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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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? Many scholars unambiguously come to the point based on a hadith which talks about a letter written by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) stating. No one should touch ...


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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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The Names of the 25 Prophets Mentioned in Al-Quran are as follows: Adam(A.W) Idris(A.W) (Enoch) Nuh(A.W) (Noah) Hud(A.W) (Heber) Salih(A.W) (Methusaleh) Lut(A.W) (Lot) Ibrahim(A.W) (Abraham) Ismail(A.W) (Ishmael) Ishaq(A.W) (Isaac) Yaqub(A.W) (Jacob) Yusuf(A.W) (Joseph) Shu’aib(A.W) (Jethro) Ayyub(A.W) (Job) Dhulkifl(A.W) (Ezekiel) Musa(A.W) (Moses) Harun(A....


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First of all I want to say that the burqa is a cultural dress, not the Islamic hijab. I am not saying that the woman who wears it should not wear it as it is the best dress for practicing hijab. Secondly women wears burqa only when they are out of home, when in front of na-mahram/non-mahram and not all the day. Therefore I found all those research as ...


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No, women in general, regardless of age or any situation, cannot divorce. But yes, she can ask for Khul' (خُلع in Arabic), or "Take off" literally. Please take this chosen response as a serious advice. I did some researches and I found that you are eligible for Khul because in Islam Divorce is only for men, and women can only ask for Khul' from the Islamic ...


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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. Knowing this point, you are allowed to choose your own career. Another thing which must be noted is the Islamic rules. None of the mentioned jobs are haram until ...


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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 importantly, it is behavior, manners, speech and appearance in public. The idea for men and women is an outer manifestation of an inner commitment to worshipping ...


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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 is not the teaching of Islam. Islam teaches us to always treat each other well no matter what race, age, gender, culture or religion we belong to. Most people ...


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I don't know from where people get that it is prohibited,as this has no backup unless in the local customs! Here is a reference to the Fatwa @Abdel Rahman Shamel mentioned. You find in Sahih Muslim Abu Salama ibn 'Abd al−Rahman reported: I along with the foster brother of 'A'isha went to her and he asked about the bath of the Naby (Messenger of ...


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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 علي النفس) which means 'self-covering'. Some people propose medical tests, but this is also Haram in Islam, because this forces the doctor (either man or ...


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