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Face Veil

Is Face Veil (Niqab) Compulsory?

Short Answer: You are doing the right thing; following the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to the letter since the wives of the Prophet (may Allah be pleased with them) used to do exactly what you did by covering their faces when they were surrounded by strangers, therefore not a permanent face cover. You are …

It’s Not About Burqa: New Book Challenges Muslim Women Stereotypes

BEIRUT – Giving the Muslim women the opportunity to tell their own story, a new book has been published by a feminist Muslim author who challenges the stereotypes pegging Muslim women as “submissive” and judging them by their religious clothing. “Burqa is the most politicized word around Muslim women,” Mariam Khan, the author of “It’s …

Study: Wearing Hijab Can Make Woman Seem More Credible Witness

LANCASTER – A research by two Canadian and British universities has found that victims wearing  hijab are viewed more positively when testifying in court than uncovered women, Daily Times reported. “Contrary to our prediction, participants rated victims wearing a Muslim garment as more credible than those who did not wear a Muslim garment,” said Meagan McCardle …

World Hijab Day

Is Celebrating the World Hijab Day Bid`ah?

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: Celebrating world and national Days and events like World Hijab Day that promote universal values and morals are praiseworthy. It …

University Doesn’t Allow Me to Wear My Niqab

University Doesn’t Allow Me to Wear My Niqab

In this counseling answer: • The niqab is not an obligation, whereas the hijab is. In certain situations, the niqab is not going to be useful. In fact, when there is security, the niqab can be a stared at. • Your choice to leave the degree should come after weighing the advantages and the disadvantages …

Hospital Bans Muslim Family from Seeing Newborn Baby

FAIRFAX, Virginia – Muslim grandparents have been banned from seeing their son’s newborn baby girl in a hospital in Northern Virginia after guards kicked them out saying they looked “scary”. “He [security guard] screams at me and he tell us, ‘You are not allowed to be here’ and then said ‘You know, you look scary’,” …

Niqab (face veil) - Compulsory

Niqab (face veil) - Compulsory?

Is the niqab (face veil) compulsory in Islam? Is it just cultural in certain countries? Dr. Shabir Ally goes into detail about this question.

Quebec Plans to Ban Chador, Niqab in Civil Service

MONTREAL – The new government of Quebec province in Canada is planning to block Muslim women who work in the civil service from wearing the chador, niqab, and burka, CBC reported on October 24. The Premier of the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ), François Legault, made clear his intention to “prohibit those who hold positions of …



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