Women-Related Fiqhi Issues (Live Fatwa)

Dear Brothers/Sisters,


Thank you very much for joining us in this Live Fatwa session. We would like also to thank our guest, Sheikh Mustafa Umar, for answering the questions directed to him. You will find the answers of your questions below.

Monday, Sep. 30, 2019 | 18:00 - 20:00 Makkah | 15:00 - 17:00 GMT

Session is over.

How can a menstruating woman perform istikharah prayer?

How can a menstruating woman perform istikharah prayer? - About Islam

She cannot, but she may still perform the dua of istikharah without performing the prayer first. Or, she can wait until her period ends.


Almighty Allah knows best.

Assalamu alaikum. In Islamic extremist group women have restricted access to education & health care. Has this practice any basis?

Health, edu w - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh


No, there is no basis in Islam for purposely restricting education or healthcare for women. In fact, the Prophet and his Companions encouraged both of these.


Almighty Allah knows best.

As-salamu alaykum As i go to college and i have to offer prayer there. So my question is that if I do wahu from home and a na mehram such as driver,sir(teacher male) see my face will my wadhu will be invalidate and my hair is fully covered. And is it jaiz to offer prayer in an open area which is covered from top but has three wall?

Wudhu - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh


Wudu does not break by a person looking at you, even if he were to see you without your hijab on.

It is allowed to offer prayer in any normal open area as long as it is clean and safe.


Almighty Allah knows best.              

Assalamu alaikum. I wonder, will Allah asks us to express our wishes once we are admitted to Jannah? And will people from different levels will be asked to express their wishes to Allah? Like for example, if I will be in Jannatul And, will Allah ask me to express me wishes? If I only perform 5 daily prayers regulate, then will I be admitted through Baabul Salat? And in what level of Jannah will I be admitted for performing my 5 daily prayers? Just in curiosity

Questions about Jannah - About Islam

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh


Once a person enters Paradise, and inshallah we will, they can ask Allah for anything they want. Keep in mind that Paradise will be such an amazing place that we will probably not ask for the things that we think we will want now. Since we have not seen Paradise, sometimes we think that we hope there will be rainbows, chocolate, fancy cars, etc. However, that is only because of the luxuries we experience in this world.


In Paradise, the things we are given will be so amazing that we may not care about the other things that we loved in this world so much, since they do not compare.


As for how a person will enter Paradise, this is up to Allah. We must strive to be the best Muslims possible by fulfilling and exceeding all expectations.


Almighty Allah knows best.              

If unmarried women is pregnant, is punishment of 80 lashes applicable immediately or after birth of child?

Hadd - About Islam

The punishment penalties that Islam has prescribed are only carried out by a legitimate Muslim State. If a Muslim commits one of the sins that requires a punishment, it will not be carried out if they do not live in a land where there is a legitimate Muslim khalifah who will carry out such punishments.


Furthermore, if someone commits a sin and it has not reached the legitimate Muslim government officials, it is not a responsibility for Muslims to turn themselves in for punishment.


Therefore, if an unmarried woman is pregnant, she should keep the sin to herself, ask Allah for forgiveness, and there will be no physical punishment for her, unless this news has reached a legitimate Muslim khalifah, or his deputies.


Therefore, there is no need to focus on a hypothetical question since you are most likely not in a situation where any punishment will be enacted. What I have explained is based on the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet.


Almighty Allah knows best.              

Is physical intimacy, intercourse & related activities are something that men should enjoy but women should fear? What does Islam tell about it?

I hw - About Islam

Islam is a religion which encourages sex within marriage. This protects people from engaging in illicit relationships.


Islam teaches that both partners should try to enjoy the pleasure of sexual intercourse and foreplay, since this is something that Allah has created within humans for procreation, as well as enjoyment.


Almighty Allah knows best.