Ladies talim

Q: Alhamdulillah we have ladies weekly talim in our area. The talim has been going on for approximately 15 years. Up until recent years there was no particular speaker who did the six points, some of the ladies took turns to do the six points. A few years ago a female who often goes out in jamaat moved into the area and she now does the six points every week. When I had talim at my home recently I called an Apa (the Apa is an Aalima) who conducts the talim in her area to be the speaker for that week. The lady who usually conducts our talim looked a little upset. Sometime before another resident wanted to call a prominent Apa to be the guest speaker however the lady who does our talim said that not just anybody may speak. I would like to call another Apa who conducts talim in various areas to be the guest speaker at my home. I do not want to offend our lady. Is her behaviour correct? What are the rules regarding who may do the six points?


A: It is of vital importance that the talim be conducted according to the principles laid down by the elders of tabligh jamaat. According to the elders, the womens talim should be conducted through reading from the kitaab and not by women giving bayaans.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)