Whether women are “unlucky” and whether they were created for the hell?

Whether women are “unlucky” and whether they were created for the hell?


People who abuse women accusing them that they are "unlucky, seditious and were created for hell" and they corroborate their accusations by religious beliefs and opinions of innocent people, that is the prophets to make accusation sound more truthful

Beliefs that offend women are the most important factors that influence the attitudes of society. Is it true that women are portrayed in Islam as "unlucky, seditious and created for the hell"? Can Muslim woman be reputed unlucky in Islam? The roots of these issues go far back in history.

In pre-Islamic Arab culture, a woman was considered Jonah. After the arrival of Islam you can see the consequences of those beliefs  in some words related the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ' alayhi wa sallam) One of them is the following:

"There is nothing (reprehensible) in singing of a owl. Nothing has bad omen. If there were a bad sign, it would be a horse, a woman or a house" (Abu Dawud, tyb 24/3921).

The researchers concluded that these words attributed to woman a bad luck are problematic. According to scientists, these words cannot be attributed to the Prophet of Islam. Even Sahih Hadith clearly shows that neither woman nor anything else have bad omen.

None of the scholars of Islam did not make such statements, they said, "who believes that women have a sinister and bad effects on people and talking about it, then that person is ignoramus." (Ibn Hajar, Fathul-Bari, X, 172; Muhtasar Kutub Sitta, X, 97-98)

It is necessary to understand that there is no bad omens and bad luck in Islam. This notion is related to pre-Islamic culture.

Indeed, sources said that in the era of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) the Jewish community women were considered a bad omen. In the same period, the Arabs considered women ominous too.

In some interpretations of the hadith, statements based on some rivayets were put forward, "the curse of the women is the absence of children". We cannot agree with this kind of view. Because beginning with Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) all the wives of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) except Khadijah and Mary had no children. The duty of every Muslim to purify the faithful mothers of such characteristics.

The product of the pre-Islamic cultures is denigrating women which later penetrated into the Islamic culture, and some people have tried to show this in the Hadith. Stigmatizing women as seditious and impious is incompatible with the basic principles of Islam and does not match the methods of call of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam).

According to some Muslim scholars, all rivayets related to the gaib’s (invisible) topic were invented and unfounded. Particularly, this applies to the expression "the majority of the inhabitants of hell will be women." In rivayet words "I was shown that the majority of the inhabitants of hell are you" were said in relation to the women of the Sahabahs. So according to these rivayets, Sahabahs’ wives will be among the inhabitants of hell, if they are ungrateful to their husbands and curse them. Whereas in various verses of the Holy Quran Sahabahs are praised, Allah forgave them and pleased with them (Associate Professor Ali Osman Ates, str. 234 - 241).

Hamdi Kalyondzhu

comments powered by Disqus