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  • Deficiency Of Intelligence In Woman

    Posted by Mumin Ahmad on October 2, 2022 at 3:06 am

    Assalamu Alaikum

    I wanted to ask if a woman’s testimony is half of a man’s testimony in Islam. I have watched Ghamidi Sahab’s explanation regarding the Quranic verse but there’s a hadith that goes like this :

    Abu Sa’id al-Khudri said that when God’s messenger went out to the place of prayer on the day of sacrifice, or on the day when the fast was broken, he came upon some women and said, “Give alms, you women folk, for I have been shown that you will be the majority of the inhabitants of hell.” They asked, “For what reason, messenger of God?” He replied, “You are greatly given to abuse, and you are ungrateful to your husbands. Among women who are deficient in intelligence and religion I have not seen anyone more able to remove the understanding of a prudent man than one of you.” They asked, “What is the deficiency of our religion and our intelligence, messenger of God?” He replied, “Is not the testimony of a woman equivalent to half the testimony of a man?” They said, “Yes.” Remarking that that pertained to the deficiency of her intelligence, he asked, “Is it not the case that when she menstruates she neither prays nor fasts?” When they replied, “Yes,” he said, “That pertains to the deficiency of her religion.”

    (Bukhari and Muslim.)

    In this hadith it’s clearly said that the testimony of a woman is equivalent to half the testimony of a man. How does Ghamidi Sahab view this?

    Thank you

    Faisal Haroon replied 2 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Deficiency Of Intelligence In Woman

    Faisal Haroon updated 2 months, 1 week ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator October 2, 2022 at 9:12 am

    In order to understand this narration please watch the videos in the following thread:

    Discussion 39889

  • Mumin Ahmad

    Member October 2, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    Salaam

    I have watched all the videos but with all due respect ,the explanation didn’t really make any sense to me.

    Ghamidi sahab says that the hadith says ” gavaahi ki zimedaari kam daali hai ” but as far as I know there’s no word that indicates “zimedaari”. It clearly says that the testimony of a woman is equivalent to half the testimony of a man.

    Could you please explain this part?

    Thank you

  • Mumin Ahmad

    Member October 2, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    My question is not related to the deficiency in woman’s intelligence. It’s about the value of her testimony

  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator October 2, 2022 at 3:55 pm
  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator October 2, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    I understand. For details about testimony please see:

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