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Is a Henna Event Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I am getting married soon and had two questions: 1. Is a Henna event permissible? It will be an only women’s gathering in which girls will put henna on their hands and there will be food. 2. There is a tradition in which the sisters of the bride hide […]

Dalia Mogahed on The Hijab: A Case of Misplaced Blame?

Following Dalia Mogahed’s rivetting interview on the much-loved Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the following clarification on her Facebook page has created further ripples on social media. Regarding a woman covering her head, consider these verses: “For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is the image and […]

The Importance of Female Scholarship in Islam, by Habib Ali Al-Jifri

Habib Ali al-Jifri answers a question about the importance of female scholarship in Islam at the SeekersHub in Toronto, Canada. He describes female scholarship as “fulfilling the divine balance”. “We are in need of women who are active within the Islamic discourse, so they can counter the oppressive filth created in the name of the shariah.” […]

Feeling unmosqued, demosqued and no-thank-you-mosqued?

Are you a Muslim woman who feels unmosqued, demosqued and no-thank-you-mosqued? You’re not alone but you must be part of the change. Ustadha Anse Tamara Gray has some excellent advice on how to move forward, with healing and positivity, in this video for Muslimah Media.

What Is the Ruling Regarding Sharing Food or Water With Non-Mahrams?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Could you share the ruling regarding sharing food or water with non-mahrams? I study at a co-educational university and my friends and I face instances where boys ask for water. Answer: assalamu `alaykum This would be permitted although it would be better to avoid when possible. It goes without […]

How Should I Deal with a Husband Who Gets Emotionally Involved with Other Women?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: How do you deal with your husband who when dealing with women (when I am not there) is free, and takes their problems as his own? He just feels when women tell their situations to him, that he needs to solve them. I am very uncomfortable with this. Please […]

Can I Call Others of the opposite Gender to Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: As-salāmu ‘aleykum, Can I call others of the opposite gender to Islam? Answer: Yes, you can call others of the opposite gender to Islam. You should at the same time keep in mind general guidelines related to what is considered appropriate interaction between the genders. Please see this: A […]

Does God Have a Gender? Are Ash’aris and Maturidis Disbelievers?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: 1. Am I correct that our understanding of God in islam is that He has no biological sex? 2. From my understanding, once Islam started spreading to different lands, different scholars codified Islamic beliefs in order to call non-muslims to Islam. Therefore, different schools of theology emerged. Are any […]

Using Ultrasound to Determine the Gender of a Baby

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Can you please tell us the ruling on ultrasound or finding out the sex of the baby beforehand? Is there any prohibition for having an ultrasound done? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, 1. It is in itself permitted to find out the […]

A Reader On Gender Interaction

General Guidance Guidelines for Interacting With the Opposite Sex A Detailed Exposition of the Fiqh of Covering One’s Nakedness (awra) Hadith About Seclusion (khalwa) and Unmarriageable Kin (mahram) Breaking Family Relations Due To Adulterous Acts Limits of Relationship between Males and Females How Do We Bring About An Islamic Environment To Our MSA? Lower Your […]