Assalamu alaykumWhy did the prophet (s.a.s) say that the best color for men to wear is white (innocence,purity,etc) and for women black (sadness, sin,etc). Is this not a discrimination
As-salamu `alaykum. Is it allowed for a woman currently having her period to kiss her dead brother after he's been washed and ready for burial? Jazaka Allahu khayran.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I'm a Muslim woman regularly attends the musalla [Arabic for: Prayer hall] for salah on my campus. Recently, the barrier separating our musalla from the rest of the mosque was opened to provide an open space for the sisters to pray. Some brothers have objected to the sisters performing Sunnah prayers in that open space, saying it is not right for a sister to pray Sunnah without a barrier. Is this true? Do I have no right to pray sunnah in a barrier-free zone? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Al Salam Alikum, Is it permissible for women to wear sandals? I have read varying opinions on this issue and so I am a bit confused. Thank you and Jazakon Allah Khairanal Salam Alikum
If a woman in the West is going to a female only event and so is wearing a lot of make-up on her face, then is it necessary that she wear a niqab in order to avoid extra attention due to the make-up. Or is it sufficient that she just dresses modestly in hijab and jilbab but leaves the face uncovered due to the stigmas and difficulties attached with niqab in the west.
what is the islamic ruling on womens going to graveyards to offer dua's for the near ones?if they are permitted to go,at what time?any conditions?
Assalamou 'a?aykoum wa rahmatou llah: I live currently in Spain. Almost everyday I receive loads of questions about Islam, mainly about the status of women. I would be so grateful if you could answer the following questions: 1- Why doesn't a woman have the right to go with men in the funeral? 2- What is the main reason behind polygamy? 3- Why did the Kuran in Surat "annisa'" talks about punishing a woman in the case of adultery and doesn't talk about punishing the man? Why can the man punish her while she can't do the same in similar cases?
Assalum-u-alaikum I am currently persuing my graduation and would like to know if a muslim women can work in a place where men also work for example being a lecturer in a co- education school or college?My husband is an employee in an IT firm where he is required to deal with non-muslim women folks.Is it approved in view of Islam?
Salaam,Could you tell me if it is permissible for women to dye their hair at an english salon?I am aware that the colour black is not permissible but are all the other colours permissible?
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I want to know if it's right for a male imam to deliver Islamic teachings to ladies sitting right in front of him or whether he should be behind some kind of barrier. Please respond for I am waiting, in sha' Allah, before going to these classes. Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Assalamu Alaikum Sheikh,Please let me know what is acceptable with regards to showing cleavage among women. Many women parties are packed now with women who show a lot of cleavage.
Assalamu aalikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu!thank you so much for all your efforts, may Allah reward you greatly and bless you with knowlodge, determination and patience. I usually fall asleep shortly after I go to bed. But some days ago I just couldn't, I kept awake for a time that seemed like hours. I kept listening surat Al-Qiyammah in my mind again and again, with no interruption. It is a surat that I used to like because of the "melody" of its words, but which I started to appreciate even more after I had read carefully the translation of Yusuf Ali and his commentary and finally memorized the surat. I recite it frequently in my salawat and in an audible voice when doing my shores at home. My question is, did this mean anything or was it just a meaningless insomnia? One more question related to the above, if it's not an abuse. Is it wrong for a Muslim woman to recite the Holy Qur'an in an audible voice? I've heard some saying that the voice is part of the awra, but I can recite the Qur'an in a business like voice, no need to soften it. Is it wrong still? My in-laws or some other relatives of my husband sometimes ask me to recite what I know from the Qur'an, as it is a strange thing for them to listen to: a non-Arab converted Muslim. I usually refuse as I don't know if it's haram or makruh, unless there are only women present. Jazakum Allahu khayran
Assalamu 'alaikum,Question concerning Surah 2 verse 282??and get two witnesses out of your own men. And if there are not two men, then a men and two women, such as you agree for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her??Please can I get an answer to my questions as I am finding it difficult to give answers to non-Muslims.-Does this verse imply that two women are equal the value of one man?as witnesses are women less able to judge accurately to events that take place in front of them, if so why? -This verse is concerning witnesses used for making contracts and wills, but do these rules apply to other witness cases such as, criminal cases, sighting of the moon etc? Or is it different as in the cases of accusing a women?s chastity in which case four are needed in which case does one of the witness need to be a man? -Lastly, in any groups of witnesses should there always be at least one man present, e.g. in a group of ten women? jazakum Allahu khayr
Assalmalaikum, someone recently told me that all lipsticks contain non-halal substance .Is it true .Is it permissable for amuslim woman to put on mild make up?
