Difficulties with Hijab in the West

Ustadah Raidah Shah Idil is asked if it is better not to observe hijab when living in the West due to possible harassment and conflict.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. It has been increasingly bothering me that I do not wear a hijab. I think it is fair to assume that […]

My Husband Won’t Let Me Wear the Hijab

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: My husband and I have been married for over 20 years and we have children together. I have truly begun practicing Islam only in the past 6 years. My husband also has started to practice in the last couple of years. I have wanted to start wearing hijab for […]

Can Parents Force Their Daughter to Wear the Hijab?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Assalamu Alaikum, My teenage cousin does not dress immodestly, but she fails to wear hijab. She is a lovely girl. Initially, her mother had diplomatically spoken to her about the importance of wearing hijab, but my cousin has still refused. Now, her mother has told her non practicing oldest son, […]

Is the Prayer Valid If a Woman Doesn’t Cover Outside of Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: If a woman doesn’t wear her hijab outside can her prayer be accepted in view of the hadith Allah does not accept the prayer of a woman who has reached puberty unless she wears a veil. Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you in […]

How Can I Convince My Family Members to Wear the Hijab?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: As salaam alaikum, If one tells a lady to cover, i.e. mother, and she says no i dont think it is required or obligatory does the son get this share of punishment on himself in front of Allah because of his mother rebelling and also how should we convince […]