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Difficulties with Hijab in the West

Ustadah Raidah Shah Idil is asked if it is better not to observe hijab when living in the West due to possible harassment and conflict.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. It has been increasingly bothering me that I do not wear a hijab. I think it is fair to assume that […]

Men, Women and Perfume

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked why it is men may wear perfume when women, it seems, may not. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Why can’t women wear perfume when men can? Back then at the time of the Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him, this was done by men and […]

What does the word "adornment" (zeena) in the Qur'an refer to?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Assalamu alaikum. I have recently came across different interpretations of the meaning of the word “adornment” in the Qur’an. Does it refer to jewelry and makeup etc or something else? I have started to doubt whether I should wear hijbs with patterns such as polka dots, flowers etc.Are they […]