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How did non-muslim women dress during the time of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)?

Various etiquettes and rules for dressing came with Islam. How did the non Muslim women dress when these rules were revealed? How did the Prophet and his Companions react to them?
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Is it allowed for a boy and girl to chat in college?

As long as they are respectful and do not talk online and do not text, and do not talk about forbidden topics or flirt, or be alone or touch each other or do anything that makes the other, or ...
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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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Are tucked-in shirts and pants non-Islamic?

It is a fact that Islam lays great emphasis on modesty just like Judaism and other orthodox religions. But why do we as Muslims enforce it mostly on women? Men also have to cover their awrah which is ...
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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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What should happen if the requirements of health and safety were to conflict with the requirements of modesty?

Let us suppose that at some time in the future, followers of Islam find their way to planets other than earth, and let us suppose that on one of these planets, in order to maintain proper levels of ...
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Can I see any part of my wife? [closed]

We have been married many years but because she is conservative and perhaps because she is from a Muslim country she isn't as free with me as I'd like. If I want to look at her breasts and privates ...
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How do we do Daw'ah to Jungle Tribal people to cover up? [closed]

The people who live in the jungle don't wear much just something around their privates and the women are usually topless! If one is preaching Islam to them how do we tell them to cover up more? (You ...
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Should a girl wear the headscarf before puberty?

Some parents tell their girls (say aged 5 and upwards) to wear the headscarf when out for example in a non Muslim school in a non Muslim country. Is this right in Islam or should it only be enforced ...
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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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Is “Allaah commanded the believing women … to leave only one eye showing” authentic?

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “Allaah commanded the believing women, when they go out of their houses for some need, to cover their faces from the top of the head with the jilbaab,...
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Why is looking at thinly claded and/or sexually attractive women haram?

I never understood this. I am a Muslim and respect and enjoy looking at beautiful women (naturally). I don't understand why it is so bad to look at a woman. I feel a new modern Islam should promote ...
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How intimate can a married couple be in public?

Can a husband and wife walk together holding hands in the park for example or is that already too much? Does it depend when you are in a non Muslim or Muslim country and what is the 'Urf - custom? If ...
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Is modesty without hijab possible?

My friend doesn't believe me when I tell her that hijab is an essential and important Muslimah item for humility and modesty. We both agree that wearing a hijab but sporting form-fitting clothes is ...
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Can I talk with my kid's classmates' mums?

At school when I drop and pick up my child am I allowed to say "Hi, how are you?" or introduce myself as the father of my child? I believe some scholars say even saying "Hi" is haraam. These are non ...
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Why do Muslim women need to cover more than men?

I was talking to a non Muslim and she thought it was objectifying women that they have to cover up and how come the coverage is not equal between the genders? How do we answer this?
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Under what circumstances is it okay for a Muslim woman to be on TV?

It's plausible, at some point, that I might be asked to do a TV interview. My recent research is on a topic that might be picked up by the press. I'm unsure if this is appropriate as a Muslim woman. ...
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What should the Hijab for Muslim women cover?

I'm asking this since there's a range of "coverage" that we see in Muslim women, from the niqab which covers everything except for the eyes to a headscarf that covers just the head and not the neck/...
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What does “bosom” mean in Qur'an 24:31?

Allah tells us in the Qur'an: وَقُل لِّلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتِ يَغۡضُضۡنَ مِنۡ أَبۡصَـٰرِهِنَّ وَيَحۡفَظۡنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبۡدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنۡهَا‌ۖ وَلۡيَضۡرِبۡنَ ...
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Is modest cultural dresses better than simply modest dresses for Muslims?

I have heard that traditional dresses are better for so many people. But each culture has it's own version of traditional. I am a convert; I have been told that Pakistani garments are more modest, ...
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Why do Muslimahs not understand hijab in this day and age? [closed]

I see Muslimahs in various countries out in public wearing the headscarf but making BASIC mistakes in their dress and appearance. I as a male know how should they dress yet they don't appear to - ...
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Dressing modestly in the summer?

I am hoping for some practical advice about dressing modestly in the summer heat. I've searched a few articles and mostly they only say dress modestly or stay inside, but don't really give specific ...
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What are the adab a women should take on when working?

I work in an INGO and I am the only female in my Office. I do wear the Hijab, but I wonder, what types of adab should I take on during the working hours? What does Islam recommend for a women in ...
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Does a women have to cover her face with a veil? [duplicate]

I used to cover my face, but now I only cover everything but my face. Do I have to cover my face? is there anything in the Quran and authentic Sunnah about covering the face? if so, than is there a ...