If I Find a Hole in My Clothes That Exposes My ‘Awra (Nakedness) After Completing Prayer, Would I Have to Repeat the Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Omar Qureshi Question: Assalamu Alaikum, I have a question concerning the clothing during prayer according to the Shafi’i School. If I find a hole in my sock, or perhaps anywhere on my garment, after completing salah, do I have to repeat that prayer? Answer: Assalamu ‘alaikum. InshaAllah all is well. Case of […]

A Detailed Exposition of the Fiqh of Covering One’s Nakedness (awra)

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: Can you please explain in detail the awra of a woman in different situation, in front of men, women, unmarriagable kin and so forth? Answer: The covering of one’s nakedness (awra) is of utmost importance for a male and female in Islam, thus the Qur’an and Sunnah have laid […]

Sisters-Only Swimming: What is the Proper Swim Attire to Wear Around Others?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: We have sisters-only swimming here and I am wondering what is best to wear. What do women need to cover around other women in the Shafi`i school?  I am aware that the awrah (nakedness) is from the navel to the knee, but I have seen some fatwas (religious […]

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 […]