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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 age, as ...


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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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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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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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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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Marriage is something you plan on doing as a life-long act. And from the hadeeth, we know that out of the 4 reasons for marrying, the best is the one who chooses their spouse for piety. But even if a person is pious, there's no way you will commit to marriage if you don't like the person. You may have your personal reasons for liking or disliking someone. ...


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Assalamu Alaikum, Only women can wear the golden jewelry. It's Haram for men. Because Ali bin Abi Talib said: أَخَذَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ حَرِيرًا بِشِمَالِهِ وَذَهَبًا بِيَمِينِهِ ثُمَّ رَفَعَ بِهِمَا يَدَيْهِ فَقَالَ ‏ "‏ إِنَّ هَذَيْنِ حَرَامٌ عَلَى ذُكُورِ أُمَّتِي حِلٌّ لإِنَاثِهِمْ ‏"‏ The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) took ...


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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 ...


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Why you shouldn't ask her? It is your Right to ask about this. You should know about the past life of your partner as she has Right to ask you about yours. According to Quran "Good women belong to good men and bad women belong to bad men." Besides it's an logical and undeniable Right to now about your past life partner , expect if you wish to don't ask ...


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Can Maryam be considered a prophet even though she's a female? Why or why not? In the Quran we find that Allah sent revelations only to men: And We sent not before you, [O Muhammad], except men to whom We revealed [the message], so ask the people of the message if you do not know. [Quran 21:7] This clearly indicates that one of the prerequisites ...


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It is alleged that Abu Thawr — not, Sufyan al-Thawri, the founder of the extinct Thawri Madhhab — stated that there is nothing wrong with female-lead mixed gender prayers, but his opinion on this matter is not documented to be at large; rather, under specific conditions. In addition, the majority of scholars disagree with his conclusion. Background ...


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Allah says in Surah Al-Ahqaf (surah #46) Verse #15: وَوَصَّيْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ بِوَالِدَيْهِ إِحْسَانًا حَمَلَتْهُ أُمُّهُ كُرْهًا وَوَضَعَتْهُ كُرْهًا And We have enjoined upon man, to his parents, good treatment. His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth to him with hardship According to Ibn Katheer, His mother carried him with ...


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DISCLAIMER. This is not meant to be a fatwa on the matter. Rather, it is a collection of the opinions expressed in multiple publications. One should always seek a fatwa from a scholar knowledgeable about the topics of marriage contracts and their consequences. A woman may include a clause in the marriage contract to be the only wife according to a good ...


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In the Ja'fari school of fiqh, there is no iddah (of divorce) upon a girl who is non-baligh nor upon a woman who has entered menopause. The verse in Surat al-Talaq has an important clause that deserves attention - if you doubt - and in various tafasir, it is used to refer to women who have reached the age of menopause, yet the menstrual cycle is not ...


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The iddah for a divorced woman is three menstrual periods if she doesn't appear to be pregnant. If the woman is no longer menstruating either because she is too old or for any other reason, then the iddah is three lunar months. The iddah for a widowed is four lunar months and 10 days if she doesn't appear to be pregnant. If she is pregnant, or discovered ...


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A Muslim woman can not marry a non-Muslim man, no matter what his religion is. The evidence for this includes: The following verse declares that the Kuffar (disbelievers) are not lawful husbands for them, nor they lawful wives for them. Kafir is a general term for non-muslims and Kufr includes everything that is not Islam: Judaism, Christianity, Polytheism, ...


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There is a hadith which discourages putting forearms on the ground: Beware of your Position O Men & Women when prostrating to ALLAH (SWT) . Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet said, "Be straight in the prostrations and none of you should put his forearms on the ground (in the prostration) like a dog." {Sahih Bukhari, Book #12, Hadith #785}


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