Can I Look at the Hair of a Woman before Deciding to Marry Her?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum. When considering a woman for marriage, is the man allowed to see her hair at any stage before actually marrying her? Or must he rely on his sisters’/mothers’ etc. to inform him of what she looks like? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray […]

Lead Being Poured into the Eyes of Someone Who Looks at an Unrelated Woman: What Is the Soundness of This Hadith?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, I came across a Hadith which talked about lead being poured into the eyes of someone who looks at a non mahram. What is the source and grading of this hadith? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of […]

Basic Fiqh of Looking at the Opposite Sex

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam ‘aleykum What is the popular position in regards to looking at the non-awrat parts of a woman (face and the hands)? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, 1. In the Hanafi school, it is permitted (though disliked without need) for a man to look towards the face or hands […]

How Can I Get Married If I Can’t Look at the Opposite Sex?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Hi, I am a new convert. I’ve been studying & I see a man is not suppose to look at a woman. How do they date if since you can’t see a woman? How can you marry someone if you can’t look at them? I’m just a little confused. […]