Superiority of the Women of Paradise over Hoors

972273_535066509863171_248319738_nUmme Salamah (radi Allahu anha) narrates that she said to Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam):

“O Rasul Allah, are the women of this world superior or the hoors (of Paradise)?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied,

“The women of this world will have superiority over the hoors just as the outer lining of a garment has superiority over the inner lining.”

Umme Salamah (radi Allahu anha) then asked,

“O Rasul Allah, what is the reason for this?”

He answered,

“Because they performed salah, fasted, and worshipped [Allah]. Allah will put light on their faces and silk on their bodies.

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Is the Home a prison for the Muslim Women?

Advice for those women who believe that the home is a prison (for them) – Shaykh ’Uthaymeen

Sheikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-’Uthaymeen
Translated by Abu Fouzaan Qaasim

In the name of Allaah, the Most Kind, All-Knower. May peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, his family, companions and those who follow them in goodness until the day of Resurrection. As for what follows;


Is there any advice for those women who believe that the home is a prison (for them)?

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Ruling on kissing the Mus-haf

What is the ruling on kissing the Mus-haf after it has fallen from a high place? 

Praise be to Allaah.

We do not know of any evidence (daleel) to suggest that it is prescribed in sharee’ah to kiss it, but if a person does so, there is nothing wrong with that. It was narrated that the great Sahaabi ‘Ikrimah ibn Abi Jahl used to kiss the Mus-haf and say, “This is the word of my Lord.” Whatever the case, there is nothing wrong with kissing it, but it is not prescribed to do so and there is nothing to indicate that it is prescribed in sharee’ah. But if a person kisses it as an act of veneration and respect if it falls from his hand or from a high place, there is nothing wrong with that, in sha Allaah.

Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi’ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh al-‘Allaamah ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), vol. 9, p. 289

Who is the mahram with whom a woman can travel and who can act as a “chaperone” to prevent khulwah between a man and woman who are not related to one another?

How old should a person be to qualify as a mahram according to sharee‘ah? I heard that once a boy reaches the age of four, he may be a “chaperone” to prevent khulwah. Is he regarded as a mahram, or is it only an adult who is regarded as a mahram?.

Praise be to Allaah.


It should be noted that this question covers two issues: who is a woman’s mahram for the purpose of travel, and who is the one who is a “chaperone” and prevents forbidden khulwah between a man and a woman who is not his mahram? It is not essential for the one who prevents khulwah to be a mahram, as we shall see below, in sha Allah.


A woman’s mahram is anyone whom she is permanently forbidden to marry, because of blood ties, breastfeeding or ties through marriage, such as her father, son, or brother.

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Should she wear hijab even though her family will be harmed because of that?

ImejWhat is the ruling on a woman who wears hijab in an Arab country which forbids hijab by force and by harming the woman’s religious commitment and social interests? Should she remain steadfast even though some of her family members may be harmed indirectly? Please advise me.

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I have never spoken to her, and generally do not speak to women. We sometimes exchange salams.
How do I propose to her and approach her for marriage, since I am a practising muslim, and do not talk to sisters what is the best way?
Should I go and speak to her and get to know her first, without stepping beyond the boundaries of Allah? or shall I propose straight away?
I am afraid that because she does not really know me, and that we are from different cultural backgrounds I will be rejected instantly if I propose straight away without getting to know her first.
Whilst on the other hand I fear that I am doing something Un-islamic If I talk to her and get to know her.
I am in a difficult situation what is the best thing to do?

Praise be to Allaah.Note that it is permissible for a man to speak to a non-mahram woman, subject to important guidelines and conditions, the purpose of which is to prevent fitnah and sin. These conditions include :
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