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How reliable is the hadith “the woman is Awrah”?

The following hadith is listed as "Da’if (Darussalam)" (weak) at sunnah.com: Abdullah narrated that The Prophet said: “The woman is Awrah, so when she goes out, the Shaitan seeks to tempt her.” ...
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Im unsure of wether manga is haram or not

I've been watching anime before i started reading manga, then i switched to reading manga because the anime versions of most of the manga and anime series consist of poorly dressed drawn women that ...
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Why doesn't Islam allow female leadership?

Why can't females become Imams in mosques? Can females become head of an Islamic country?
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Is voluntary slavery Islamic?

As you know, in Islam sexual relations are allowed between spouses and possessions of the right hand, with the latter being gained from war. Is it halal for a women to voluntarily submit as a slave to ...
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Is Hijab an outdated or an old age remedy to keep the society away from a lot of sins? Is the ruling of hijab proving only men should be dominant? [closed]

Assalamu Alaikum. Behind every command of Allah there would be a reason. Hence when hijab comes to my mind, the so-called reasons people claim for the reason to wear hijab are: Even though men and ...
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Does one woman can open and allow to touch other woman's her breast ??it is halal or haram?

As if a girl open up her breast in front of other girl and allow her close best friend to touched her breast?? It is halal or haraam?
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Is it inappropriate for a woman to medically prevent her menses? [duplicate]

There's medical methods of preventing menses, see e.g., Stop Your Periods With Continuous Birth Control: The Pill In most cases, you take pills with hormones for 21 days. Then, for 7 days, you ...
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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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Concept of hymen breakage of vagina is sign of good character

What does islam and hadis say about breakage of Hymen of a virgin girl? Is it a symbol of good character or nobel sign of virgin girls? A girl of good character should have it? A girl is real ...
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How does Islam protect women? [closed]

I am not a Muslim, but I am sure curious about it. I am a very different woman than the others I've met within my culture (I am American Hispanic). I, since young, act more like a boy than a girl. I ...
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Can a teen age girl can shave her head due to lice and hair loss problems

Shaving head due to lice and hair problems
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Can women put their pics (with hijab) on internet?

I've already inquired for a similar question, but my previous question was in regards to "Can women put their pictures (without hijab) on the internet". So, at that question I concluded that it is ...
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Must women perform bath after wearing perfume or makeup in public?

Is it true that a women when wears perfume or makeup in public when she comes home she should take ghusul, please tell me if this is true
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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 are the Saudi scholars against females driving?

Saudi scholars claim that it is against the Sharia for women to drive. What are their evidences and reasoning?
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Can I read the Quraan during menses from cell phone? [duplicate]

I am doing hifz. I have some doubts to clear. Can I read quraan during menses from cell phone? Because if I don't read, I forget what I have memorized.
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Helping a choking person

I live in a sharing house so the door next to me is a women who’s not married and she lives alone. My friend also lives in the same sharing house and we all have different rooms I don’t talk to the ...
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What precisely did ibn Qayyim say regarding a husband engaging his wife in housework?

From an IslamWeb fatwa: Ibn Qayyim cited that marriage contract enables a husband to enjoy his wife; it does not enable him to engage her in housework. [He] said that the above narrations describe ...
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What is there to know about the awrah-ness of women's feet?

On my trip to Indonesia, I was surprised that it was normal for women to go around mosques with bare feet, even in front of non-mahram men. I heard that Hanafi scholars don't consider feet part of ...
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Do unmarried women become public property?

In a lecture video available on YouTube (and in many more) Dr. Zakir Naik claimed that unmarried women become public property. My questions - 1) Does Islam support this statement? Are there any ...
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Is sharia law more liberal in UAE? [closed]

Etihad airways posted a picture on their Facebook: It shows prince Mohammed bin Zayed shaking hands with a woman that is a part of Etihad airways best engineers. Therefore, I got a bit curious about ...
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Does Islam grant women the right to seek divorce?

A sister got married to a man. They have two children. They all live in Ghana but in different cities. The problem is that the husband had a first wife whom he lives together with while the sister ...
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Iddat in hajj tour

We (me,my father,my mother) came Mecca for hajj. However my father died in Mecca. We have completed our umra. Could any one let us know about the iddat duration for my mother and other rules for iddat....
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Are women in Islam forced to cover themselves? [duplicate]

I am not a muslim, I just want to know more about this religion. So I have a friend who is a muslim and when she was 13 her parents told her to wear hijab (i don't know if that is how you spell it) ...
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Is what I'm doing haram? [duplicate]

I'm a thirteen year old boy and I'm experiencing puberty, sometimes when I'm alone, I try not to but end up looking at pictures of non-Muslim girls wearing bikinis/bras (and sometimes pictures of ...
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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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How should a female cleanse herself after her menses?

