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26-10-2008 @ 5:11 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Abu abdir Razzaaq Amjad ibn Ayub (United Kingdom)
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Wa Alaikam Salaam

Presumably the fatawa you are mentioning is this one below,

Fataawaa of Shaikh Al-Albaanee

[40] Question: What is the best way for women to give da'wah?

Answer: I say to the women: ıRemain in your homes.ı [Surah Ahzaab: 33]
And you should not concern yourselves with da'wah. I reject the use of the word "da'wah" amongst
the male youth by them making it seem like they are from the people of da'wah ı as if the word
da'wah has become the fashion of modern times. So every individual that knows something about the
Religion becomes a Da'ee (caller to Islaam)! And this matter did not stop with the male youth until it
was carried over to the female youth and housewives. And in many instances, they have begun to turn
away from fulfilling the obligations of their households and their husbands and their children, turning
away from these obligations towards something that is not obligatory upon them, such as establishing
the da'wah.

The general rule concerning the woman is that she is to stay in her home. And it has not been
legislated for her to leave it unless she has a dire need. This is based on the statement of the Prophet,sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam: "And (praying in) their homes is better for them", i.e. than the
(congregational) prayer in the masjid."
Today we see a prevalent phenomenon amongst the women in that they go out often to the masjids in
order to pray the congregational prayer, not to mention the Jumu'ah prayer. In spite of this, their
homes are better for them ı unless there is a masjid in which the Imaam is a scholar who teaches those
attending some aspects from the sciences of the Religion. So in this case, the woman could go out to
pray in the masjid in order to listen to the knowledge. There is nothing preventing her from that. As
for the woman preoccupying herself with the da'wah (!), then let her sit in her home and read from the
books that her husband or brother or other male relatives provide for her.
Furthermore, there is nothing preventing her from setting a day in which she calls the women to come
to her house or she goes out to attend the house of one of them. That is better than a group of women
going out (to her). One woman going out to a group of women is better for them than all of them
going out to her. As for her moving about and traveling, perhaps traveling without a mahram, and she
justifies that by claiming that she went out for the purpose of da'wah, then these are from the presentday
innovations. And I do not specify the women only with that, rather, even some of the male youth
speak excessively about the da'wah and yet they have very little knowledge.
[Al-Asaalah, Issue #19]

The Shaykh(rahimahullah) makes it quite clear that women should not go out to give da'wah, but Insha'Allah going to a house where there is a group of women and speaking/educating them about the deen then insha'Alaah there is no harm.

However now with lessons downloadable and live on paltalk it is much easier and safer to direct the sisters to places to access Ilm such as [url=] [url]and stores like this one that have courses to buy on Aqeedah, Fiqh, Tafseer and Hadeeth.[url=[/url] and regular live paltalk lessons at Masjid as Salafi in birmingham and includes Issues concerning women on Sundays by the Brother Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis (may Allah preserve him)

Hope these links help Insha'Allah

Wa Asalaamu'Alaikam

Abdullah b.Umar May Allah be pleased with them both said:
'Every bidah(religious innovation) is misguidance, even if people think it is good.'
Al-Lalikaii in Sharh Usıl Iıtiqıd Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jama'ah Vol 1. P134, no.111

26-10-2008 @ 2:18 AM    Notify Admin about this post
umm Talal Noor Saleh (RIyadh, Saudi Arabia)
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Asalam Alaykum,

A few days ago another sister told me that women should not give dawah quoting the fatwa she read from another shayhk. Also the shayhk had quoted the Quran:  I say to the women: "Remain in your homes." [Surah Ahzaab: 33]

I can give you the entire fatwa if needed, I do have it.
I was just wanting to make sure this was correct inshAllah.

JazakAllah Khair

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