As-salaam Alaikum Dear Scholars,I have questions regarding wiping of the head during ablution. For women who tie their hair in a bun or pony tail, are we supposed to untie our hair before wiping? Please explain how we should wipe our head. Also, are we supposed to make sure the water reach or touch the skin of our head when wiping?Jazakallah Khairan.
Is it necessary for a women at home to cover her head when she hears the Azaan (call for prayer)? Also please tell me if 'threading' of the Eyebrows, upper lip and chin done from the beauty salon are permissable in Islam for women?
Some scholars gave a fatwa that women’s work in the political field is prohibited, maintaining that a woman’s nature and natural disposition created by Allah do not make her fit such work. They also based their fatwa on the hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) that states, “A people ruled by a woman will never prosper” and similar evidence. Is this the right judgment? May Allah reward you!
As salaam alaykum, Dear Scholars, Can you please explain why women are required to cover their heads in Islam? I am a recent convert so please accept my apologies for my lack of understanding. Everything that I have read and people I have spoken to quote tow sections of the Qu'ran and then onclude this means covering the head. However I do not understand the rationale behind this? Is there supplementary evidence in the hadiths that support the requirement?
A lot of people are justifying to one of our new Muslim sisters who just accepted Islam that she can talk to men, especially Muslim men, as long as the intention is ok and they talk about Islam. Here, I want you to furnish me with an answer about this issue. Is it allowed to make da`wah to women? What about using chatting programs for this?
As-Salam `alaykum! I would like to know if it is permissible for men to sing in front of women?
As-salamu `alaykum. Is there any authentic proof in Islam concerning women piercing their ears? Is it obligatory, allowed, or forbidden?
Respected scholars, As-Salamu `Alaykum. I am a sister who lives in Canada. I was wondering if it's permissible for women to go out, especially, if it's with good Muslim sisters or to an event held by an MSA (Muslim Student Association). If there's nothing wrong with it, how can I explain to my parents that there's nothing wrong with it? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Assalamualaikumi am a student.. and have to offer afternoon prayers in a limited time.. i wear the hijab but it becomes tedious for me to unwrap it before ablutions and the wrap it again afterwards....so i end up offering prayers in a hurry.... i wud like to ask u if it is permissible for me to perform ablutions with my head scarf on???? ..if i just slide my wet hands over the hijab, will it do??
