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Side Entrance: Why Mosques Are Still Getting It Wrong, by Mona Rahman

Mona Rahman on the consequences of entering mosques through a side entrance and disappearing from sight, especially if you’ve got boys in tow. I’m going to just come out and say this. En route home from a soccer festival we stopped at a masjid. Alhamdulillah the masjid was open. We went to pray, my dad, my sons […]

Allah is Shy, and Loves Shyness – Why?

Shyness is an attribute much loved in a Muslim. As Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said explains, it is valued not merely in our public conduct but in the way we approach our relationship with Allah. Want to learn more? Take an online course with reliable scholars at the SeekersHub Academy, where dozens of topics are covered […]

How Can We Say Allah Loves Us, yet He Puts Us in Difficulty?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Allah is putting me through test after test. I understand that life is meant to be a test but what I don’t understand is how you can test someone that you love? Surely if Allah loves us, He should try and help us and ease our worries. I […]

Women’s Attire in Private and Around Unmarriageable Relatives

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: How should women dress while in private and around unmarriageable relatives (mahrams). Is it permissible for her to wear half sleeves and uncover her hair, while wearing the traditional Pakistani shalwar kameez? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, There is a […]

Is There an Opinion that a Woman Can Reveal Her Forearms?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I have heard that al-Qadi Abu Yusuf (God be well-pleased with him!) held the opinion that the forearms and the neck are not from the ‘awrah of the woman. Is this true? Does this mean that, according to Abu Yusuf, a woman must cover all her body except […]

Modesty in Islam – Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa – Video

YouTube – MUST SEE!!! The blessing of being a muslim – Do you appreciate it?: A talk by Shaykh Ibrahim Osi-Efa on modesty in Islam (in three parts). This is a powerful clip from it: The full videos: Modesty in Islam: Part 1 of 3 Modesty in Islam: Part 2 of 3 Modesty in Islam: […]

My Husband Wants Me Wear a Headscarf at Home: Is There Any Religious Proof for This?

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: My husband feels it is a higher/advanced level of adab to also wear a head covering at home. As he has taqwa, he feels doing so is more modest and brings greater blessings into the home. He suggests (never enforces) that I should wear head covering even in seclusion […]

Tightness of Clothes

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Tightness of Clothes Answer: Tightness is, indeed difficult to specifically define. The tighter clothing is, the more disliked it would be–and when it is reasonably likely to attract undue looks as a result of the tightness, then it would become sinful as well. Caution is best. This does include […]