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Here’s What Shariah Law Apparently Has to Say About Women’s Facebook Passwords

Posted by on Dec. 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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Here’s What Shariah Law Apparently Has to Say About Women’s Facebook Passwords

An Islamic preacher says that women who keep their social media and cellphone passwords secret from their husbands are violating shariah law, asserting that husbands are entitled to and must demand to know that information.

The Middle East Media Research Institute reported that Palestinian cleric Sheik Khaled Al-Maghrabi gave a lecture at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque earlier this month in which he said women who withhold the passwords to their cellphones, computers or social media accounts, including Facebook, are violating Islamic law.

Sheik Khaled Al-Maghrabi said it’s a husband’s “right” to know his wife’s passwords. (Image source: MEMRI)

Sheik Khaled Al-Maghrabi said it’s a husband’s “right” to know his wife’s passwords. (Image source: MEMRI)

“In marital relations, the wife must not keep any secrets from her husband,” Al-Maghrabi said according to MEMRI. “If the wife has a cell phone and she uses a password, but refuses to give her husband the password, this constitutes a violation of Islamic law. This is prohibited. A woman is not allowed to block her cell phone from her husband.”

“If, for example, she has a Facebook account with a password, but her husband does not know the password, this constitutes a violation of Islamic law, because her husband must be able to check her Internet account at any time. That is his right! He is entitled to demand this,” Al-Maghrabi said.

“Under no circumstances whatsoever may a woman have a cell phone, a laptop, or any kind of Internet account, which is locked with a password that is unknown to her husband. This would constitute a violation of Islamic law regarding marital relations,” the preacher added.

Watch an excerpt of the lecture posted and translated by MEMRI:




by on Dec. 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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AdrianneHill
by Silver Member on Dec. 28, 2014 at 1:06 PM
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Does she get to know his
Billiejeens
by Emerald Member on Dec. 28, 2014 at 8:14 PM
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But, but, it's Islam.
propswife
by on Dec. 28, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Right, and the prophet Mohammed wrote all this down before ball point pens were invented. 

If a cell phone and computer are part of "marital relations", all unmarried women and children are committing adultry just by using them.

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2014 at 4:00 AM
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Without further evidence, the title should probably read "One cleric's interpretation of Shariah law..."

Otherwise it is a bit like assuming that Billy Graham speaks for all Christians.

squeekers
by on Dec. 29, 2014 at 4:02 AM

 sux to be them, but i am not nor will i ever believe or follow shariah laws so it bothers me not.

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2014 at 4:49 AM

Here, from three independent sources, are what Islam says a wife is required to do for her husband:

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2014 at 4:50 AM

SOURCE ONE

Quoting Clairwil:

Here, from three independent sources, are what Islam says a wife is required to do for her husband:

The Husband’s Rights

  1. Obedience in Kindness

Allah  has placed men in charge of women, being responsible for their maintenance, guidance and general care, due to the characteristics with which He has endowed them, in addition to the money they spend to support them. As the Qur’an states, “Men have charge of women because Allah has preferred the one above the other and because they spend their wealth on them.” (Soorat An-Nisaa’, 4:34)

  1. Attentiveness to His Sexual Needs

A Muslim woman must be attentive to her husband’s sexual needs and is recommended to beautify herself for him. If she refuses to respond to his legitimate sexual advances, she would be committing a monstrous sin, unless there is a legitimate excuse, such as being on her menses, making up an obligatory fast she has previously missed or being sick.
The Prophet  said, “If a man calls his wife to bed and she refuses, and then he spends the night angry with her, the angels will continue to curse her until the mofning.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree: 3065; Saheeh Muslim: 1436).

  1. Not Allowing Anyone He Does not Like in His House

This is his right which she must respect. The Prophet  said, “It is not lawful for a woman to observe a voluntary fast without the permission of her husband, nor is it lawful for her to allow anyone to enter his house without his permission.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree: 4899)

  1. Not Leaving the House without His Permission

One of the husband’s rights is that she is not allowed to leave the house without his permission, whether she wants to go out for a personal or general need.

  1. Service

A woman is recommended to serve her husband in kindness by preparing meals for him and undertaking other household chores.

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2014 at 4:51 AM

SOURCE TWO

Quoting Clairwil:

Here, from three independent sources, are what Islam says a wife is required to do for her husband:

The wife’s duties to her husband are as follows:

First Duty: Obedience. A wife should be as obedient as she can to her husband. This preserves the family and protects it from collapsing. This is part of Islam’s organizing of the family structure. The Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked: ‘Which women are the best?’ he answered: “The one who pleases him when he looks at her, obeys him when he asks something of her, and is not disobedient in herself or her money in what he hates.” [Musnad Ahmad]

One should note that a wife’s obedience to her husband falls into one of four categories:

1- To ask her to do something this is commanded by Islam, such as the five prayers. Here the wife must obey her husband, and she would be considered sinful from two perspectives if she fails to obey.

2- To ask her to do something which is beneficial to him, or to refrain from doing something which is harmful to him, such as things which have to do with his food or clothes. She should obey him here unless there is a valid excuse not to.

3- To ask her to do something which falls into her personal affairs, such as asking her to give him money or forbidding her from speaking to a friend for no good reason. Here she can obey him if she wants but she does not have to. She should consider the benefit and harm of such obedience.

4- To order her to disobey Allah’s commands, and here she must disobey her husband.

Second duty: Not to leave the house unless the husband permits it. She should also never sleep outside the house unless she has permission.

Third duty: To refrain from fasting voluntarily unless she has permission. Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “It is not permissible for a woman to fast while her husband is present unless he permits it, nor is it permissible for her to allow anyone into the house unless he permits it.”

Fourth duty: Not to let anyone into the house unless he permits it. This is also derived from the above-mentioned hadîth.

Fifth duty: To guard his property. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The best women who have ridden camels are those of Quraysh. They are the most tender to a young child and guard what their husbands own.” [Sahîh al-Bukharî]

Sixth duty: To serve and run the house in a reasonable fashion. This does not mean physical work on the part of the woman if a woman of her standing does not generally engage in physical work. It also does not mean physical work if her health does not permit it.

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2014 at 4:53 AM

SOURCE THREE

Quoting Clairwil:

Here, from three independent sources, are what Islam says a wife is required to do for her husband:

Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allah and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allah orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, their husband's property). As to those women on whose part you see ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (next), refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allah is Ever Most High, Most Great.

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Dec. 29, 2014 at 4:57 AM


Quoting Billiejeens: But, but, it's Islam.

When there is so much hatred and misinformation around a subject (whatever the subject), it behoves people to do a little research, and criticise for the things that are actually wrong, not for straw men.

EDITED TO ADD:

And yes, for the record, I think there is plenty wrong with what Islam actually says a wife's duties towards her husband are, that I listed above.

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