(Correspondence of Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi rahimahullah)

Letter:  (The letter was not published. The writer apparently requested advice on how to remedy inclination towards strange women?)

Reply:   We should sit in solitude and ponder over the origin, end and even the present condition of the strange women whom one is inclined towards. She was created from an impure drop of fluid. When this drop of fluid was transferred from her father to her mother, shariah declared that both her parents were in a state of impurity due to which they could not perform salaah or recite Quran.

Thereafter this drop went through various changes of being a clot of blood, a piece of flesh, then hands and feet emerged and eventually life came into it. Its nourishment too was impure blood. Furthermore, with what difficulty she was given birth to! Her nourishment continued to be the impure blood – now in the form of breast milk. As a baby and a growing up child, she knew nothing about purity and impurity. At times her body would be full of impurity and she knew nothing about it. Impurity would be on her hand and she used to put it in her mouth thinking nothing about it.

Her present condition is such that daily there is so much of impurity being formed within her and so much is expelled daily. Every month she has her menses discharge. She also emits the odour of perspiration and she passes wind, repulsive matter and liquid comes out of her eyes, ears, nose and mouth and when she falls ill she suffers from diarrhoea and vomiting.

After she dies the worms and insects will feed on her body.

To have this strange woman is a sin, whereas to safeguard oneself will earn one Jannah, wherein Allah Ta’ala will bless us with favours much better and superior. To the extent we keep the above thoughts in mind, we will insha-Allah derive benefit. (Maktoobaat vol. 5, pg. 57)