Sunday, 15 April 2012

When Ikhtilat is permissible???

Syeikh Abdul Karim Zaidan in his book ' the explanation regarding women' or (المفصل فى الأحكام المرأة) said ikhtilat is allowed in Islam when it comes for Needs and Urgency. Needs or (الحاجة) is refering to needs which can not be denied and Urgency or (الضرورة) is of course urgency. regarding the needs for ikhtilat, it is allowed when it comes for some reasons:

1. ikhtilat is allowed in the transaction which is allowed in Syara' i.e business transaction and etc

2. ikhtilat is allowed when it is for the judgement process as the plaintiff or defendant may be from different genders and non-family related, supported by Imam at-Tabari.

3. ikhtilat is allowed when it for the sake of good deeds and diminishing the bad deeds or amal ma'ruf nahi munkar. as reported by Ibnu Hazim, Saidina Umar al-Khattab had appointed a female person namely as-Syifa to be a mayor for the city.

4. ikhtilat is allowed when it comes to serve the husband guest or her guest. As reported by Imam Bukhari, Ummu Usaid had served his guest which is Prophet Mohammad s.a.w.

5. ikhtilat is allowed when it comes to public places and vehicles.

6. ikhtilat is allowed when it comes to jihad fi sabilillah. As reported by Imam Bukhari in his sahih;ar-Rabei binti Muawwiz said that; we have been together with the Rasulullah treating those who are injured in war, giving water to drinks and sending the dead body back to madinah.



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