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Who are allowed to see the face of woman who uses face veil?

Is it permitted in Islam for my elder sister's son who is leaving with me to see the face of my wife who wear face veil? My elder sister’s son (11 years) is leaving with me but my concern is that can ...
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Is it permissible for a female to work? [duplicate]

UAE is encouraging their girls to study and job. Despite Modi (Prime Minister of India) saying our minority Muslim females don't study or do jobs, I think Islam gives female right to decide whether ...
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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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Is prayer accepted if your hair isn't covered?

If I am out of home and do not have cover for my hair and it is time for prayer will it not be accepted if I pray?
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Trying to pray but my baby is sick

I have been trying to put my daughter to sleep so I can get up to pray but every time I go to leave her she wakes up and even when she is awake she is clingy and cries so I can't concentrate because ...
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Is there a clear rule when a woman should do the ghusl after menstruation or child-bed (nifas)?

As a man and husband, I have no real idea about the menstruation, I mean what it feels like and if our sisters can feel it ending etc. Now, for example, it happens that some of my female relatives ...
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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 girls are discouraged to attend in Salatul Eid?

Assalamualaikum. In the Indian subcontinent, girls/women are discouraged to attend in Salatul Eid? I don't know about the other parts of the world. However, is there any reason behind it? ...
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Can I pray while having cryotherapy discharge?

I went through a cryotherapy and now I have a watery discharge that changes color and is supposed to last 4-6 weeks. Can I fast and pray during this?
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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 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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Can a women work without her husband's permission?

Nowadays, women are attracted to working outside the home. As they are being educated, they don't want to live as a housewife. It is true that some of the women are in need of job, but most of them ...
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Should women also perform Itikaf at mosque or can they perform it at home also?

I've heard that I'tikaf should be done in mosque by women also. But most of them perform it at home. So is it a right practice?
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Is it haram for women to wear trousers?

There are some scholars that say that wearing trousers and leggings for women is Haram. And there are some other Muslims that say that it is permissible only if the trousers are not tight and a long ...
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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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Is virginity defined by an intact hymen?

Islamic school principal banned running so girls would not 'lose virginity': reports mentions allegations that a Principal banned girls from running because it could cause them to lose their virginity....
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Am I allowed to vote a woman into power? [closed]

I have read that it is not permissible, but I have also seen many good examples of Female Political Leaders. Is there a final word on this? Perhaps an explanation of the first article that removes all ...
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Headscarfs and veils with respect to trans-gender-people?

It is my understanding that female humans obeying the muslim religion must (or choose to) hide their hair and sometimes even face from non-family males. However, it is well known today, that the ...
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Can a Hindu turned Muslim divorcee convert back to Hindu [closed]

Can a Muslim divorcee (who was Hindu before marrying a Muslim) converts back to Hindu after divorce?
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What verses of the Qur'an urge veiling for men/women, and what is the justification?

What verses of the Qur’an urge for the veiling, or covering of women? Do they call any reason for such? Do any verses urge for veiling of men?
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Does 65:4 discuss an underage wife or simply a wife who is too old to menstruate?

I'm researching several verses from the Qur'an and as it is my first time to delve into the Islamic religion I am having difficulty with some of the translations and such. 65: Divorce, verse 4, ...
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Does Islam oppress women? [closed]

One of the most asked question about Islam is that, does Islam oppress women?
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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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If my husband does not divorce me, is it possible for me to divorce him? Can I say 'I divorce myself'?

I want to go through with a divorce as things are not working out. My husband lives abroad and the last time I was with him was 9 months ago. He is refusing to give me a divorce, but he says I can ...
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Can nikah be performed when the bride is having her mensus?

If marriage dates are fixed in advance (e.g. 2 or 3 months ago) and the bride is in her menses on the day of nikah, does it invalidate the nikah? In short, can nikah be performed when the bride is ...
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Does transitioning from male to female go against Islam?

I'm 21 years old and transgender, and I've experienced it from my childhood. People says that transsexuals are prohibited in Islam, but I feel it is totally wrong. They think like we are trying to ...
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Wearing Hijab at school

As a Muslim girl I know that wearing a hijab(SCARF FOR COVERING THE HAIR)is a compulsory one and I do use it.But the school in which I study do not permit using it . Also the school do not allow any ...
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Who can be a mahram for hajj?

