Question what knowledge is obligatory for the muslim woman to study

Q: What religious knowledge in which is an obligation upon the women to acquire knowledge about?

A: The obligation upon her is to acquire knowledge about her ‘Aqeedah [i.e. Islamic belief] from the Qur’an and the Sunnah, afterwards acquire knowledge about the prayer—the manner in how the Prophet, sallahu alaihi wasallam,  had prayed. When in the case she has wealth—she must acquire knowledge concerning what Allah has placed upon her [i.e. rulings] from the Zakât.

When in the case takes on the profession o selling and buying—she must acquire knowledge of the rulings (verdicts) of selling and buying; like this in whatever task she is to engage in—then it is becomes an obligation upon her to acquire knowledge of the verdicts in that task.

Thus by definition that is meaning of the hadith of the messenger of Allaah:

طلب العلم فريضة عل كل مسلم

“Seeking religious knowledge is an obligation upon every muslim.” [Hadith of ‘Anas bin Malik /authenticated by Shaykh al-Albani]

Like this in the case she is a doctor it is an obligation upon her to learn whether it is permissible for her to be alone with a man? Is it permissible for her to give medical treatments that are haram [i.e. containing alcohol etc.]?

It is incumbent to have awareness, from the Qur’an and Sunnah, of the job/task in which she is to engage in—I mean proofs and evidences from the Qur’an and Sunnah; I don’t mean that she should be restricted regarding the science of Tibb [i.e. medicine] over the knowledge of Qur’an and Sunnah.


[Fatwa given by Shaykh Muqbil al Wa’dee’ (may Allah have mercy upon him)|Reference: “Fatawa for muslim woman” page 62 question 28|Translation by Abu Sulaymaan Muhammad Ibn Baker]

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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