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Allaah's Shade for Men and Women, by Shaikh 'Abdul-'Aziz bin Baaz
Question: The Hadith regarding the seven to whom Allaah gives shade on the Day when there will be no shade except His. Is it specific to men, or will women receive the reward mentioned if they do exactly the same deeds?
|The reward mentioned in this Hadith is not specific to men, but rather it includes both men and women. The Hadith applies to a young girl, for instance, who grows up worshipping Allaah Almighty. Similarly, it applies to women who love one another for the sake of Allaah, or to a woman who, when she is seduced by a handsome man of good position, says, "Indeed, I fear Allaah." |
It also applies to a woman who gives charity from good and honestly earned wealth, yet her left hand doesn't know what her right hand has spent, and to the woman who remembers Allaah when she is alone.
As for the quality of being a just Imam (ruler), or congregational prayer in the Masjid, these two are specific to men, for the prayer of a woman in her home is better for her, a fact that is related in authentic narrations from Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam).
- Fatawa Islamiyah, vol. 7, pg. 185
Found here: Allaah's Shade for Men and Women
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