337. Reason for the Prohibition of looking at the hair of the veiled women

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حدثنا محمد بن موسى بن المتوكل رحمه الله قال: حدثنا عبد الله بن جعفر الحميري عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى عن الحسن بن محبوب عن عباد بن صهيب قال: سمعت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام يقول: لا بأس بالنظر إلى رؤس أهل تهامة والاعراب وأهل السواد من اهله الذمة لانهن إذا نهين لا ينتهين، قال: المغلوبة لا بأس بالنظر إلى شعرها وجسدها ما لم يتعمد ذلك.

1. Muhammad Bin Musa Bin Al Mutawakkal narrated to us, from Abdullah Bin Ja’far Al Humeyri, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Isa, from Al Hassan Bin Mahboub, from Abaad Bin Saheyb who said, ‘I heard Abu Abdullah (a.s.) saying: ‘There is no problem with the looking at the heads of the people of Tahama, and the Bedouins, and the black people from the ones under responsibility (Ahl Al-Zimma), because if these (women) are prevented, they would still end up doing it’. The subjugated woman, there is no problem with the looking at her hair and her body, what is not deliberate from that’.

أبي رحمه الله قال: حدثنا أحمد بن ادريس قال: حدثنا محمد بن عبد الجبار عن صفوان بن يحيى عن عبد الرحمن بن الحجاج قال: سألت أبا عبد الله عليه السلام عن الجارية التي لم تدرك متى ينبغي لها أن تغطي رأسها ممن ليس بينه وبينها محرم؟ ومتى جيب عليها أن تقنع رأسها للصلاة؟ قال: لا تغطي رأسها حتى يحرم عليها الصلاة.

2. My father said, ‘Ahmad bin Idrees narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Abdul Jabbar, from Safwan Bin Yahya, from Abdul Rahman Bin Al Hajaaj who said, ‘I asked Abu Abdullah (a.s.) about the slave girl who has yet to become aware (attain puberty), ‘When is it befitting for her that she cover her hair from the ones who are not between him and an un-marriageable man (Non-Mahram)? And when is it Obligatory upon her that she covers her head in the Prayer?’ He (a.s.) said: ‘She should not cover her head until the Prayer is forbidden unto her’.