"Reformation of the last of this Ummah will not be possible except by adopting the method which was used in the beginning."
-Imam Malik (Rahimahullaah)
Mufti Zarwali Khan praise the female students in one of his dars.
Jazakallah Khair for all of your replies
Actually, according to the ahnaf at least, salah is not invalidated by anything passing in front (meaning it does not have to be repeated).
Yay yay yay Bro. Please don't talk nonsense. Women are not stupid at all but Nabi finish tell us that they, i mean we (ahem) are Naqis-u-Aqal. Finish and klaar! And He only spoke the truth - and nothing but the truth so we know that there is something slightly wrong with our minds and are perfectly happy with it that way ....
So yes! you can call it quits trying to convince us that we are more superior in intelligence than men coz we won't believe you.
Our Lord! Take us not to task if we forget or fall into error. (2:286)
The above is the women you've chose to have around you and you should understand that this is your environment. My experience is very different Most of the men I know in my family cannot stand it when a women is correct, no matter how logical they present their argument the men get more and more frustrated the more and more wrong they are. Then they just yell BUS! I'VE MADE A DECISION and he goes off and acts like he is inthe right. But at least I know my experience is limited and I would not think all men are like this.
As for women being deficient in deen and intellect - when people quote this hadith by it self to me its one more reason not to remain muslim in a religion where i am not respected. Did it also occur to you that that hadith does not refer to the emotionality of women, but instead how men are weak when it comes to women?
It's like someone refusing to believe that they failed their Maths test just because they don't like the idea of failing their maths test. You do not like the idea or the words of this hadith and so you reject Islam totally because of it, rather than realising that since Islam is from God (and we can prove this), the hadith MUST be true and you MUST accept the words of the Messenger of God because they MUST be true
And it is ironic that you apostate based on emotions and not reason and yet you dislike a hadith that talks about such a deficiency of women... you just proved our point
If people praise you, it's because they don't really know who you are- Imam Suhaib Webb
Secularism: the greatest danger facing Islam- by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
Detachment is not that you should own nothing, but that nothing should own you- Ali (RA)
In any case, I stated more than once I was making a lighthearted generalization of my own experience, which happened to be confirmed by both men and women responding in this thread. I did not once use the word "emotional" when referring to women. "Emotional blackmail" is a real tactic. "Women's wiles" is also a concept found in many cultures. In my experience, women love to play mind games and can be highly manipulative.
E.g. (not serious)
Wife: [Referring to attractive woman standing nearby] Do you think she's prettier than I am?
Husband: What? No, of course not.
Wife: So you were looking at her!
When asked:'Art thou musk or ambergris?' A sweet-smelling piece of clay replies:
'I was a despicable lump of clay; But for a while in the society of a rose,
The perfection of my companion took effect on me'
adapted from Shaykh Sa'adi's words