Methods of Westernizing women and its effects – I

The corruption of women is the corruption of the entire family and society, owing to its profound effect on children and youth. What we most significantly see today are well-designed schemes that have found their way into schools and universities, and led to the Westernization and secularization of women, and kept them away from their religion.

All forms of modern media have become weapons that destroy women and lure them to vice, especially with the high degree of creativity and influence it boasts, to the extent that it has become impossible to resist their temptation. In most programs and advertisements, whether on television and radio, or in newspapers and magazines, or, lately, on the internet, they basically rely on a woman’s appearance and charming qualities.

Undoubtedly, the deviation of women has become a manifest phenomenon, backed by the widespread effects that can be seen in the social, cultural, economic and political aspects of life. In addition, it is a [blatant] violation of the principles of sound religion and its moral and faith-related teachings.

It is quite clear for the discerning observer that this trend is, primarily, the result of the schemes of the colonizers and secularists, which were set up to corrupt society and erase the principles that it derives from its true religion and immortal heritage. In this way, society has lost its ability to resist the attack of Western colonization and has fallen prey to the West.

These schemes have solicited the aid of many false and flashy slogans that take refuge in their [alleged] principle of achieving equality between the genders, as well as liberating women from the restrictions of religion and traditions.

To guarantee the success of this wily plot, they placed agents [among us] like Murqus Fahmi, who wrote the book Al-Mar’ah fil Sharq (The Woman in the East), wherein he beckoned women to shed the Hijab and mingle with men; he also attacked the rulings of the Islamic Sharee’ah that prohibit the marriage of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man, and called for a rebellion against these laws.

Moreover, in 1911, the Bint An-Neel Party was established in Egypt and it called for the liberation of women from Hijab and the divorce process [in Islam]. Among the early leaders of this party were: Durriyyah Shafeeq, Ameenah As-Sa‘eed and others.

In 1923, Huda Shaarawi was invited to attend the meeting of the International Women’s Suffrage Alliance in Rome. Among the recommendations of this conference were: modifying divorce laws to stop the current trend [and introducing new laws to complicate the procedure], preventing polygamy and acknowledging the woman’s freedom to mingle with men and uncover her face.

Similarly, Qaasim Ameen authored a book, Al-Mar’ah Al-Jadeedah, wherein he called for blind imitation of the West, intellectually and socially. This track was followed by Sa‘eed ‘Aql, Lewis ‘Awadh, Lutfi As-Sayyid, Najeeb Mahfooth and a number of members of Freemasonry, as well as some poets, such as Saadiq Az-Zahaawi, Nizaar Qabbaani and others. Matters worsened further when a national leader tore the Niqaab (face veil) off of a Muslim girl in one of the largest squares in Egypt and ordered his wife to burn the Hijab in front of the crowd.

Owing to the Grace of Allah The Almighty, He granted the Islamic Ummah (nation), diligent scholars who utilized all their powers to resist those [people’s] schemes and refute the malicious allegations, thereby lessening their evil.

Effects that resulted from corrupting women:

First: General indications that show the profound consequences on women and society:

1. [There is a noticeable] alienation from the religion due to ignorance of its tolerant nature, its obligations, acts of Sunnah, its just Sharee’ah and its noble morals.

Another result of corrupting the woman is her non-observance of acts of worship such as prayers, fasting, Zakah (obligatory alms), Hajj and ‘Umrah (major and minor pilgrimage), remembrance and praise of Allah The Almighty, as well as supplication to Him in general, and for forgiveness; and, recitation and memorization of the Quran, enjoining good and forbidding evil, and exhorting one another to truth and patience.

Some women even rejected and rebelled against the teachings of the religion and its acts of worship and rulings. They violated the Orders of Allah The Almighty, Who Says (what means): {And they were not commanded except to worship Allah, [being] sincere to Him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer and to give Zakah. And that is the correct religion.} [Quran 98:5]

2. Following the devil and one’s desires: This has led women to become immoral and corrupt, and they became subservient to the whims of the soul that is a persistent enjoiner of evil. Allah The Almighty Says (what means):

„X {And who is more astray than one who follows his desire without guidance from Allah? Indeed, Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people.} [Quran 28:50]
„X {Then do not be soft in speech [to men], lest he in whose heart is disease should covet, but speak with appropriate speech. And abide in your houses and do not display yourselves as [was] the display of the former times of ignorance.}
[Quran 33: 32-33]

Such women have been mentioned in many Hadeeths of the Prophet some of which are:

• Abu Sa‘eed Al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, narrates that the Prophet said: “‘Beware of the greens of the dungy earth.’ The Companions asked, ‘What are the greens of the dungy earth, O Messenger of Allah?’ He replied, ‘The pretty woman who grows up in a bad environment.’” [Weak]

• The Prophet also said: “Any woman who wears perfume and passes by a group of people so that they would smell her perfume is an adulteress.” [An-Nasaa’i]

• Further, he “cursed men who imitate women and women who imitate men”.

3. Women have begun neglecting religious manners, such as wearing the Hijab, lowering the gaze and avoiding mingling with men, except within the Sharee’ah limits. They disregard the teachings of religion that forbid them from going out while dressed indecently or wearing jewelry, make-up or perfume in order to tempt men.

Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet said: “There are two types of people in Hell: [one being] women who are dressed, yet appear to be naked; who are inclined [to evil] and lure others [to it as well]; their heads are like the humps of a camel. They will neither enter Paradise nor smell its fragrance.”

4. Wasting time in harmful matters: Time is life and certain women squander their life enjoying various means of entertainment that bring about the Wrath of Allah The Almighty, such as watching lewd movies and reading books, newspapers and novels that do not portray sound morals and manners in their content. Furthermore, they attend gatherings that are full of backbiting, talebearing, conspiracies against virtue, driving wedges between people and many other sins.

5. Having bad companions: Shady friends have a great effect on spreading corruption as they are similar to infectious diseases, which spread by intermixing, particularly between men and women.

6. Being preoccupied with work and participation in social, economic and political activities at the expense of her home and children: Islam has permitted women to work in cases of necessity, but this should not be the general rule. Also, when working, women should observe the conditions imposed by the Sharee’ah, to protect themselves from men and vice versa. 

To be continued …

2017-11-07T22:52:17+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Beliefs, Islam, Society|