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The Best Salaah


Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “The salaah of a woman in her bedroom is more virtuous than her salaah in her entrance hall, and her salaah in her closet is more virtuous than her salaah in her bedroom.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #570)

A Muslim woman’s life and actions are all based on concealment. The overriding trait in her life is modesty and shyness. The women of the past were such that a single instruction of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was sufficient to motivate them to act accordingly. Since they had the desire to act on deen, they performed salaah in their homes in keeping with the spirit of Islam. The women of today read a lot and listen a lot, but there is little desire to practice. Many who do practice, do so in a manner where deen is subjected to their desire, hence the spirit of deen is not fulfilled. Instead it is merely an appearance. Thus we are faced with the modern day women who wrongfully wish to perform salaah with the men at the musjid and at the eid-gah despite all the eminent wrongs that are associated with it, moving completely against the spirit of Islam.