The Degeneration of Hayaa

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pearl in oysterHazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

It is not in keeping with hayaa and modesty for women to write their names in their articles as is prevalent nowadays. Yes, there will be no harm in revealing their names after their demise. Men have a natural inclination towards women; therefore extreme caution should be exercised in these matters. Despite the Azwaaj-e-Mutahharaat being the mothers of the believers and despite nikaah with them being perpetually haraam, they were commanded with the following injunction in the Quraan Majeed:

فَلَا تَخْضَعْنَ بِالْقَوْلِ فَيَطْمَعَ الَّذِي فِي قَلْبِهِ مَرَضٌ ﴿الأحزاب: 32﴾

Do not speak in soft, alluring tones, lest the one in whose heart is a disease should be moved with desire.

Nowadays, women are carrying out works that are totally against the dictates of shame and modesty. I came across some poetry composed by a woman where she praises the features of her shaikh and expresses her desire to meet him. This is how shameless people have become! (Malfoozaat Husnul Azeez pg.482)

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