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Why were there no female Prophets?

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 ...
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Is this hadith authentic? "Only an honorable man treats women with honor and integrity...."

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 ...
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Does Qur'an 7:189 imply women were created to benefit men?

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:...
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What's the stand of Islam on a Muslim woman marrying a non-believer?

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 ...
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A Muslim woman should not dye her hair "in the manner of kaafir women"; what does that preclude?

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 ...
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Does Islam have an explanation for the pain of childbirth?

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 ...
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Is it improper for a woman to insist on being the only wife?

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 ...
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Is voluntary slavery Islamic?

There are no means of getting slaves today, voluntarily or involuntarily. In Adwā' al-Bayān, Vol. 4, pp. 29, Mohammad al-Amīn ash-Shanqīti said that the only venue for right-hand possession is through ...
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Did women sacrifice?

There are narrations about various women offering udhiyya or it being slaughtered on their behalf. Some of these include: The wives of the Prophet ﷺ: فلما كنا بمنى أتيت بلحم بقر فقلت ما هذا قالوا ضحى ...
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Hadith about beating wives

Asalamu Alaikum This hadith is weak and misinterpreted. The concept of 'majhul' (lit. unknown) applies here. Majhul is a hadith where one or more narrators are unknown. I will try to elaborate a ...
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Can Maryam be considered a prophet even though she's a female? Why or why not?

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 ...
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Did Abu Thawr state that there is nothing wrong with female-lead mixed-gender prayers?

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 ...
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Why do ladies pray differently as per Hanafi fiqh?

Pray as you have seen me to pray My understanding is that Ar-Rasool (SAWS) made this statement in the company of his male companions. It was an order to them (all men), there were no women present. ...
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Why do ladies pray differently as per Hanafi fiqh?

As a new Muslim, I learned how to pray from a YouTube video entitled Women's prayer according to Qur'an and Sunnah. Turns out, I learned how to pray from a cute Hanafi girl. The video answers your ...
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Why are women not allowed to go out alone even in today's society?

Sunni view: The most accepted Sunni view is that it is permissible for a women to travel alone for up to three days. Abd Allah ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of ...
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How is a women in her menses supposed to make dua without making wudu?

First of all note if all of us needed to be purified to perform dhikr or du'a logically that would mean that women would have a vast disadvantage, only because of something Allah created: They have ...
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In what ways did Muhammad's teachings improve the status of women?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, Mankind inherited from the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him a great ...
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Does a Muslim woman need to cover her entire body (including hands and face) during prayer if a non-mahram man can see her?

In these three (95577, 11774 and 21536) fatwas from islamqa the author or mufti tries to proove that covering the face is the correct view of Islam. However one could find ahadith and Quran rulings ...
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Is it true that "pregnancy is seen in sharia as like an illness"?

here the word "illness" is in different connotation than what usually comes to mind of a native English-speaker. This mentioned consideration of illness give the pregnant women some relaxing "...
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How does a convert woman go about finding a guardian?

The Islamic state acts as the Wali for someone who does not have a Wali. In a non-muslim state, you should look for someone who has the qualifications of a qadi(judge) to act as your wali; a Mufti or ...
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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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Do unmarried women become public property?

Does Islam support this statement? Are there any verses in Quran or Hadith regarding this? The statement you re referring to (in the YouTube video) is "Either a woman gets married, or become ...
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Did women in Arabian peninsula have "Hijab" before Islam?

Beside the fact that Jews and Christians used to live in the Arabian peninsula before Islam and the fact that the Torah already included verses about veiling the hair. The jahili poetry is full of ...
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A Muslim woman should not dye her hair "in the manner of kaafir women"; what does that preclude?

The General rule for hair colors All hair colors are permissible except for the dark black, even the color between brown and black is OK. It was narrated from Jabir that he said: “Abu Quhaifah was ...
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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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Can a woman marry two men if she is sexually unfulfilled by one?

No, it's forbidden in the Qur'an: And [also prohibited to you are all] married women except those your right hands possess. [This is] the decree of Allah upon you. ... -- Qur'an 4:24 See also ...
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Is there any truth to the claim that a man may not shake hands with a woman because she menstruates and is therefore unclean?

Menses entails ritual impurity similar to defecation, urination and ejaculation. It does not however make a woman inherently unclean or untouchable, similar to how urination does not make someone ...
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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 should a Muslim woman look for in a burkini?

The awrah of a woman infront of other women is the area from the navel to the knees: According to the Hanafi, Hidayah: A woman is permitted to look at any part of another except from under the ...
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