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Does Looking at the Reflection of One’s Nakedness Break Wudu?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Does looking at the reflection of one’s nakedness break wudu? Answer:  ​Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. No, neither looking at one’s nakedness (awra)—such as one’s private parts—nor looking at its reflection break wudu. Wudu is only broken by […]

What Is From the Awra (Nakedness) of a Young Child?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum 1. What is the awra (nakedness) of a young child? At what age does it apply? 2. Can a child see the awra of an adult, male or female? If so, at what age do the restrictions apply? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh, The […]

Is It Necessary for a Woman to Cover Her Feet in Front of a Stranger?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, I have heard that in Hanifi fiqh a women does not have to cover her feet in-front of a stranger. What is he proof for this? Answer: Assalam alaykum wa rahmatuLlah, Yes, according to the most expansive position in the Hanafi school, a woman’s feet are not […]

Can I Pray in Track Pants With Tiny Holes Just Below the Waist?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I bought a pair of track pants and just below the waist there is a 1 inch stripe of mesh with very tiny holes on it running across the pants along the waist. Do these tiny holes for breathability count as exposing the ‘awrah? Can I pray with such […]

Is Laser Hair Removal for the Bikini Area Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is it allowed for a woman to remove hair from the bikini area through laser if the procedure is done by a female (Muslim) doctor? Answer: assalamu alaykum The basis is that this would not be permissible as it is not permitted to reveal the area between the navel […]

Should a Woman Cover Her Feet During Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum Should a woman cover her feet during prayer? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. This is a matter in which there is legitimate difference of opinion within mainstream Sunni scholarship. The prevalent opinion in the Hanafi school is that […]

Is the Knee Cap Included in the Minimum Nakedness?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, (1)Is the knee cap included in the minimum nakedness in the Hanafi school? (2)What is the minimum nakedness in the Shafi and Maliki school? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you well, insha’Allah. The minimum nakedness (‘awra) in the Hanafi school is from […]

Is It Permissible to Wear Maxi Skirts?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Is It Permissible to Wear Maxi Skirts? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. For as long as your maxi skirt and cardigan are loose (not figure-hugging) and covers your awrah, then it is permissible to wear. Basically, wear clothes which you can […]

Can a Nephew See and Touch the Neck and Breast of His Aunt?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum. 1. Can a nephew see and touch the neck and breast of his aunt? 2. Can an aunt kiss her nephew on his chest as a sign of affection? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. What you have mentioned […]

Are We Allowed to Read and Listen to the Quran While Breastfeeding and Pumping?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum. Are we allowed to read and listen to the Quran while breastfeeding and pumping? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. Yes, you can listen to the Qur’an while breastfeeding your child. Technically, the breast is not considered to be from your […]