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Fatwas Regarding Women

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Publisher's Note

All praise be to Allah. By His grace and mercy, Darussalam is having the golden opportunity to publish the Book of Fatawa (Shari'ah Rulings) for women to present it to the English-speaking world for the first time ever since.

Book of Fatawa has got a vital importance among the religious books. In day-to-day life, different people face different types of problems of varying nature and they need proper solution in the light of the Qur'an and Sunnah. In addition to the common problems faced by both men and women, women are to face a lot of special problems regarding menses, post-partum bleeding, istihada, hijab, mixing with men; rights and duties with respect to their husband, husband's household, children; inheritance, marriage, divorce and so forth. Women apart, even educated men are not having proper knowledge of these issues.

It is only the scholars who can derive rulings from Shari'ah and give legal verdicts. Hence the people are commanded by Allah to have recourse to the pious scholars of religion.

Allah says,

"So ask of those who know the Scripture if you know not." (al-Nahl 43)

Allah also describes the dignified station of the scholars in the following verse,

"Say: Are those who know equal to those who know not?" (al-Zumar 9)

In a Hadith, it is also stated by the Prophet (peace be upon him) that,

"If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him comprehend the religion (the understanding of the Qur'an and Sunnah)." (Bukhari)

In Saudi Arabia women have got the facility to put their questions regarding different kinds of problems faced by them in their day-to-day life, to the eminent scholars herein who are from amongst the best scholars of the world. These are such Fatawa (responses to their questions) compiled in this book for all the women to benefit from them.

Scholars' answers to the questions of the people, with respect to their problems and issues, are actually the gists of the vast studies over the Qur'an and Ahadith. And a common man, thus, through the Book of Fatawa gets the exact Shari'ah rulings with a very little effort. In this way, Fatawa are an authentic and easy accessible source of the knowledge.

In this regard, Muhammad bin Abdul Aziz al-Musnad is highly praiseworthy for his efforts to collect all the Fatawa in Arabic, where from it could be rendered into English in view of its vast usefulness for the women.

I am much grateful to Br. Jamaal Zarabozo who has rendered it into a very simple and eloquent English, intelligible to all. His comments on Ahadith and also those clarifying the meaning of the question or answer are much appreciable and are an added value to the book. I express my sincere thanks to the companions of Br. Jamaal, who have assisted him in different ways. I am also thankful to all of my brothers, especially Md. Daud, who have exerted their best efforts in bringing out the book.

Abdul Malik Mujahid

General Manager

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