You’ve maybe heard that Umar Ibn-Al-Khattab threw stones at women to ban them from the Masjid. Actually, he threw stones at one woman: His wife. It doesn’t sound better right? Well, let me tell you the whole story.
Umar Ibn-Al-Khattab was a companion of the prophet Muhammed (saw). Also, he was one of the most powerful and influential caliphs in history. To give you an idea he conquered Persia in less than 2 years. Easy.
His wife was very young and he was very possessive of her. She used to love going to the Masjid to pray. Umar Ibn-Al-Khattab would ask her:
– “Please don’t go just stay home” and she would answer:
– “No, I’m going” and he couldn’t stop her.
Even if he was the most powerful man on the planet at the time. He remained silent. Praying at the Masjid is a right that the prophet (saw) gave to all women. All he could say is “I care about you, I don’t like it when you go” but he couldn’t forbid her to go.
So he made up a plan: One day he hid in a corner with few stones in his hand. When she passed by, he threw a couple of stones from his hidden corner. She got scared and ran back home. She stopped going to the Masjid until she found out it was him and she started coming back again.
There is this idea that women are not supposed to go to the Masjid. But according to authentic narration women and men have the same reward. It’s a right that women have. Do not let anyone take it as easily.
From Nouman Ali Khan (in socks) at ICNA convention #funny #mustwatch: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQgAxZ1iJlQ