting any other financial transaction, because in such cases it is necessary for both parties to speak. A woman may also ask a scholar about some legal Islamic matter, or a man may ask a woman such questions, as is proven in various texts of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Within the guidelines described above, there is nothing wrong with a woman speaking to a non-mahram man. It is also permissible for men to greet women with salaam and vice versa, according to the most correct opinion, but this greeting must be free of anything that may provoke desire in the person in whose heart is a disease, so as to be safe from fitnah and pay attention to the regulations outlined above.

    If there is fear of fitnah being provoked by this greeting, then the woman should refrain from either initiating or returning the greeting, because warding off fitnah by neglecting the greeting is warding off mischief, and warding off mischief takes precedence over doing something useful. (See al-Mufassal fi Ahkaam al-Mar’ah by ‘Abd al-Kareem Zaydaan, vol 3/276). And Allaah knows best.



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    • #3
      Question:


      I have never spoken to her, and generally do not speak to women. We sometimes exchange salams.
      How do I propose to her and approach her for marriage, since I am a practising muslim, and do not talk to sisters what is the best way?
      Should I go and speak to her and get to know her first, without stepping beyond the boundaries of Allah? or shall I propose straight away?
      I am afraid that because she does not really know me, and that we are from different cultural backgrounds I will be rejected instantly if I propose straight away without getting to know her first.
      Whilst on the other hand I fear that I am doing something Un-islamic If I talk to her and get to know her.
      I am in a difficult situation what is the best thing to do?

      Answer:

      Praise be to Allaah.

      Note that it is permissible for a man to speak to a non-mahram woman, subject to important guidelines and conditions, the purpose of which is to prevent fitnah and sin. These conditions include :

      1- That it is not possible to speak to her through one of her mahrams or through a woman who is his mahram.

      2- That should be done without being alone with her (khulwah).

      3- That should not go beyond permissible topics.

      4- There should be no fitnah (temptation). If his desire is stirred by talking to her or if he starts to enjoy it, then it is haraam.

      5- The woman should not speak in a soft manner,

      6- The woman should be wearing full hijaab and be modest, or he should speak to her from behind a door. It is better if they speak on the phone, and even better if they communicate via letters or e-mail, for example.

      7- That should not go beyond what is necessary.

      If these conditions are met and there is no fear of fitnah, then it is o.k. And Allaah knows best.

      Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan said, in his answer on the ruling about young men speaking to young women on the telephone: “It is not permissible for young men to speak to young women because of the fitnah involved, unless the girl is engaged to the man who is talking to her, and they talk only about matters pertaining to their engagement; but it is preferable and safer for him to speak to her guardian about that.” (al-Muntaqa min Fataawa al-Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, 3/163, 164).

      You have not proposed to this girl yet, so you have to be very careful and avoid exposing yourself to the causes of fitnah by taking all possible precautions to achieve your goal without approaching this girl.

      The basis for this is two aayahs from the Book of Allaah:

      1 – “O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other women. If you keep your duty (to Allaah), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner”

      [al-Ahzaab 33:32 – interpretation of the meaning]

      2 – “And when you ask (his wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen, that is purer for your hearts and for their hearts” [al-Ahzaab 33:53 – interpretation of the meaning]

      Finally I would like to remind you that the Muslim’s standards when choosing a wife should be the standards encouraged by the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) when he said: “Choose the one who is religiously-committed, may your hands be rubbed with dust [i.e., may you prosper].” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5090; Muslim, 1466).

      And I warn you against everything that may lead you into doing haraam things or bring you close to that, such as being alone with her, going out with her, etc. I ask Allaah to make it easy for you to find a woman who will help you to obey Him.



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      • #4
        JazakAllah khairun nice posts:)
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        • #5
          as salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,

          Yes. Good post(s).

          When necessity demands that they have to speak to males then their speech should not be attractive, gently and alluring like the deliberate ‘lure’ put in speech by ‘trained’ women of the disbelievers. Recognizing the danger of allurement in the female voice,
          [read the stuff in bold]. ...and that is why the 'are you daring enuff' thread was unsuitable. It wasn't out of necessity that sisters had to reveal their voices.

          JazakAllah khair. Very beneficial.

          Peace.
          :0:

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          • #6
            The prophet ordered ^aisha to send a young woman to sing in a celebration of a marriage.......
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            • #7
              talk, those young girls were youths, not women
              .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
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              • #8
                Originally posted by AbuMubarak
                talk, those young girls were youths, not women
                yes true, the hadeeth says Jariyah, which is a young woman ....
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                • #9
                  :D
                  .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
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                  • #10
                    Re: The Female Voice

                    *bump*



                    "The `Aalim knows who is a Jaahil, because he used to be a Jaahil before. But the Jaahil does not know who is an `Aalim, because he was never an `Aalim before."


                    Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah Rahimahullaah in Majmoo`ul Fataawaa.


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                    • #11
                      Re: The Female Voice

                      we are still stuck akhi

                      the consensus that it must not be soft, and not unnecessary, as sister islamiya has said, she is talking about islam, from "behind a veil"

                      but the subject of "causing fitnah" comes up, and that is (i think) the point of where do you draw the line

                      men (the horndogs they are) can be attracted to anything
                      women, must try to avoid causing fitnah

                      where to draw the line, regarding paltalk or any other "islamic functions"?
                      .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
                      نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
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                      • #12
                        Re: The Female Voice

                        Originally posted by AbuMubarak View Post
                        :D
                        Is this the bubbly AbuMubarak? :|



                        "The `Aalim knows who is a Jaahil, because he used to be a Jaahil before. But the Jaahil does not know who is an `Aalim, because he was never an `Aalim before."


