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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 65:4 discuss an underage wife or simply a wife who is too old to menstruate?

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 ...
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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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In a forced marriage, is sex obligatory for the woman?

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 ...
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Why is looking at thinly claded and/or sexually attractive women haram?

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 ...
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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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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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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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Can women wear golden chains?

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 ...
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Do women with hijab have the same sense of freedom like others in this modern age?

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 ...
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What hair length am I allowed to keep as a girl?

I don't know from where people get that it is prohibited, as this has no backup unless from local customs! Here is a reference to the Fatwa @Abdel Rahman Shamel mentioned. You find in Sahih Muslim ...
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Is it appropriate to question a girl about her virginity before marriage?

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 ...
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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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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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Is fashion design, modelling, acting, painting allowed in Islam?

In the name of Allah the merciful the compassionate All what a Muslim does should be for the sake of Allah. The exalted. In fact, the life of a Muslim must be the reflection of God's gratification. ...
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Can a woman recite the Qur'an during her menses?

Note: This is a highly controversial topic and hence needs to be dealt carefully. First lets answer the easy part. Can she touch the mushaf while she is in that state and even recite from it? ...
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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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Is it haram for girls to post their pics on the internet without hijab?

Assalamu-alaikum, I think we first need to understand the meaning of hijab ourselves. Without that this question and its answers bears no value. Merely covering dress is not the idea, but more ...
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Does Islam oppress women?

Islam does not oppress women. Men and women are equal in Islam but they don't have the exact same rights as they are not exactly the same mentally or physically. It is haram to oppress anyone and it ...
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Is taraweeh for women considered as sunnat or nafil?

Is there a difference between sunna and nafl? For me it is the same, maybe only under some circumstances in (technical term) fiqh language اصطلاح الفقهاء it makes a slight difference of the level of ...
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Is it appropriate to question a girl about her virginity before marriage?

No, asking such question is not permitted in Islam. Even if she is not a virgin, and she repented from adultery, she shouldn't tell you that before marriage. It is called 'Al-Satr Ala Alnafs' (الستر ...
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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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