aslam alaikum. i like to thank you for this for this service first of all which is of immense help. my question is about the ghusl that i perform the procedure is different from the one given in this website, it includes washing my head first and making sure it is completely wet and then washing my body. is that fine?thank you
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Can ladies conduct Jumu`ah for ladies only? Is there any proof that ladies can perform Jumu`ah khutbah? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
Assalamu alikum! islam& slavery of woman -------------- at first;i really often read articles and texts from fatwa bank, they are really veryhelpful, but this time i thought much by myself and read in books and online but i didnt find answer. I prayed to Allah swt that He will let me find ananswer , that gives my heart again peace.. so here it is: 1. can in islam a muslim woman be a slave of a muslim man? --> Quran 4:25 "..marry...believing maids" --> does that means he can marry a believing maid and that means he can Have a believing (muslim?!) woman as maid ("whomher rights u posses) 2. can the man have so many female slaves like he wants ? And have intercourse with them? next to his woman/ women? 2.1 do they buythem or only from war, like i read? ( from war would be more islam-logic cause if buying it would an active way of pushing slavery) 3. Do the female slave (because she is property of man) have a right to say "no" to s.intercourse ? If the man wants intercourse with her. 4. can the man have intecourse with her although she is maybe married with someone else? and if she prayes to many gods? May Allah all of u reward much and may Allah theallmighty make ur Iman much more and more stronger!!! wassalam Sakina
Assalam-o- Alaikum dear brother, i wish to ask a question that has been bothering me. i'm a medical graduate, i'm hoping to go Insh' Allah for medical post graduate training in usa soon.i have to deal with females, in the medical profession as patients and as collegues. how do i deal with them, sometimes in the western culture women shake hands with men, it's not something i would like to do . but when i go for interviews for a job, or deal with patients what should i do? how should i deal with them and to what extent is it allowed to have contact? this is a situation as the job interviews and performance may be heavily judged on my interpersonal dealings with collegues but more so i believe patients. i don't want to ever go away from perfect islamic teachings. what should i do? andi still want to learn ,that too for the sake of serving Almighty AllahGazak ' Allah khair
Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum. There is a mosque beside my home where an imam delivers a sermon to women every Tuesday, but he does not use a partition between him and the women he addresses. Is that legally acceptable? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Scholars of Islam, As-Salamu `alaykum. Are women permitted to visit the graves of their parents and other relatives? I heard some scholars say that they are not permitted to do so, but I don’t know if they have any proofs for such a view. My own understanding is that `A’ishah, the wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings be on him) visited her brother’s grave. Can you comment on this issue?
As-Salamu `alaykum! I was recently the president of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at our local university. My term just ended last week because of our new elections. When I was president, our MSA brothers all dropped out. Though they never mentioned anything to me directly, I received repeated hints that they dropped out because I am a sister and not a brother.My proof that this was the main reason for the brothers leaving the MSA came when the new president emailed me that he did not want me to think that was why he ran for election and when the Sheikh we invited to our picnic out of the blue mentioned that in Islam a woman can be in a public po sition.Basically, I wish to inform my brothers that they were wrong. I would appreciate if you could email me anything in the Qur'an or Hadith that would support or deny a women's right to be an active leader in the community. I know that as long as she is not the caliph she can hold a position; so please email me the supporting evidence.
As-salamu `alaykum. It has been shown that women are capable of performing many tasks to the ability of men, or even better. So in these types of situations, why must these women still be considered inferior to men?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. When there are all females and no males present, can the best one in reciting Qur’an lead the other women in jama`ah (congregational) Prayer? Is there a hadith that prohibits females from praying in jama`ah when there are only women? I haven't found anything yet, but Allah knows best, and I'm sure you have more knowledge. So please reply.
What does the Quran say about women's veiling? And, from your interpretation, is it obligatory? I have read many verses on the Hijab in the holy Quran, however, it does not specify what type of veil/covering. "... [women] should not display their Beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty... (31 Annour). I would like to know your understanding of the verses in the Quran which refer to the Hijab. Many thanks for your help. Assalamou alaykoum.
What should a woman do if she gets her period while performing Hajj?
