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Is It Permitted to Breastfeed in Public?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum What is the Islamic stance on breastfeeding in public? These days there are many things you can buy that help you cover up while breastfeeding, so you don’t expose yourself. Is it frowned upon to breastfeed in public? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the […]

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 […]

Is It Problematic to Have Holes in My Clothing for Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Is there a size limit in holes of clothes that we pray in? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. Covering the nakedness is a condition for the validity of the prayer. Thereafter, […]

Why Is the Thigh from the Nakedness According to the Hanafi School?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As Salamu Alaykum, The subject of the awrah was being discussed in a lesson and the following hadith was mentioned: حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى، وَيَحْيَى بْنُ أَيُّوبَ، وَقُتَيْبَةُ، وَابْنُ، حُجْرٍ قَالَ يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى أَخْبَرَنَا وَقَالَ الآخَرُونَ، حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ، – يَعْنُونَ ابْنَ جَعْفَرٍ – عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي حَرْمَلَةَ، […]

Covering the Nakedness for a Man: Answers

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I have multiple inquiries on the topic of nakedness[awrah] in terms of clothes. 1) For most pants with zippers, such as jeans and khaki pants, a space between the zipper and the button exists where one could prospectively see what is below. Does this mean the awrah is uncovered? […]

Is the area under the chin from the nakedness of a woman?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Until recently I was under the impression that the area bellow the Chin of a woman is not awrah. Occasionally I have seen some ladies covering that part of their face and thought they are most probably being cautious. But I heard it from a “major female scholar” that […]

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 […]