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Non-Muslims and hijab: Is it a problem for them to dress modestly in Islamic ways?

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 ...
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Do women with hijab have the same sense of freedom like others in this modern age?

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

Assalamu-alaikum, 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 ...
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Was Quran 24:31 changed? "...believing women ... should draw their khimar over their breasts..."

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). ...
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Are parents responsible for their daughter not wearing hijab?

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 ...
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Can I be forced by my parents?

In Islam your father is your guardian as long as you are not married it is his right and duty to take part in your education and guide you to what is allowed and refrain you from what is prohibited in ...
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Can men look at old women without veil (hijab)?

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 ...
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Can men look at old women without veil (hijab)?

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 ...
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Should a woman leave burqa if her husband forces her

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, ...
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Am I still obligated to wear hijab at school when the school forbids it?

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 ...
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Is modest cultural dresses better than simply modest dresses for Muslims?

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'...
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Is there any specific ayah in the Coran to oblige the wearing of hijab?

Qur'an 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 ...
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How does one repent and remain steadfast on the straight path?

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 ...
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Who does "male attendants having no physical desire" refer to in Qur'an 24:31?

Allah says in the Qu'ran: وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَىٰ ...
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Is Hijab an outdated or an old age remedy to keep the society away from a lot of sins? Is the ruling of hijab proving only men should be dominant?

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 ...
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How reliable is the hadith "the woman is Awrah"?

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 ...
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How do a muslim woman pray if she doesn’t have a hijab?

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 ...
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Do I have to maintain my hijab to my half-sisters?

There is no difference between full sisters and half-sisters in this regard, they are your eternal mahrams by blood relationship. It is permissible to look at such a woman in the absence of desire. ...
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Who are allowed to see the face of woman who uses face veil?

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 face veil You ought to pay attention to some points such ...
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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"?

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. ...
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What is the difference between "muhajaba" and "hijabi"?

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 "my hijab" حِجَابِي but in ...
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How to explain to a young girl why I wear a headscarf?

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"....
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How was hijab (head covering) been made obligatory?

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 ...
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If society developed so that hijab was considered men's attire, what should Muslim women do?

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 ...
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Should a woman keep her head cover while performing Wudu?

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 ...
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Is the reward for observing hijab in Iran the same as for observing hijab in Australia?

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 ...
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Is "Allaah commanded the believing women ... to leave only one eye showing" authentic?

The hadith you are referring to is a da'īf (weak) hadith mawqūf, which means that the narration (hadith) is attributed to a companion, not to the Prophet ﷺ (mawqūf). In our case here, the narration ...
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Is it a must to wear abaya and hijab outside the house?

What you wear outside the house is irrelevant as long as it is according to the rules of shari'a (which means she should try to hide all of her body except with hands and face - this is the view on ...
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Is it allowed for a women to uncover her face if non Muslim government banned face cover?

Basically a Muslim is not allowed to live under non-Muslim leadership unless he has some reasons to do so (among these valid reasons you may find: work, trade, studies). Secondly there's no harm (for ...
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Hijab and discrimination? I dont want to wear a hijab anymore tbh

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said many times الحياء شعبة من الإيمان (modesty is part of faith) and Islamic society upholds modesty and opposes indecencies. Women, whether free or slaves, have never been ...
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