To put this into perspective, I've read articles saying that hijab is not entirely an Islamic teaching. Other religions also promote modesty through wearing a veil, but it is not as widely known as the hijab (or other variations) in Islam. I apologize for not being able to provide a good reference on this matter.
Related to that, we should see modesty as ...
It is your thoughts and intentions that pleases Allah. Your actions are just a result of your thoughts. If in your mind or heart you have nothing to do with the men that smile at you, you can always give it back. It is one good deed in the name of humanity.
Islam is a religion of peace.
On the contrary, if you are observing Hijab, your smile wouldn't be ...
It's a good question and most of the people today including Muslims find themselves pondering over this.
Firstly I am not a scholar and IMHO there cannot be any good or satisfying answer to this question.
In my attempt in answering this, I'll give a little background first.
Sometimes you have to reverse engineer somethings and see if we can make sense ...
The prohibition of interaction between non-mahram male and female is a bit exaggerated by many Muslims. It's not as strict as many give it off to be. Some times it's subjective on the person. Here are some points to consider and you can make your own restrictions upon yourself =
The verse from Surah an-Nisa 24:30 does NOT forbid us from looking at ...
I think we first need to understand the meaning of hijab ourselves. Without that this question and its answers bears no value.
Merely covering dress is not the idea, but more importantly, it is behavior, manners, speech and appearance in public. The idea for men and women is an outer manifestation of an inner commitment to worshipping ...
The transliteration of your own Quran quote shows that your assumption is wrong "bikhumurihinna" (2nd line)! The Quran uses the plural of khimar خِمَار (khumur خُمُر) as it addresses a plural (women). Here the translator for some reasons used the singular instead, which doesn't make sense, but as he uses the Arabic word in an English text to emphasize a ...
Bismillah (in the name of Allah),
Allah (SWT) says in Surat An-Nur, verse #60
والقواعد من النساء اللاتي لا يرجون نكاحا فليس عليهن جناح ان يضعن
ثيابهن غير متبرجات بزينة وان يستعففن خير لهن والله سميع عليم
And women of post-menstrual age who have no desire for marriage -
there is no blame upon them for putting aside their outer garments
[but] not displaying ...
The thing with old women is, by that age, they will have lost their beauty, or men don't feel that lust when they look at those old women the same and exact way they don't feel that lust when they look at their own mother or sisters.
So, the old woman should be old enough and have lost significant amount of her beauty.
To the question, Can men look at old ...
Sister, use of hijab is compulsory. Not just to cover your hair but also complete attire which doesn't reveal the shape of the body. Thus should be loose. Exempted are face and hands.. Consider reading
To answer your question:
No school / any institution can forbid the ...
Assalam o alaikum,
I slightly disagree with brother aMazing where he says it's all your intention and since your intention is correct it's all good to smile back.
Even though your intention is correct, you do not know their intention, and let's say for the sake of argument that their intention is also correct, even then shaytaan (laa'natullah) travels ...
I think the problem here is that traditionally also a lot of Arab cultures (and some non-Arab as well), have had women dress modestly.
Combine that with these two verses from the Quran:
O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the
believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer
garments. That is more suitable that ...
In Islam, both men and women are obligated to dress modestly and protect their chastity. There is no restrictions on what they wear as long as they dress according to the principles of Islam. You won't get any extra rewards for wearing a Pakistani dress or Saudi dress. There is no distinction between cultural dresses (Afghani dresses, Pakistani dresses, ...
There are these two ayah:
And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' ...
The first thing you need to bare in mind is that Allah is the most forgiving and he is capable of forgiving any sin as long as repentance was a sincere one:
Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves
those who purify themselves. [Quran, 2:222]
Although sincere repentance may cause your sins to be forgiven, it isn't an easy task ...
To summarize the so-called reasons you provided is that hijāb:
Hides the adornment of women, thus barring or reducing men's attraction towards women and any associated potential harm.
Acts as a protection from evil or harm.
Is a form of modesty.
I have not come across any scholarly opinion that said any of the above were the causes (or some of the causes) ...
