A woman should not describe another woman to her husband

Auther : Dr.Muhammad Bakr Isma`eel
Article translated to : العربية


Narrated `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud may Allah be pleased with him:

The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "A woman should not look at or touch another woman to describe her to her husband in such a way as if he was actually looking at her."

It is part of the virtuous morals to lower the gaze of what is not permissible for the Muslim to look at, to refrain from doing what he is not entitled to do, and to refrain from mentioning what he should not mention.

This Hadith is not specific to women, as it seems to non-meditators, but the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) addressed the woman because women mostly gather in a place and took off some parts of their clothes and then talk about their husbands and their private affairs. Each of these women will hear from her sister about many hidden matters.

This is why the Prophet ( may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) prohibited them so as to restrict this evil habit, which is rooted in their nature. Perhaps they find in this commandment what prevents them from continuing this shameful behavior.


It is obligatory to lower the gaze of any 'awrah ( body parts that must be covered ). It is impermissible for a woman to look at the 'awrah of men or the' awrah of women, except for an urgent necessity. Whether they are Muslims or non-Muslims.

How great is this commandment that preserves for men and women their honors, and protects the society in general from the family corruption.


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