Old women will not get through the pearly gates of Moe's bordello, sorry ladies:

Did you know that old women don’t get to go to Muhammad’s bordello?

And to make things even more complicated, only ugly women are allowed to go to the mosque:

Islamic law: Women, don’t come to mosque unless you’re ugly

“It is offensive for an attractive or young woman to come to the mosque to pray (O: or for her husband to permit her), though not offensive for women who are not young or attractive when this is unlikely to cause temptation.” – ‘Umdat al-Salik (Reliance of the Traveller) F12.4

More below the fold!

Click on image to enlarge!

Hasan radiallaahu ‘anhu said: That a certain old woman came to the Prophet and requested him to pray to Allaah to make her enter paradise. The Prophet said, ‘O mother of so and so! No old woman shall enter into paradise’. The narrator says that on hearing this the old woman went back weeping. The Prophet said to the people around him to go and tell the old woman that she would not enter into paradise as an old woman. (Tirmidhi) Then he recited the verse:

“Verily we! We have created those (maidens) by a creation and have made them virgins, loving, of equal age” Qur’aan 56: 35-37  (More here)


Islamic law: Women, don’t come to mosque unless you’re ugly

The mind reels. Who determines whether a woman is old or unattractive enough for it not to be offensive for her to go to mosque? Is this the opinion of the husband, father, and male relatives alone? And what if they decide that a particular Muslima is sufficiently ugly to attend prayers in the mosque, but men at the mosque differ, and believe her to be so attractive that they take offense and contend that she should have stayed home? Does internecine warfare ensue?

Oh, the glories and complexities of the Religion of Peace and Tolerance!

One thought on “Old women will not get through the pearly gates of Moe's bordello, sorry ladies:”

  1. 1) “The whole of a woman’s body is a vagina (‘awra), according to Khajafi following the al Shafi’i school…”


    Women in the Qur’an, Traditions, and Interpretation

    by Barbara Freyer Stowasser
    Published by Oxford University Press US, 1996
    p. 94


    2) From the website “answeringislam.org” I found this essay about women in Islam which includes some pertinent information on this (though the scholarly citations in the essay I have not verified):

    Commenting on the Qur’anic verse Q. 30:21 which states “And of His signs is that He created for you, of yourselves, spouses, that you may repose in them” [the famous Islamic scholar] Razi said:

    “His saying ‘created for you’ is a proof that women were created like animals and plants and other useful things, just as the Most High has said ‘He created for you what is on earth’ and that necessitates the woman not to be created for worship and carrying the Divine commands. We say creating the women is one of the graces bestowed upon us and charging them with Divine commands to complete the graces bestowed upon us, not that they are charged as we men are charged. For women are not charged with many commands as we are charged, because the woman is weak, silly, in one sense she is like a child, and no commands are laid upon a child, but for the grace of Allah upon us to be complete, women had to be charged so that they may fear the torment of punishment and so follow her husband, and keep away from what is forbidden, otherwise corruption would be rampant.”[15]

    Another eminent Muslim thinker, Hadi Sabzevari, in his commentary on Sadr al-Mote’alihin wrote:

    That Sadr ad-Deen Shirazi classifies women as animals is a delicate allusion to the fact that women, due to the deficiency in their intelligence and understanding of intricacies, and due to their fondness of the adornments of the world, are truly and justly among the mute animals [al-haywanti al-sa^mita]. They have the nature of beasts [ad-dawwa^b], but they have been given the disguise of human beings so that men would not be loath to talk to them and be compelled to have sexual intercourse with them. That is why our immaculate Law [shar’ina al-mutahhar] takes men’s side and gives them superiority in most matters, including divorce, “nushuz,” etc.

    (Quoted in Soroush, Abdolkarim, _Farbehtar az ideoloji_, Sera^t, Tehran, 1373 A.H.S.). [A.H.S. = After the Hegira]

    [bold emphasis added by me]


    The Place of Women in Pure Islam
    by M. Rafiqul-Haqq and P. Newton


Comments are closed.