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Is it allowed to visit a man's house when he isn't home for repair work?

Assalau Alaikum to my Muslim Brothers, If a Muslim client who is a male is out of town and his wife is Alone at home, is it permissible for 2 male contractors at the permission of the husband to ...
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Are there verses in the qur'an on which there's no consensus about the addressed gender?

I'd like to know if there are verses in the qur'an where it is seemingly unclear whether the verse addresses both women and men or only one of both genders and on which at least some scholars ...
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Are there any cases where only male witnesses are allowed?

In surat al-Baqara when quoting debt contracts Allah taught us that we may replace one male witness by two female witnesses saying: ... And bring to witness two witnesses from among your men. And ...
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Can four women be witnesses in cases where two male witnesses are necessary?

Allah the almighty said: ... And bring to witness two witnesses from among your men. And if there are not two men [available], then a man and two women from those whom you accept as witnesses - so ...
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Differentiating menstruation blood with virgin blood

Assalamualaikum. Yesterday was my wedding day. My wife was having her period in the past week but she said it was over and then she did take junub bath or major ablution. But when we start to have ...
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Is Niqab and Burqa obligatory for women? [duplicate]

There are some shuyookh who say that niqab and burqa are obligatory because women are altogether 'awrah and they refer to the verse “And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking ...
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What is the 'awrah (islamically considered private part) of Women And Men?

I hear some scholars say the 'awrah of woman is everything apart from the hands and face and some scholars argue and even add the face and say this makes niqab obligatory, and for men's part; some ...
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Is it permitted to sit with your sister in law in same room?

When my family visit my wife's family we stay in their house as guests. Her sisters will come into the bedroom we stay in to chat to her and I'm usually present and may chat to me wearing the ...
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When is it possible to look at the opposite sex who is not mahram?

I thought I'd change the question around as it's always lower your gaze. Is there any situation where a man can look at a woman (meaning looking at her face primarily and wearing no face veil (Niqaab) ...
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Are men and women equal in terms of piety in Islam?

According to Islamqa men and women are not equal. So are men and women equal or not? What I mean is, are men inherently better then women in terms of piety, just for them being men? If there's any ...
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I wish to marry a woman after we finish our education.Is it permissible to be in this relationship if we do not have any contact at all? [closed]

I love a girl and I know that she loves me too. We want to marry each other, but we want to do it after our education. We still have at least two more years to finish it. So we promised to wait. We ...
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Is it makruh to watch/attend a WWE event? [duplicate]

Recently, the 10 year partnership between WWE and the government in Saudi Arabia brought us the 'Greatest Royal Rumble' held in Jeddah. Altough female wrestlers were barred from competing this year, ...
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According to Ayatollah Khamenei, after engagement can both partners talk to each other and respect to the boundaries of Islam?

After engagement can both partners talk to each other and respect to the boundaries of Islam? Answer in the light of the fatwa of Ayatollah Khamenei.
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I wish to marry a woman after we seek an education; is it permissible to communicate via messaging?

I love a girl and I know that she loves me too. We want to marry each other, but we want to do it after our education. We still have at least two more years to finish it. So we promised to wait. We ...
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What do Islamic scholars recommend for male students in schools where female students and teachers do not wear hijab?

In school, there are uncovered non-mahram female teachers and classmates. In this scenario, with mental strength one might refrain himself from looking at fellow classmates of the opposite gender, but ...
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For a man, is looking at uncovered non-mahram women forbidden?

I know that looking at an uncovered non-mahram women is forbidden, but I saw some Islamic YouTubers namely Ali Dawah and Sheikh Omar Suleiman looking at uncovered women as like it is not forbidden. ...
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Do I have to stop my relationship with a girl in another country who I cannot afford to marry?

I am in a serious relationship with a girl who lives in another country for 3 months. We want to get married, but I am not financially independent yet. It will take 1 to 2 years for me to become ...
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Is a back massage permitted by opposite gender?

If one has tension and stress and backache can one get a massage of the back, shoulders and neck by the opposite gender?
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Sharing a car with an opposite gender for business travel [duplicate]

If one is going on a business trip and the company arranges me to hire a car and drive it with a female colleague as passenger (or vice versa) what should I do? Do I explain that a man and non-closely ...
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Does Qur'an 4:86 (“greet in return”) apply to women when greeted by a non-mahram man?

We're supposed to return the salam; see Islam Q&A and And when you are greeted with a greeting, greet [in return] with one better than it or [at least] return it [in a like manner]. Indeed, ...
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Why exactly is it haram to have a girlfriend?

I don't really understand why it is haram to have a relationship with the opposite sex (with no sexual intercourse), or even just be friends. If I meet a girl, I would like to get to know her before ...
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How can I remain in contact with my girlfriend in an Islamic way?

Me and my girlfriend are in an innocent relationship, but after 2 months she said we are doing it wrong: it's against the Islamic way. How can I remain in contact with her in an Islamic way? What ...
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Is wearing hijab only in front of men sexist?

There's a gender imbalance with hijab: it's only required to be worn in front of (non-mahram) men*. It requires that Muslim women behave differently depending on the gender of who's around, which is ...
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Is swimming in a mixed pool allowed if women are covered?

I doubt that males are permitted to swim in a pool with women who are wearing a swimsuit or bikini even if they averted their gaze. The environment is haraam. Now what if the women were wearing the ...
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Why Islam claims women are deficient in religion and intelligence? When in reality they could have been not

There are several hadiths which claims women are inferior in intelligence to that of men. for example: Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: Once Allah's Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the ...
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Who does “male attendants having no physical desire” refer to in Qur'an 24:31?

