Shar’ae Pardah

A Sermon based on the teachings of Hazrat Thanvi
Allah ta'ala Says: "And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze & guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or their slaves whom their hand possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments.
And O ye Believers! Turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain bliss." (The Noble Quran, 24:31)

In Surah Noor, Women have been specially addressed and instructed as to the order of purdah:
"O prophet, tell the Believing Women too ….."
Now decide for yourself whether your name is included in the list of the "Believing Women". Ask yourself Whether even a spark of faith left in your hearts. Ya Allah! Include our name in the list of Momins and Mominaats (Believing and Believing Women). Bless us with your divine guidance so that we can implement the Holy Quran in our daily life.

"Has not the time yet arrived for the believers that their hearts should melt with the remembrance of Allah and should to the truth sent down by him?"

Hazoor-e-Akram has said
"My whole Ummat will be forgiven except whose who commit sins in broad daylight."

"If the whole world is angry, worry not,
Keep the wishes of the Beloved in sight,
Make a decision once and for all,
What actions are good and what aren’t right."

If in order to gain the approbation of Allah Ta’ala you sacrifice all the carnal desires of your Nafs.
  • An intentional look is a poisoned arrow of Satan. Whenever a person’s gaze falls upon a Na-Mehrum women his fear of Allah Ta’ala he averts his gaze immediately, Allah Ta’ala fills his heart with the sweetness of Emaan.
  • The person who averts his gaze from looking at a Na-Meharam women , Allah Ta’ala rewards him with such whose joy and richness he feels in his heart.
  • It is also forbidden to look at the embellished clothes of women. The reason is that because of it lust and lasciviousness are born in the heart of the gazer.
  • Satan has a deep influence upon three parts of the human body. The eyes, the hearts and private parts of the body. other words, through a gaze lust is born in the human heart and this then leads to moral depravity and wickedness.
  • An evil is adultery of the eyes.
  • On the Day of Judgement, every eye will weep with sorrow except the one which protected itself from evil eyes which kept awake in nightly prayers and also the eyes which shed the tiniest tear with fear of Allah Ta weep on the Day of Resurrection.
  • One day, the wives of Hazoor-e-Akram , Hazrat Umme Salmah and Hazoor- aimoonah were in the presence Hazoor-e-Akram. Suddenly Hazrat Abdullah Bin Umme-Makhtoom arrived. Hazoor-e-Akram asked both his wives observe purdah. Hazrat Umme Salmah observed that the visitor was blind and thus. Could not see them Hazoor answered:
    " Are you two devoid of eye sight too? Aren’t you looking at him?"
  • The external parts of the human body such as the hands, feet, tongue, ears are the perpetrators of various sins. In the same way, the heart commits many sins too. For example, conceit, arrogance, hypocrisy etc. deriving enjoyment by conjuring up picture of Na-Mehrum woman in your imagination is the sin of the heart. Thus you gaze at a woman, both the heart and eyes are guilty of sin.