Can a person who is my paternal cousin (my father's sister's son), who has married to my younger sister, also the person is elder to me, be a mahram for me to perform hajj? I understand the person ...
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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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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 motherhood the defined position for women?

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Our religion (Islam) has defined a position for women (in society): motherhood Is this true?
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Do the timings of my sunnah salaat at home depend on the adhaan in the masjid?

I have a question regarding the four Sunnahs before Zuhr, especially for ladies who don't pray in the Masjid and therefore can't hear the Adhan. Do these four Rakaat need to be performed immediately ...
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Can a Muslim marry a non practicing non-Muslim? [duplicate]

Muslim Men can't marry Sikhs. But what if that Sikh isn't practicing and thinks of Sikh as just a label can he still marry her because she doesn't really consider it her religion?
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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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Can a woman be an Imam Al-Jama'ah for other women? (Shi'a view)

I'd like to know if a woman can be as an Imam al-Jama'ah in Wajib (mandatory) prayer? (actually can she be as the imam al Jama'ah of other women?) (Note: I am looking for Shia viewpoint)
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Is it possible for a woman to be Imam al-jama’a for women?

I know that majority of Shia Marja’al-Taqlid considered it as a permissible issue for women to stand as the Imam-al-Jama’ah for women. (Not for men)/www.islamquest.net But I’d like to know if it is ...
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Will houri be available to people in Jannat?

Salam, I have heard many times through many people that if one does follow all the necessary Islamic laws and happens to be placed in Jannat(heaven), then the man will receive hoor(Houri) (very ...
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Are Men above Women in Islam?

According to Quran women are created for men. Their existences is based on comfort for men. “And one of His signs is that He created mates for you from yourselves that you may find rest in them, and ...
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Is bathing/swimming without covering the whole body permitted for women?

I know that in many cultures it's normal, for women, to cover up your whole body when you want to swim indoors, outdoors or just want to use the bathtub. What I'm wondering about is if there's ...
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Do we have to lower our gaze towards female characters in books, animation, etc.?

Do we have to lower our gaze towards towards female characters in animations, games and books? Or just in real life?
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Do women with hijab have the same sense of freedom like others in this modern age? [closed]

Allah,the exalted,says in the noble Quran as such: "Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted ...
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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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What is the opinion of Islam regarding the attendance of women in mosques? (is it Mustahab or Makruh)?

What does Islam mentions regarding the presence of women in going to the mosques and also is it a Mustahab (recommended) or Makruh (better not to do, but not haram)? Actually does Islam persuade ...
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Can women watch the football of men? (Shi'a view)

According to the 30th verse of Surah Al-Nur: قُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَزْكَىٰ لَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ ٣٠ ...
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Is it halal for women to recite the Quran (loudly) in front of non-mahrams? (Shia view)

Occasionally, it can be watched in some channels on the television where women recite the Qur'an (loudly). I was wondering it is permissible (halal) for men who are non-mahrams to hear their voices? ...
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Why is the blood money of a woman half that of a man in Islam?

There is no strict verse in the Qur'an which clearly shows us that the blood money of a women is half that of a man. However, narrations both in Shi'ite and Sunni traditions exist regarding this case....
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Hijab and Freedom Of Choice [duplicate]

According to the Islamic viewpoint Is the government entitled to force women to observe Hijab in the society? knowing that "there is no compulsion in religion" why Hijab is being enforced in some ...
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In a forced marriage, is sex obligatory for the woman?

If you are in a forced marriage in Islam, is it still necessary to perform sexual intercourse with your husband/wife? If you are not happy or give consent to having any sexual activities performed on ...
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How does a 7-month pregnant woman pray?

I am 7 months pregnant and I would like to confirm if it is correct to stand for salaah and perform all arkaans as normal and only sit on a chair for sujood n jalsa and at-tayyaat and salaam? Or if 1 ...
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Can women wear golden chains?

I know that men should not wear golden materials. Few days before, I had heard that ladies also should not wear golden chains. Please clarify my doubts with proof.