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I have heard through some people that the voice of a woman is not to be heard by men.

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i have heard through some people that the voice of a woman is not to be heard by men.because it has AOURAH. i mean AOURAT ki awaz ka pardah hay?

how far it is correct in the light of Quran and sunnah. and how it may be practicable in our daily life. as we have to deal with men even in our homes/schools/ universities/during travelling or in anyother walk of life. so plz do make me clear.

 

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Voice of women satr

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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Noor verses 30-31:

  1. Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: and Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.

31.  And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, .. and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O you who have believed! Turn you all together towards Allah that you may attain Bliss.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 53:

53 O ye who Believe! Enter not the Prophet's houses until leave is given you for a meal (and then) not (so early as) to wait for its preparation: but when ye are invited, enter; and when ye have taken your meal, disperse without seeking familiar talk. Such (behavior) annoys the Prophet: He is ashamed to dismiss you but Allah is not ashamed (to tell you) the Truth. And when ye ask (his ladies) for anything ye want ask them from before a screen: that makes for greater purity for your hearts and for theirs. Nor is it right for you that ye should annoy Allah's Apostle or that ye should marry his widows after him at any time. Truly such a thing is in Allah's sight an enormity

 

Islam does not prohibit the essential talking between non-mehrams, provided the laws of the segregation of sexes laid down by Allah and His Messenger (saws) are scrupulously honored. If one needs to talk to a non-mehram member of the opposite sex, one should lower ones gaze and talk to them in a strict, business-like and straight forward manner. What Islam strictly and absolutely prohibits is the free mixing of the sexes, and vain, casual, and seductive talk amongst non-mehram members of the opposite sex.

 

Although there is no specific prohibition of the voice of the believing women (or men) with non-mehram members of the opposite sex in the Quran and the Sunnah, without an iota of a doubt, the tone of ones voice or the tone or way in which a thing is said to a non-mehram member of the opposite sex would determine the guarding or violating of ones modesty; and this applies to both, the believing men and the women.

 

For instance, one can say as simple a thing as As-Salaam o Alaykum to another in one tone.or Asss-Saaaalllllaaaam o Alaykum in another tone! When the need arises for one to speak to a non-mehram member of the opposite sex for a genuine need or cause, both the believing men and the believing women, should fear Allah their Lord, scrupulously guard their modesty, lower their gaze, and speak to them in a strict, straight-forward, and an absolutely business-like manner avoiding the tone which would perhaps and perchance give rise to any chance of seduction whatsoever..for that would be akin to piety in the Sight of Allah Subhanah, Who is well aware of even the inner-most intentions of all hearts.

 

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 well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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