Islam is the only religion that uplifts the status of women. The Quran and hadith have left no stone unturned when it comes to dealing with women– from how to associate with them to how to live peacefully with them. Women are the mothers of all mankind and the cause of mankind’s miseries.
Women in Islam are like jewels; very fragile yet strong and their status in Islam is incomparable to men. The Prophet (SAW) was asked:
“Which of the parents have a higher status?” He replied, “The one who for nine months kept you between her two sides (stomach), and then brought you into this world and gave you milk from her breasts.” [Mustadrak al-Wasāil, vol. 2, pg. 628]
Also, Imam as-Sadiq (AS) narrates:
“Allah has given every woman the patience of 10 men, and during pregnancy, Allah grants her the ability of 10 more men.” [Mustadrak al-Wasāil, vol. 10, pg. 46]
A pious woman help brings up a pious ummah and a cursed woman will bring up an unfortunate generation. This is how important women are in this world. This article looks into ten of the accursed women as mention in the hadith.
#1. Tattooing: the one who does it and the one who gets it done.
#2. Plucking the eyebrows: the doers and the one who gets it done.
#3. Artificially creating space between the teeth to look beautiful: the doer and the one who gets it done.
‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood said: I heard the Messenger of Allah saying,
“Allah has cursed the woman who does tattoos and the one who has them done, the woman who plucks eyebrows (al-naamisah) and the one who has it done (al-mutanammisah), and the one who files her teeth for the purpose of beauty, altering the creation of Allaah.”
(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5931; Muslim, 2125)
# 4. Adding false hair: the provider of false hair and the one who gets it done.
Ibn `Umar and Abu Hurairah narrates that: The Prophet (SAW) has cursed the lady who lengthens her hair artificially and the one who gets her hair lengthened, and also the lady who tattoos (others) and the one who gets herself tattooed.
(Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5933, 5934, 5937, 5940, 5942, 5947,) and Saheeh Muslim (5298, 5300) and also reported on the authority of `Aishah)
# 5. The woman whose husband is angry at her: Abu Hurairah narrates: The Prophet (SAW) said,
”If a woman spends the night deserting her husband’s bed (does not sleep with him), then the angels send their curses on her till she comes back (to her husband).”
(Saheeh Buhari (3237, 5193, 5194) and Saheeh Muslim (3366, 3368)
#6. Those who imitate men:
Ibn `Abbaas narrated: Allah’s Messenger Prophet Muhammad (SAW) cursed those men who are in the similitude (assume the manners) of women and those women who are in the similitude (assume the manners) of men.
(Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5885))
#7. Those Women who are Ungrateful to their Husband: Ibn ‘Abbas narrated: The Prophet said,
“I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful. “It was asked, “Do they disbelieve in Allah?” (or are they ungrateful to Allah? The Prophet replied, “They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favours and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, ‘I have never received any good from you.”
(Saheeh al- Bukhaaree Vol. 7 Hadith no.5197)
#8. Those Women who wears too much Perfume and goes out (to the market or mosque): It was narrated that Zaynab, the wife of ‘Abd-Allah ibn Mas‘ood (may Allah be pleased with her and her husband) said: The Messenger of Allah said to us,
“If one of you (women) wants to go to the mosque, let her not put on perfume.”
(Saheeh Muslim (443)
#9. Women making a wanton display of themselves (Tabarruj) and showing their charms and not adhering to correct Islamic hijab and noble Islamic manners.
#10. Those Women who pile their hair on top of their heads (camel hump hijab), they will not see Paradise or smell its fragrance.