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#1 SparklLZz

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 09:43 PM

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is it okay for women to learnt to ride horses and camels (etc)? Because i noticed in places like Pakistan women are not allowed to ride bikes, and i HEARD that in saudi arabia, women are prohibited from driving?

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 09:57 PM

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In Iran they have women's horse riding. I think cause it's a sport wear they can still wear hijab.

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 10:00 PM

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Dear sister in Islam, may Allah reward you abundantly for your interest in knowing the teachings of your religion. We appreciate the great confidence you have in us, hoping that our efforts meet your expectations.

It is noteworthy that Islam deals with women on an equal footing with men. At the same time, Islam pays much more attention to protecting women against any harm. Islam sets certain rules in order to safeguard Muslim women against immorality and indecency and to preserve their chastity. Therefore, it requires women to stick to the Islamic code of dress and to observe haya’ (modesty) in their walk, speech, and conduct.

As regards riding bikes by women we'd like to state that riding bikes, cars and other means of transportation is in itself permissible. In the pre-Islamic era Arab women used to ride camels. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: ‘The best women who rode camels are the women of Quraysh. They are the best to show affection towards children and to care for their husbands' wealth.’

The only condition is that women should stick to the Islamic manners while riding the bike. She should abide by the Islamic code of dress and she should not sit on the same bike behind or in front of a non-Mahram male, for this leads to forbidden touching.

Also, this practice may have something to do with the culture of a certain society. In some societies it is common that women use certain means of transportation rather than others.

“If riding a bike or a horse is a common practice, if the horse or bike is the method of transportation in the local area, and if the woman can ride it without revealing any of her `Awrah (parts of her body that should not be exposed in public), then the answer is yes, the woman may ride it.� (Source: [img]islamicity(contact admin if its a beneficial link))

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 10:02 PM

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jazakhallah bro ahm that was really informative.

so is it true that saudi arabia has banned women from driving? can anyone prove this for me? and can anyone confirm whether pakistan ban women from riding bikes for Islamic reasons (according to them) or for cultural reasons?

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 10:13 PM

As regards riding bikes by women we'd like to state that riding bikes, cars and other means of transportation is in itself permissible. In the pre-Islamic era Arab women used to ride camels. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: ‘The best women who rode camels are the women of Quraysh. They are the best to show affection towards children and to care for their husbands' wealth.’


true but one should remember that during the Prophets time women did ride cmales & horses but it was done when they were traveliing long distance & thier mahram was always present.

The only condition is that women should stick to the Islamic manners while riding the bike. She should abide by the Islamic code of dress and she should not sit on the same bike behind or in front of a non-Mahram male, for this leads to forbidden touching.


Also, this practice may have something to do with the culture of a certain society. In some societies it is common that women use certain means of transportation rather than others.


“If riding a bike or a horse is a common practice, if the horse or bike is the method of transportation in the local area, and if the woman can ride it without revealing any of her `Awrah (parts of her body that should not be exposed in public), then the answer is yes, the woman may ride it.� (Source: [img]islamicity(contact admin if its a beneficial link))


agree with that, especially the local area part.


so is it true that saudi arabia has banned women from driving? can anyone prove this for me?


it's true... for the most part. women can drive in private compounds. bedouin women also drive in deserts (but again bedouins live quite far away from general population). There r quite a few threads on IF abt driving in Saudi. Bro Sulemaan has done quite good job of explaining the reason for such restrictions.

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 10:48 PM

Asalaamualaikum

aaah ok, jazakhallah for your input! i'll look up those threads!