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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 …

How Should a Woman Deal with Head Cover in Summer

How Should a Woman Deal with Head Cover in Summer?

Short Answer: You can skip the under chin pin, and wrap the hijab twice around the head instead, then pin it over the head with small straight pins. There are many ways to follow this style really comfortably in a way that secures the hijab in place and makes you very comfortable around the chin area. You can skip the under cap altogether. …

hijab quran men

Hijab: Where in Quran? What about Men? Are Pants Haraam?

Short Answer: Muslim men are told in the preceding verse to lower their gaze and guard their modesty. Women are told in this verse to lower their gaze, guard their modesty, and cover themselves. ………… Salam (Peace) Dear Amy, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Your questions are always welcome. It’s a …

Why Do I Wear Hijab? Definitely Not Because of Oppression

Why Do I Wear Hijab? Definitely Not Because of Oppression

I often wonder whether people see me as a radical fundamentalist and terrorist Muslim who hides an AK-47 assault rifle underneath her jean jacket. Perhaps, they see me as the poster girl for oppressed womanhood everywhere. I am not sure which of the two it is. I get the whole gamut of strange looks, stares, …

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Hijab Between East and West

Short Answer: As for stereotypes of the West, Western media has largely promoted that. It is true that not all Western women dress to heighten their sex appeal. But, it is also true that sexuality has become a commodity that will give any male person the understanding that a Western woman is available. …………. Salam (Peace) Dear Alison, Thank …

Like Batman? The Status Of Hijab In The West

"Like Batman", The Status of Hijab in the West

In her rather provocative article Setting Themselves Apart, Dutch Somalian journalist Hirsi Ali says that women who decide to wear the hijab in Western countries look “like Batman”. And sadly enough, many secular Westerners still believe that the veil manifests…

Why Can't Women Wear Something Revealing in Front of Other Women

Why Can't Women Wear Something Revealing in Front of Other Women?

Short Answer: Islam teaches an all-encompassing modesty, respect and bashfulness in thinking, speaking and acting. It is rather immodest for women to walk around nearly naked even in front of one another. That’s not modest. …………. Salam Dear Reader, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Islam teaches an all-encompassing modesty, respect …

Wearing Hijab in Summer … The Question and Answer

Why Do You Wear Hijab in Hot Summer? Here is My Answer

As Muslim women who wear the hijab in non-Muslim countries, we often spend our days being stared at, pointed at, and at times, even glared at. It is all part of the Muslim experience. The greatest part, though, is being asked what one can call interesting questions. Even more so during the hot summer season …



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