Pardah

5019 Words Mar 19th, 2006 21 Pages
INTRODUCTION

The holy prophet (peace be upon him) had expressed his concern for the basic rights and respectable place for women in society 1400 years ago. In this regard, however certain restrictions particularly observance of purdha by women deemed extremely necessary, which was ordered by almighty Allah. ¡§Say ¡§o¡¨ Muhammad, to believing men that they should observe modesty of the eyes and hidden parts. This is purer for them but god knows what they do and say to believe women that they should observe modesty of eyes and guard their hidden parts. Let them not display their attraction (zeenat) except those naturally exposed.
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PURDAH AND INJUNTION OF QURAN AND AHADITH

The Quran commands the believe, both men and women to lower their gaze and keep modesty. However, the women have been obliged to fulfill certain additional responsibilities in the matter of dress, adornment etc. the relevant verses are,
¡§Tell the believers to lower their gaze and to safe guard their private parts, that will make for greater purity for them and tell the believing women to cast down their eyes and guard their private parts, and not to reveal their adornment save such as is to appear¡¨(al Quran 24:30) Further the Quran reads
¡§And let them (women) not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear their of and let them draw their garment over their bosoms and not display their beauty except in the presence of their husbands, fathers, husband¡¦s father or their own sons, brother¡¦s sons or their sister¡¦s son¡K¡¨(al Quran,24:31)

AHADITH OF THE PROPHET (P.B.U.H) Ayesha (wife of prophet) reported that asma a daughter of abu-baker came to the messenger of Allah while there were thin clothes on her. He approached her
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