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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guidelines for Interacting With the Opposite Sex

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Being put in situations with women leaves me confused with no idea about how to interact with them.  I know the issues of khalwa and modesty are important, but I don’t really understand what they practically mean or how to put everything together.  Could  you provide some detailed guidelines […]