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I Am Struggling to Wear Hijab. Is It Better for Me to Not Wear It at All?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My husband and I are converts to Islam. I work in the public eye in a place with a lot of Islamaphobia, so I wear hats and scarves instead of hijab. Is that OK? Answer:Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May […]

Is My Volumised Hijab Like A Camel Hump and Therefore, Cursed?

Photo from vice.com Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I wonder if you could answer my question – is volumizing my hijab haram? I have read online many people stating the hadith that women are cursed if they wear their hijab like camel humps. If I make my hijab rounded and nicely shaped so […]

Can You Clarify the Standard Explanation of the Verse of Hijab? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, Question: Assalamu alaikum, I wanted to get clarification on the explanation Shaykh Nuh gave on the evidence for hijab. This has been a topic of debate since the hijab ban discussion in France and I’m unclear now on where the requirement comes from. Sh. Nuh writes: ‘There is no other […]

What is Modest Clothing for Men and Women?

A woman in a headscarf or face veil is one of the most, if not the most, commonly associated image with Islam but the concept of modesty in Islam is a fascinating, profound concept. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives a methodical and thorough explanation of how it relates to both men and women.

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 […]

Beyond Hijab: Modesty Amongst Women in Islam

In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives advice on reframing the question of Hijab from one of form (clothing) to one of essence (modesty) by using the Prophetic example and the example of the best of women: Khadijah, Fatima, Maryam, A’isha, and Asiya (may Allah, Most High, be pleased with them all).

Can I Wipe My Headscarf Instead of My Head in Wudu?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Can I perform wudu with my headscarf on? By that I mean running water over my headscarf instead of running water over my hair? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. According to the Hanafi school, […]

Is Hijab Obligatory?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Sometimes I feel strongly about wearing hijab, but what if my husband is no longer attracted to me? Isn’t hijab a concept of modesty? Why do women (generally) in scarves look more attractive these days with perfect makeup and scarf accessories compared to those without? Is Hijab really […]

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 […]