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Is it haram for girls to post their pics on the internet without hijab?

Occasionally, it is seen that some Muslim girls/women post their images on different internet websites without veil (hijab). Based on Islam, it is Haram (forbidden) for women to expose their bodies ...
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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 is adornment in 24:60 [closed]

(As for women past child-bearing, who have no hope of marriage) and do not need to get married, (it is no sin for them) for such women (if they discard their (outer) clothing) in front of strange ...
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Is it okay for a Muslim girl not to have children? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it was okay for a Muslim girl not to have children if she didn't want any? I'm a Muslim young lady and I like children, I just don't know if I actually want any children because I'...
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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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Female supervising men in Factory

My wife is planning to establish a pure water factory. In the Factory 75% of the workers will be men, while she supervise/manage them. What is the ruling regarding these issue.Kindly site references ...
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Is ear piercing permissible?

Islam doesn't allow to change the features created by Allah like removing the face hairs, creating a space between tooth artificially to look beautiful.- Bhukhari I have some questions under this ...
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Can a Muslim women pursue a career in medicine (Islamically acceptable)?

As a high school student I am extremely confused about the compromise between religion and occupation. I'm aware that there are guidelines for this but say you wanted to do nursing or medical school, ...
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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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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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Can a woman/female lead prayer?

Is it permissible for women to lead the congregational prayers? Will the prayers of those praying under her leadership be void, if they did unknowingly or were misled? Background: Women promote ...
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Does woman need four witnesses to prove rape in Sharia law

This has provoked me as it is being used in different ways as a jock material from non-Muslims. What I understand is Sharia law, made it almost impossible to prove adultery by either requesting four ...
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Can a nineteen years old girl get divorce?

I am a 19 years old girl and I want divorce. Does a girl's parent have any right to stop or force that girl from having divorce even if she wants a divorce from her husband?
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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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Is it permissible for Muslim men/women to modify or set their eye brows?

Can I please have references for whether modifying, setting or doing anything with the eye brows for the sole purpose of looking good/better is permissible for our Muslim men/women or not?
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'Slave for a slave, woman for a woman' - does that mean that any slave can be killed for a slave killed?

The Quran says O YOU who have attained to faith! Just retribution is ordained for you in cases of killing: the free for the free, and the slave for the slave, and the woman for the woman (...
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Is it permissible for a woman to have criteria other than being religious-commited when accepting a marriage proposal?

A shahih hadith states: A woman may be married for four things: her wealth, her lineage, her beauty and her religious commitment. Seek the one who is religiously-committed, may your hands be rubbed ...
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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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Are the children of your cousins also mehram like the ones of your own blood siblings?

My elder sister observes parda (hijab) strictly even from the children of our cousin. Someone told to us that they are mahrams as they are your nephews and Islam has declared them as mahrams, which a ...
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Not yet to get married [closed]

Asalamu aleykum warahmatuallhi wabarakaatuhu My question is that If a good guy comes to you and propose for you can you say no cause you not ready yet and you know that this person and you will not ...
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Can a Muslim woman leave her burqa in the West?

It has been noted that Muslim women who wear garments that cover from head to toe may suffer from Vitamin D deficiency and obesity. Now, suppose a Muslim girl and her family moves to a Western country....
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Muslim Woman Going Out at Night

Today its inevitable for woman to go out. They go out for job, studies and to buy household things. But is there any Islamic ruling specifically preventing woman from going out in the night. Woman do ...
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Can I pray while seeing blood spots due to high prolactin hormones?

My Prolactin hormone in high and I see some blood spot these days. The question is this that now with this bleeding can I pray or not? And if your answer is yes should I do any special thing like ...
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Why the women should be covered when praying?

As far as I know, the women should be covered (متحجبة) when praying, I understand that the women should be covered when meeting other people, but when she is "meeting" God, does that make sense? God ...
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Can a woman hope for the Laylatul Qadr during menses?

If a woman is in her menses during the last 10 nights of Ramadhan, can she still hope for reward of Laylatul Qadr if she stays up during the nights and does all the worship allowed for menstruating ...
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What a woman should do if she wants to leave a job? [closed]

I am a teacher. I am doing job from last 14 years. I have three children. Now I want to quit job as I cannot give sufficient time to my children and my home. My husband is not doing any job ...
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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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Are there any female prophets in Quran?

Are there any female prophets in Quran? If yes, could you give me the link to that passage so I can look at it myself.
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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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Is it permissible for to have hajib which makes her look attractive to the opposite sex and that is fashionable?

I have heard that women's hijab are not meant to turn into contemporary hijab fashion, because the hijab is meant to cover oneself so to avoid attention from the opposite sex. Now a day the hijabs ...
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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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Working women in islam? [duplicate]

I just wanted to know if a women wishes to work as an officer or in some governmental office etc.,by maintaining her hijab and conduct then is she allowed .because may Allah forgive me but being an ...
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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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Can a muslim woman become a gynecologist?

Is it permissible for a muslim woman to become a gynecologist1? Gynecology:the branch of physiology and medicine that deals with the functions and diseases specific to women and girls, esp. those ...
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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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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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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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What does Islam think about Islamic swimsuit women wear? [closed]

I have once seen it in Turkey's beaches. Women who had worn it didn't seem comfortable in it and couldn't swim well and were shy. What is the idea of Islam about this cloth?
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Teaching daughters to be self reliant?

Very often I see daughters who are not taught to look after themselves and/or how to provide for themselves, i.e. to be self reliant. I'm not sure if this is a cultural thing or an Islamic thing, but ...
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What can one do when one is married but loves someone else?

While some other religions have less attention to the borders of family, and so most non-Muslim men can shake hands or kiss other women (the same for women), Islam has stronger laws to save borders of ...
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What is the Iddah period for an old lady?

According to Wikipedia: Iddah is, the period, three months after a divorce and four months and ten days after the death of a spouse, is calculated on the number of menses that a woman has. Iddah ...
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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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Is there any Islamic reason to prevent women from voting?

While women are welcomed to vote in many Islamic countries, it seems some Islamic countries still do not let women to vote. I believe allowing women to participate in making decision about their ...
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How does Iran justify women in the police force? (Shia View)

This wikipedia article mentions that some 400 women joined the Iranian police force between 1979 and 2003. This answer gives a pretty good explanation of women working outside the home. It seems to ...
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What does the Quran or hadith say about a woman shouting at her husband?

Is there a Hadith or verse in the Holy Qur'an that says that a woman mustn't shout at her husband? I know this is not polite, but I would like to know if there's anything about this in the Holy Quran ...
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Does Quran/Islam forbid women from going to school?

Are women allowed to go to school? If yes, are their any restrictions they have to observe? I understand they may have to go to school alone at times (if not all the time), they might have to travel ...
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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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Are Muslim woman and man considered equal?

I know this is an obvious question, but I usually find some stories bias. Please include resources to back-up your opinion. Ok taking a very basic example...women can't look at the moon. And we ...
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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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Who should make the final decision in married life?

This is something that is debated about endlessly in my opinion, and also a cause for grief between the partners in a marriage. Could someone categorically, with proof and evidence from Quran and ...