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Tight or Revealing Clothing on Men and Women

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it preferred for men to wear loose slacks, or to cover using a longer shirt outside of prayer? What about tight jeans? If one fears that some of his awra may have been exposed during the prayer due to his trousers being pushed back, is his prayer valid? […]

Does My Wife Have to Cover in Front of My Stepfather?

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: One year ago I reverted to Islam and 3 months ago I got married to a Muslim woman. My parents are not Muslims.  My mother’s husband is not my real father, but they have been married for 20 years. My question is if my wife is obligated to wear […]

Remaining Naked When Alone

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the ruling on not having one’s nakedness (awra) covered in front of animals, such as a pet bird or cat? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh In general, it is either recommended or necessary (wajib) to cover one’s nakedness […]

Sleeping in the Same Room as One’s Son

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it permissible for a mother and her son (who is above 18 years of age) to sleep in the same room with a curtain between them, due to conflicts between parents. Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful. It would be permitted for them to sleep in […]

A Trip to Body World? (Exhibiting Unclothed Cadavers)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: My biology teacher told us that he has organized a trip to Body World, but that this trip is optional. I have said no because it displays naked dead bodies. I was wondering what Islam says about places like Body World? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful […]

Getting a Massage from Member of Opposite Gender

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: What does Islam say about getting massage? I am a guy, will it be sinful to get massage from a lady?   Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and states. It is permissible to get a massage, but sinful […]

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 […]

Going to the Salon for Hair Removal

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Assalaamu alaykum, Is it permissible for a pregnant woman to go to a salon for removal of pubic hair? As pregnancy progresses, it is difficult for a woman to manage removing pubic hair herself. Answer: Assalaamua alaikum warahmatu Allahi wabarakatuh, It is not permissible for a pregnant or non-pregnant […]

Women’s `Awra in Prayer and Rectifying Mistakes in the Prayer

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: Assalamu alaikum, 1.When reading the Qura’an sometimes I come across parts where one should make sujud, I am a female so, do I have to cover my hair and body before I make this sajdah? 2. When praying sunnah or fard sometimes I forget to do a few things […]

Can I Remain Naked When I’m Alone?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the viewpoint on not having the awra covered in front of animals, such as a pet bird or cat? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful In general, it is either recommended or wajib to cover one’s awra even when alone, except when there […]