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For a man, is looking at uncovered non-mahram women forbidden?

I'll assume this question is about men looking at uncovered women; rulings for women looking at uncovered women are different. Basically it boils down to the ayah: Tell the believing men to reduce ...
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Can I play or watch tennis with women as a professional tennis player?

It has been said about this topic that if you can't find any other work to live on except this one (which I assume is not true in your case as it is known to exist in poor countries and those with ...
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Is a back massage permitted by opposite gender?

It was narrated that Ma’qil ibn Yassaar said: the Messenger of Allah said: “For one of you to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle is better for him than that he should touch a woman who ...
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Is the fact that a woman inherits only half the share of a man a kind of injustice?

TL;DR: Inheritance is a component in a dynamical system, and this component is imbalanced so that men receive a greater quantity. The system, as a whole, can favor either men or women, depending on ...
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Can I use chat?

The answer somehow depends on your behavior and your intention in a chat room. Basically one is allowed to greet a non-Mahram and make any thing which falls under necessary parts of conversation with ...
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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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What do Islamic scholars recommend for male students in schools where female students and teachers do not wear hijab?

The situation and ruling differs based on your circumstances! The rulings, virtues and manners of interaction between (foreign) men and women are described in the quran (see 24:30-33). And ahadith ...
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Do I have to stop my relationship with a girl in another country who I cannot afford to marry?

Assalamu Alaikum - السلام عليكم I request you be careful of this, brother. Stuff like this are not allowed in Islam as it represents those of the disbelievers. You should visit your local Shaykh or ...
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Is the fact that a woman inherits only half the share of a man a kind of injustice?

The Logic behind this is simple A daughter is the responsibility (religious duty) of her father (read male) to provide for her needs (food, clothes, shelter, education, etc.). If she has brothers, ...
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Is the fact that a woman inherits only half the share of a man a kind of injustice?

Yes this is true, because male have responsibility to provide for the family, to live/eat and everything of the need the responsibility of the male... Instead, female get the share from the husband ...
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My muslim neighbour (F) takes sunbaths in the back garden without covering, is there a problem me seen her?

There is a good chance she would appreciate knowing that she is visible to others around her. The Islamic requirement of hijab is not based on whether you are at home or outside; it is about whether ...
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What does the exception in "No man should be alone with a woman except when there is a Mahram with her" mean?

It is a matter of interpretation of the word ella (إلا) from the original text of the hadith: لاَ يَخْلُوَنَّ رَجُلٌ بِامْرَأَةٍ إِلاَّ وَمَعَهَا ذُو مَحْرَمٍ The word ella in the Arabic language ...
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Can one Salaam between male & females?

In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful As a concise answer from the perspective of Shia Islam, in regards to saying hello (Salam) from a non-mahram man to a woman non-...
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Why exactly is it haram to have a girlfriend?

Having Girlfriend, is undoubtedly haram is Islam. But however your question is, then how can i know the girl that i would like to marry? To answer this. There is halal ways. If you like a girl and ...
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Are men and women equal in terms of piety in Islam?

Let me give the answer from another prospective. For me, this question is doubtful. I mean how is it possible that men and women can be equal. They are not equal at all; not biologically and not ...
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Is it necessary to cut anus hairs

Removal of anus hair is not part of the Sunan al-Fitrah, but if there are too many hairs then they should be removed, so that they do not get contaminated with any impurity when using the toilet. ...
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What are the sources supporting gender segregation in Islam?

Sources These are the sources i could find regarding gender segregation, and are usually given by fatwa_sites when asked about gender segregation. The first source is Allah recommending the guest of ...
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What are the sources supporting gender segregation in Islam?

Following is among the evidence for the prohibition of mixing between non-mahram men and women: فاسألوهن من وراء حجاب Ask them from behind a partition. — Quran 33:53 This verse clearly states that ...
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Can I open a restaurant where men and women can mix?

Help one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness, and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is severe in his punishment.(5:2)
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Are there any cases where only male witnesses are allowed?

While discussing verse 4:15 Those who commit unlawful sexual intercourse of your women - bring against them four [witnesses] from among you. And if they testify, confine the guilty women to houses ...
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Is it permitted to sit with your sister in law in same room?

Provided you are not alone with them then it is permitted for you to sit with your sisters in law if they are wearing a headscarf and dressed modestly. But you should guard against sin and lower ...
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When is it possible to look at the opposite sex who is not mahram?

If there is not any kind of fitna and a good intention, there is nothing wrong to look into a face of a woman in public place such as hospital, if it is necessarily and short. But it is better not to ...
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According to Ayatollah Khamenei, after engagement can both partners talk to each other and respect to the boundaries of Islam?

In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful I found a similar question/answer, which probably can help and solve your query. According to that similar question it almost asks ...
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Does Qur'an 4:86 ("greet in return") apply to women when greeted by a non-mahram man?

Greeting non-mahrams is considered makruh and it is not required to return such a greeting: ويكره أن يسلم على امرأة أجنبية (غير زوجة له ولا محرم) إلا أن تكون عجوزاً أي غير حسناء، أو ألا تشتهى لأمن ...
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Does Qur'an 4:86 ("greet in return") apply to women when greeted by a non-mahram man?

Responding to greeting is wajib. Not engaging isn't wajib. Doing better is only recommended, not doing better isn't haram. Respond to his greeting but then feel free to do as you please. Apply your ...
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Is wearing hijab only in front of men sexist?

Male and female both have specific duties that they are obliged to during certain circumstances in Islam. This has nothing to do with inequality and has everything to do with the plain differentiation ...
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Is swimming in a mixed pool allowed if women are covered?

Theoretically this is no different from everyday co-existing, but in water instead of air. As usual, both men and women would need to cover their awrah. However, it's practically problematic to do ...
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