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One woman Scholar Dr. Farhat Hashmi started the education of Quraan for women.

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TALIMAT Quraan by a women

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One woman Scholar Dr. Farhat Hashmi started the education of Quraan for women. She established a faculty by the name of ALHUDA in Islamabad Pakistan for this purpose. Our many sisters and daughters are being educated for the TALIMAT of Quraan.

 

I bought a full set of her cassets and start listening the meaning of Quraan with TAFSEER from Para 1 to Para 30. Her lectures are in detail and one can under stand easily. One day i was listening the Tafsser of Para one, some guests were also with me, they argued that this is forbidden in Islam to get the education from a woman Scholar.

 

Kindly guide me can i listen these cassets for ncreasing my knowledge of Quraan.


 

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Man Learning from Woman Scholar

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: they argued that this is forbidden in Islam to get the education from a woman Scholar. Kindly guide me can i listen these cassets for ncreasing my knowledge of Quraan.

It would be incorrect to state that it is forbidden in Islam to gain knowledge from a woman scholar, simply because there is enough evidence in history that the companions used to regularly learn Islamic injunctions from the noble and chaste wife of the Prophet (saws) Hadrat Aisha (r.a.) after the Prophets (saws) death. Thus, in essence, there is no harm if one seeks knowledge from a woman scholar in Islam.

 

Thus the issue should not be between whether it is forbidden or permissible in Islam for a man to learn from a non-mehram woman scholar; but rather what is better and purer. There is no doubt that in an age where there are several good men scholars, it would be better and purer for a man to seek knowledge from a man, and save himself from allowing his heart and his desire the possibility of putting himself on trial upon constantly hearing a non-mehram womans voice.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and sincere well wisher in Islam,

 

Burhan


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