Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 | 20:00 - 22:00 Makkah | 17:00 - 19:00 GMT
Session is over.
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 | 20:00 - 22:00 Makkah | 17:00 - 19:00 GMT
Session is over.
Salam. Could you please inform me evidence(s) on why some Muslim women think it is okay to show their face on the internet? For an example, a Muslim woman blogger shows a picture of herself to others who access her website.
Covering the face is not integral to the modest attire (also known as hijab) prescribed for women in Islam; if it had been obligatory, then the Prophet (peace be upon him) would have said so plainly and clearly.
We find nothing in the sources indicating that; rather he told Asma who appeared before him in an attire less than modest: O Asma when a woman attains puberty she is not supposed to expose any part of her body in front of strangers except her face and hands.”
We also know that women are not allowed to cover their faces in Salah or while in a state of Ihram in Hajj or `Umrah. Based on these, Imam Ibn Jareer and others have rightly said: Covering the face is not a prescribed requirement for women in Islam.
Now coming to the issue of women posting their pictures on the Facebook and others, it is still important for women to exercise caution.
Is it permissible to take education loan, home loan etc., for which we have to pay interest?
In answering your question, let me cite here one of my earlier answers:
You are allowed to take the OSAP loan if you have no other alternative– provided you are sincere in your intention to pay it back without incurring interest according to the best of your ability.
In order to make this happen, you should take only the absolute minimum amount that is needed which you would be able to pay off within the allowable time period. If you sincerely work and ask Allah’s help you would be able to do so. I know many students who had been there; they did manage to pay the loans back without involving any interest whatsoever through hard work and firm commitment to do so with the help of Allah.
The way they achieved this was that while being enrolled in their full time studies, they also secured part-time jobs (such as security guards or in the library, etc.) which did not interfere seriously with their studies; besides this, they also made use of full-time summer employment.
A still better alternative is to try to get a stipend or bursary, which is not at all impossible to obtain if you are diligent in your academic work.
The Prophet, peace be upon, taught us that whoever wishes to keep himself chaste, pure and free from sins, Allah will surely help him to do so. So formulate sincere intention to avoid interest payment, and work hard and seek help from Allah, Allah will help you. Allah says, “Whoever fears Allah, Allah will surely make things easy for him/her.” (At-Talaq 65: 4)
To conclude: If you tried your best to keep the loan to a minimum and strove to pay it within the period you have done what is possible for you; if, for reasons beyond your control or means, you could not pay all of them on time, then Allah knows your circumstances; so ask forgiveness of Him, for He is Forgiving and Merciful. I wish you all the success in your studies. Pray to Allah always making use of the following supplication:
Allaahummaaghninee bi halaalika an haraamikawa bi ta’atika an ma’siyatikawa bi fadlikaammansiwaaka
(O Allah, make me self-sufficient with that which is halaal (lawful) so that I am not compelled to go for what is haraam (unlawful); make me self-sufficient with obedience to You so that I am not led to disobedience; make me self-sufficient with Your favor so that I do not need to look to favor from others!)
We know the basic thing in Islam is belief. Like we say we have to believe that there is no god other than Allah. but my question is that belief is not something that's under our control. Belief is something that's inherent in us. Just by saying we believe in Allah and His messenger, how does it makes a person Muslim? We may give dawah to any non-Muslim about Islam, but we may not be able to convince him. If he does not believe, he dies as non-Muslim. Isn't this unfair that he goes to jahanum just because we were not able to convince him?
Islam teaches that human being has been created with an innate knowledge of God. You can compare this to our instincts to eat when we are hungry or drink water when we are thirsty; likewise, we are inclined to turn to God, at least when find ourselves in trouble. Experiences of people who are ship-wreck or planes facing an imminent crash are best examples.
Furthermore, no rational person can avoid the fundamental questions of life when facing the world and the cosmos confronting him: Why am I here; what is the meaning of existence? Where did I come from and where do I go from here?
So everyone has to answer such questions whether he likes it or not. Many choose to find answers in believing in a Creator or Power that is transcendent as the source of life; others who ignore them or fail to answer them have disbelieved. God does not compel us to believe. The Qur’an makes it clear: Let him who chooses to believe, believe; let him who chooses to disbelieve, disbelieve. And that each person will be responsible for the choices he or she makes in life.
