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What's the stand of Islam on a Muslim woman marrying a non-believer?

I've heard different opinions about this issue, what’s the stand of Islam on a Muslim woman marrying a non-believer? What if the man claims he'd convert to Islam to be able to marry the Muslim woman? ...
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What should an unmarried woman who has frequent, unexplained sexual urges do? (E.g. hypersexuality, nymphomania)

What should an unmarried woman who has frequent, unexplained sexual urges do? The Prophetic advice of fasting does not seem to be working in this case.
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Are women allowed to work in Islam?

I was wondering if Muslim women are allowed to work outside of their home? Are there conditions where it is allowed? What if the husband's income isn't enough for the family?
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Does Islam teach subjugation and inequality of women, or is that due to a wrong interpretation of the religion?

Not a Muslim here - in the West we often hear talk of (what we see as) horrible non-equal treatment of women by Muslim culture in the East. Is it common for women to be in any way subjugated (given ...
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Is a woman required to have sex with her husband whenever he requests it?

Is it a religious duty for a woman to have sex with her husband whenever he requests it? What if she is not in the mood? Should a man be understanding or is it expected from his wife to always obey ...
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Is it haram not to have children?

Hi my name is Keyshawna and I have been Muslim for about a little over two years but I'm still learning and still struggling with self-educating myself. But my question is: Is it haram to not have ...
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What does Islam say about women's clothing? [closed]

Is niqab/burqa/abaya a must for women? How much of that clothing comes from tradition, and how much of it comes from the religion? What does islam say about women's clothing?
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Does a Muslim woman need to cover her entire body (including hands and face) during prayer if a non-mahram man can see her?

Islam Q&A quote the Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas, who write: A woman is required to cover all of her body when praying, except the face and hands, but if she is praying where there are ...
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Are women required to cover their face and palms in Islam?

While there is also another related question on the website, my question is however different: In many countries, Muslim women don't cover their face and palms, although they cover their hair, ears, ...
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Can a woman recite the Qur'an during her menses?

During a recent Jumuah prayer I heard a hadeeth about Abu Hurairah (RAA) Abu Huraira reported: He met the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, in the road of Medina while he was in ...
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Why scholars disagree on whether it's obligatory for women to veil their faces or not in Islam?

While reading Surat Al-Noor, I came across the following verse: “And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty ...
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Does the Quran allow husbands punish their wives?

Is there any Ayah in the Quran which allows husbands punish their wives because of disobedience?
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Should I make up for 6-10 years of possibly invalid prayer and fasts?

Since I was 8, every time I got in the shower I would throw water pressure “down there” until my body shook (I believe this is called a climax or orgasm, and I may have emitted maniy but I can’t ...
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Why were there no female Prophets?

There have been roughly about 124,000 Prophets sent by Allah (swt) to mankind. Now all of these have been male. Is there a reason why none of them were female? I know that there are many women in ...
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What hair length am i allowed to keep?

i'm a girl. How long must i keep my hair? what is the minimum length required? my hair grow fast and my mother doesn't let me cut them saying that women must keep their hair long. I dont mind the long ...
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Is it permissible for women to visit the graves of their loved ones?

Asalamu alaikum, What is the ruling for women who want to visit the graves of their beloved ones? Is it permissible for them to do so? Should they do so, at a time when other men are not around? Is ...
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How do unmarried women with no mahram go on a pilgrimage to Mecca?

A pilgramage to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam, considered mandatory for both men and women. However, Mecca is in Saudi Arabia, a country which enforces strict rules on the behaviour of ...
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Why should a man marry more than one wife, when he clearly cannot treat them equally?

I have a problem with men marrying more than one wife. I know this is written in the Holy QURAN, but it clearly states you should be able to love them equally which is definitely not possible. The ...
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Did women in Arabian peninsula have “Hijab” before Islam?

I searched about but didn't find my answer and even asked some clergymen but no result! I know in the other religions women wore hijab like Jews but as we know in Arabian peninsula most people were ...
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Is it improper for a woman to insist on being the only wife?

Qur'an 4:3 makes Islamically permissible men having more than one wife. However, after some (comically unsuccessful) attempts at finding a husband, I can say the idea of my (inshallah) future husband ...
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Why do only women need a wali for nikah?

If the Quran states that believers are equal, whether men or women, why does only a woman need a wali to get married?
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Why do ladies pray differently as per Hanafi fiqh?

In Sahih Bukhari, Our Prophet Sallallaho Alaihewasallam (peace be upon him) said "Pray as you have seen me to pray". He didn't shown any different way to pray for ladies. Why ladies are praying ...
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What does Islam say about female circumcision?

What does Islam say about female circumcision? To make it more clear: Female circumcision is a painful violence against female bodies because it completely annihilates sexual satisfaction and victims ...
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Is taraweeh for women considered as sunnat or nafil?

The taraweeh salah for women is sunnat or nafil? Just want to clear it more that when a girl is performing the taraweeh salah then we wilk the girl will perform it as sunnat salah or nafil salah
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Why are women not allowed to go out alone even in today's society?

Men are allowed to go out to anywhere they like and at anytime they wish. Women on the other hand are restricted and can only go out with a mahram by their side. I understand that this is because men ...
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Is it permissible for a girl to reject a proposal?

