Hamd and Naat: Listening to Female Reciters
|Q.) Could you please tell me if it is permissible for a Muslim male to listen
to a Hamd, or Naat recited by a Muslim female. The Hamd or Naat is recited in an artistic
and musical (no musical instruments or drum beats) manner. [S. Shah]
A.) Almighty Allah Ta'ala says in the Noble Qur'an: "Oh Wives of the
Prophet. Do not soften your voices that may attract a person who has a sickness in his
Females by nature have a soft and alluring voice that attract the attention of males
which may be a stepping stone to many evils. Therefore, strange (Ghayr Mahram) males and
females should not verbally communicate with a strange male unless it is done without
softening her voice. The Hamd and Naat recited by females in an artistic manner, will
obviously attract the attention of strange males, therefore, it is not permissible for
them to listen to the Hamd and Naat of strange females.
And Allah Taala Knows Best.