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Can I Make a Bun under My Hijab?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum What does a camel hump hairstyle look like as reported in the hadith? Many people from India and Pakistan say that making hair buns is not allowed under hijab. Is it true? If someone has long hair, a bun is the most convenient thing to make. What […]

Hijab and Covering

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum (1) One should take down any photos not wearing hijab. How should I go about this in the case of my non-muslim mother who has photos of me not wearing the hijab on her social media and will most likely not comply with taking them down? (2) […]

How Can Hijab Be Relevant in a Xenophobic Society If It Is Meant to Protect Us?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, It has been increasingly bothering me that I do not wear a hijab. I think it is fair to assume that covering a woman’s adornments is for protecting herself and the honour of her husband – am I right in saying this? Following that, given today’s […]

Hijab in the Workplace.

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Would it be acceptable to put on a scarf which covers my hair only (not my neck) when going to work and then using a scarf that covers my head and neck when I am not at work? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear […]

Will Allah Hold Me Accountable for My Wife and Sister Not Observing Hijab?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My wife says her prayer regularly, but she is not serious about maintaining her hijab while going outside or meeting with non-mahrams, or her cousins. I continuously order/request/advise her to maintain hijab properly, but she does not do so. Shall I be held accountable for this […]

Difficulties with Hijab in the West

Ustadah Raidah Shah Idil is asked if it is better not to observe hijab when living in the West due to possible harassment and conflict.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. It has been increasingly bothering me that I do not wear a hijab. I think it is fair to assume that […]

Marrying a Practicing Non-Hijabi

Ustada Raidah Shah Idil is asked if marrying a practicing sister who does not wear hijab is permissible. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Where I come from, there are many Muslims that practice Islam without their parents’ consent. I belong to such a family, but alhamduliLlah things have changed a lot for […]

Context for the Hadith: Whoever Imitates a People Is of Them

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if wearing clothes that are not traditionally Muslim in itself puts one beyond the pale.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. May Allah reward you for your great answer service. I was wondering if there is a specific historical context for the hadith: “Whoever resembles a people […]

Prayer, Past Sins, and the Hijab

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat gives valuable advice on how to make up prayers and not burn out. I’m sorry. I sent a question through earlier about making up missed prayers. I also wanted to ask, if I should be including the nafl prayers for dhuhr, maghrib and isha in my makeup prayers, or can these be […]

Are Prayers Repeated If Hair Is Showing?

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat clears up confusion about hair inadvertently showing during prayer. I was praying dhuhr. I read four sunna, four fard, then two sunna. After the two sunna I realized some hair was visible. I am unsure at which part my hair became visible. I made sure to tie the scarf well before starting […]