How Should We Understand the Obligation of Khimar (Head Covering)?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Asalamo Alekum, 1. Traditional scholars have always stated that the legal ruling for the headscarf has never been debated (since the time of the companions) up until the 20th century, therefore it is absurd to assert they were incorrect for all these centuries. I have two issues with this […]

What Are the Requirements of Hijab?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Asaalam alaykum 1. In Ayah 31 of Surat Al-Nur, it states “and let them draw their Khimars over their bosoms.” With the usage of the word Khimar, is there any scholarly opinion that states that the Khimar (the long scarf that covers the chest and shoulders along with the […]

Can You Clarify the Standard Explanation of the Verse of Hijab? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, Question: Assalamu alaikum, I wanted to get clarification on the explanation Shaykh Nuh gave on the evidence for hijab. This has been a topic of debate since the hijab ban discussion in France and I’m unclear now on where the requirement comes from. Sh. Nuh writes: ‘There is no other […]

What is Modest Clothing for Men and Women?

A woman in a headscarf or face veil is one of the most, if not the most, commonly associated image with Islam but the concept of modesty in Islam is a fascinating, profound concept. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani gives a methodical and thorough explanation of how it relates to both men and women.

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 […]