Allah ordered his Prophet ﷺ to command his wives and daughters to cover themselves up:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَاءِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ يُدْنِينَ عَلَيْهِنَّ مِن جَلَابِيبِهِنَّ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ أَدْنَىٰ أَن يُعْرَفْنَ فَلَا يُؤْذَيْنَ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا
O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the ...
The hadith is reliable since it has its authentic (sahīh, Arabic: صحيح) chains, albeit not through Jami' at-Tirmidhi 1173. To understand where the Islam Q&A article comes from, one has to understand what is involved with this hadith:
Matn. The words of the hadith (al-matn, Arabic: المتن) were recorded on multiple occasions in at least seven versions. ...
Improvise. There is a lot of usable material available in a forest, the most basic of which is foliage . There is a precedent for this:
So he made them fall, through deception. And when they tasted of the
tree, their private parts became apparent to them, and they began to
fasten together over themselves from the leaves of paradise.
Those Ayat are talking about the exterior appearance of Muslim Women. They have never to show any of their body except their faces and hands.
This is the general meaning of the Aya in addition in the beginning of the Aya ALLAH asked Muslim women.
In the ALamthal Sheikh Naser Makarem Deen Slhirazi explain this:
: (وليضربن بخمرهن على جيوبهن) وكلمة "خُمُر"...
Narrated from the Prophet determine clothes during the prayer for men and women, not only for women
That this covered is not for covered person's (men \ women) awrah outside of prayer only !!,
But because the right of prayer and it's worth not because they are awrah ...
And for men they must also cover the shoulders during prayer, knowing that ...
At first I want to introduce you some verses in Quran about Hijab:
1 . verses (30,31,33 and 60 ) of An-Nur
2 . verses ( 35 , 53 , 55 and 59 ) of Al-Ahzab
According to these verses, a woman should cover her body completely from men who are not Mahram.
Moreover in 35th verse of An-Nur , God has emphasized that women should cover their ornaments from men who ...
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH
According to your inquiry as you have asked that
Those that are allowed in Islam to see the face of woman that uses
You ought to pay attention to some points such as:
Firstly it is not wajib or mandatory to cover the face (by face veil,
Borqah, pushia, and so forth).
Secondly (according to Imam-Khomeini as a Shia ...
Discussion of the hadith and it's authenticity
Among the 6 or 7 major sunni hadith collections only al-Muwatta' and sahih Muslim include a hadith with a similar wording as the one you have quoted.
While Imam Malik in most of the riwayat of al-Muwatta' has compiled this hadith as a hadith mawquf, which means it ends as a saying of the sahabi abu Hurairah ...
The Arabic word which seems the common basis for all of these words is hijab (al-hijab الحجاب).
hijabi in first place doesn't sound Arabic unless it is meant as
but in that case it should be pronounced like hijaabee with a prolonged "a" ا (alif الف) in the middle and "e" (sound of the kasra بِي diacritic which is taken from the ...
Depending on the girl's age and her background knowledge about religion ... she should be able to understand if you say "Because I am a Muslim and Muslims wear a headscarf, since God likes\ordains it".
You aren't living in a place where hijab is enforced legally; you do it of your own free choice because you want to be part of Islam and you want your attire ...
The verse of the Quran that is used to derive the rulings of hijab is 24:31
Quran 24:31 And tell the believing women to .... not expose
their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to
wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose
their adornment except to ....
Quran 33:59 O Prophet, ...
I think you should consider the reference point for "women imitating men" and vice versa. I believe the reference point is the original Islamic society in the time of the Prophet and not the society where the Muslim putting this into practice will be located.
Setting aside Hijab for a moment, suppose that a culture develops where men put henna on their ...
Just to make something clear:
A woman should hide more than her head or hair from the view of non-mahrams. So if a woman thinks she can make wudu' (ablution) in front of non-mahrams, but can't take of her hijab, that's a wrong thinking as to make wudu' she also would need to show her forearms (which are 'awrah too) etc. So women are asked to try their best ...
Yes, indeed the reward is much higher; not only higher than people living in another place at the same time, but even higher than the companions doing a similar deed. The Prophet ﷺ told us that the time will come when we feel estranged wherever we live, and that holding on to our identity and teachings of Islam will be as tough as someone grabbing (yes, ...