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Reciting Quran & Tawaf: Women in Menses Excluded?

Reciting Quran & Tawaf: Women in Menses Excluded?

In the previous part, Dr. Jasser Auda discussed the scholars’ opinions regarding the permissibly of visiting mosques for menstruating women. In this part, he investigates whether a woman in period is allowed to recite the Quran and to do Tawaf. As for reciting the Quran by a menstruating woman or a junub person, the best …

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If Islam Empowers Women, Where Are The Female Leaders?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Maryam Amir, from Let the Quran Speak, addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: How does Islam deal with female scholarship specifically here in the West? We had the opportunity to sit down with Maryam Amir to learn about her journey …

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Why Are There So Many Hadiths That Seem To Degrade Women?

The vast majority of hadiths that seem to degrade women are not authentic hadiths, meaning we can’t be totally sure Prophet Muhammad actually said them. To gather a full view of God’s intention for women, one must take the Quran and authentic hadiths as a whole.

Women Area in Mosque: Too Many restrictions? (Part 2/4)

Women Area in Mosque: Access to the Imam

There is no need to isolate women within walls or curtains or to prevent them from sighting the Imam. It is proven that women used to see the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in the Mosque, and that it had a positive impact on their acquisition of knowledge. They also benefited from, and were even quite careful to observe, attendance at the Mosque.


How to Help Daughter Find Peace in Islam?

As-salamu `Alaikum,  It takes great courage and a deep sense of trust and open-mindedness to assist your daughter in her choice to find peace and solace in Islam. I believe it is important for anyone considering converting to Islam that they spend some time considering its requirements and pillars. In Islam, there is no compulsion in …

Women Watching Players Wearing Shorts: Allowed?

Women Watching Players Wearing Shorts: Allowed?

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: With regard to your question, the ruling you have referred to does not make sense as there is no evidence …

Are Women Welcome to the Mosque? (Part 1)

Are Women Welcome in the Mosque?

When it comes to the question of women’s access to mosques, the reality is painful. Despite the primary importance of the mosque for every Muslim, no matter whether he/she lives in a Muslim majority country or in countries where Muslims constitute a minority, a significant percentage of mosques, in the East and the West alike, …

Female-Led Prayers: A Step Forward for Women?

Salam Sarah, Thank you for your inspiring question! Well, answering your question, I can say that I don’t think so. What we so often forget is that God has honored women by giving them value in relation to God—not in relation to men. But as Western feminism erases God from the scene, there is no …

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