Monday, April 24, 2006

Women, According to Muhammad and Dawat-e Islami

We are sure you will enjoy this small paragraph from a pamphlet by an organization called Dawat-e Islami (Urdu: daawat-e islaamee, Urdu version of the Arabic ad-da'watu-l-islaamee / ad-da'wah al-islaamee).

The reason women are often of Hell*.

Muhammad (may God bless and grant peace to him and his people) once passed by some women while going to the place for Eid prayers one Eid day, and he said: "O women! Make sacrifices** because I have often beheld you as of Hell." The women stated: "O Prophet of Almighty God (may God bless and grant peace to him and his people)! Why is this?" He stated, "Because you curse a lot and are ungrateful." (Sahih Bukhari no. 304, volume 1, book 90.)


Shahzada-e Attar Haji Ahmad Raza Qadri Rizvi, Ihtiram-e Muslim. Karachi, Pakistan: Maktabah al-Madinah, n.d., p. 16 (parenthetical in the original).

*"of Hell" - literally, "jahannamee," of or pertaining to jahannam (Hell).

**"Make sacrifices" - literally, in Urdu, "sadqah karo," meaning, "do Sadaqah," which refers to financial sacrifices as well as expiatory or more superstitious sacrifices of animals to thank God or avert His wrath.

Note: The author is the son of the founder and leader of the organization, which claims to be a Sufi order. The founder/leader is called: ameer-e ahlesunnat [Leader of the People of the Sunnah, or Leader of the Sunnis] aboo bilaal [father of Bilal, probably his firstborn son] hazrat ["his presence," a title of deep respect and reverence] allaamah [learned one] mawlaanaa [our lord] muhammad ilyaas attaar qaadree rizvee; his name is, simply, Muhammad Attar Qadri Rizvi (muhammad attaar qaadree rizvee). The blessing after his name is: daamat barkaahum aloliyah. All together: ameer-e ahlesunnat aboo bilaal hazrat allaamah mawlaanaa muhammad ilyaas attaar qaadree rizvee, daamat barkaahum aloliyah. And We thought the Pope had a long title.

Is not Islam so entertaining? So enlightening?

inna naHnu-l-a'lam.

4 Comments:

At 3:19 PM, Blogger laura said...

Well thanks Muslihoon, but it is no great revelation that Mo wasn't really into the ladies, ifyouknowhatimeanandithinkyoudo.

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger Christopher Taylor said...

I dunno hell... but they do curse alot and are ungrateful, that's true.

 
At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Iblis said...

So was it just these women Mo was chastising, or all women in particular?

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger Muslihoon said...

All women, Iblis.

 

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