A specific question about women study circles–Al’Allaamah Ubaid Al-Jaabiri
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
All praise is due to Allaah. We thank Him (The Most High) for protecting us from many of the trials—the trials of Shubuhaaat and Shahawaat. The Salafiyyoon of Al-Markaz As-Salafi in particular must thank Allaah (The Most High) for granting them the Tawfeeq to recognize the truth in many of the affairs of the Salafiyyah Dawah. Therefore, we should be mindful of self-amazement, boastfulness and stubbornness when truth reaches us, because our hearts are not in our control. Likewise, it is incumbent upon us to spread truth with wisdom, fine admonition and firmness after recognizing and acting upon it. Neither should we fear the blame of the blamers nor should we give any attention to anyone who employ tricks and ambiguity in order to evade the clear verdicts of the scholars. Al-Allaamah Ubaid Al-Jaabiri (may Allaah preserve him) was asked a specific question from Manchester via Ustaadh Uwais Taweel (may Allaah preserve him) about those who are worthy of teaching Salafiyyah….
Is it better for us to attend the masjid and seek ilm and learn from the tullaab, or learn in our houses with sisters, even though they may not have a background in knowledge.
Shaykh said: the students of knowledge are known to be Students of knowledge and steadfast upon that (Salafi) then take knowledge from the students of knowledge. As for the sisters, then there is no harm in the sisters teaching as long as the sister has studied in Umm Al- Quraa or an establishment and studied with scholars, then it’s no harm in her teaching.
So Ustaadh Uwais (may Allaah preserve him) continued and asked “what happens if she hasn’t studied?”
So the Shaykh (may Allaah preserve him) said “La (no). Rather she should go to the tullaab the students of knowledge who are well known. But no harm if she has studied in Umm al Qura or with the people of knowledge.” See link: http://www.learnaboutislam.co.uk/audio/uways-at-taweel/uways-at-taweel-talk-2.mp3 [Question starts after 20 Mins—the question was asked specifically to remove all doubts people may seek to propagate in this affair through ambiguous and general statements.
And Allaah knows best