as salamualaikum,my question is regarding tablighi jamaat,our husbands go on 3 days and 40 days kurooj mashaallah and we support them in this but why is it that they are not permitted to contact family while on jamaat ?second is it wajib or even mustahabb for a women to leave heer children with others and go on jamaat with her husband
u will be answering a big group of women may allah reward u
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
1. According to Shariah, it is the right of the husband to be in contact with his family wherever he goes. In fact, at times it may be compulsory for him to be in touch with his family members.
When a person is in Jamāt, he needs to be fully concentrated to achieve the desired results of being in Jamāt. Any unnecessary distraction will defeat the purpose. It is therefore recommended that he does not unnecessarily get in touch with family members while in Jamāt. It is not an injunction of Shariah prohibiting him from communicating with his family members while in Jamāt.
If there is a need to communicate with family members while in Jamāt, he has the Sharī right to do so.
2. Alhamdulillah, the Tabligh effort has been proven to be beneficial in conscientising people about their religious duties and reforming the lives of many people.
A Woman’s primary responsibility is to look after her children. It is improper to leave her minor children in the care of others to go out in Jamāt.
If the children are old enough and are able to take care of themselves then she may go out in Jamāt.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Zaid M Shelia,
Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.