Therefore, as Muslims our duty is limited to conveying the message; we are not to force anyone.
A woman can cry, and if she doesn't have a job, people won't put her down for it. Men if they cry or they don't have a job, people will say that he is weak. Women aren't drafted into war, and can hit men, curse, and just look pretty and people will respect and have pity on her. A man can't hit a woman, or leave her to die of starvation without being looked down on. In the movie Titanic, as the ship was sinking the captain said women and kids first on the life boats. Woman can miss salah if she has her period, and she isn't obliged to use her money to help with household expenses. She doesn't have to open doors for men.
I am sorry to say that your line of thinking amounts to misogyny and hatred of women.
Why hate women? They are our mothers, sisters, wives and daughters. Perhaps you may have had some negative experiences from the women in your life; however, it is wrong to generalize based on such experiences.
Allah created men and women to serve as partners and companions. Males and females are not rivals but form a unity, each one complementing the other.
Islamic world view is based on tawhid which teaches us that God is One, and there is unity and interdependence in His creation in such a way that there is nothing superfluous, and everything is complementary.
Both men and women have duties and responsibilities which are conducive to their particular natures. Women have been exempt from certain duties as they are bearing more arduous responsibilities of childbirth, rearing, nurturing and caregiving.
God is All-Wise; His Laws are based on justice and compassion; He does not discriminate or favor anyone over another. Each one is accountable for his or her actions according to the best of their God-given abilities and potential. So, you can only find a peaceful resolution of such issues by accepting the inscrutable will and wisdom of God, who is All-Wise, All-Knowing.
I've been married since May 2015 and my husband is now asking for separation and has previously mentioned divorce. This is mainly due to both families being very different. His family had many expectations from my family and because these have not been met this has caused many issues. His family have caused many issues between me and my husband too and they have made it clear they don't want anything to do with me. We now have a daughter of 3months and he is now saying he cannot do this any longer, there were many restrictions for me with seeing my family but he did as he pleased. We have both made mistakes and he did say we would go see someone and try counselling but now he is saying there is no point and has sent me home again (this is the 3rd time within a year this has happened) I am just looking for advice as to what I can do as I wanted to keep on trying but he has said he has had enough and is now moving back home with his family. I am just looking for some guidance and advice to do things on the right way according to Islam Jazakallah
I empathize with your situation and pray to Allah to guide you to the ways of peace and reconciliation.
Divorce is indeed a grave matter. One should resort to it only after exhausting all means of reconciliation. Allah orders us in the Qur’an that we ought to settle marriage disputes through conciliation and arbitration.
I think your husband is acting impulsively; he is not justified in acting upon the wishes of his family without regard for you and his child. That is not right.
I would urge both of you to get marriage counseling.
I would also advise both of you to read and study the following book and apply its lessons:
Blissful Marriage: A Practical Islamic Guide by Ekram Beshir.
Furthermore, please continue to turn to Allah asking His forgiveness.
Be ever constant in Istighfaar for the Prophet (peace be upon him) has told us that by doing so Allah will remove hardship and provide relief for us in ways that we would never be able to imagine.
Also, never fail to read the following Du’a on a regular basis
Rabbanaahablanaa min azwaajinaa wadhurriyyaatinaa qurrataayunin waij’alnaalilmuttaqeena imaman
(Our Lord! Grant us joy and comfort in our spouses and children and make us role models for the God-fearing people).
My question is regarding Islam in general when I do my research about Islam and our prophet Mohammed peace be upon him I learn that our prophet (saw) says our religion is a moderate religion and that there is no room for blind faith or extremism. So when I read this and look at countries I feel they are going against the teachings. Thank you for your time
Islam is a natural way of life that is based on moderation, justice, and compassion; it is opposed to extremism, fanaticism and rigidity.
It is true that many Muslims today fail to appreciate the beauty of Islam and fail to practice it; this is partly responsible for the negative image that many people have about Islam and Muslims. However, we must never make sweeping generalizations for that is stereotyping and racism.