Friday, December 12, 2014
Answered by : Sheikh Abdullah Aryani حفظه الله
Question: At times, the woman finds some form of discomfort in the house by constantly being around the kids. So, she feels that she needs to leave the house for a (short spell) and hence leave the house in order to comfort herself. What is the ruling of this action of hers i.e. going out?
Answer: There is nothing wrong with the woman leaving her house for her needs with two conditions.
1) That she does not go to areas which are impermissible for her to go to, nor is it allowed for her to go to an area where there is free-mixing.
2) That she goes out along abiding by the conditions of Shar'iah, dressed appropriately and so forth.
She is permitted to go out to visit her close relatives, family members, friends and companions, to attend the sittings of knowledge and to perform salāh in the masaajid. It is a MUST that she seeks her husband's permission (prior to her departure). She Should NOT leave except with the consent of her husband.
Also, she should NOT prolong her stay outside her home. Rather, she should attend to her needs and returns home right away. The responsibility of the woman and her role is in the house and around the kids. So, it is not befitting that she makes it a habit to often go out of her house. For indeed her house is the BEST place and abode for her.
Allaah سُبحانه وتعالى said,
Surah Al-Ahzab, Verse 33:
وَقَرْنَ فِي بُيُوتِكُنَّ وَلَا تَبَرَّجْنَ تَبَرُّجَ الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ الْأُولَى وَأَقِمْنَ الصَّلَاةَ وَآتِينَ الزَّكَاةَ وَأَطِعْنَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ إِنَّمَا يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ لِيُذْهِبَ عَنكُمُ الرِّجْسَ أَهْلَ الْبَيْتِ وَيُطَهِّرَكُمْ تَطْهِيرًا
'And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance, and perform As-Salât (IqamâtasSalât), and give Zakât and obey Allâh and His Messenger. Allâh wishes only to remove Ar-Rijs (evil deeds and sins, etc.) from you, O members of the family (of the Prophet صلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلّم), and to purify you with a thorough purification.'