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How do Muslim women have personal freedom when their movement is restricted by their guardian?

According to Islam, female children (even adult/unmarried) enjoy personal freedom, individual identity, inheritance, freedom of choice and right to health and education. But what do terms like "...
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Under what conditions is it acceptable for a Muslim woman to express a desire to marry a specific man?

Sometimes, it might be beneficial for a Muslim woman to discuss the possibility of marriage with others, e.g., her friends. There may be good reasons to marry him, or good reasons to avoid marrying ...
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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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Is it haram to have breast enhancement surgery to correct the asymmetry after a lump has been removed?

I want to ask regarding law according to islam about breast enhancement surgery (plastic or fat transfer) for my case. A couple of years ago, I have a breast surgery that I have to remove a lump on my ...
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How do the rules for men travelling alone and women travelling alone differ?

Throughout Islam, there is a lot of attention on women travelling alone, with attitudes varying significantly. Indeed, there's several questions on this site relating to women travelling alone: Can ...
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Which mainstream Shia scholars say it's permissible for a woman to travel alone?

From Mohammad Sakib Arifin's answer to Why are women not allowed to go out alone even in today's society?: Shia view: According to mainstream Shia scholars, it is permissible for a woman to ...
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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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Can my parents force me to wear the niqaab islamically? If I don't wear it am I sinning?

Salaam I'm a 15 year old girl who goes to an islamic private school. Because of my mum constantly urging me to wear the niqaab I decided to wear it a year back. My older sister also started to wear ...
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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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Can I marry a LDS/Mormon woman? I know the Qur'an allows marriage to believers, but are Mormons believers?

I know that many questions have been asked about marrying spouses that are "believers," but who are not Muslims, and that the Qur'an does make it permissible as long as they are devout believers, etc. ...
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What can a modern Muslimah learn from Mary, mother of Jesus?

As a new Muslim, I'm seeking new Muslim-appropriate female role models; the obvious one to consider is Mary, mother of Jesus. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is considered one of the most righteous and ...
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Can Maryam be considered a prophet even though she's a female? Why or why not?

Can Maryam be considered a prophet even though she's a female? She seems to have had angelic meetings/messages and held in such high esteem by both Allah and followers. I'm new to understanding ...
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Is it permissible to touch, hug or kiss a family friend? [duplicate]

I am 15 years old and I have a family friend who is also 15 years old (20 days younger to me). We are friends since we were born. We know each other very well like our personal interests, habits and ...
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Why did the women in Sura 12.30-31 cut their hands when they saw how “beautiful” Joseph was?

I'm reading Sura 12, the narrative on Joseph's life, and I don't think I quite understand the historical context for why the women at the banquet cut their hands with a knife when they saw how ...
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Who can be a chaperone when talking to a woman?

I would like to know who can be a chaperone when you want to get to know someone? For the purposes of marriage of course. Can a friend of the woman be a sufficient chaperone? Please offer citations/...
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Is this hadith authentic? “Only an honorable man treats women with honor and integrity…”

I've seen this hadith (in meme form) on the Internet: Version 1: Only an honorable man treats women with honor & integrity. And only a mean, deceitful and dishonest man humiliates and insults ...
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In what ways did Muhammad's teachings improve the status of women?

A friend of mine has claimed that, historically, Islam and its prophet Muhammad's statements have improved the status of women compared to the earlier social or religious systems that they replaced. ...
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Is it permissible for a male Muslim to check up on a daughter when requested by her mother?

I am a male Muslim. If her mother (a Muslim) approves and even requests that I spend some time with a her daughter who is alone in another country, is it permissible for me to check up on the daughter ...
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Is it permissible to use perfumes during menstruation?

What is the ruling regarding the use of perfumes during menstruation? Is it permissible to use perfumes during it?
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How do women dress in Islam? [closed]

I'm female and I want to make sure what clothes are permissible I know that you can't wear very form-fitting clothing, you have to hide your figure and make sure all is covered except the face, hands, ...
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Can a woman who converted at a late age (25 for example) show her pictures without hair before she converted?

For example, a woman converted at the age of 25, would she be able to show her pictures which were taken before she converted (age of 24 for example) and with her hair showing?
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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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A Muslim woman should not dye her hair “in the manner of kaafir women”; what does that preclude?

Islam Q&A writes concerning a woman dying her hair: With regard to changing it with different colours of dye, the basic principle is that it is permissible, unless it is done in the manner of ...
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How to interpret “A women who reveals her body or even wears tight fitting clothes wont come within 500 years of the smell of Jannah”?