If a girl doesn't like a proposal, can she reject it? I have always wanted to get marry to a person who has more knowledge and practices Islam more than I do. If I found the proposal from a person ...
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If a woman owns a house then gets married, is it inappropriate for her husband to move into her house?

As I understand, after marriage, the husband is ordinarily expected to provide a reasonable place for the wife to live. A wife has the right to financial maintenance, including food, clothing, and ...
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What are the rights of un-married girls to choose husband in Islam?

please provide the answer and if possible the reference 1 : what rights does a girl has to choose her husband by her self ?? 2 : up to what limit and what right her parents have over her will ?? 3 ...
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Covering Face In The House

There have been great debates on covering face in Islam. As per my knowledge, two great Sahaba, Abdullah Ibne Maso'od and Abdullah Ibne Abbas, have difference of opinion on the subject. Some people ...
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Can a woman travel alone?

There are plenty questions with the already drawn conclusion that traveling alone for a woman is forbidden (haram). Is travelling to persue a career haram for a female Muslim? The person asking ...
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Why does a man's witness count as two women's witness in Islam?

Why is it that whenever witnesses are required in Islam, two women are required to take the place of only one man? The Quran in Sura 2:282 says: And let two men from among you bear witness to all ...
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Is it right to question a girl about her virginity before marriage?

Is it right to question a girl about her virginity if someone is determined to get married to her. Or is it haram from an Islamic point of view?
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Is there advice on what a woman should do during pregnancy?

Women are a bit more concerned about their daily tasks during pregnancy since their actions would affect their child in many ways. Is there anything on this matter in Quran and Ahadith?
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Can a Muslim woman study abroad without a mahram?

Can a Muslim woman travel and study overseas without a mahram? Like to pursue her masters or on university exchange. Can her husband prevent her from going if he isn't comfortable with her going?
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Is fashion design, modelling, acting, painting allowed in Islam?

My family is very religious, and in my childhood they didn't let me opt for modelling and fashion design as a career! I had good grades and was forced to get into "good noble profession" for ladies. ...
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May females participate in Janaza salat?

Is female can participate in Janaza Salat? In my relative house they start praying Janaza Salat after the Janaza take out from the house. Is that allowed in Islam? Or this is a kind of Bid'a?
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I have an period where the blood comes in small amounts; is it valid for me to fast or pray?

Recently I have started my period but the problem is the blood comes in small amounts once a day and the rest of the day is light discharge. Is it valid for me to still both fast or pray?
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How is a women in her menses supposed to make dua without making wudu?

I know we have to be purify before making salah and praising Allah swt. But how's a woman supposed to make supplications to Allah swt if she's on her menses and not purify.
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What is the awrah of women with respect to other women?

On another question asked by a member of this forum, the below is quoted: Under what conditions can a Muslim woman wear a bikini? The 'awrah of a woman amongst other women is the same as the '...
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Does Islam promote, and or enforce stereotypes on males and females?

Does Islam promote, and or enforce stereotypes on males and females? Two examples are (but not limited to): Females should or must lack a university level education, and focus on housework. Males ...
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Is it haram to use pills to avoid or offset menstruation?

I live very far from my wife and family for job. I usually go my home for 7 to 8 days maximum. The problem is whenever I visited my wife, she usually had been with her monthly days. She took ...
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How many times should a woman suckle her adopted child to become mahram?

After knowing that, if a couple adopts a child, the child will still be non-mahram for the woman if it was a boy or vice-versa for her husband. Alhamdulillah these restrictions will not be applied, ...
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Do women have soul according to Islam or its various sects?

I was reading Alan Turing's 1950 paper Computing Machinery and Intelligence and suddenly stumbled upon the following statement: How do Christians regard the Moslem view that women have no souls? I ...
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When and why did the tradition of woman not entering the mosque come into being?

Though according to the shariyah, women have equal rights of entering the mosque as the men. Even at the time of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) women used to enter the mosque with hijab and used to pray ...
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What is the idea of Islam about underage marriage?

What is the idea of Islam about underage marriage for women? Is it true that a 9 years old girl can get married with a 60 years old man by her father or grand father advocacy? Is there any Islamic ...
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Can Muslim men and women shave their body?

In summer when going to Swimming, it can be quite embarrassment to go with hairy body. Also I do not personally like hairs on my body. I am not sure if Islam allows shaving the body? If yes, can one ...
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Is it permissible for a woman to befriend or talk to man?

If a woman talks to a man is it considered as zina? Nowadays, almost every college going girl has male friends. So if one's intentions are not wrong is it still haram for a women to make friendship ...
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How can a Muslim woman achieve a balance between hijab and expressing her femininity?

Women in Islam are encouraged to embrace their femininity, e.g.: Islam treats women well, determines how their relationship with men should be and establishes its systems, directives and rulings. ...
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Does a barren woman need to complete iddah (period of waiting) after divorce?

If a woman can't have children as she had her womb removed or her tubes severed which means that she will not "conceal what Allah has created in their wombs if they believe in Allah and the Last Day. ....
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What role does the wali (guardian) play after a woman is married?

There's a strong emphasis on a woman's wali (guardian) during marriage, and when selecting a husband. However, it seems the role of the wali disappears after she is married. In a sense, the husband ...