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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 …

drama classes

Can Muslim Girls Participate in Drama Classes?

Salam (Peace) Becca, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Muslim women, at all ages, have every right to participate and enjoy social and intellectual activities. Not only that, they, just like Muslim men, are obliged to serve and be of use to their community, locally and internationally. By being of use and …

A Perfect Woman (2)

Lady Aishah: Piety and Critical Mind

While she was born into a highly respectable family with wealth, fame and status (as Abu Bakr As-Siddiq was a man of abundant means) and in spite of being brought up with comfortable living conditions, `A’ishah bore patiently the hardships, simplicity and ascetic life-style of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

Women Scholars of Hadith (Part 1/2)

Women Scholars of Hadith

History records few scholarly enterprises, at least before modern times, in which women have played an important and active role side by side with men. The science of Hadith forms an outstanding exception in this respect. Islam, as a religion which (unlike Christianity) refused to attribute gender to the Godhead, [1] and never appointed a …

Women in Islam (Special Folder)

Women in Islam (Special Folder)

Women in Islam are given a high status. A prevailing principle we find in the Quran is one of egalitarianism. All human life has value and every human being has inalienable rights regardless of gender. Therefore, if we hear of women’s rights being taken away…

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.

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 …

My Father Forbids Me to Wear Hijab

My Father Forbids Me to Wear Hijab: What Should I Do?

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- You are advised to never be shaken in your conviction, and do not let the unreasonable behavior of your …

Make-up, Fragrance And Jewellery

A questioner asks can women wear make-up, fragrance and jewellery at events out of the home? Dr. Shabir Ally discusses it from the context of the Quran and Hadith.



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