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Iowa Group Offers Sports Hijab to Encourage Muslim Girls

IOWA – An eastern Iowa non-profit group is offering sports hijab to Muslim girls to encourage them to play sports and stay active. “To have something that is more comfortable, that’s not moving around a lot, they’re not having to adjust it,” Kelly Teeselink, executive director of Girls On The Run organization, told Iowa Radio …

Taking Off Hijab in front of a Non-Muslim Uncle

Taking Off Hijab in front of a Non-Muslim Uncle: OK?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- If this uncle is your mother’s or father’s brother he is mahram to you and you may remove your …

not wear Hijab

Is It Sinful to Not Wear Hijab?

Short Answer: The command to “wear hijab” is a vague command in the Quran which requires historical and cultural context; it was not all about covering the hair, but about covering the chest, since women at that time were already covering their hair but exposing their neck and upper chest. But, not wearing it should not be …

To Wear Hijab or Not, Help Me Decide

To Wear Hijab or Not, Help Me Decide

Answer:  As-Salamu `Alaikum dear sister,  It seems you have some difficulty making a decision whether to begin wearing a hijab or not, and it appears that there are pros and cons to either choice you make. One of the first things I would like you to ask yourself is, “Why do you want to wear hijab? …

I Get So Many Questions About Hijab

Asalamu Alaikum Reem, Thank you for your questions, and I will try to provide brief answers as you requested.  Muslim women wear hijab—which is more than just a head cover—because God ordered them to do so in two places in the Quran, and because of this the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him-PBUH) ordered it. The Quran …

If Allah Only Looks at Our Hearts Then Why Hijab?

If Allah Only Looks at Our Hearts Then Why Hijab?

Assalamu Alaykum Dear Sister, Thank you so much for asking this important question. It is indeed very important to have a sincere desire to find out what our Beloved Creator loves in order to follow it and earn His closeness, His love and His blessings in this life and the next. It is true that …

About Muslim Women Hijab, Niqab & Caning

About Muslim Women Hijab, Niqab & Caning? (Part 2)

Part 1 Salam (Peace) Dear Stephanie, Thank you for your questions and trust in Ask About Islam. As for the canning issue; it is another serious point, which needs to be addressed thoroughly and in details. But, I’ll brief it for you here: – Men in Islam are not allowed to hit or beat their …

About Muslim Women Hijab, Niqab & Caning

About Muslim Women Hijab, Niqab & Caning? (Part 1)

Part 2 Salam (Peace) Dear Stephanie, Thank you for your questions and trust in Ask About Islam. Actually, you brought up more than one important issue that needs to be addressed. In our days, there are endless misinterpretations of important Islamic practices and rulings related to women. So, here you are, giving me the chance …

Can I Shake Hands with My Cousins and Take Hijab Off in Front of Them

Can I Shake Hands with My Cousins and Take Hijab Off in Front of Them?

Salam alaykum Dearest Sister, Thank you so much for your question. The answer is no. Your cousins are not your mahram (males whom you’re not permitted to marry). Your maharem are the ones you can shake hands and take hijab off with them. This is clearly mentioned in Surat An-Nur: “And tell the believing women …

Modesty of Appearance… in Hijab

Modesty of Appearance… in Hijab?

Salam Dear Nadine, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Your question has been asked many times by sisters who are struggling with the question of whether or not to wear hijab. I must remind you and others that Islam means “submission to Allah” and we trust that what He orders us …



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