daywalk3r is correct in what he said. there should be a small room made available for women. incase of travellers etc. or if need be by others.
sorry. i should have made it more clear for all to understand. this question was asked regarding women. NOT MEN.
It's a strange state of affairs when you have to question your intention so deeply so as to distinguish whether your attendance of salaah in the haramain is for your own pleasure, or Allah's. To think that it could even be a nafsaani act boggles the mind. But in truth, there is most certainly an element of personal pleasure in performing salaah in the haramain. The beauty of the recitation, the sense of unity with the ummah, the beauty and grandeur of the masjid itself. If our decision was based purely on the reward factor, it would be quite clear to see that the reward of avoiding fitnah must exceed that of performing a ritual. Just as one of the best deeds is avoiding sin.
It takes a very strong muslimah to relinquish such an opportunity and choose to perform her salaah within the hotel room for fear of the fitnah which lies in the weak ummah of today.
I have immense admiration for the sisters who have this strength, and I pray that Allah will give me the same when I go for hajj later this year, insha Allah. Or even more pleasing to me, would be that I be protected from the fitnah whilst still being able to attend the masaajid... is that my nafs talking ? I suspect so.
But we must acknowledge the correlation between sacrifice and reward. The sacrifice made by those who pray in the hotel by choice will, insha Allah be rewarded many times over. It is most certainly a reflection of the depth of their love for righteousness.
However, on the topic in general, i.e. the right of women to attend the masjid, I must agree with the goal (NOT the goals as outlined by the participants of that outrage), which is to provide the facility whilst discouraging regular attendance. I think that if a truly wise panel of masjid committee members were to openly address this issue and make it clear to the women that if they were to provide facilites, the purpose would be to ensure that salaah is not missed needlessly, then there would be significant benefit in this for the ummah. Strict conditions should be placed on the female attendees, such as:
I heard they were from a group called Hizb-ut-tahrir who was on channel 4 programme the other day. As some distant family wore boosting about it who belong to that group!!
But like i said before outside salaat times sister facilities should be made available at places such as musjids to learn deen. This is the same nasiyaat molana yusuf motala saab has been giving to the female aaalimahs who are becoming fariq. Also like i said before mufti saeed and mufti yasin has said this. Also molana saleem dhorat if you look at his new dawah academy plans his has a totally segregated section for women (with completely different entrances) so they can also learn. - but soooo many guji musjids cant seem to get this through their heads even with prominent ulama likes this telling them.!
yes i agree that people should concentrate on the kushoo and quzoo on salaat. if only this was fixed i'm sure the ummah wont be in the mess they are in now. as if salaat is correct then inshallah our lifes would be correct. but with all respect this aint what the topics about
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.