حذيفة بن اليمان - رضي الله عنه - قال : سمعتُ رسولَ الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- يقول في خطبته : «الخمرُ جِماعُ الإثم ، والنَّساءُ حبائلُ الشيطان ، وحُبُّ الدُّنيا رأسُ كلَّ خطيئة» قال : وسمعته يقول : «أخِّروا النساء حيث أخَّرَهُنَّ الله
Hadrat Huzaifa R.A. narrates that I heard Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam saying that consuming wine is a combination of all sins, and women are the nets of Shaytaan, and the love of Dunya is the root of all sins (as sins are committed by human beings due to love of the world). Hadrat Huzaifa R.A. states that I heard Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam saying, “Place women at the rear as Allah Ta’ala has placed them at the end.
A person that befriends the world cannot be guided towards the path of guidance by any guide, whilst a person that hasn’t befriended the world cannot be misguided even by a corrupt person. It is due to love of the world that sins are committed.
Placing women at the rear means that in the Quraan Sharif women have been mentioned after the men. Similarly, in Jamaat Salaah the placed reserved for women is at the rear, like wise women have not been afforded the same superiority as men, thus women should not be afforded any position over and above that which Allah Ta’ala has afforded to them. (To be continued)