I wanted to ask a question about the following verse: And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [...
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May a woman pray in front of a man if he is using a sutrah?

Ordinarily, women should not pray in front of men: The best rows for men are the first rows, and the worst ones the last ones, and the best rows for women are the last ones and the worst ones for ...
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What is the role of a Muslim woman?

What is the role of a Muslim woman? My father says women is there to please men and reproduce nothing else. Is that true? Women has no role in society, no job, no influence in any matter, nothing. ...
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Can a (male) taxi driver drive a female (non mahram), while being alone?

These two ahadith say that it is forbidden for man to be alone with a non mahram woman: The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “No man should be alone with a woman unless ...
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Is touching a woman's hand allowed when exchanging money?

This hadith which I found on Islam QA is: It was narrated that Ma’qil ibn Yassaar said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “For one of you to be stabbed in ...
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How does a Muslim woman balance friendliness with shyness?

One thing I struggle with as a convert is haya (shyness, modesty, shame). A recent instance was where I bought a non-mahram (probably non-Muslim) man a coffee in Azerbaijan. People stared. I ...
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What does the exception in “No man should be alone with a woman except when there is a Mahram with her” mean?

Regarding the hadith Ibn Juraij narrated this hadith with the same chain of transmitters, but he made no mention of it: "No person (man) should be alone with a woman except when there is a Mahram ...
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Islamic standing on a 20-year-old male living with much older female?

I am a 20-year-old male and I have a much older female friend (early 60s) who is getting divorced. I would like to offer her a room in my house until she gets back on her feet. I would appreciate any ...
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Can I use chat?

Stack exchange has feature to chat with other learners/teachers available at chat . So is it haram to chat? Because I think mahrams and non mahrams will be there.
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What to do when in a Western country a member of the opposite sex tries to shake hands?

If in a Western country a member of the opposite sex stretches his/her hand with the intention of shaking hands (as a greeting), how should a Muslim behave?
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Is the fact that a woman inherits only half the share of a man a kind of injustice?

Wherever inheritance is on topic people quote those verses of the Qur'an, were we read the similar sentence: ... for the male, what is equal to the share of two females ... (see for example 4:11 ...
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Did Muslim women possess male slaves as their right hand?

'What their right hand possess' is a phrase used a number of times in the Holy Quran. Does it refer only to the female slaves that the men had? Did the women not possess any male slaves? If they did ...
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What is the sunni ruling on helping a girl with a subject in a school?

I am in high school and was recently asked by a girl to help her in a subject, which I am good at (IT). I wanted to ask what is the ruling regarding this? And can I help her?
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In Islam, do double standards apply to women in regards to sex?

Humans in general everywhere let men have sex casually but if a woman does it, it is frowned because of double standards. Question: In Islam, do double standards apply to women in regards to sex? ...
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Is niqab important so that man don't gaze at woman

If people say that niqab is important so that man do not gaze at woman, then in today's context, there is gay man who also gaze at man, so by this logic, then man should also cover their face because ...
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Does rubbing my private parts with that of a boy amount to zina?

I had a boyfriend, but he cheated me by lying. The problem is that I have kissed him, and we have been intimate. He rubbed his private parts with that of mine. Now I feel so guilty. Is it zina? ...
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What should a girl do who is regretting messaging a boy she knows on Facebook from an anonymous account? After stopping this, is she a bad girl?

It's all about a friend of mine. She became interested in a boy but she kept all this in her heart. She had not showed him all this. One day she saw his ID on Facebook. Then she became emotional and ...
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How to interact in a mixed-gender Islamic school? [closed]

I recently relocated to Malaysia and entered an Islamic school. However, classes are mixed. I do not talk to the girls unnecessarily, but the problem is that they start talking unnecessarily to me. ...
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Where was the first wall put inside a Mosque?

For example, there is no wall separating men and women around the Kaba which is the Grand Mosque. Every where else that I know of, except for one in Denmark, has a wall separating men and women. ...
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Why can't Muslim women shake hands with strange men? [duplicate]

I received a copy of the Qur'an from a Muslim girl at a booth while I was at University, I said thank you and offered my hand for a handshake, but she refused it, which made me feel really awkward. ...
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Why did Mohammad had a special privilege of marriage?

According to 33:50 Mohammed had a special privilege of marrying women: O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those whom thy right hand possesses ...
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Is it permissible to have a girlfriend without having physical contact with her?

At my university there is a girl that I love and I want to marry in the future. Can I be in relationship with her, if we keep ourselves away from sin? This girl is Muslim, she practices prayer (salah) ...
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Is it permissible to speak with the spouse after engagement?

Can one speak with his/her spouse after the engagement has completed? Engagement happened as a confirmation of nikah/marriage. The issue is parents does not like to have the marriage/nikah quickly ...
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Why is jealousy among women unpardonable and a sign of faith in men?

While hunting for reference to the narration mentioned here I stumbled upon this quote by Imam Ali(s.a.) in Nahj al-Balagha: Jealousy in woman is unpardonable but in man it is a sign of his faith ...
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Does the Qur'an or Sunnah directly forbid male-female interactions aside from sex?

It is very clear that Quran forbids intercourse between man and woman before marriage. However, when it comes to relationships, the only close reference I have from Qu'ran is that we should "lower ...