SALVATION FOR AGED TOOTHLESS HUSBANDS
Imam Sharani and Imam Ghazzali, two of the foremost representatives of the mentality that sees women as inauspicious, agents who invalidate one’s prayer, have bequeathed the following mine of information to future generations.
A man may have lost his teeth and become ugly while his wife happens to be young and very beautiful. It is possible that such a woman, who may have gone out to the market or to other places where she may have been invited, sees handsome men and upon her return home is reluctant to be responsive to her husband’s amorous advances. This is the result of the visit of a woman to markets and social gatherings to say the least.
Imam Sharani,Ubudul Kubra
May God’s curse be upon those whose profession is tattooing and who have their bodies tattooed, and upon those who have the hair on their cheeks removed and their teeth re-fashioned.
Those who wear wigs, pluck their eyebrows, make or have tattoos on their bodies are cursed.
Abu Davud, Tarajul
If a woman wears a wig, has her arms and face tattooed or uses beauty spots or has her face and eyebrows plucked by tweezers and changes her appearance, she is cursed.
Imam Sharani, Ubudul-Kubra
According to a hadith the companions and disciples of the Prophet had the shutters of the house tightly closed to prevent their wives from seeing men passing by and used to beat those who peered outside.
Imam Ghazzali- Ihya u Ulumiddin
See that your women remain somewhat hungry without going too far, and deprive them of beautiful apparel. For if they have their bellies full and are dolled up, they are sure to be tempted by outside attractions. Whereas, if they are somewhat hungry and not so well dressed, they will stay at home.
Ibnul Jawzi, Mawzuat, Suyuti, Leali, Ibn Arrak, Tanzihushsharia
Don’t let your women put on smart dresses, since if they are dolled up, their hearts will leave home.
Imam Ghazzali- Kimyayý Saadet, Ibn Abi Shayha, Musannaf
A woman who has to go out shall abide by the following principles once she has obtained the consent of her husband:
1- To be dressed dowdily,
2- To behave as if she is not actually out.
3- To bow her head and be careful not to look at the face of strangers.
4- To avoid crowds.
5- To avoid places frequented by men.
6- To prefer deserted side-streets.
7- To finish her work quickly and return home.
Imam Ghazzali, Ihyayý Ulumiddin