Evil deeds – The cause for difficulties and hardships
Q: I need some advice targheeb so I can post on one of our community groups regarding the crime. The community are suggesting so many methods to prevent crime but fail to understand our issues because of us not having deen in our lives and we not regular with our salaah etc. Also now they suggesting and allowing women in our areas to begin patrolling. Please send me details advice from Quran and Hadith and also the harms of women been involved and exposing themselves to strange men. Please it’s urgent.
A: Indeed one of the causes for difficulties and hardships affecting one is the evil deeds that one commits as Allah Ta`ala states in the Qur’aan Shareef: “Corruption has appeared on land and sea due to what the hands of people have earned so He [i.e. Allah] may let them taste part of [the consequence of] what they have done that perhaps they will return [to righteousness].” (Surah Room, v 41) Hence, one of the corrective measures will be to resort to taubah and rectifying our ways and actions. Bringing women out into the public will only compound the problem and worsen the consequences, as this will be in direct contrast to the teachings of the Qur’aan and hadeeth of Raulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). Their duty is seeing to the needs within the home and not out of the home.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)