After having their monthly menstruation, females must purify and cleanse themselves. But how do they do this? I get that they must instantly have a shower, but is there a specific way to do it, or any ...
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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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Does Qur'an 7:189 imply women were created to benefit men?

It is He who created you from one soul and created from it its mate that he might dwell in security with her. And when he covers her, she carries a light burden and continues therein. And when it ...
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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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Does Qur'an 23:6 talk about “wives” or “spouses” in إِلَّا عَلَىٰ أَزْوَاجِهِمْ?

Qur'an 23:6 has varying translations (see Islam Awakened): إِلَّا عَلَىٰ أَزْوَاجِهِمْ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ غَيْرُ مَلُومِينَ except with their wives, and what their ...
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If a Muslim woman were beaten by her husband who believes his actions are Sharia compliant, how can she rectify the situation?

M. Arnez, Empowering women through Islam: Fatayat NU between tradition and change, J. Islamic Studies, 2010 (doi), writes: [Indonesian women's organization] Fatayat NU strongly moves against a ...
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Under what category falls the bleeding after an abortion?

This question made me ask myself: After an abortion (miscarriage) or an artificial (or induced) abortion a woman usually sees some blood for a couple of days. As what kind of blood is this bleeding ...
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How are the rulings for menstruation defined?

How are the rulings for menstruation/menses for our sisters defined according to the different fiqh schools? I mean the duration, how a female can be sure her menses really ended, etc.
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Was the hadith “…for a woman is created from a rib…” only for Eve and not for women in general?

From IslamWeb, I came to know that women were not made out of a man's rib. But the hadith talks about the general case, writing "the Hadeeth does not mean that the woman, in general, is created from ...
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Is the practice of “marrying the Qur'an” allowed?

In F. Viqar and F. Saeed, Women's bodies, men's decisions: Women's control over sexual and reproductive health in Pakistan, Sexualities, Culture and Society in Muslim Contexts, 2014, Dossier 32-33 (...
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Women aren't allowed to show their hair to non-mahrams. What about wigs?

Women aren't permitted to show their hair to non-mahrams. Lets say that there was a wedding, and lots of non-mahram men were present. Will the woman be allowed to wear a wig (and style it) so she does ...
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What is Islam's view about women's freedom of taking decision to stay spinster? [duplicate]

Can a Muslim woman choose not to be get married irrespective of her family's stances? I mean is it sinful for her if she wishes to remain unmarried?
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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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How does a woman go about fighting in the cause of Allah?

This question relates to fighting in the cause of Allah, mentioned in the Qur'an: So let those fight in the cause of Allah who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter. And he who fights in ...
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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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When proposing / before agreeing to marry a woman, how much can a man look at her (body)?

I found the following evidence: A lady came to Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and said, "O Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)! I have come to you to offer myself to you." He raised his eyes and looked at her and then ...
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Should a woman keep her head cover while performing Wudu?

My mother has a question. She was asking that can a woman perform Wudu without the Hijab (or without covering her head) and when she is done with Wudu she can cover her head. She do Wudu alone by ...
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If a Muslim woman abandons hijab, how would other Muslim women typically react?

Here's a YouTube video of WhiteGirlRevert who decided to take off her hijab: She says: ...not all Muslims are going to be very nice about this. ... I really am not in the mood for, like, ...
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How can a Muslim woman indicate her willingness to be an obedient wife to a prospective husband?

NewMuslims.com lists five qualities Muslim men should look for when seeking a wife: 1. Taqwa (piety), 2. Affectionate nature, 3. Obedience, 4. Patience, 5. Contentment. If a Muslim woman was ...
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Does Islam have an explanation for the pain of childbirth?

The pain of childbirth is attributed to The Fall of Man in the Bible: To the woman he said, I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. ...
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How can a woman get a haircut in a non-Islamic country?

In an Islamic country, such as Iran or Saudi Arabia, I presume a woman getting a haircut would be a matter of going to a women-only hairdresser. If I went to get a haircut in China (where I am now), ...
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Did Abu Thawr state that there is nothing wrong with female-lead mixed-gender prayers?

Commenting on Amina Wadud who controversially led mixed-gender prayer: ...there are many scholars (ex. Abu Thawr) who have gone against the majority opinion and stated that there is nothing wrong ...
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What are the benefits of accepting polygamy for women? [closed]

I am a Muslimah and. I understand that men are different from women and that we have different needs along with that Polygamy is legal. I accept what Allah decrees is best for us, male or female, but ...
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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 ...