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Women’s Attire in Private and Around Unmarriageable Relatives

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: How should women dress while in private and around unmarriageable relatives (mahrams). Is it permissible for her to wear half sleeves and uncover her hair, while wearing the traditional Pakistani shalwar kameez? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, There is a […]

Breastfeeding Leading to Mahram Relationship

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I have read numerous views about the rule of breastfeeding which makes a person a mahram. Some scholars believe that one suckling is enough to make a person mahram and others believe that the suckling or breastfeeding session should be five or more times within the first two […]

Is a Father Who Molests His Daughter Still Considered Her Mahram (Unmarriageable Kin)?

Answered by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra Question: What punishment is given to a father who (sexually) molests his own daughter? Is he still considered her mahram? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate, As salamu alaikum, All praises are for Allah Most High, the Gently Kind and Loving. I’m very sorry to […]

Is My Maternal Uncle Considered by Mahram (Unmarrigeable Kin)?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I was abandoned by my father at birth and I don’t know my paternal family. Moreover my maternal grandfather is dead and I don’t have a brother. I was raised by my mother but above all by my maternal uncle. He has been like my father.  I  searched for my […]

Are First Cousins Considered Like Brother and Sister for the Purposes of Marriage?

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: One of my relative is about to marry his father’s own brother’s daughter.  Isn’t he a mahram to her? Aren’t they like brother and sister. Is it allowed in Islam? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. It is permitted to marry […]

A Reader On Gender Interaction

General Guidance Guidelines for Interacting With the Opposite Sex A Detailed Exposition of the Fiqh of Covering One’s Nakedness (awra) Hadith About Seclusion (khalwa) and Unmarriageable Kin (mahram) Breaking Family Relations Due To Adulterous Acts Limits of Relationship between Males and Females How Do We Bring About An Islamic Environment To Our MSA? Lower Your […]

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 […]

How Should I Interact With Non-Mahram (Marriageable) Males?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: I would like to know how in this day and age, a woman can observe modest behavior and be seen as a normal person. I don’t like sitting with and talking to na-mahram men.  Because I don’t smile at men and talk to them openly I am often told […]

A Detailed Exposition of the Fiqh of Covering One’s Nakedness (awra)

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: Can you please explain in detail the awra of a woman in different situation, in front of men, women, unmarriagable kin and so forth? Answer: The covering of one’s nakedness (awra) is of utmost importance for a male and female in Islam, thus the Qur’an and Sunnah have laid […]

Uncovering In Front of Non-Muslim’s of Unmarriageable Kin (mahram)

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: 1. May a muslim woman uncover her hair in front of her non-muslim sister/mother/first degree female relative? If so can she uncover in front of her, as she would in front of a mahram muslim male? i.e. everything except what is between the navel and the knees (excluding […]