What Should Be Considered When Covering the Nudity for the Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum When wearing loose sleeves, it is likely that when raising or lowering the hands, the underside of the arms might be visible from the front. Shirts with buttoned sleeves usually have a slit near the wrist which might expose some part of the arm as well. Is […]

Should I Avoid Changing My Clothes in Front of My Child? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Should I avoid to change my clothes in front of my child? Answer: Wa’alaikum assalam. I hope this finds you in the best of states. Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. May Allah increase you in your striving to be diligent in the religion. Covering one’s awra […]

My Friend’s Husband Walks Around in Pyjamas. What Can She Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My friend’s husband sometimes walks about in pyjama pants with a short shirt. These pyjama pants are tight-fiting. She is uncomfortable that he walks around like that in front of their daughters, and that he prays like that too. She has asked him to wear longer shirts to […]

What Is the Male Dress Code According to the Shafi’i School?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, What is the male dress code according to the Shafi’i school? Answer: Assalamu ‘Alaykum, I pray that you are well. The minimum requirement for a male to cover in front of others is between the navel and the knees, non-inclusive. Uncovering that area in front of others, […]

As a Man Can I Work as a Hair Stylist and Cut Women’s Hair?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalam’aleykum As a man can I work as a hair stylist and cut women’s hair? Answer: Asalamu alaikum Allah Most High says: قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُوا فُرُوجَهُمْ ذَلِكَ أَزْكَى لَهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ النور 30 “Say to the believing men that they should lower their […]

Is It Permitted to Breastfeed in Public?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum What is the Islamic stance on breastfeeding in public? These days there are many things you can buy that help you cover up while breastfeeding, so you don’t expose yourself. Is it frowned upon to breastfeed in public? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the […]

Why Is the Thigh from the Nakedness According to the Hanafi School?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As Salamu Alaykum, The subject of the awrah was being discussed in a lesson and the following hadith was mentioned: حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى، وَيَحْيَى بْنُ أَيُّوبَ، وَقُتَيْبَةُ، وَابْنُ، حُجْرٍ قَالَ يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى أَخْبَرَنَا وَقَالَ الآخَرُونَ، حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ، – يَعْنُونَ ابْنَ جَعْفَرٍ – عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي حَرْمَلَةَ، […]