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Does the coming of menses break the fast?

Of course, menses go for few days and woman cannot fast anymore with such condition. So what does the Quran and the hadith has to say about it? What should woman do then?
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Should a woman's arm rest in sujood (prostration)?

When I first learned to pray, I was instructed to rest my arms on the floor, and was told that only men are required to lift them. But recently, after I moved to Palestine, it seems that everyone ...
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What women will get after death? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Men get Alhour Alein, what do women get? I am concerned about the part after people go to heaven. Men will get to marry beautiful virgin women called "hoor" or "hur" “...
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Can women use a recorded version of the Salah from a nearby mosque?

Most of the Muslim women and a considerable number of old and disabled slaves of Allah cannot leave home or go to the mosque for reasons relevant to them. It is of course rational for them to pray ...
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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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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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Why Muslim woman cannot mary Jewish man? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the stand of Islam on a Muslim woman marrying a non-believer? Is it permissible in Islamic law for a Muslim woman to marry a Jewish man? If not, why not? Does the ...
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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 pray during her menses?

I will like to give an answer to someone who asked me this question, I looked all over but I could not find anything that actually states that women should not worship during this time, or stating ...
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Is it haram for a man to watch an unveiled women on TV?

When we watch television we constantly keep our eyes on a person in the TV show. “O Ali! Do not turn round to look! The first look is all right but you have no right for the second look.” Based ...
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Why do some Muslim Scholars require a woman to have permission to leave the country?

I heard about one woman who convinced her family to go to Austria on a vacation but then left to go to Sweden. This woman was a Muslim woman from Saudi Arabia and tried to leave but needed the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?