I would like to know whether there is a ruling on going to malls and stores for fun and leisure, especially for women. I heard that there is a curse on it, so I’d like to know more about that. Your answer is greatly appreciated.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Do you think that a woman these days can travel without a mahram to attend conferences in foreign countries? And can she travel to these countries for study without being accompanied by a mahram? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum. Is dancing prohibited in Islam? That is, dancing with a group of people like bhangra, by oneself, or dancing with females. Thank you for your time. Jazaka Allahu khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salaam `Alaykum. Is it true that Muslim women cannot be leaders? If so why? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Why does Islam stipulate that the blood money paid when the victim is a woman to be half the amount paid when it is a man? Is that a kind of belittling of women? Does this not contradict the Islamic principle of honoring women? The enemies of Islam raise such questions, and, in fact, we also do so, but to seek the truth in that regard, not to harbor doubts about the intentions of Islam. How can we refute such false claims about Islam? And what do you say to reassure us concerning that?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible for women to make i`tikaf (seclusion for sake of worship) in the mosque? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I live in Canada. People tell me that it is not allowed for a female barber to cut a man's hair. Is this true? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible in Islam for women to participate in Jihad as Muslim men and women used to do during the life of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)? What is the hukm (ruling) for that in these days? Jazakum Allahu khayran. May Allah always keep you strong believers, Ameen.
Recently, we heard about some Muslim women in the United States claiming that it is permissible for them to lead a public, mixed-gender Friday Prayer. What is Islam’s stance on this? Please give me a detailed answer urgently. Muslims here in the USA are perplexed and do not know what to do.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I have been wearing hijab for five years. It was my choice, but my confidence and self esteem have been entirely shattered because of it. I am enraged at the fact that the scholars (mainly men) have been threatening Muslim women into believing that Allah has ordered them to cover their hair. The truth is that these scholars (mostly men) have decided that women must cover their hair in order to divert the desires of men, labeling such a ruling as a commandment of Allah. In Qur'anic verses Allah specifically tells women to cover their bosoms. Did Allah forget to mention hair? Jazakum Allah khayran.
I get easily attracted to men with handsome faces. Do I commit a sin by looking at their faces or eyes? How can I prevent myself from being attracted to them?
As-Salamu `alaykum. If after the Prayer is done, I found out that several hairs were not covered, even only one, must I repeat the Prayer? Or in that case is my Prayer still valid, because it was not intentionally and done by mistake?
In the book Nahj Al-Balaghah or (The Way to Eloquence), it is stated that the Commander of the Faithful `Ali ibn Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “Woman is an absolute evil, and the worst aspect in her is that she is indispensable!” I would like to know what is your opinion concerning this saying. Does this saying represent the Islamic position regarding woman?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is it necessary for females to use the bathroom before praying and performing wudu’ (ablution)? What I am asking is, can females pray without washing off the clear discharge during their non-menstrual days? Jazakum Allah khayran.
salam alaikumi have 2 questions,in order of importance.1. my aunt is an immigrant,she has no source of income whatsoever as she hasnt even got legal documents etc...now the only way of making income she has is as a house worker: tidying up,cooking,baby sitting etc... for someone else, now it involves her cleaning cupboards and fridge which contain alcohol,is it hala l for her to work there,she isnt handling alcohol at all just cleaning the part of the shelf where the bottle is stored.2. how long is a musaffir a mussafir?3. i heard that an expedition of sahabas(ra)located the wall of dhul qarnain in ruins,is this true? did yajuj and majuj get released then?jazakallah khairansalam alaikum
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I attended a session conducted by one of the sisters who was referred to as a woman scholar of Islam. While talking about the death of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) she said there was no Funeral Prayer said for him. I want to know if this statement is correct or not? If there was indeed a Funeral Prayer, did women participate in it? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum! I have some urgent questions concerning divorce. I have been separated from my husband for 8 months. I asked for divorce and finally he has agreed to give me that. Do I have to wait for 3 months if I want to marry someone else? I have not been touched by him for the 8 months. Is the reason for the 3 months to find out if one is pregnant and it's obvious I am not pregnant. So please do I need to wait for 3 more months before I talk to someone else?
As-Salamu `alaykum. I would like to know what does Islam say concerning women practicing sports. Are there some rules a woman has to abide by? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. I am asking about the blood that flows from women after carrying out a surgery or removing the uterus. Are such women exempted from performing prayer and observing fasting during the weeks that follow the operations due to the bleeding they have during that time? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.