                        Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah Rahimahullaah in Majmoo`ul Fataawaa.


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                        • #13
                          Re: The Female Voice

                          a more youthful, bubbly Abu Mubarak
                          .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
                          نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
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                          • #14
                            The female voice and singing

                            THE FEMALE VOICE AND SINGING

                            Allah Almighty has created this natural attraction and charm in the voice of a female that it plays a vital role in provoking and inducing the sexual appetite, desire and passion of a man.

                            This is a reality which can not be denied. Even the psychologists are in agreement with this fact. Many Psychologists have stressed that the voice of an individual plays a great role in arousing sexual desires.

                            This is the reason why Allah Most High commanded the wives of the blessed Prophet (Allah bless him & give him peace) especially, and all Muslim women in general, to abstain from conversing with non-Mahram men in a soft and sweat tone.

                            Allah Most High says:

                            "O wives of the Prophet! You are not like other women, if you are God-fearing. So do not be soft in speech. Lest in whose heart is disease should be moved with desire."* (Surah al-Ahzab, 32)

                            This verse indicates that men and women should not talk unnecessarily and when they do so, both the content and manner of conversation must be appropriate, and free of anything inciting.

                            Imam Abu Abd Allah al-Qurtubi (Allah have mercy on him) writes in his famous exegesis of the Qur'an, al-Jami li Ahkam al-Qur''an:

                            "It was a custom of Arab women in the days of ignorance (Jahiliyya) to speak to men in a soft and inciting way. This was prohibited by this verse of the Qur'an."*


                            It has been narrated from some of the wives of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) that, after the revelation of the above mentioned verse, when the need arose for them to converse with a non-Mahram male, they would do so by placing their hands over their mouths. This was to prevent any softness or incitement in their voices. (Hadith recorded by al-Darqutni in his Sunan with an authentic chain of narrators)

                            The great Hanafi scholar Imam Abu Bakr al-Jassas says in his Ahkam al-Qur'an (his excellent work on the verses of the Qur'an relating to law):

                            "This verse (above-mentioned) indicates the impermissibility of women raising their voices in the presence of non-Mahram males, as this may lead to Fitna. This is why our (Hanafi) scholars have declared the reciting of Adhan for women as Makruh, as she will need to raise her voice, which is not permissible."* (Ahkam al-Qur'an, 5/229)


                            He further says:

                            "Allah has prohibited women from striking their feet when He says: "And they (women) shall not strike their feet so that there be known what they hide from their adornment."*(24:31). So if they are prohibited from letting non-Mahram hear the sound of their footwear, then the prohibition of raising the voice in an inciting way will be prohibited from a greater extent."* (ibid)


                            Allama Murtadha al-Zabidi, the great Hanafi faqih and linguistic says in his commentary of the 'Ihya' of Imam al-Ghazali, 'Ithaf al-Sadat al-Muttaqin':

                            "A group of Scholars have distinguished between the singing of males and females. Listening to the singing of non-Mahram women has been declared by them as Haram, and the listening to the singing of Mahram women is deferred upon. Qadi Abu Tayyib al-Tabari said: If the singer is a non-Mahram female, then it will not be permissible for men to listen to her. This ruling will apply, regardless of whether the woman is with or without Hijab."* (Vol: 6, P: 501)


                            The above-mentioned is clear in determining that, one should avoid listening to the voice of a female unnecessarily. If there is a need to converse with them then, it should be done in the manner stated previously.

                            Q. Is the voice of a female part of her Awra?

                            As far as the female voice is concerned, according to the preferred opinion in the Hanafi School, it is not considered to be part of her nakedness (awra). However, if there is a fear of Fitna then, the female should not raise it and the male should avoid listening to it.

                            One of the great Hanafi scholars Ibn Humam (Allah have mercy on him) says in his 'Fath al-Qadir', quoting from 'al-Nawazil':

                            "The melodious voice of a female and her singing will be considered as Awra. This is the reason why it is better for her to learn the Qur'an from a female teacher rather than a male who is blind, as her recitation in tune is Awra. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: "The reciting of Tasbih is for men and clapping is for women."* (m, Meaning if the Imam makes a mistake in Salat , the males will invite his attention by reciting Subhan Allah and women, by clapping their hands). (Fath al-Qadir, 1/260)


                            Imam Ibn Abidin, after quoting the same from al-Nawazil writes in Radd al-Muhtar:

                            "It is permissible for women to converse with non-Mahram men at the time of need (and visa versa, m). However, what is not permissible is that they stretch, soften and raise their voice in a melodious way."* (Radd al-Muhtar, 1/406)


                            From the contemporary scholars, Dr. Wahaba al-Zuhayli from Damascus writes in his famous al-Fiqh al-Islami wa Adillatuhu:

                            "It is unlawful (haram) to listen to the voice of a female, which is in a melodious and musical tone, even if it is by reciting Qur'an."* (1/755)


                            The above quotations indicate that a woman's voice is not part of her Awra. However, it will not be permissible for her to raise her voice in a melodious way, and men will not be allowed to listen to the singing female voice. When a woman sings or raises her voice in a melodious way, it then becomes part of her Awra.

                            Thus, in conclusion, it is evident that a male should avoid listening to the Nasheed and Na'at of non-Mahram females. Similarly it is necessary that females do not sing in front of non-Mahram men, whether in their presence or by recording their voices and releasing albums.

                            And Allah Knows Best

                            Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Al Kawthari
                            Darul Iftaa
                            Leicester , UK

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                            • #15
                              Re: The Female Voice

                              subhan Allah, the things we overlook and dont take seriously enough

                              thanks for sharing such an important reminder

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