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I seem to have a problem with men marrying more than 1 wife. Quran is the only religious scripture on the face of the earth that says Marry only one as mentioned in chapter 4:3. but it also mentions in the same chapter that, Marry women of your choice two, three, or four; but if you fear that you shall not able to deal justly with them, then marry ...


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The story of how the abaya came to Islam is that one of the sahaba suggested that it would be more appropriate if women wore the traditional clothing of their time. Allah then decreed it so in the Quran. We can conclude that the religious clothing was already there before it was required for women to wear - the clothing did come from tradition. However, ...


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Does Islam believe in souls (spirits)? Yes, it does believe, and it's mentioned in many places, I would mention this: وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الرُّوحِ ۖ قُلِ الرُّوحُ مِنْ أَمْرِ رَبِّي وَمَا أُوتِيتُم مِّنَ الْعِلْمِ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا Muhsin Khan Translation And they ask you (O Muhammad SAW) concerning the Ruh (the Spirit); Say: "The Ruh (the ...


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The only hair areas that I am aware of that have restrictions are: The beard for men Narrated By Ibn 'Umar : Allah's Apostle said, "Cut the moustaches short and leave the beard (as it is)." Sahih al-Bukhary, The Book of Dress, Hadith Number:5954 The eyebrows for women Narrated By 'Abdullah : Allah has cursed those women who practise ...


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Here are some useful advices: http://www.al-islam.org/marriageandfamily/68.htm http://www.al-islam.org/heavenlypath/7.htm http://www.al-islam.org/upbringing/13.htm Also you can find more at his digital Islamic library http://www.al-islam.org/ Some selection of them: (a) Food: A foetus in its mother's womb, feeds and grows on the nourishment in her ...


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I am no scholar, but the wives of the Prophet PBUP "worked". Hazrat Khadeejah was a successful merchant. How she conducted her trade, I am not sure, but it would be fairly difficult to be successful without enforcing some sort of authority, which meant it would require her presence or interaction with her hirelings. Hazrat Aisha was a scholar. Scholars, do ...


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Whether covering a women's face is wajib has been debated for a long time. Since the side that assures that it is wajib has already been covered, I'll cover here the side that says it is not. I will be referring to the writings of Sheikh Al-Albani, who is considered by many as the most prominent Sunni scholar in modern times to have come to criticize ...


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Lets start with what is authentic, Quran says about the marital relationship addressing husbands: ... And live with them in kindness. ... (4:19) And addressing the wives or women: ...And due to the wives is similar to what is expected of them, according to what is reasonable. ... [sahih international] ...And they (women) have rights similar to those ...


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A Muslim woman must not be excessive in going out from home unless it is a valid necessity that cannot be fulfilled unless she goes out. So, if she has need to go out, she must observe proper hijab. However, if a woman is able to stay at home, that is better and protective for her. Allah addressed His Prophet's wives-who are our role models - "And remain ...


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I once went to a mosque in India and asked "Why are there no women here?". One brother inside, who I think was the imam of the mosque, answered "They are only allowed in Ramadan for Tarawih". I said "Where did this start?" He said there is a hadith of Umar ibn Al Khattab(RA) that he saw women dressed lewdly and banned them from the mosque. The word got to ...


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All those preventing women from entering mosque are doing it because of cultural reasons in south east asia. Muslim women around the world go for juma/ taraweh. If a muslimah out of free will chooses not to go because of household duties there is no blame on her. But as a male the following hadith should be enough for "not allowing" women to enter mosque ...


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Are Prophets only male? Among the scholars there are a few who count a couple of women among the prophets (Peace be upon them): abu al-Hassan al-Ash'ari, Imam al-Qurtubi and ibn Hazm. And these have consensus in counting Mariam (Peace be upon her) as one of the female prophets, and they also counted Hawa'/Eve, Sarah, the mother of Musa/Moses, Hajar and ...


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There are different views for different sects and madhabs. Shafiee Do not rest your arm as it makes you equivalent to a dog Hanafee Rest your arm on the ground Also the following is stated on this website (Thanks to Gulshan) The Hanafi Madh-hab Allaamah Muhammad Amin Ibn Abidin as-Shami rahimahullah: "A woman should not raise her ...


