Home » Hanafi Fiqh » Tafseer Raheemi » Listening to Quran in a females voice

Listening to Quran in a females voice

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Tafseer Raheemi

Q3.what is worse? watching an indian moovie which contains music,nude women or listening to a women who is covered up with a headscarf praying quran on youtube? i know they are both wrong but i would like to know which is a bigger sin?

A3. The voice of a female is attractive and therfore regarded as an awrah.

Allah says in the quran. فلا تخضعن بالقول فيطمع الذي في قلبه مرض
Trans: (Wives of the prophet!)”Do not be tender in your speech, lest people in whose hearts there is sickness may lust after you” (33:32)

One Hadith says: “المرءة عورة فإذا خرجت استشرفها الشيطان ولا تكون اقرب الي الله منها في قعر بيتها”

A female is awrah ( that which should be concealed) when she leaves her abode, shaytan raises eyebrows at her, she cannot be more closer to Allah than when she is in the inner part of her house. (Mishkaat) So listening to a female’s voice can be allowed when needed, however, without necessity or when lust overcomes, it will be a sin to do so.

The similitude of what you have asked is like a person asking whether one would rather be buried alive or burnt alive. Naturally, a person would prefer neither. Likewise, asking which of two things is the greater sin assumes a person has the capacity to withstand the punishment that such an act would incur. The punishment of the Hereafter is very severe and a person should never assume that they will be able to bear it. Consequently, one should avoid all kinds of sins and should not concern oneself with which is the bigger sin.

This answer was collected from Tafseer-Raheemi.com the official website of Sheikh Abdul Raheem Limbada (Hafizahullah) of UK.

Read answers with similar topics: