Question: Is it obligatory upon the woman to be in the service of her husband in the house; such as cooking and cleaning?
Answer: There are differing opinions in regards to this affair. Some of the Fuqahaa’ (Scholars of Fiqh) say, that the woman is not obligated to service her husband in these affairs; such as cooking and cleaning. This is the opinion of some of the Fuqahaa’ and Allah knows best.
But if we return to the Hadeeth of our Prophet Muhammad (Allah’s peace and blessings upon him) he says, “Every woman is Raa’iyyah (a shepherdess/caretaker) in her husband’s home and is responsible for her flock(those and that under her responsibility)…”
Therefore, the woman takes the responsibility of what is within her husband’s home upon her neck. She takes upon her neck the responsibility of what must be maintained within her husband’s home and cooking and cleaning fall under this responsibility.
But once again, this is an affair in which our Fuqahaa’ differ. May Allah bless and reward you all.
Shaykh Taamir Fatooh (May Allah preserve him upon the good).
Teaching The Women Their Religion – Shaykh Taamir Fatooh (May Allah preserve him and his family upon good).
The shaykh began his advice by saying, Teach your wives and your women Aqeedah (Islaamic Creed) and Tawheed (To single out Allah in all acts of worship). Begin by teaching them from the small and short texts of Aqeedah and Tawheed, like Thalaathatul-Usool (The Three Foundations), Al-I’tiqaad (Creed) and Usoolul-Eemaan (Foundations of Faith). Teach them Al-Usool (the foundations).
Teach them slowly and easily. Be patient with them. Teach them Asmaa’ullah wa Sifaatullah (Allah’s names and Allah’s Attributes). Educate them in regards to Allah’s place and status. Teach them about His Ilm (Knowledge). Teach them Khawf (Fear)and Khashyah (Reverence) of Allah. Teach them Rajaa’ (Hope) and Mahabbah (Love) of Allah. Teach them about His Rahmah (Mercy).
Educate them about Wudhoo. Teach them Salaah (Prayer) and Sawm (Fasting). Teach them Arkaanul-Islaam (Pillars of Islaam). Teach them Tawakkul (Reliance) upon Allah and Ibaadah (Worship). Teach them slowly and gently.
We’ve added another studio work from the book by Umm Abdillah al-Waadi’iyaah (hafeethahallah).
We encourage this work for brothers who are new to Islam and want to get married to someone’s Muslim daughter. He should know the female slave of Allah as described by the Qur’aan and the Sunnah. He should know her status and her honor before Allah. He should do his best to learn his religion so as to safeguard himself from blame before Allah when he meets Him, The Tremendous.
There is nothing better in this life than a righteous Muslim woman who is obedient to the man who shelters and safeguards her. With her he should find comfort and relief. So we must enable her to be there for us by being there for her firstly. Teach her and be patient with her. She’s someone’s daughter by Allah.
We ask Allah for strength and His aid upon this blessed path with righteous wives and righteous offspring and a blessed end.
Continuing with our focus upon the Muslim woman, may Allah aid and bless her, we release one of our studio works recorded in Philadelphia. Hasan as-Sumaalee is the narrator, may Allah reward him.
PLEASE NOTE: We are releasing studio production quality MP3s. You can play them directly from the site if you wish. But downloading them is better. If you have any issues with sound and playback let us know, may Allah honor you and us.
Adding more to our Women’s collection, Good News For The Strange Sister, was recorded in Los Angeles, CA at the Masjid where our Sheikh Fareed Abdullah (may Allah preserve him) is the Imam.
We had just gotten off of a long flight from the east coast, landed in LA and went to the Masjid in time for the khutbah. Word spread that Abu Uwais had just arrived. We were all tired and I was looking for a hotel and a bed. Someone came out and told Abu Uwais, “There are people here including sisters. They want to know if you can give a talk.” He looked at me and I looked at him. I said, “Give me a few minutes to unpack the audio.”
Abu Uwais then requested to use Fareed’s library which was upstairs in the Masjid. He came down shortly after I had set up the recording gear. He got on the microphone and the rest was history.
I understand that some people cried that day, from the affect of this talk which Abu Uwais had not prepared for in advance. I was in shock by the ease of delivery and fluency that I heard coming from him. But with Allah all things are possible.
When I came home to Philly after the trip I listened to it again. I thought about how it had touched those sisters who listened. So I gave it the title that you see.
If any sister is feeling low, sad or depressed I ask Allah, our God, to allow this talk to reach her as it reached our sisters on that sunny blessed day in Los Angeles with my dear companion whom I miss so very much, Abu Uwais Abdullah Ahmad Ali (may Allah have mercy upon his soul and those he left behind).
A reminder for our men and women on the honorable role, position and status of our women in Islam by looking at the life of Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid (may Allah be pleased with her).
This was at a Sister’s Luncheon hosted by Masjidu Rahmah. It was a nice day and a very nice event. I remember that during the event brothers were competing as they had flowers sent to the tables where their wives were sitting. And the food was really good! Maashaa Allah. Allah is The Giver of all that is good.