AskImam quotes the Prophet as saying: A women who reveals her body or even wears tight fitting clothes wont come within 500 years of the smell of Jannah. and the extended version Women who are ...
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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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May women have short hair? [duplicate]

May women wear their hair short or must they have long hair? May they have fringes?
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why does Allah Hate me? [closed]

Salam, Why does Allah Hate me? Whether I be good or evil, after some time I feel that Allah Hates me. He put me into a horrible life and I have been trying to get out since I was a child, crying my ...
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Is it a sin if husband divorce a wife?

Is it a sin if husband divorces his wife with a reason that she was talking and helping with some information to his male friend and his family ? Thanks in advance for your answers
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Why did Caliph Umar ban women from attending mosques?

From Gender segregation and Muslims, Wikipedia: The second caliph Umar also prohibited women from attending mosques especially at night because he feared they may be sexually harassed or assaulted ...
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Can women pray in public, like men?

Asalamu-alaikum, When we are travelling, men often find mosques or pray in the public. (This is when shortening the prayer is not an option). But for women, how can they manage? Many scholars ...
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Are women permitted to go near the graves or graveyards to perform Jiarat (Dua) for the dead? [duplicate]

In my country women are not allowed to go near graves and perform Jiarat (Dua). But men are allowed to do that. What is the Islamic position on this? Are there any references regarding this?
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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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Why are men not told to cover from head to toe in a thick outer garment? [closed]

Women are told to cover their bodies properly with a loose and thick outer garment (hijab). However men are only told to cover a section of their body. I understand that one should guard their private ...
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Does the wife have the right to reject sex?

The wife has to obey her husband and he has to provide for her and treat her with kindness. However is the wife allowed to reject sex if she was not in the mood or for any other reason? It is her ...
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What does Quran and the Hadith say against abusing women?

I am searching for some references (preferably with background history) against abusing women. What is Islam's stands against teasing/sexually harassing or abusing women? What is the punishment for ...
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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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Should a woman pray when she has discharge?

I had my period a week ago and am back on the contraception pill, but experienced some discharge on my liner when I have gone to the bathroom a few times today and want to know if I can just clean ...
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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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Is polygamy strictly forbidden for women in Islam? [duplicate]

Is there an ayet in Koran that prevents a woman from marrying more than one man ? If not, what's the general consensus on the topic ?
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Can a strong athletic girl help Isa (Jesus) in his fight against Dajjal?

Salam. I am a 14 year old girl and I wanted to ask if I could join hazrat Isa (AS) with his fight with Dajjal. Actually I researched if women will participate in that war but couldn't find any ...
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Why are women not told to hit their husband?

In Islam the men (husbands) are allowed to hit their wife's if they do something which is against Islam. I understand that this does not mean that they can hit hard and it is just a light hit with the ...
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Are Muslim women allowed to marry revert Muslims?

In Islam the men are allowed to marry non-Muslims whereas the women are not allowed to marry non-Muslims. However, Muslim men are only allowed to marry a non-Muslim if she reverts to Islam. Does this ...
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After khulla when can a woman marry someone else?

Aoa,i have filed for khulla,my reconcilation time is over...i ave not yet recieved an official khulla notice from the court.My question is when can i marry someone else.How long would be the iddat ...
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Can I use any film star (female) pictures as my own profile picture?

I have been told that using any female picture is forbidden in Islam, because Islam don't like showing off any female publicly. So can I use their (film stars/models) picture or it will be a sin even ...
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Do my parents get ethem (bad deeds) for the way I choose to dress after tring to influence me to dress more modestly?

My mom does not like the way I dress and is enforcing a change on me. I am a 17 year old and I wear the hijab. I don't dress as modest as I'd wish to be. My mother doesn't always approve of certain ...
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how to know if a woman has a wet dream and is Ghusl required?

If you do not remember having a wet dream, but you see some discharge, then should you do ghusl? It is confusing because as a woman I have discharge anyway, so I do not know if it is a sign of a wet ...
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Man wearing simple women jeans?

Is it permissible for a man to wear women jeans (that is only simple one without any designs and other things)? As, sometimes, the material is very comfortable and they costs less.
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Can a Muslim woman marry her cousin (paternal)? [duplicate]

Can a Muslim woman marry her cousin (son of her father's brother)? We like each other, we want to know if it is haram to marry a relative, that is too a paternal cousin? Is it acceptable in Islam? ...
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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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How many women were with Imam Hussain? (At the battle of Karbala)

As possibly many of you know, at the time of Imam Hussain (a.s.) there was a tragedy event which was and is famous as Battle-of-Karbala. For more info. you can read the following link: www.al-islam....