Muslim women must not leave the house without their husband’s permission, should avoid wearing trousers and should even delete their Facebook accounts, according to rulings published by mosques and Islamic associations around Britain.
The Green Lane Masjid in Birmingham said that women were not allowed to wear trousers, even in front of their husbands, while the Central Masjid of Blackburn called Facebook a ‘sin’ and an ‘evil’.
One Islamic organisation also stated that Muslim women should not leave the house without their husband’s permission and should not travel more than 48miles without their husband.
An article entitled ‘Dangers of Facebook’ was published on the Central Masjid of Blackburn’s website which stated that: ‘Facebook has opened the doors for sin. Muslim girls and women alike have become prey to this evil.’
In a Q&A, one Muslim asked the Green Lane Masjid in Birmingham if women could wear jeans. Citing an Islamic scholar, the reply was that women were not permitted to wear trousers, even in front of their husband, as they show off ‘the details of her body’.
A document written by a mufti at the Croydon Mosque and Islamic Centre, entitled ‘Advice for the husband and wife’, also stated: ‘A woman should seek her husband’s permission when leaving the house and should not do so without his knowledge.’
In another article, the mosque calls abortion ‘a great sin’ and describes acting and modelling as ‘immoral acts’.
Source: Times / Mail UK