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Muslim Women: Can’t We All Just Get Along? – Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi

Muslim Women: Can’t We All Just Get Along? By Hosai Mojaddidi I’ve been wearing hijab for almost 16 years alhamdulillah, but I’ll be the first to say I didn’t always look “modest”. In fact, like most women, hijabi or otherwise, I’ve been through many phases trying to find my own personal style and getting comfortable […]

Are My Half-Brothers Unmarriageable Kin (mahram)?

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: I have three half brothers (we share the same father) but they are very much like my own brothers. I don’t distinguish them as being any different. At present they are very young but I was wondering whether they are considered my mahrams once they hit puberty? Answer: I […]

Proper Prayer Attire for Women: What is the Proof?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: I would appreciate it if someone could answer my question in regards to proper prayer attire at home and in public. I was wondering where in the Quran or Sunna where we might find this information? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. […]

Weddings & Hijab: Advising a Future Spouse

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: My fiance wears hijab, but for our wedding she will be showing her neck. I have advised her that I do not want her doing this and that its not proper hijab. She says it doesnt look good with the wedding outfit and jewelry. I have tried showing her […]

Should I Remove the Hijab Because I Am a Bad Example for Others?

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: Even though I wear the hijab, I dont feel like I am a good representative of Islam. Should I just remove it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I hope this answer reaches you in ever-increasing levels of faith. Wearing the hijab, like any other act of worship, is […]

Maintaining Hijab During One’s Wedding: Advising a Potential Spouse

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: My fiance wears hijab, but for our wedding she will be wearing something that will reveal her neck. I have advised her that I do not want her doing this and that its not proper hijab. I have tried showing her other styles of hijab that she could use […]

Tightness of Clothes

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Tightness of Clothes Answer: Tightness is, indeed difficult to specifically define. The tighter clothing is, the more disliked it would be–and when it is reasonably likely to attract undue looks as a result of the tightness, then it would become sinful as well. Caution is best. This does include […]

Beyond Hijab: Modesty Amongst Women in Islam

In this lecture, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives advice on reframing the question of Hijab from one of form (clothing) to one of essence (modesty) by using the Prophetic example and the example of the best of women: Khadijah, Fatima, Maryam, A’isha, and Asiya (May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) be pleased with them all). Download Options: […]