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Deficiency
« on: November 24, 2012, 12:52:07 pm »
in bukhari Vol. 1, Book 6, Hadith 301
Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri:
Once Allah's Messenger () went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o `Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, "O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women)." They asked, "Why is it so, O Allah's Messenger () ?" He replied, "You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you." The women asked, "O Allah's Messenger () ! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?" He said, "Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?" They replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?" The women replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her religion."

نُقْص and its contemperaries (نَاقِصَاتِ and نُقْصَانِ) are actually more accurately translated into reduction not deficiency. In fact will call minus in arabic نَاقِصَ. YOu shouldinclude this in your article

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Re: Deficiency
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 08:20:13 pm »
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in bukhari Vol. 1, Book 6, Hadith 301
Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri:
Once Allah's Messenger () went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o `Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, "O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women)." They asked, "Why is it so, O Allah's Messenger () ?" He replied, "You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you." The women asked, "O Allah's Messenger () ! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?" He said, "Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?" They replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?" The women replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her religion."

نُقْص and its contemperaries (نَاقِصَاتِ and نُقْصَانِ) are actually more accurately translated into reduction not deficiency. In fact will call minus in arabic نَاقِصَ. YOu shouldinclude this in your article

As'salamu Alaikum dear brother,

Thank you for the valuable post, akhi.  I will insha'Allah update the article and add your addition to it.  It's important for Muslims to notice how having characteristics such as running a bad mouth and/or being ungrateful will bring upon them sin.  This is certainly not just limited to the women of that time.  The Prophet, peace be upon him, used them here as an example.  But men are certainly not exempt from this.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah