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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 […]

Is an Eyelash Perm/Lift Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is an eyelash perm/lift and colour tinting, that usually lasts between 4 to 6 weeks permissible? Answer: Asalamu Alaykum Yes, in itself there is no problem with an eyelash lift. However, one must continue to uphold the general guidelines of modesty that our religion has laid down, which includes […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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).

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 […]

Is It Permissible to Walk Around Topless in Front of Unmarriageable Kin?

Question: I am a married woman living with my in-laws i.e. father-in-law, mother in-law and my husband’s sister. My husband says I can merely cover between my navel and knees in front of them because they are unmarriageable to me and there is no sign of lust or fitna. My husband also says that they […]

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 […]