Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sisters! Watch your step

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “It is not for the women (to walk in) the middle of the path.” [Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan (5717) and graded as “Hasan li ghairihee” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Saheehah (856)]

On the authority of Abu Usayd رضي الله عنه that he heard the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم say when he صلى الله عليه وسلم was coming out of the Masjid, and men and women were mingled in the road: “Draw back! For you must not walk in the middle of the road; keep to the sides of the road. Then women were keeping so close to the wall that their garments were rubbing against it.” [Sunan Abu Dawood (5272) and graded as “Hasan li ghairihee” by Shaikh al-Albaanee (2/537)]

And today we have women not only walking in the middle of the path, but a group of them together will even block the path in the shopping malls and other places.


  1. Living in Vienna I cannot walk on the sides of the path. If I walk on one side I step in dog feaces and if I walk on the other side I get dove feaces on my head or ice or snow. Allahu alam.

    1. You do your best to implement the Sunnah and to stay away from men as much as possible , and fear Allaah as much as you can, and hope for the reward from Allaah. For Allaah never burdens a soul with more than it can bear.

      Allaah make it easy for you to implement the Sharee`ah, and grant you the best in both the worlds.

      Baarak Allaahu feeki.

    2. salam alaikum

      ah, nono, I do not mix and mingle, I prefer stayng at home and don't go out much unless I have to work or buy food.

      I was only talking about how I walk, not mixing.

      May Allah protect me from that.

      Salam alaikum


    3. The point of this hadith is not to LITERALLY walk to the sides of a path. The purpose for the women then walking to the sides of the path was to avoid men. So we take the purpose of it.

      Now, if men are walking on the sides of the path, what to do? Walk on middle of the path. If they walk in the middle then walk to the sides of the path. If both... Just avoid it all costs. Islam is very easy alhamdulillah.