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The believing men and women whom Allah Subhanah has blessed to be bonded in the sacred institution of marriage, have certain rights towards each other in their marriage. And one of the biggest rights of marriage is that the couple may enjoy conjugal relations with each other to their heart's desire. Unless the wife has a legal and valid Shariah reason for ...


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No, Quran does not forbid women from going to school. There is only a verse in Quran (relevant to the matter) ordering to only wives of prophet that they should remain in their homes: And abide in your houses and do not display yourselves as [was] the display of the former times of ignorance. And establish prayer and give zakah and obey Allah and His ...


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Just imagine Police wants to arrest a female suspect. What to do if all the Police forces are men? In many cases there would be no solution without breaking Shari'ah laws like the situation that the Police force needs to touch or catch the female suspect. Shari'ah has limitations on the relationships between stranger men and women, for looking or touching, ...


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Assalamualaikum, This is a very good question , as this mis-conception is still not clear among many many muslims as well. I will divide the asnwer in 3 sections: First of all, you must know that Islam is a religion from our creator, means this religion is best in all ways. No matter where, when we apply it, it works perfectly. In case of justice and ...


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For context, I shall quote a related Qur'anic ruling: [Al-Baqarah 228] Divorced women remain in waiting for three [menstrual] periods… This defines the period of waiting — the period in which a wife cannot re-marry and the couple still has the right to reconcile before the divorce is finalized — in terms of menstrual periods, at least ...


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If you are asking whether women are created with the sole purpose of being serene for men, and whether its important for them to marry and do that to achieve salvation. The answer is no. Quran 51:56 And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. Women are subject to the same religious obligations as men such as prayer, fasting, ...


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No, there is no Islamic rule that prevents Muslim women from voting. But some eastern cultures are trying to impose their cultural limitations and cover them with fake religious causes to force people to accept those limitations.


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The iddat for a divorced woman is set to three menstrual periods, as interpreted from the following ayah: Divorced women remain in waiting for three periods, and it is not lawful for them to conceal what Allah has created in their wombs if they believe in Allah and the Last Day. ... -- Al-Baqarah 228 This above applies to any woman, regardless of ...


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Yes, there is. The ayah in the Quran says: Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] advise ...


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A woman can lead the Salat only if all the followers are women; however, if all of the followers are men or there is a congregation of men and women, then the Imam must be a man. In this case it is recommended that the leading woman stand at the first line and not in front of others. Reference: The qualifications of the Imam of Salat al-Jamaat


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Marriage without both man's and woman's consent is void. The woman and the man should be willing to enter into a matrimonial alliance. If, however, the woman ostensibly displays hesitation while giving her consent, but it is known that in her heart, she is agreeable to the marriage, the marriage is in order. However, if any of them were forced into ...


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I am afraid what you wrote shows that you're trying to alter Islam to fit to your carnal desires. Human sexuality in Islam is not for fun and pleasure but it has a sacred function that is undermined by a hedonistic view of human sexuality. Sexuality with all its pleasures and attractions, is to serve a noble purpose: long term family commitment for ...


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This falls under the category of intention and as such you are free to have any hair colour you wish so long as the intention or motive for that isn't to imitate the styles of non-Muslims. Since hair styles are fairly universal, this pretty much removes the issue entirely since non-Muslims have their hair in all kinds of styles and colours. Also, this along ...


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The rule of prayer for women menses is haraam,and not permissible a prayer or fasting or Tawaaf around the House and touch Holy Quran ... حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ أَبِي مَرْيَمَ، حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي زَيْدٌ، عَنْ عِيَاضٍ، عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏"‏ أَلَيْسَ إِذَا حَاضَتْ ...


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The woman should break the fast and make all the missed ones up after Ramadhan :) Muâdhah, the daughter ofAbd Allah al-Adwiyyah, askedAisha: "Why do we make up our fasts but not our prayers? `Aisha answered: "When we were beset with menstruation, we were commanded to to make up our fasts but not our prayers." This is an authentic hadîth ...


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I have never heard of such a statement! I do not know about other sects but Shi'ites all believe every one has soul, be it man or woman. If you ask what soul is then there is a verse in Quran that warns we cannot understand the soul's meaning (maybe because no human can see human from outside in, like we cannot see the spherical shape of the earth until we ...


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