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Is it permissible for men to wear women's undewear because they are more comfortable and have better colors?

walecum assalam brother. This issue is delicate, and has doubt in it that how and to which level ,a man may imitate a woman,only then it is prohibited? actually there is no fine line to clear this ...
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Is determining which niqabi is your wife a problem for Muslim men?

This might seem like a big deal from afar but from personal experience it is rarely an issue. Consider the following distinguishing features: height build purses or other paraphernalia patterns/...
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Can men leave their hair short in sides and long in middle?

Leaving it noticeably longer in some areas compared to others is what is known as qaz' (Arabic: قزع), which the Prophet ﷺ forbade us to do. Either shave it all or leave it all: حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ ...
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How can a male athlete accept gold medals at competitions?

The thing that you mention about Gold is to WEARING it. Wearing refer to clothes ,jewels and any thing that you use the verb WEAR for it. Having a gold pen, a golden-ed phone or any other examples ...
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When proposing / before agreeing to marry a woman, how much can a man look at her (body)?

The majority of the scholars hold the opinion that this should be limited to what is allowed in the rulings of Hijab and Awrah for a stranger woman i.e the face and hands. From Imam Nawawi's Minhaj ...
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How can a male athlete accept gold medals at competitions?

Dear brother the medal is a symbol of recognition for sporting (in your case) achievements and at least you should know that gold medals are not made of 100 % gold. And don't forget that our Messenger ...
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Is the torso/chest/trunk of a man considered as awrah?

Well there's consensus about that the torso of a man isn't awrah. This is what you will find in any fatwa or fiqh book. For example here (Arabic) where the scholar adds that it's forbidden to a woman ...
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Red color clothes for men in Islam

There are ahadith (hadiths) which allow wearing red clothes and others which prohibit it. And therefore the middle way -as described in the linked Fatwa- is not to wear clothes which are pure red ...
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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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Is there an Islamic reason non-mahram Muslim men refuse to let me buy them e.g. coffee or a meal?

Islam dictates both genders to be careful and not get a certain degree of friendly comfort with a non-Maharam. And buying or receiving food could to some be perceived as that. It is subjective and a ...
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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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Do males wear under garments in Ihram?

All perfect praise be to Allah I will try be as short as possible. An-Nawawi may Allaah have mercy upon him said: 'If a person in a state of Ihraam (either for Hajj or 'Umrah) needs to ...
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Was the Qur'an intended to be read by men?

The Quran wasn't distributed as a book to be read. Verses were revealed on the fly, to address issues as they arose. The Prophet proclaimed the verses on the pulpit, and in sermons and recited them ...
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What is the 'awrah for men? Should a man lower his gaze on seeing another shirtless man?

When it comes to the topic of the 'awrah of men scholars hold different positions. Even if the majority seems to agree about one. In the sum there are four or five different views (or different ...
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Does Allah favor men in Islam?

You shouldn't be reading propaganda against Islam or what non-Muslims think of Islam without having good base knowledge in the religion. Allah says in the Quran: O mankind, indeed We have created ...
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What is the ruling on having a "professorial" beard?

Salaam This not called beard which you mention in your question. Beard is called beard when you do not clean hairs on your face at certain limits. This means beard on your face is started from ears ...
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Does Islam promote, and or enforce stereotypes on males and females?

Yes, Islam does promote gender stereotypes roles. In some cases, adhering to your gender's role is enforceable under sharia law. Women imitating men and vice versa The most obvious example is that ...
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What verses of the Qur'an urge veiling for men/women, and what is the justification?

Sticking only to the Qur'an (and ignoring ahadith which affect things like men wearing gold and silk and impersonating men/women), I list the relevant ayat below. (There's a lot of debate about what &...
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Are tucked-in shirts and pants non-Islamic?

Yes, awrah for men should be covered. The same rules apply (loose, opaque, non-conforming to other religions e.g. a t-shirt with a cross on it isn't acceptable). A combination of bias and ignorance ...
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Is it permissible for men to carry gold, golden objects, or equipment coated in gold?

Gold or other metals are prohibited for man to wear not to carry. Anything which circles around body part is come under the definition of clothes and jewellery. Ring, garland or other things are ...
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Does a barren woman need to complete iddah (period of waiting) after divorce?

Did you not see in that ayah, 2:228: "And their husbands have the better right to take them back in that period"? So this gives time for her husband to change his mind and take her back.
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Was the Qur'an intended to be read by men?

No, it was intended to be read by both genders, what you see is because of two reasons: Qur'an is addressed to Prophet Muhammad. Even in many verses it says : قل as in say...as God is commanding ...
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When proposing / before agreeing to marry a woman, how much can a man look at her (body)?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) narrates: I was in the company of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) when a man came and informed him that he had ...
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is there any verse where it says men have more physical strength than women?

The short answer is no there's no verse saying that women are given less physical strength than men. In fact there's no verse that says men have been given something more than women nor vice versa. ...
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Is marrying a second wife makruh (disliked) even if the husband can treat his wives equally?

Islam has allowed polygamy as a solution for social problems and exceptional circumstances under strict conditions. If the conditions are not met, then the man should not marry a second wife. If ...
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Is there an Islamic reason non-mahram Muslim men refuse to let me buy them e.g. coffee or a meal?

In addition to the general Hayaa thing which is vital and I think you know of it. It's dishonorable for a man to have a lady pay. It's just that all women are to be treated in a ladily—queenly way. ...
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Can males pluck their eyebrows?

It is Haraam for men to pluck their eyebrows. From fatwa of Shaykh Abdul Azeez ibn Baaz rahamatullah alaihi we can say, plucking of eyebrows is not allowed, whether for men or women. Check fatwa of ...
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Why are women not told to hit their husband?

All praise be to Allah. “Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allaah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. ...

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