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Is It Permissible for a Woman to Pursue Her Studies in a Foreign Country Without a Mahram?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question: Assalam Alaikum, Does the Hanafi school deem permissible for a woman to pursue higher education in a foreign country without a mahram? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. According to the Maliki school, a […]

Does a Woman Passing in Front of a Praying Person Invalidate His Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Does a woman passing in front of a praying person invalidate the prayer? I have found two hadiths in Sahih muslim regarding this issue indicating that the answer to this question is yes. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this message finds you well, […]

Is It Obligatory for Women to Wash All Their Hair After Intercourse?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Do women have to wash their hair fully after intercourse? What if one has dry hair and does not want to wash it more than once/twice a week to keep it healthy? What if one has spent time and a fortune in straightening her hair? Answer: […]

Do I Need to Renew My Wudu at the Slightest Sexual Thought?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Does sexual discharge for a woman occur at the slightest sexual thought? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. The basis is that pre-sexual fluid (madhi) is released upon sexual excitement. Clear vaginal discharge, however, is […]

Can a Woman Braid Her Hair Just Before Performing a Ghusl to Avoid to Wash All of It?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, 1. Does a woman’s hair need to be braided prior the act which has resulted in Ghusl (relations with her husband…) or can she just breaid them before she enters the shower? 2. Is it still valid if a female has her hair in a “bun” […]

Can a Woman Pray in Public?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum May women pray in a public space (such as an airport or mall) if she doesn’t have access to a secluded area for prayer, and assuming it would be possible for others, including non-mahrams, to see her? If she is traveling and does not have access to […]

How Can a Woman Differentiate Between Mani and Madhi?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salaamu alaykum, I am confused about when ghusl is obligatory on me, I cannot differentiate between mani and madhi How can I do this? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. The ritual bath (ghusl) is obligatory after […]

Can I Perform an Obligatory Hajj Without a Mahram? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, I am an educated female, never married, teaching in a university. Can I perform hajj with a female colleague going with her mahram? My parents have given permission to proceed to the holy journey. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is permissible for a woman to […]

Is It Permissible to Elect a Woman as Head of the MSA?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: There was some controversy amongst our student body as to whether it was permissible to elect a female head of the MSA. Some people took the position that it was religiously unacceptable while others fought for the right of a female to be president. My question is, what is […]

Can A Husband & Wife Pray in Congregation?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: When a husband leads his wife alone in prayer, where does wife stand? Is it better for them to pray in congregation or pray alone? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Walaikum assalam, It is best for her to stand completely behind her husband, though […]